The University of Kentucky
STEPS Print Collections Assistant, Library Technician
Type of Position
Position Time Status
Required Related Experience
May be required to lift, push, or pull objects and carts up to 40 lbs.
Requires sitting for long periods of time and performing repetitive motion tasks.
The University of Kentucky (UK) Libraries Special Collection Research Center seeks applications for a Print Collections Assistant. This position will work closely with the Director of Research Services and Interim Rare Books Curator, as well as several other areas across the
, to provide support for print materials, special formats, and rare book collections management, including detailed access workflows, research inquiries, and class session support.
The position will complete collaborative and detailed processing, collections management tasks, collections inventories and assist with record-keeping and administrative processes related to gift books, donations, purchasing, budgeting, cataloging, storage, and climate monitoring. As part of the Research Services team this position will serve in the Breckinridge Research Room, answer research inquiries both general and specific to the print collections, keep detailed reference statistics, assist with the retrieval, storage, inventory, and development of Kentuckiana collections as well as class materials in support of active learning sessions.
The successful candidate must be able to perform under changing circumstances and deadlines, have very strong attention to detail, the ability to learn new tasks quickly, and excellent communication skills.
Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
English Language proficiency, Microsoft Word and Excel, database experience, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, attention to detail, ability to effectively and consistently perform routine tasks, reliability, punctuality, strong work ethic, strong critical thinking and problem solving skills, strong organizational skills, ability to work independently or within a team, ability to handle fragile objects carefully, respect for intrinsic value of archival materials.
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