This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Library Technician 3 (LT3) position for the Valley Library at Oregon State University (OSU).
This position performs copy, complex and original cataloging of monographs and integrating resources for all RDA media types collected by the library. This includes resources in English as well as foreign languages. The position may also perform some serials cataloging, and may assign Library of Congress call numbers, Library of Congress subject headings, and perform name authority work.
Is responsible for cataloging electronic resources issued in series or sets, either by searching online catalogs and lists or by receiving notifications when new titles are published. These resources include OSU Extension and Oregon Sea Grant publications as well as e-books published by commercial vendors.
Uploads PDFs to OSU's institutional repository, ScholarsArchive@OSU, checks, adds, and/or edits metadata for those PDFs, applies embargoes as requested by the Graduate School, and uses MarcEdit to harvest metadata and generate MARC records for inclusion in OCLC and Alma.
Assists with project work such as withdrawals, shifting, and integrated library system (ILS) migration cleanup, and creates name authority records.
Requires the ability to work with details, learn a variety of complex routines, and assimilate knowledge into an understanding of how the Libraries function in order to solve problems and improve procedures so that one may organize and carry out operations independently.
Works with many staff in other departments: Circulation staff for Kindle books, reserves, holds, and work orders; Acquisitions staff for order records, DDA purchases, rushes, reserves, and purchased e-books; Interlibrary loan staff for purchased PDFs; the Graduate school and OSU students for theses and dissertations and their embargoes; Emerging Technology Services staff for repository issues, changes, and data archiving; Special Collections and Archives (SCARC) staff for materials being moved to or from SCARC or for cataloging of SCARC resources.
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. S/he 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.
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OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.
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