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Monday, July 9, 2012

F/T - Library Associate II - Rutgers Univ (NJ)

LIBRARY ASSOCIATE II, Rutgers University

Job Title     LIBRARY ASSOCIATE II (Represented by URA-AFT)
Position Number     12-001870
Posting Date     06/21/2012
Department     Rsrch & Instruct Svc-Libraries
Campus     Douglass
Salary     Grade 03
Retirement System     ABP
Funding     State funded
Work Week     37.5 hrs non-exempt

Job Description     
Reports to the Library Access Services Supervisor I. Provides circulation and information services at the Douglass Library and Chang Science Library and through the Ask a Librarian email service. Coordinates resource sharing services at Douglass and Chang libraries. Processes requests for materials, scans and ships items. Coordinates collection management activities at Chang and serves as a backup at Douglass Library. Re-shelves items accurately, reports materials in poor condition, and shifts materials on the shelves to provide for space and improve accessibility. Assists with the course reserve service at Chang. Contributes to the development of systemwide access services through participation in access services working groups and by participating in departmentwide projects. Performs basic problem solving regarding user and check-out records and applies fines and fees. Reports to management statistics on users, collections, and services.

Job Requirements     

Requires a bachelor's degree in a related field or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience that demonstrates general knowledge and understanding of basic library science/library operations. Also requires excellent communication skills and computer literacy. Must be able to work independently. Requires ability to lift and carry books and packages weighing no more than 50 lbs. Two years of library experience and familiarity with the Rutgers University Libraries and the Library Catalog are preferred. Familiarity with scanning hardware and software, including Adobe Acrobat and knowledge of the Library of Congress classification system is highly desirable.