[Libs-Or] Job Vacancy, University of Portland

Hinken, Susan hinken at up.edu
Wed Sep 24 13:58:00 PDT 2008


Position Title:           Acquisitions Technical Assistant

Salary & Benefits:     $28K range plus a comprehensive fringe benefits
package, including tuition assistance

Work Schedule:         40 hours per week, Monday through Friday 

Closing Date:            October 3, 2008

 

The University of Portland, a private Catholic institution of higher
learning, is seeking an Acquisitions Technical Assistant to join the
staff of the W.W. Clark Memorial Library. The library has a team
oriented and rapidly changing environment, and the position requires
flexibility and a spirit of cooperation within the team and the library
as a whole.

 

Primary responsibilities:

Acquisitions:

*	Ordering firm and standing orders: books, videos and audio
recordings, creating and maintaining order records using Innovative
Interfaces
*	Ordering electronic books, creating and maintaining order
records, assisting with licensing and verifying access
*	Receiving these materials using Innovative Interfaces and
sending invoices on for payment
*	Selecting appropriate vendors for orders and maintaining working
relationship with library vendors
*	Claiming and associated order file maintenance

 

Cataloging:

*	Precataloging searching on OCLC as part of the acquisitions
verification process
*	Copy cataloging of monographs for materials that have
corresponding Library of Congress cataloging using standard library
protocols, OCLC, and the library's Innovative Interfaces system

 

May train and take lead with 1 -2 student employees and assist other
departmental student employees in the absence of their lead or
supervisor.

 

Required Education/Skills/Knowledge:

*	Education or training beyond high school required.

*	Exceptional organizational, analytical, interpersonal and
communication skills - both written and oral

*	Working knowledge of standard library systems and procedures as
they apply to the position including the acquisitions and cataloging
subsystems of an integrated library system (preferably III)
*	OCLC, and microcomputer applications necessary to the position,
e.g. Word, Excel, Outlook, Web based resources.  

*	Capacity to work positively with all members of the library team
as well as vendor representatives
*	Bachelor's degree and 1-2 years pertinent library experience,
supervisory experience preferred

 

Physical requirements of the job (e.g.: moving from floor to floor,
moving equipment, working in the book stacks):

Occasional lifting of heavy loads; ability to push fully loaded book
cart, moving from floor to floor.

 

How to Apply:

Qualified candidates should send (electronic submissions preferred) :

*         A letter of interest

*         Current resume 

*         Names & contact information for 3 current professional
references 

 

Susan Hinken

Head, Technical Services and Collection Development

WW Clark Memorial Library

5000 N. Willamette Blvd

Portland OR 97203

hinken at up.edu <mailto:hinken at up.edu> 

503-943-7419

530-943-7491 (fax)

 

Applications received on or before October 3, 2008 will receive first
consideration. Starting date for this position is October 20, 2008. 

 

A background investigation check will be required before final hiring
procedures can be completed. The University of Portland is a
comprehensive private Catholic institution of higher learning with 3500
students. We are an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER striving to employ
personnel at all levels who will support and enhance our educational
mission and purpose.

 

 

Susan E. Hinken

Head, Technical Services and Collection Development

University of Portland, W. W. Clark Memorial Library

hinken at up.edu <mailto:hinken at up.edu> 

503-943-7419; 503-943-7491 (fax)

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