Oversees the work activities of library assistants and student workers in a library function or program, such as information services, interlibrary loans and so forth.
Provides assistance to UH students, faculty and staff in obtaining books, articles and other printed material.
Monitors the receipt of new reference materials; routes and maintains publishers' catalog file.
Responds to requests from other libraries for articles or books owned by UH.
Performs general reference work within a broad field of knowledge under the guidance of a professional librarian.
Locates materials not readily available and resolves problems encountered.
Establishes and maintains unit files and indexes; inputs data for computerized information retrieval.
Catalogs material from detailed copy.
Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
High school and 1 year experience
Requires a basic knowledge of grammar, spelling, punctuation and simple mathematical functions like percentages, ratios, etc. as might normally be acquired through attainment of a high school diploma or GED.
Requires a minimum of one (1) year of directly job-related experience.
Additional Posting Information:
Reporting to the Metadata Services Coordinator within the Metadata and Digitization Services Department, the successful candidate will assist with creation and maintenance of descriptive metadata for UH digital collections – including the Digital Library, the A/V Repository, and Cougar ROAR - according to established standards and procedures; participate in regular metadata review meetings; and contribute to departmental documentation.
Preference will be given to candidates with knowledge of or experience
with XML-based metadata standards such as Dublin Core; experience
with CONTENTdm, DSpace or other digital collection management
systems; and working knowledge of cataloging principles.
Typing or data entry skills; the ability to work effectively, independently, and collaboratively in a collegial environment; proficiency in Microsoft Excel; attention to detail and willingness to learn new skills; excellent oral, interpersonal, and written communication skills.
Internal Number: STA003671
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