This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Library Technician 3 position for the Library at Oregon State University (OSU).
This position performs copy, complex, and original cataloging of government documents and maps using advanced knowledge of library and information procedures, services, and resources. The Library Technician 3 performs specialized technical and administrative duties which require a high level of non-routine decision making, judgment, and independence, advanced/specialized technical and public service expertise, and a library-wide perspective of procedures and services.
The Library Technician 3 contributes to the Cataloging and Government Documents Unit by cataloging government documents and maps from various publishers and coordinates the acquisition and withdrawal of federal documents through the Federal Depository Library Program and the Oregon Regional Federal Depository Library Program as a partner regional depository.
The person in this position applies a variety of information from specialized standards, guidelines, tools, databases, and various other resources. This position is responsible for new, adaptive, and retrospective cataloging of federal documents in various MARC bibliographic formats, with emphasis on serials, maps, and monograph formats, in order to provide user access to collections and the online catalog.
Creates and enhances bibliographic and local holding records in OCLC.
Searches bibliographic resources, edits, and downloads to consortial catalog.
Assigns call numbers in Superintendent of Documents (SuDoc) and Library of Congress (LC) classification systems.
Processes, catalogs, and tracks materials received from the Federal Depository Library Program, and gathers and reports statistics.
Interprets and creates Name Authority information for cataloging records.
Communicates with staff at other Oregon depository libraries, and researches and catalogs collections as a partner in the Oregon Regional Federal Depository Library Program for collaborative collection development, transfer, or withdrawal of materials.
Collaborates with others and answers questions regarding federal documents, cataloging, and designing workflows.
Maintains online inventories of collections and backlogs, such as the Serial Set.
Learns and implements changed rules, technologies, and standards.
This is a non-supervisory position, but may support the work of student employees in the unit.
Service to the library and university is expected.
Works on various special projects.
Additional information about the Federal Depository Library Program at OSULP may be found at https://guides.library.oregonstate.edu/c.php?g=285918&p=1906883
Bachelors degree plus two years of current (within 5 years) experience in a Library; OR 4 years of current library experience. AND Advanced proficiency in multiple library specific computer applications, e.g., integrated library systems, database applications, institutional repository; content management systems. Some positions may also require in-depth knowledge of specialty area(s), e.g., original cataloging, complex copy cataloging, serials management, ILL management, government documents, image resources, music.
Experience with copy cataloging in a variety of formats using OCLC Connexion.
Requires ability to work in a flexible and changing environment; including adapting to changes in responsibilities and duties.
A strong customer service orientation is required.
The person in this position must be sensitive to the needs of an inclusive and diverse community at Oregon State University and fulfill the relevant duties in support of the University's core values in promoting a welcoming, respectful and accessible environment in engaging with members of both the University and the OSU Libraries and Press communities. This position will promote an inclusive environment and interact equitably with all library staff and users. All library resources must be treated equally, regardless of subject, in the spirit of academic freedom.
A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity
This position is in a fragrance free office/library environment with exposure to fluorescent lighting. This includes work with damaged materials that may include, but are not limited to dust, dirt, and on occasion, mold and pests. The work is occasionally physically demanding with periods of standing, reaching, lifting, carrying, and pushing/pulling loaded book carts. Much of the work schedule involves working at a computer workstation. The typical business hours for the department are Monday to Friday, 8AM – 5PM.
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