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Library Technician II

  • Oberlin College and Conservatory
  • Oberlin, OH
  • Entry-Level
  • Hourly

About this Job

The Oberlin College Libraries invite applications for the position of Library Technician II in the Terrell Library. This is a full time, 12-month, continuing, Administrative Assistant position, reporting to the Head of Acquisitions, Gifts, E-resources & Serials.

Incumbents independently perform limited and routine paraprofessional duties related to library acquisitions, electronic resources, and continuing resources.

Current Responsibilities:
Perform descriptive cataloging for electronic and continuing resources, including new and retrospective print receipts; apply standard cataloging rules; verify or assign Library of Congress (LC) classification with general supervision; handle errors and changes in previously cataloged items; make decisions and solve problems for print serials independently based on established procedures and standardized rules.
Carry out binding routines for the main library and branch libraries and direct students in maintaining the main library periodical alcove area.
Search and verify bibliographic records and name, subject and series authority records in the Worldcat database; conduct subject revision and analysis for LC, CONSER, and member copy records using LC subject headings, on line OCLC/LC subject authority files and the LC subject cataloging resources.
Use Electronic Resource Management software to manage the creation of MARC record files for the library subscriptions; update and upload bulk files into OBIS using MARCedit and Sierra.
Coordinate withdrawals and location changes, including those involving moves to storage locations.
Create and maintain summary holdings information in the library databases; create and maintain OCLC union list records for the library’s serial holdings; assist with claiming routines; assist in developing projects involving online database management.
Hire and train departmental student assistants; direct student assistant work routines for classed and unclassed serials for the main library and branch libraries, including check-in, adding, barcoding, and bibliographic changes; solve problems from the students’ work and identify problems that need the attention of other staff members.
Attend training workshops, webinars and regional academic library meetings.
Communicate with other library departments regarding various routines, policies, and the treatment and use of materials; interpret complex serial records, describe library holdings, and explain departmental policies in order to provide informational assistance to staff and patrons.
Assist department head in creating documentation.
Perform other departmental duties as required.



Required Qualifications

College degree or equivalent library experience. Thorough knowledge of applicable routine library technical functions typically gained through one to two years of experience at the Library Technician I level. A high degree of accuracy is required. In addition, the Library Technician II level requires the minimum qualifications listed at the Library Technician I level.

Desired Qualifications

Library experience, preferably with an integrated library system and/or electronic resources management platform; experience communicating with library vendors; experience working with MARC bibliographic records; ability to identify key information on both domestic and international invoices for payments.

Employer Statement

Oberlin College is committed to the creation and nurturing of a diverse community of individuals through inclusive excellence. Diversity involves recognizing the value of differences and the inclusion of all members of the community including those that experience discrimination or under representation. This is a core value of the organization as we strive for a culturally diverse student body, faculty and staff that reflect the multicultural nature of the nation and our world and bring unique strengths and abilities, which contribute, to our institution. Oberlin College and Conservatory is an equal opportunity employer.

How to Apply

Apply to this opportunity using the contact method(s) below

Additional Instructions:

The Pay Grade 5 Administrative Assistant position is to be filled at an hourly rate of $23.95 or at the appropriate transfer rate for internal candidates and includes an excellent benefits package.

Note: Applicants chosen for interview will be contacted to take the following tests in the Human Resources Office: Keyboarding, Basic Word, Basic Excel and Proofreading testing. Candidates must pass all tests to be considered for an interview.

Posted On: Mar 22, 2024 / This posting expires: Apr 16, 2024