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Library Specialist

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University Of Pittsburgh

20,904.00 - $32,760.00

Pittsburgh, PA

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The Research and Educational Support is seeking a qualified candidate for the Library Specialist position.

The incumbent will be expected to work regularly-scheduled hours at the Information Center Service Desk, providing comprehensive assistance to library users in a face-to-face, phone or online setting. Services will include providing information about and assistance with collections, circulation/reserves, interlibrary loan/document delivery and providing high-quality ready reference and directional information. The incumbent will identify and refer requests for customized or expert reference and research services to appropriate liaison librarians or other University Library System (


) libraries.

Duties include processing/retrieving materials to fill patron initiated (Get It!) requests; Providing assistance with Interlibrary Loan (


) request; Managing the transfer of library materials to/from various library collections.

Hours of work (general): Mon. – Fri. 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 4/days week; 1:30 – 10:00 p.m. 1/day week; one weekend/month; one University holiday/term.

Education Required


Minimum Related Experience Level Required

Less than 1 year experience

Additional Education and/or Experience Essential to the Position

Bachelor’s or four years relevant experience plus high school diploma/


required. Must have a strong academic background or relevant experience in order to answer basic reference questions and to have an understanding of the academic research process. Previous experience using computers is required. Previous library experience, preferred.

Required Licenses/Certifications

Child Protection Clearances

The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks may be required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check,


Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.

Background Check

For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check.

Assignment Category

Regular, Full-Time

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Scheduled Work Hours

Work Schedule to Vary

If Varied Work Schedule, Please Specify

Hours of work (general): Mon. – Fri. 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 4/days week; 1:30 – 10:00 p.m. 1/day week; one weekend/month; one University holiday/term.

If Part Time, Actual Standard Weekly Hours



University Benefits

The University offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package for all full-time and part-time regular employees including:

• Education benefits and a retirement plan with employer match

• Group medical insurance, life insurance, and optional vision and dental insurance

• Free transit service within Allegheny County for employees of the Oakland campus (Port Authority Transit)

• Time off benefits including vacation, sick and personal time

For more information regarding the University’s benefits package, please visit

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Founded in 1787, the University of Pittsburgh is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States. Pitt people have defeated polio, unlocked the secrets of DNA, lead the world in organ transplantation, and pioneered TV and heavier-than-air flight, among numerous other accomplishments.

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