Monday, April 09, 2012

Library Assistant IV, Weeding Project - Wesleyan University Library

Library Assistant IV, Weeding Project - Wesleyan University Library is accepting applications for the temporary position of Circulation Assistant. This person will assist existing library staff in a major two-year project to withdraw selected volumes from the library's collection. Reporting to the Head of Access Services, this position shares the responsibility of the weeding and shifting of collections, and assists with book offerings, sales and disposition at Wesleyan University Library. The person in this position will supervise students who pull and physically process books to be withdrawn from the collections, assist other staff in editing records in the library's online system in connection with the project, help organize periodic offering of withdrawn books to academic departments, book sales, and book disposition, and perform circulation functions to allow existing circulation staff to work on the weeding project. The person in this position will work 20 hours a week, and the position ends on June 30, 2014. Ability to work flexible hours to cover the circulation schedule and other duties depending upon workflow of the weeding project is required. Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred. Related experience and training may be substituted for educational requirement. Demonstrated understanding of the library call number system. Two years of supervisory experience. Physically able to push loaded book trucks, carry boxes of books, and repeatedly reach high and low in the stacks to retrieve materials. Ability to work with many different groups of people. Ability to work flexible duties and hours; receptivity to change. Experience working in a library circulation department. Experience in an online library environment using the Circulation and Cataloging client of Voyager or other online integrated library system. To apply, please go to Careers@Wesleyan, If you have questions, please email the Human Resources department at