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Job ID: 107503

Assistant Librarian
University at Buffalo

Date Posted Jun. 6, 2018
Title Assistant Librarian
University University at Buffalo
Department University Libraries - Vpul
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Buffalo, NY
    United States
  • Professional Staff
  • Library

Position Summary
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 up 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.

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 email, telephone and in-person reference services to library clientele using print, electronic and we-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
  • Assist with library material acquisitions
  • 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 Aleph, the local integrated library system
  • Assist with data cleanup and migration in preparation for a new library management system

Salary: $20.67 – $25.00 per hour based on experience and duties assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 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 ExLibris 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

Preferred Qualifications

  • 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
  • Experience with ArchivesSpace
  • Experience with archival preservation

Contact’s Name Cherie Williams
Contact’s Title Human Resources Officer
Contact’s Email
Contact’s Phone 716-645-2972

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