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Job ID: 150651

Assistant Librarian
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Date Posted Dec. 4, 2020
Title Assistant Librarian
University University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Buffalo, NY, United States
Department University Libraries - Vpul
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
  • Library

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.

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