Library Professional 1

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  • Job Number:521749
  • Classification:Library Professional 1
  • Grade:Grade 78
  • Work type:On Campus, Staff Full-time
  • Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
  • School/Business unit:UAA Consortium Library
  • Location:Anchorage
  • Categories: Library/Physical/Social Sciences

Position Summary:

We are seeking to fill two positions from this recruitment. One will function as a project lead, and the other will focus primarily on enhancing bibliographic records. ARLIS is a governmental special library that serves seven federal and state agencies. Its collection comprises a near-comprehensive source of government materials on the natural and cultural resources of Alaska, the Arctic, and northern regions. ARLIS’s unique collection, innovative management, and multi-agency sponsorship received the 2001 Institute of Museum and Library Services national award for libraries.

Duties:

10Copy-Cataloging library materials (Cataloging): 1. Perform copy-cataloging of library resources in a variety of library materials in various formats. 2. Search, select, and verify accuracy of matching bibliographic records in online databases using national library standards. 3. Transfer matched records from OCLC to SIRSI database, and adapt records with local data as required. Add holdings information in OCLC and SIRSI online systems. 4. Assign Library of Congress classification in conjunction with local call numbers for special topics. 5. Classify according to series. 6. Maintain an accurate individual tally of daily copy-cataloging activities. 7. Download electronic resources (as either original electronic files or as electronic versions of print resources) of items being copy-cataloged. Add URLs in bibliographic records and add holdings data in local catalog.Essential
10Digital Asset Management and Long-term Preservation: 1. Adhere to digital asset management systems. 2. Follow digital asset management workflow protocols. 3. Organize digital files from digitization projects and ARLIS documents. 4. Perform quality control on digital files and assigned metadata. 5. Establish and maintain consistent file naming conventions. 6. Build and update simple web pages for public access to digital materials.Essential
10Lead, train, monitor, and oversee student workers (Technical Services): 1. Train and oversee student workers in physical processing. 2. Handle scheduling of student employees. 3. Create and maintain efficient, effective workflows and documentation. 5. Perform quality control of student work.Essential
10Project Management 1. In collaboration with the Technical Services management staff coordinate and oversee the project. Maximize efficiency and quality of project output. 2. Monitor short-term and long-term progress of projects, adhering to project requirements and timelines. 3. Identify and report quality control issues. 4. Communicate status of the project to the Technical Services Manager.Essential
60Enhancing Bibliographic Records: 1. Search, select, and verify accuracy of matching bibliographic records in online databases. 2. Identify and match legacy record numbers to current OCLC numbers. 3. Add URLs in bibliographic records. 4. Identify and reconcile problematic records. 5. Transfer updated/enhanced records from OCLC to matching SIRSI records. Add online holdings information in SIRSI ILS. 6. Identify and report necessary database maintenance. 7. Maintain an accurate individual tally of daily project activities.Essential
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
  • Experience with using OCLC Connexion and/or Worldshare Record Manager preferred.
  • Experience in an integrated library system (ILS), preferably SIRSI/Dynix and preferably in a shared catalog environment.
  • Digital scanning.
  • Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Excel, and Word.
  • Basic knowledge of HTML or other web page development preferred.
  • Aptitude for attention to detail with the ability to manage multiple priorities and competing deadlines.
Typical Experience:
Two years of recent library experience preferred.
Required Education or Training:

Bachelor’s degree with experience in Library Science, Information Systems, Education, Archives and Records Management, or similar field preferred.

Salary Information:

This is a full-time, term-funded, 9 to 10 month, non-exempt staff position complete with both a competitive salary and full employee benefits package. New hires will be placed on the UA staff salary schedule, Grade 78, based on education and experience.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please attach a resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information (email address and phone number) for three (3) professional references with your application.

The review process for applications will be begin on October 12, 2022. 

ARLIS is a governmental special library that serves seven federal and state agencies. Its collection comprises a near-comprehensive source of government materials on the natural and cultural resources of Alaska, the Arctic, and northern regions. ARLIS’s unique collection, innovative management, and multi-agency sponsorship received the 2001 Institute of Museum and Library Services national award for libraries.

The Library Professional 1 is central to efficient and timely operations of the grant funded project. The project will make electronic documents that are integral to Alaska’s natural and cultural heritage widely available through Alaska Library Catalog.

 

*To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction.  Applicants who now or may in the future require visa sponsorship to work in the United States are not eligible.

 

This position is a term-funded position and is reviewed annually for contract renewal at the University's discretion.


The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.


UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination


The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.


Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.


If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.

 

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