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Senior Library Assistant

Washington, DC

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Job Description Summary:
The Senior Library Assistant is instrumental in a number of activities which pertain to the maintenance of the Library’s print and electronic collections. This position supports faculty in the maintenance of resources required in their classes by cataloging and processing required textbooks, software, and audiovisuals.
Responsibilities Include:
*Performs all copy cataloging duties which are critical to the organization of the print and electronic collections
*Maintains the Library’s print collection by identifying and processing all physical items that are to be withdrawn from the collection
*Processes all material for the Institutional Repository, including all Research Day submissions, and assists students in archiving their research material for continued use
*Downloads cataloging records from
Connexion to the integrated library system; edits and corrects these records as needed
*Locates and evaluates cataloging records using The Online Computer Library Center (
) Connexion
*Maintains accuracy and adherence to national and local cataloging standards
*Assigns Library of Congress classification and Medical Subject Headings as needed
*Performs para-professional cataloging and maintains course reserves at Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library
*Tracks and inputs faculty and student research into the Institutional Repository
*Assists the Metadata & Scholarly Publishing Librarian with collecting and inputting data into the institutional repository
-funded grant recipient authors of their obligations under the
Open Access Policy
*Manages print and electronic access to the library collections
*Identifies and resolves problems with complex bibliographic records
*Maintains accurate and up-to-date series, name and MeSH authority records in the integrated library system
*Collaborates with Acquisitions and Resource Sharing Librarian to identify and process items that need to be withdrawn from the collection
*Withdraws items from the library's catalog and deletes holdings for these items in
*Compiles deleted records for monthly update of
*Labels and marks all print monographs
*Compiles statistical data on unit activities and assist in creating unit reports
*Maintains procedure manual accessible to all library staff
*Serves on various intra-departmental committees
*Performs other work related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.
Minimum Qualifications:
Qualified candidates will hold a high school diploma/
plus 1.5 years of relevant professional experience, or, a Bachelor’s degree or higher in a relevant area of study. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Additional Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum Qualifications:
Must be able to lift boxes weighing up to 50 lbs., push book trucks, and sit for long periods.
Preferred Qualifications:
*Bachelor’s Degree
*Ability to work independently
*Attention to detail and accuracy
*Excellent verbal and written communication skills
*Proficiency in working with computers and Microsoft Office suite
*Clerical experience
*Library experience
*Cataloging and/or technical services library experience
Connexion experience;
*Experience with an integrated library system, preferably Innovative Interfaces, Inc.'s Sierra
Typical Hiring Range
$15.38 - $20.00
Campus Location:
Foggy Bottom, Washington, D.C.
School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS)
Library Services - Staff
Service and Support
Level 2
Hours Per Week:
Work Schedule:
Monday through Friday
Position Designation:
Non-Essential: Employees who are not required to work unless directed to do so by their supervisor.
Required Background Check:
Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Employer will not sponsor for employment Visa status
Internal Applicants Only?
Posting Number:
Job Open Date:
Job Close Date:
If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until:
Background Screening
Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire.
EEO Statement:
The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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