Cornell University Catherwood Library seeks a full-time Collections and Public Services Assistant. The Catherwood Library in the ILR School is the nation's most comprehensive library for workplace issues, specializing in labor history, human resources, collective bargaining, organizational behavior, and international and comparative labor movement.
Under the supervision of the Collection Development Coordinator, the Collections and Public Services Assistant provides customer service and technology support to library patrons, administrative support to Catherwood Research and Learning Services' (CRLS) department staff, and serves as supervisor for CRLS student assistants. They maintain and promote Catherwood Library's core values of collaboration, excellence, flexibility, innovation, integrity and service.
This position manages review and disposition of donated collections, compiles collection-related reports and statistics, and assists with focused collections projects and materials processing. Additionally, this person also opens and staffs the Catherwood public services desk, and serves as backup for Access Services (as needed).
The person in this role will have:
Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education, experience, and/or training.
1-2 years of work experience in libraries or research-related field.
Demonstrated customer service orientation.
Demonstrated consistency in and aptitude for detailed work.
Strong self-motivation; ability to exercise judgment and self-direction while also working within established guidelines and procedures.
Ability to analyze problems and consult with others to make appropriate judgments.
Working knowledge of a broad range of computer hardware and software, including proficiency with Microsoft Windows environment and Microsoft Office suite.
Ability to work well under pressure, handle simultaneous demands, and meet deadlines.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Experience searching library catalogs.
Fluent English language skills (both oral and written).
Preferably, they will also have:
Project management experience.
Demonstrated knowledge or experience in industrial and labor relations (ILR), business, or related applied social sciences discipline.
Experience searching Worldcat.
No Visa sponsorship or relocation assistance is available for this position.
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