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Senior Library Associate Specialist-Special Collections-Reader Services

Providence, RI

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Job Description: Senior Library Associate Specialist u2013Special Collectionsu2013 Reader Services The Library is seeking applications for the position of Senior Library Associate Specialist to work in the John Hay Library. The successful candidate will be responsible for performing skilled tasks in the Special Collections of the John Hay Library in support of the Libraryu2019s mission. Performs all public service responsibilities at a multi-functional service points in the John Hay Library, including paging, photocopying, shelving, and storage. Assists with reference and informational services to patrons and with building and collection security. Performs duties associated with processing reserves and incoming materials. Works collaboratively with Hay staff to and deliver special collections materials to classes. This is a full-time position working Monday u2013 Friday 8: 30 a.m. to 5: 00 p.m. as a member of the Libraryu2019s bargaining union staff. Typical Duties and Responsibilities Places material on personal and course reserve; discharges material from reserve on schedule and maintains order of reserves and reserve files Provides explanation of Reader Services policies and procedures and monitors compliance Provides patrons with assistance in use of card and on-line catalogs and with instruction in use of library equipment Answers basic questions on the location of materials, and answers informational questions using all library resources, electronic and printed Instructs and assists users of the Special Collections Reading Room in the proper handling of special collections materials and monitors the security of the materials in use Refers questions to supervisor or appropriate curator as necessary Occasionally, provides tours and general library instruction Assists patrons in locating and using library materials, equipment and services Creates and edits patron, course reserves, bibliographic records (e.g. minimal level on the fly) records; creates and edits item records. Directs patrons to other facilities and services, both on and off campus Assists with paging, photo duplication, and shelving as required Works with curators and librarians to page materials for classes. Students and colleagues assist with paging. Insures that materials and supports are delivered to the appropriate classroom, following list provided by supervisor. Applies copyright guidelines according to agreed upon standards to determine if copies can be made for patrons Checks and performs basic maintenance on all library equipment, clears paper jams, fills paper trays, places service calls when necessary, adds toner, and assists with ordering supplies Assists in the transfer of Special Collections materials to Hay Annex, using pre-printed pull slips Helps maintain order in the book stacks by shelf reading and shifting materials as required Brings bibliographic and preservation problems to attention of supervisor Trains and directs student assistants Assists in monitoring security of building and collections Files and assists with maintenance of all Special Collections files and catalogs Types and prepares correspondence, forms, reports and other necessary communications and records Participates in inventories of library materials and searches for materials which cannot be located Assists with the sorting, shelving and filing of library materials Assists in keeping signage up-to-date in book stacks Opens and closes building in the absence of other personnel Supervisor: Reader Services Librarian Minimum supervision given; work flow is driven by public service demands. Makes independent judgments, and complex problems are reviewed by appropriate staff Minimum Qualifications: Bacheloru2019s degree or equivalent experience Ability to interact favorably with library users and co-workers, including contacts external to the University Ability to perform detailed work accurately and with reasonable speed Ability to work without close supervision Ability to organize work and direct student assistants Keyboarding skill of 30 WPM Successful completion of a test may be required PHYSICAL APPLICATION REQUIRED: Sufficient strength to move books and work while standing; Physical strength for unpacking, shelving, shifting and transporting heavily loaded book trucks* Physical strength and stamina for prolonged standing, lifting and carrying heavy library materials Ability to bend stoop, reach and use step stools to reach shelves Good eyesight for close work. A three tier book truck empty weighs approximately 62 lbs. A three tier single sided book truck fully loaded weighs approximately 287 lbs. A three tier double sided book truck fully loaded weighs approximately 485 lbs. **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. Candidates please note: All offers of employment are contingent upon a criminal background check and education verification satisfactory to Brown. Recruiting Start Date: 2018-08-02-07: 00 Job Posting Title: Senior Library Associate Specialist-Special Collections-Reader Services Department: University Library Grade: Library Grades Worker Type: Employee Worker Sub-Type: Regular Time Type: Full time Scheduled Weekly Hours: 37.5 Submission Guidelines: Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.

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