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The University of Washington Bothell is the fastest growing public university in the state of Washington. We provide a leading-edge student experience grounded in hands-on learning, close relationships with faculty members as teachers and mentors, and staff dedicated to student success. The academic work of the campus focuses on cross-disciplinary research and creative practice, connected learning, and community engagement. Diversity is a core value of University of WA Bothell. We believe the power of diversity enriches all of us by exposing us to a range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design and deliver solutions.
The UW Libraries is one of the largest and most innovative libraries in North America with extensive collections in print, electronic, and other formats. Providing services to three campuses, the UW Libraries also plays a significant leadership role regionally and throughout the profession. The UW Libraries is recognized for its excellent service, innovative learning and research spaces, collaborative approaches, extensive assessment efforts and diverse award-winning staff.
The UW Libraries has an outstanding opportunity for a Serials and Monographs Technician. This position reports to the Head of Collections and performs complex serials and monographic processing. This position also provides public service and circulation assistance at the public services desk, under the direction of the Access Services Manager.
Serials Under the supervision of the Head of Collections, and under the direction of the Serials/Monographs Lead, assists with Serials processing. - Responsible for check in and processing of incoming print periodicals, newspapers, and monographic serial volumes. Includes updating records in the integrated library system (ILS), stacks maintenance, relocation and/or withdrawal of superseded volumes, and weeding. - Sends claims to Acquisitions and Rapid Cataloging Services Unit when serials are not received, or are received damaged/in error. - Responsible for shelf-maintenance in periodicals and newspaper areas, including maintaining titles, shelving statistics and reporting those to the Head of Public Services and the Head of Collections. - In consultation with Head of Collections, organizes and maintains the Periodicals Browsing Collection. - Initiates discussions with selectors to determine retention schedule for journals and determines shelving needs based on retention and/or withdrawals. - Communicates preservation issues in the print serials collection to Serials/Monographs Lead and Head of Collections. - Assists with serials cancelation reviews (including bibliographic verification, adding, discarding). Consults with Serials/Monographs Lead and Head of Collections regarding print serials cancelations and online subscription options. - Assists with processing gift serials (including bibliographic verification, adding, discarding). - May train and direct the work of student assistants, as needed, with maintenance of newspapers and periodical collection.
Monographs: Under the supervision of the Head of Collections, and under the direction of the Serials/Monographs Lead, assists with monograph ordering, processing and withdrawals. - Responsible for processing monographs and monographic serials for bindery/mendery, including updating records in ILS. Performs basic book repair. - Responsible for gifts processing (including bibliographic verification, adding, discarding). - Responsible for ordering and processing maps. - Responsible for maintaining faculty publication display case, including creating citations and communicating with faculty members. - Assists with collection maintenance, including relocation and/or discard procedures. - Assists the Serials/Monographs Lead with monograph ordering. Submits non-GOBI print and online monograph orders. - Tracks orders and processes incoming materials according to location-specific procedures (e.g. course reserves, new books display, general stacks). - Assists Reserves staff with media collections maintenance, including relocation and/or discard procedures. - Maintains statistics and provides reports to relevant unit heads, as needed.
Circulation: Under the direction of the Access Services Manager and Head of Public Services, provides equitable, quality, user-centered service to members of the campus community and to the public: - Provides routine and complex phone, email, and in-person assistance regarding circulation, study rooms, Reserves, interlibrary and intralibrary loan. - Assists patrons with general reference questions using basic tools; refers patrons to appropriate employees and units for other services. - Understands and can explain UW Libraries and Campus Library policies and procedures as appropriate. - Shares responsibility for opening and closing procedures in the library.
General Library and Cross-Unit Support: Works strategically and collaboratively within and across functions and units. Participates in individual, Unit, and Library project work in order to facilitate and improve Library processes, activities, and services: - Provides support for other library units including Circulation, Digital Scholarship & Collections, Library Administration, and Reserves, as needed. - May assist other units in the library with processing digital files in multiple formats by scanning documents and/or converting media files, including audio and video. - May assist with bibliographic verification and adding or updating records with descriptive metadata in complex automated systems such as an Integrated Library System, digital collections repository, or other online database. - Understands and abides by the Libraries Personal Communication Responsibilities. Communicates appropriately, effectively and positively. Plays an active role in staying informed and participating in Libraries and unit meetings, activities and events. - Attends and participates in Access Services meetings, Materials Processing meetings, and other unit meetings as needed. - Serves on Campus Library Task-forces and committees. - Other duties as assigned.
High school graduation or equivalent AND three years of applicable library technical experience, including one year beyond the entry level OR equivalent education/experience.
Additional Requirements: - Excellent public service skills. - Demonstrated commitment to promote equitable access and service to a diverse community. - Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to explain complex procedures and policy in writing, in person, and over the phone. - Excellent attention to detail, thoroughness, and accuracy. - Ability to work independently and as part of a team. - Ability to prioritize workload and perform effectively under pressure of priorities and deadlines. - Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel necessary.
- Experience with online ordering databases, such as B&T Title Source III and/or YBP/GOBI helpful. - Ability to keyboard minimum of 40 WPM accurately.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
- Requires physical handling of library materials, including lifting, pushing/pulling carts, or carrying materials up to 40 pounds.
Application Process: The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Criminal Conviction History, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select Apply to this position. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your My Jobs page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergra...duate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.
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