The University at Buffalo Libraries is accepting applications in a continuous recruitment effort to fill current and future temporary Assistant Librarian positions. Applicants will be contacted on an as-needed basis to fill temporary positions that range in duration from three (3) months to one (1) year. Positions may be filled on a part-time (less than 37.5 hours per week) or full-time (37.5 hours per week) basis. Campus and library unit will vary depending on the assignment. Salary: $21.22 – $25.00 per hour based on experience and duties assigned.
As an Assistant Librarian, you may perform a variety of duties that could include any of the following. This depends on the Libraries' operational needs at the time of hire.
Provide reference services to library clientele using print, electronic and web-based information;
Assist in facilitating and/or conducting end-user searches;
Survey, arrange, describe, and process institutional and manuscript collections according to standard archival practices for DACS;
Identify missing or incomplete accession documentation for collections including, but not limited to, deeds of gift, deposit status, and memos of understanding;
Teach workshops and classes to undergraduate and graduate students within academic departments and for the Libraries;
Perform original and/or copy cataloging of material, create holdings and item records utilizing OCLC, the international bibliographic utility, and Ex Libris Alma, the library services platform;
Provide services in support of the Libraries' open educational program;
Assist with the Libraries' scholarly publishing initiatives;
Assist with bibliographic maintenance duties in Ex Libris Alma including withdrawals of print material, record corrections, and updating of holdings records for collection moves;
Assist with library material acquisitions;
Process patron borrowing and lending requests using OCLC's ILLiad; search and verify bibliographic information related to requests;
Gather, organize, and evaluate electronic resource licensing information, adding license data into Ex Libris Alma and digitizing paper-based licenses.
A Master's degree in library and information science from an ALA-accredited institution OR a PhD related to the duties of the position
Prior work experience using a networked integrated library system such as Ex Libris Aleph
Demonstrated proficiency of working in an online environment
Must be able to problem–solve and provide analytical solutions using existing guidelines, policies, and procedures
Must be able to work independently without day-to-day supervision and function effectively within a team setting
Excellent communication and organizational skills
Knowledge of bibliographic concepts and cataloging
Experience teaching information literacy in a classroom setting
Experience processing archival collections, preferably in a special collections repository, academic library, or museum
Experience writing finding aids that are DACS compliant
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