This recruitment will be used to fill two full-time Library Technician 3 positions for the Resource Acquisitions and Sharing department in the University Libraries at Oregon State University.
As a member of the Resource Acquisitions and Sharing (RAS) department, the Acquisition Library Technician 3 (LT3) is responsible for responding to patrons' purchase requests and licensing questions, and working with vendors to acquire library resources in various formats (i.e., print and electronic books, streaming videos, and other media) in a timely manner.
They are responsible for placing orders using various vendor platforms, paying for and reconciling accounts, claiming orders, and addressing system problems with the appropriate company or department. The LT3 is also responsible for maintaining accurate records in the library's ILS and working with other units to ensure content is accessible to patrons. The incumbent makes independent decisions and/or works with RAS members to develop resolutions to problems related to vendor and customer relationships, and work flows.
They will have opportunities to cross-train, participate and/or lead projects, and grow in a collaborative and dynamic environment. As a member of Oregon State University Libraries and Press, the employee 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.
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.
Minimum two-years' experience, within the last five years, processing monograph firm orders (i.e., print and electronic books, streaming videos, DVD, etc.).
Minimum of one-year experience using financial databases to reconcile purchases.
General knowledge of and practical experience with ordering, bibliographic, and cataloging rules.
Able to use online bibliographic and financial databases (OCLC, vendor databases, integrated library system, and Banner FIS) in daily problem solving.
This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in youth programs may have additional criminal history checks every 24 months.
A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.
The person in this position will often be required to lift and carry objects weighing up to 20 lbs.
Oregon State is a leading research university located in one of the safest, smartest, greenest small cities in the nation. Situated 90 miles south of Portland, and an hour from the Cascades or the Pacific Coast, Corvallis is the perfect home base for exploring Oregon?s natural wonders.Oregon State University has always been a place with a purpose ? making a positive difference in quality of life, ...natural resources and economic prosperity in Oregon and beyond. Through discovery, innovation and application, we are meeting challenges, solving problems and turning ideas into reality.Founded in 1868, Oregon State is the state?s Land Grant university and is one of only two universities in the U.S. to have Sea Grant, Space Grant and Sun Grant designations. Oregon State is also the only university in Oregon to hold both the Carnegie Foundation's top designation for research institutions and its prestigious Community Engagement classification.As Oregon?s leading public research university, with $261.7 million in external funding in the 2011 fiscal year, Oregon State?s impact reaches across the state and beyond. With 12 colleges, 15 Agricultural Experiment Stations, 35 county Extension offices, the Hatfield Marine Sciences Center in Newport and OSU-Cascades in Bend, Oregon State has a presence in every one of Oregon?s 36 counties, with a statewide economic footprint of $2.06 billion.Oregon State welcomes a diverse student body of over 26,000 students from across Oregon, all 50 states and more than 100 countries. They can choose from more than 200 undergraduate and more than 80 graduate degree programs, including over 30 degrees online offered through Oregon State Ecampus. Oregon State increasingly attracts high-achieving students, with nationally recognized programs in areas such as conservation biology, agricultural sciences, nuclear engineering, forestry, fisheries and wildlife management, community health, pharmacy and zoology.Oregon State also ranks high in sustainability, fourth among universities nationwide for using renewable energy and first in the Pac-12 Conference. And our students literally help power the university: 22 exercise machines at Oregon State University has always been a place with a purpose ? making a positive difference in quality of life, natural resources and economic prosperity in Oregon and beyond. Through discovery, innovation and application, we are meeting challenges, solving problems and turning ideas into reality. For more information visithttp://www.ohsu.edu/xd/about/index.cfm.The 400-acre main campus in Corvallis includes a Historic District, making Oregon State one of only a handful of U.S. university campuses listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The district includes such icons as Weatherford Hall, the Memorial Union and Benton Hall, the oldest building on the oldest building on campus.
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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