This recruitment will be used to fill one permanent, full-time Library Technician for OSU-Cascades.
The OSU-Cascades Library provides faculty and staff with collections and services that support and enhance the instruction, research and public services programs. The Libraries include a collection of over 1.7 million volumes and subscriptions to 10,000 periodicals in print and electronic formats.
The purpose of this position is to provide support for the Library & Learning Commons of OSU-Cascades in Bend, Oregon, a campus of Oregon State University.
The Library Technician plays a crucial role in supporting teaching and learning at OSU-Cascades by implementing Open Education Resource (OER) initiatives (including textbooks on reserves, interlibrary loan, and consortial borrowing) and providing excellent information and technology service for OSU-Cascades faculty, staff, and students.
This position will be the sole staff member responsible for the OSU-Cascades Library during the summer (from June-August), so the ability to work independently and thrive as part of a team is important. The successful candidate will have a high level of productivity and display excellent professional judgement and ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with colleagues and students.
The Library Technician works collaboratively with the OSU-Cascades Librarian and Oregon State University Valley Library to align OSU-Cascades Library practices with Valley Library at Main Campus.
This position is responsible for managing the training and leading the work of student employees for the OSU-Cascades Library. The successful candidate will be flexible, open-minded, proactive and innovative. Applicants must have an eagerness to learn about libraries and higher education and serve all students.
OSU-Cascades, located in Bend, Oregon, is a branch campus of Oregon State University. Established in 2001, the university currently enrolls more than 1,100 students in bachelor's and master's degree programs. The campus expanded to a four-year university in 2015, and opened its new campus in 2016. The branch campus has ambitious enrollment goals to reach 3,000 to 5,000 students by 2025 and is engaged in building a culturally diverse and community-centric educational environment
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.
Excellent communication skills. Excellent customer service skills. Ability to work independently and as part of a team. Strong attention to detail and meeting deadlines. Demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.
This position requires 40 hours a week and may include evenings and weekends. Typical schedule will be 8-5, with some varying degree of flexibility. The successful candidate will be available to be the solo staff for the OSU-Cascades Library Monday-Friday from June through August while the Librarian is off contract.
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 offic...es, 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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