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Senior Collections Reference Assistant

Bloomington, IN

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Job Summary Provides collection management and reference support to the Latin American Studies Librarian. Assists in maintaining collections in Spanish, Portuguese, and English and provides specialized reference services. Conducts bibliographic searches in online library catalogs; maintains the collection websites; compiles and edits specialized bibliographies and research guides to the collections; maintains two home-grown online journal indexing initiatives (Researching Brazil and Researching Mexico); organizes poster and book displays; and oversees a growing domestic and international book gift and exchange program. Staffs the office when the Latin American Studies Librarian is away. This is a 50% FTE Part-time position. Required Qualifications REQUIRED: Two years of college-level course work and one year of library experience. Knowledge of Spanish and/or Portuguese; knowledge of library procedures and resources; experience with standard office systems, including email, Internet applications, database searching; working knowledge of Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook); and experience in searching and editing online library databases. Excellent verbal and written communication skills; demonstrated dependability and flexibility; excellent interpersonal skills, including a demonstrated ability to interact tactfully and courteously with faculty, staff, students, and other library users; strong organizational skills; demonstrated problem-solving and decision-making abilities; strong critical-thinking skills; ability to investigate and resolve problems independently and effectively; ability to perform complex duties with high degree of accuracy; and ability to pay attention-to-detail and follow established guidelines. Preferred Qualifications Bachelor degree/graduate level course work with an emphasis on Latin American Studies; Two years of academic library experience and additional experience in Latin American Studies bibliography, especially graduate level; Experience with HTML, basic knowledge of web programming (PHP MySQL web application), and knowledge of bibliographic software programs (Zotero and EndNote). Working Conditions / Physical Demands Lifting and carrying piles of book, pushing carts of books, reaching, bending or kneeling, long periods of sitting, extensive use of keyboard, repetitive twisting of neck and back, focusing on computer monitor. Salary Range Salary Plan SS Salary Grade 0F FLSA Non-Exempt Work Location Job Category Library/Information Science/Archiving

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