Monday, October 05, 2015

Technical Services Assistant

The Arnold Bernhard Library at Quinnipiac University invites applications for the position of Technical Services Assistant to assist in the operation of Technical Services under the supervision of the Collection Management Librarian.  Quinnipiac University is a thriving private university with 6,500 undergraduate and 2,500 graduate students, located in Hamden, Connecticut, approximately 90 minutes from New York City and two hours from Boston. Consistently ranked among the best universities by U.S. News & World Report and recently named one of the 2013 Great Colleges to Work For by The Chronicle of Higher Education, Quinnipiac offers 58 undergraduate majors and 20 graduate and professional programs, including those leading to degrees in both law and medicine. Responsible for periodical subscriptions: includes check in and maintenance of periodical records in the Innovative Interfaces Inc.’s serials module; process periodicals for the shelf; claim and resolve subscription problems through serials vendor’s online interface; add and revise periodical holdings records in vendor databases; direct student workers on periodical inventory and weeding. Collect, compile, track and maintain usage statistics on the effectiveness of library databases, resources and services through interaction with numerous vendor software programs and websites and other University departments; monitor collection usage against national trends and prepare customized reports from gathered data utilizing spreadsheets and presentation software. Identify and compile useful online resource links; add and maintain links in library discovery tools. Create graphic slides that publicize materials for the library kiosk; access to kiosk administration software to load and update slides. Prepare and maintain library user guides on relevant topics. Collect, review, prepare and submit student theses for external digitization. Document and report statistical counts of journal and microform collections. Repair books and journals. Train and supervise student workers on book repair procedures. Prepare bindery shipments of theses, books, journals, etc. Sort and distribute Technical Services mail; serve as mail distribution backup for Library and Information Technology staff within ABL building. Qualifications: Proficiency with Word, Excel, PowerPoint. 1 to 3 years of office or Library experience preferred. Attention to detail and accuracy is a must. Please note this is a Grade 6 position in the Clerical & Technical Unit, hourly rate is $22.00. In addition, it requires a successful completion of both a background check and Microsoft Office skills test. For this position, Quinnipiac University is only considering applicants who have valid authorization to work in the U.S. Quinnipiac University does not sponsor employment-based visas for this position. TO APPLY: Applications must be submitted electronically and should include a resume and a thoughtful cover letter describing your interest in the position, and explaining how your background and experience qualify you for this position.  Quinnipiac University has a strong commitment to the principles and practices of diversity throughout the University community. We welcome candidates who would enhance that diversity. Quinnipiac offers a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefit program.