Princeton University Library seeks an energetic and engaging individual for the position of Special Collections Assistant III within the East Asian Library. The position will work on weekday evenings during the school year (Monday through Friday 1pm to 9pm) and during the day in the summer and during intersessions (Summer Semester Monday through Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm).
The position engages in both collections and student employee management of up to 25 student employees under the supervision of the Library Supervisor.
Manage Student Assistants: Assist in training, reinforcing skills, and engaging with student employees on a day to day basis. This includes assisting in implementing new workflows for the library, keeping track of day to day work to prevent mistakes, and assigning work to student employees as needed. The position is able to answer student employees’ questions on daily workflow and assist employees in learning day to day responsibilities.
Project Management : Works on and manages long term and recurring projects under the supervision and direction of the Library Supervisor to ensure the sustainability of library projects. This includes regular ongoing projects such as shifting, ReCAPing, inventory management, and barcoding as well as other projects that with stacks collections. The position manages the workflow with the assistance of student employees, and identifies problem areas within the library stacks that need to be addressed.
Public Services: Assist patrons at the circulation desk including maintaining the circulation desk when there are no students available to work. This includes checking in and checking out items, answering the phone, and responding to patron questions and requirements.
Materials Processing: Processes the incoming Annex, ReCAP, and Borrow Direct materials and maintains the hold shelf for the library as requests come in and expire. The position also conducts daily stacks maintenance including tracing missing books, item record maintenance, identifying and reporting building and facilities issues, and maintaining the physical stack areas as well as study carrels. The position also handles overdue items, recalled items, and handles fine notices.
Circulation Support: Provides redundancy for the Special Collections Assistant III in processing ILL and Document Delivery materials, assists the Library Supervisor in processing reserves and ILL requests, and opens and closes the library as needed. The position engages in other duties as assigned.
High School Diploma.
Demonstrated ability to handle multiple priorities.
Experience using Microsoft Office applications such as Word and Excel.
Flexibility to accommodate changes in work schedule throughout the year.
Experience working in a customer service environment.
Ability to stand and sit for long periods of time.
Ability to lift up to 25lbs and move heavy book trucks.
Strong attention to detail.
Experience working or volunteering in a library.
Knowledge of one or more East Asian Languages (Chinese, Japanese, or Korean).
Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW
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