Library Specialist

Hiring department:UT Libraries

Monthly salary: $2,371+ depending on qualifications
Hours per week:40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM
Posting number: 15-07-13-01-8080
Job Status: Open
FLSA status: Non-exempt
Earliest Start Date: Immediately
Position Duration: Funding expected to continue
Position open to all applicants
Location Austin (main campus)
Number of vacancies 1
Required Application Materials
  • A Resume is required in order to apply
  • A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.
  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.
Note: The following additional materials are also required for consideration: statement of salary requirement Instructions for submission of these materials will be provided at the time the online application has been completed.
Additional Information
Purpose: Receive and process Middle Eastern materials in an assortment of formats in the Technical Services section of the University of Texas Libraries
Essential Functions: Search source materials, in all formats, in OCLC and related databases to process library materials in a variety of Middle Eastern languages including Arabic and Persian. Gather bibliographic data to describe library materials using various cataloging tools. Assist with the data entry needed to make Middle East library materials accessible to students, faculty, staff and the public. Receive and check-in materials in all formats, including serials and periodicals, and process invoices for payment. Prepare periodicals for binding. Participate in Libraries’ staff development.
Marginal/Incidental functions: Other related functions as assigned.
Required qualifications: High school graduation or GED. Two years of library experience. Reading knowledge of Arabic and or Persian. Demonstrated ability to complete detailed work. Ability to maintain a work schedule. Initiative and flexibility with working assignments and environments. Attention to detail. Willingness to put forth an extra effort getting a task accomplished. Ability to be supervised. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.
Preferred Qualifications: Related experience working in a library. Experience working in a library’s Technical Services section. Strong knowledge of or experience in cataloging various materials within a library environment. Strong reading knowledge of both Arabic and Persian. Knowledge of or experience using acquisitions and cataloging tools such as a library management system, preferably III’s Sierra, LC classification, LC subject headings, and OCLC Connexion. Knowledge of or experience working with cataloging schemes such as AACR2 and RDA. Knowledge of or experience in receiving newly acquired library materials, processing invoices, periodicals check-in and binding preparation using a bindery software, preferably ABLE. Graduate coursework in Library and Information Science. Reading knowledge of Turkish and or Classical Arabic, Kurdish, Azeri. Supervisory experience. Academic degree in Middle Eastern studies or related specialty. Demonstrated excellent communication and organizational skills. Experience related to the job functions listed.
Working conditions: May work around standard office conditions Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity Lifting and moving Move heavy book truck, hamper. Exposure to book dust, mold, computer emissions. Work under stress, work independently and as team member. Meet deadlines, work in projects with time limitations. Commit to provide excellent customer service
A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.
The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.
The University of Texas at Austin is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity at all levels. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability or veteran status. (Compliant with the new VEVRAA and Section 503 Rules)
If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification form, I-9. You will be required to present acceptable and original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States. Documents need to be presented no later than the third day of employment. Failure to do so will result in loss of employment at the university.
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