Provides library services and coordinates the daily operations of a specialized function, program or service within the university libraries, typically using automated systems.
Coordinates assigned processes and functions within special collections, bibliographic services, electronic resources or other library information services and systems. Responsibilities may include materials or transaction processing, ordering and/or receiving.
Researches and resolves discrepancies, special requests and issues related to library processes.
Communicates with vendors, publishers and subject librarians as needed regarding orders, invoices, receipts or current holdings.
Prepares regular and ad hoc reports on unit activities as required.
Assists in developing library policies, procedures, goals, and changes to services.
May provide reference and information services to library patrons as needed.
Serves as backup for related library processes as assigned.
May provide individual and group training in support of assigned library programs.
Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
Requires a detailed knowledge of a specialized or technical field. Work requires the direct application of a variety of procedures, policies and/or precedents.
18 months and 3 years experience
Requires specialized training in basic trades, principles, procedures, practice, routines or techniques in a specific area or trade which might normally be acquired through up to 18 months of education or training beyond the high school level. Vocational competence in the operation of mechanical or electronic equipment may be required.
Requires a minimum of three (3) years of directly job-related experience.
Additional Posting Information:
The University of Houston Libraries seeks an Archives Specialist to perform arrangement, description, preservation, and selection of materials for digitization for the Laura X Social Movements Archives and Records Collection in its Special Collections department. The Archives Specialist will also serve as a liaison with the collection donorlaura X Institute, provide regular processing updates, and answer questions about the archive from the Ek:mel=Laura X Institute and University of Houston, staff, students, and faculty in support of the Libraries' and the University's teaching, learning, research, and scholarship mission.
The position is for a for a fixed one-year term, and reports to Special Collections' Coordinator of Archival Processing, with regular consultation with the curator of the Carey C. Shuart Women's Archives and Research Collection. Work will occur in the Special Collections department located in· the M.D. Anderson Library on the main campus of the University of Houston. It will require the ability to lift heavy boxes of collection materials, and may require occasional exposure to dust and mold. Other related functions as assigned.
1. Knowledge of archival research, organization, and preservation
2. Knowledge of and interest in relevant issues in Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies and feminist research
3. Demonstrated maturity, judgement, and interpersonal skills
4. Demonstrated initiative, problem solving skills, and ability to work independently
5. Experience with the Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Word and Excel
6. Ability to lift up to 40 pounds
Internal Number: STA005390
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