Electronic Resources/Serials Assistant – Library Assistant 4, USD

Job Description:
The Electronic Resources/Serials Library Assistant oversees purchasing tasks for serials (print & electronic), e-databases, and e-books for Copley Library and is responsible for loading large bibliographic data files into the library system. The person in this position is responsible for maintaining and tracking library funds and ensuring that all accounts are in good standing; works with the Electronic Resources Librarian on financial matters concerning library purchasing and payment. Works independently to purchase, maintain access and troubleshoot disruption in the library catalog for all serials, e-databases and e-books. Reports to the Electronic Resources and Serials Librarian. Hires, trains, supervises and evaluates five-to-seven work study assistants as needed.


  • Requires bachelor’s degree or any equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Library or acquisitions related work experience preferred
  • One year supervisory or leadership experience
  • Strong math and basic accounting aptitude and experience with Microsoft Excel are preferred.
  • Strong problem-solving and budgeting skills
  • Knowledge of basic accounting
  • Demonstrated ability to resolve e-resource access problems
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to multi-task and to prioritize duties and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure
  • Detail-oriented and accurate in all work
  • Understanding of database functionality
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Products
  • Thorough knowledge of automated library systems, preferably Innovative Interfaces
  • Ability to work cooperatively with staff and librarians in various departments
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Knowledge of AACR2, the internationally accepted standard for cataloging rules
  • Knowledge of MARC formats, the national standard for entry of cataloging data
  • Knowledge of OCLC, the online bibliographic database
  • Ability to work unsupervised

Salary: $18.52-$20.51 per hour

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Closing date: March 12, 2013
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