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Library Specialist

Posted: 11/18/2022

Library Specialist  • Work Department: Libraries • Class Title/Code: (4902) • Effective Date: Nov 15, 2022 • Responsibilities: • oversees the data and/or physical processing of new materials; • performs routine ordering and receiving activities (including analyzing and interpreting vendor data using appropriate guidelines); • performs complex database searching and organizational activities for the local online catalog using local, regional, national, and international bibliographic databases (including copy cataloging and indexing of all print, non-print, digital, and electronic formats using various metadata standards; entering data into online information management systems; updating records to maintain currency and accuracy of the online catalog; using print and online resources to identify and resolve processing problems and discrepancies in previously cataloged or indexed materials); • provides query response and finding activities (including interpreting queries; directing or performing the full range of bibliographic searching of English language materials and some foreign language material for users using print and online bibliographic tools; assisting in the resolution of user complaints); • investigates, determines and collects fines and other charges (including maintaining related files and records and determining replacement value for lost or damaged materials); • performs and authorizes circulation functions (including exceptions to standard procedures); • processes complex interlibrary and documents delivery requests (including requesting materials from other libraries and documents sources; overseeing courier services); • performs conservation/restoration duties (including condition appraisal, mending, retention, and disposal of library materials using appropriate techniques and methods); • serves as lead worker or as a first line supervisor (including training; instructing; scheduling; assigning and reviewing work); • oversees or manages a specific functional activity within a unit (including circulation; maintenance of collection; program management; record management); • produces statistical reports as needed; • performs all duties normally required in the lower levels of the series; • performs other related duties as assigned. • Required Qualifications: • High school diploma or equivalent. • Any combination totaling two (2) years (24 months) from the following categories: • work experience in a library or equivalent setting. • college course work in any field as measured by the following conversion table • 30 semester hours equals one (1) year (12 months) • Associate's Degree (60 semester hours) equals eighteen months (18 months) • 90 semester hours equals two (2) years (24 months) • Bachelor's Degree (120 semester hours) equals three (3) years (36 months) • Starting Salary: $13.29 /Hourly • Application Deadline: Dec 15, 2022 Employment - Information & Instructions Complete an online. Submit supplemental application materials, which may include transcripts, licenses, certifications, resume, and a copy of the DD214 (if applicable), via email to All application materials are due in the WIU Human Resources Office no later than 4:30 p.m. the day of the application deadline. Western Illinois University is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity and a non-discrimination policy that includes sex, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, or veteran status. For questions regarding the application process, please contact: Human Resources Office Sherman Hall 105 1 University Circle Macomb, IL 61455 Phone: (309) 298-1971 ext. 1 Fax: (309) 298-2300 Email: Open: Monday - Friday; 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Copyright ©2022 Inc. All rights reserved. jeid-4fcbe40825a3944dace797db5ac19b30

Education: High School Diploma