1. Searches and verifies bibliographic data with incomplete information or source material in catalogs, reference sources, files and databases. 2. May prepare books for sale or assist with disposition of materials. 3. Prepares order forms for authorized library materials. 4. Composes and types correspondence and acknowledgements. 5. Communicates by phone and in writing with vendors and publishers to resolve problems. 6. May assign vendors and dealers. Identifies duplicates of material and prepares description of differences. 7. Instructs, revises the work and provides work direction to staff. 8. May assist in the coordination and distribution of work. 9. Performs additional clerical functions incidental to library activities.
Preferred Education: 1. Expertise in working with data sets in SharePoint lists, Excel Spreadsheets, and/or Access Databases. 2. Demonstrated proficiency with digital scanning of library material. 3. Demonstrated skill in copy cataloging.
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: 1. Expertise in working with data sets in SharePoint lists, Excel Spreadsheets, and/or Access Databases. 2. Demonstrated proficiency with digital scanning of library material. 3. Demonstrated skill in copy cataloging.
Required Skill/ability 5: References must indicate reliable attendance and punctuality, accuracy and attention to detail, ability to organize own work, ability to work effectively with others, and diligent performance.
Posting Position Title: Acquisitions Assistant 2
Required Skill/ability 3: Demonstrated ability to work both independently and in a team, including taking responsibility for one's personal work and for actively contributing to team successes, utilizing excellent written and oral communications skills, conscientious time management, and effective prioritization of tasks.
Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
University Job Title: Acquisitions Assistant
Required Skill/ability 1: Demonstrated skill in library acquisitions including performing bibliographic searching and confirmation of citation details using an Integrated Library System, union catalog, and/or vendor online ordering system and importing from or creating bibliographic and order records within such systems.
Required Skill/ability 4: Excellent computer skills including demonstrated proficiency using MS Office, specifically Word, Excel, and Outlook in a collaborative, cloud-supported environment utilizing shared file space and shared calendars.
Required Skill/ability 2: Commitment to and demonstrated skill in providing excellent customer service in an academic library. Ability to work with respect and civility with faculty, staff, students, and other patrons in a culturally diverse environment.
Four years of related work experience, two of them in the same job family at the next lower level, and a high school level education; or two years of related work experience and an Associate's degree; or an equivalent combination of experience and education.
Internal Number: 52810BR
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Yale University is an American private Ivy League research university located in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701 in the Colony of Connecticut, the university is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States.