This recruitment will be used to fill two full-time Library Technician 3 positions for the Library at Oregon State University (OSU).
This position resides in the Marilyn Potts Guin Library at the Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) in Newport, Oregon. The Guin Library is a branch of the Oregon State University Libraries and Press. The Guin Library houses HMSC's research and teaching collection, and serves the OSU community at HMSC along with the federal and state agencies located on the campus and the general public. The Library Technician III is a key employee in a small, innovative team environment.
The Collections and Resource Sharing Library Technician III uses advanced knowledge of library and information procedures and services and keeps abreast of emerging library trends in order to contribute to the management of Library collections and resource sharing services. This includes: providing reference assistance and basic instruction in the use of library collections; collaborating with relevant Valley Library departments to align Guin Library workflows; creating and revising documentation and procedure manuals. Works collaboratively with other Guin Library staff, taking primary responsibility for coordinating workflows related to collection management or resource sharing. Leads the work of student employee(s) and participates in the student hiring and training process. This position is responsible for decision making at the Guin Library in the absence of the Guin Library Director.
Bachelors degree plus two years of current (within 5 years) experience in a Library; OR 4 years of current library experience. AND Advanced proficiency in multiple library specific computer applications, e.g., integrated library systems, database applications, institutional repository; content management systems. Some positions may also require in-depth knowledge of specialty area(s), e.g., original cataloging, complex copy cataloging, serials management, ILL management, government documents, image resources, music.
In-depth knowledge of one or more of the following areas: original cataloging, complex copy cataloging, serials management, or ILL management.
Excellent customer service skills.
Demonstrated project management skills.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
Ability to create an inclusive and welcoming library environment for a diverse community of users.
Experience using desktop computer applications to write documents, create reports, document statistics, create forms, and digitize print materials.
Ability to promote and enhance diversity within the Guin Library environment.
This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in youth programs may have additional criminal history checks every 24 months.
The Guin Library, a branch library of the OSU Libraries & Press, is open to patrons including the general public from 8am – 5pm, Monday through Friday. The staff and librarian share duties related to the physical operation such as opening and closing the building, reporting building problems to the Hatfield Marine Science Center Facilities Department and directing people attending meetings in the three public meeting rooms. May require evening or weekend hours in the future. The incumbent of this position will be required to lift up to 50lbs daily.
Oregon State is a leading research university located in one of the safest, smartest, greenest small cities in the nation. Situated 90 miles south of Portland, and an hour from the Cascades or the Pacific Coast, Corvallis is the perfect home base for exploring Oregon?s natural wonders.Oregon State University has always been a place with a purpose ? making a positive difference in quality of life, natural resources and economic prosperity in Oregon and beyond. Through discovery, innovation and application, we are meeting challenges, solving problems and turning ideas into reality.Founded in 1868, Oregon State is the state?s Land Grant university and is one of only two universities in the U.S. to have Sea Grant, Space Grant and Sun Grant designations. Oregon State is also the only university in Oregon to hold both the Carnegie Foundation's top designation for research institutions and its prestigious Community Engagement classification.As Oregon?s leading public research university, with $261.7 million in external funding in the 2011 fiscal year, Oregon State?s impact reaches across the state and beyond. With 12 colleges, 15 Agricultural Experiment Stations, 35 county Extension offic...es, the Hatfield Marine Sciences Center in Newport and OSU-Cascades in Bend, Oregon State has a presence in every one of Oregon?s 36 counties, with a statewide economic footprint of $2.06 billion.Oregon State welcomes a diverse student body of over 26,000 students from across Oregon, all 50 states and more than 100 countries. They can choose from more than 200 undergraduate and more than 80 graduate degree programs, including over 30 degrees online offered through Oregon State Ecampus. Oregon State increasingly attracts high-achieving students, with nationally recognized programs in areas such as conservation biology, agricultural sciences, nuclear engineering, forestry, fisheries and wildlife management, community health, pharmacy and zoology.Oregon State also ranks high in sustainability, fourth among universities nationwide for using renewable energy and first in the Pac-12 Conference. And our students literally help power the university: 22 exercise machines at Oregon State University has always been a place with a purpose ? making a positive difference in quality of life, natural resources and economic prosperity in Oregon and beyond. Through discovery, innovation and application, we are meeting challenges, solving problems and turning ideas into reality. For more information visithttp://www.ohsu.edu/xd/about/index.cfm.The 400-acre main campus in Corvallis includes a Historic District, making Oregon State one of only a handful of U.S. university campuses listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The district includes such icons as Weatherford Hall, the Memorial Union and Benton Hall, the oldest building on the oldest building on campus.OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.