Job ID: 2018-9627 Type: Full-Time # of Openings: 1 Category: Library Princeton University
The Special Collections Assistant V is a member of the Princeton University Library team which supports all Collection Development Department activities including collection development, collection management and the provision of specialized assistance for those using Princeton’s collections. The scope of work includes: searching, identification and management of bibliographic acquisitions and catalog records and other library and vendor records; participation in gifts processing and pre-order processing workflows; gathering and organizing data, generating lists, and making decisions to support ReCAP transfer; deduping and collection assessment projects and replacement decision-making for brittle, damaged and missing books; maintenance of specific graduate study rooms; and general operational support for subject selectors and curators.
The individual in this role works closely with and is supervised by the Assistant to the Assistant University Librarian for Collection Development and also may be assigned work by professional staff in the Department as needed. The Special Collections Assistant occasionally provides general collection development support for professional staff in the Reference Services Department, and provides specialized assistance as needed to other library departments requiring Near Eastern Studies subject knowledge and language skills.
Minimum two years library or related experience.
Fluent reading knowledge and comprehension of Persian and Arabic; bibliographic competence in Turkish.
Ability to provide specialized assistance for faculty and students.
Experience working with ephemeral material, digital and IT projects.
Ability to communicate effectively in English with a variety of library staff in written and oral form, to be organized and detail-oriented, to work effectively in a team-based mode, anticipate workflow changes and adjust priorities accordingly.
Proficiency with searching OCLC (WorldCat, First Search) and other major bibliographic databases. Familiarity with ILS functions (Acquisitions and Cataloging modules), integrated discovery systems, and authority file functions.
Proficiency in use and analysis of data from spreadsheet software such as MSExcel and word-processing software such as MSWord.
Ability to create Excel files as required.
Ability to use standard email applications.
Facility with Internet searching.
Ability to move boxes of books (up to 30 pounds) from book trucks to shelves (and the reverse). This position requires frequent bending and reaching.
Bachelor’s Degree with a major in a related field (e.g. Near Eastern Languages and Literatures; Near Eastern Studies)
Basic reading knowledge or bibliographic competency in Hebrew or other languages spoken in the Near East.
Familiarity with digital project workflows.
Familiarity with XML technology as is used in the creation of library resources.
Familiarity with LibGuides; basic HTML coding and editing skills.
Ability to edit and maintain Near Eastern Studies Libguides and related online materials.
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