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Library Assistant - Electronic & Continuing Resources Specialist 999411

Xavier University
Ohio, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
May 31, 2023

Xavier University is part of the 500-year-old Jesuit Catholic tradition of academic excellence and is strongly committed to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity. These values are central to our mission. We strive for a climate of respect and inclusiveness that welcomes and supports members from diverse backgrounds and life experiences. We are committed unreservedly to open and free inquiry and deliberately seeks out multiple perspectives.

The Electronic & Continuing Resources Specialist assists with electronic resource access operations for all electronic content (e.g., books, periodicals, media) by maintaining accurate holdings in the library online public access catalog and other online access systems, loading records in the integrated library system (ILS), resolving issues with resource access, and collecting usage statistics. This position is responsible for processing and maintaining the print periodical, newspaper, standing order and microform collections by coordinating the check-in, processing, and claiming of all current serials and through the planning and execution of projects related these collections. The Electronic & Continuing Resources Specialist assists with resource acquisition by receiving materials and recording invoices in the ILS, assessing damaged materials for replacement, and selecting replacements for order.

General Job duties:

  1. Processes electronic resources throughout the resource life-cycle.
  2. Coordinates processing and maintaining print periodical, newspaper, standing order, and microform collections.
  3. Assists Electronic Resources & Acquisitions Librarian with resource acquisition.
  4. Hires, trains, supervises, evaluates, and disciplines 1-4 student assistants.

Required Qualifications:
  • Associate's degree
  • One to three years of relevant library work experience
  • Ability to work in a team, collaborate with colleagues, and communicate clearly
  • Experience using MS Office, Word, and Excel
  • Willingness to perform a variety of duties, participate in professional development, and embrace the values of Xavier University:
Desired Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Understanding of Integrated Library Systems (e.g., Sierra) and library knowledgebase systems (e.g., EBSCO full text finder)
  • Familiarity with MARC records and continuing resource cataloging
  • Demonstrated experience with overseeing projects and meeting established deadlines
  • Supervisory experience
Xavier University is committed to equity, inclusion, and diversity. We can best pursue our mission as a Jesuit Catholic University by having a campus culture characterized by inclusion and significant numbers of diverse students and employees. We welcome a broad spectrum of candidates and particularly invite applications from under-represented individuals in the profession. The successful candidate will have experience working with a diverse range of constituents.

To ensure consideration, qualified/interested applicants must submit a cover letter (which should include a statement of how the candidate might support or contribute to Xavier’s commitment to diversity and inclusion), a resume and the names and contact information of three professional references in Xavier’s website by June 20, 2023 .


Xavier University offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and employment class.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Tax advantaged accounts including health savings account, flexible spending accounts, and dependent care account.
  • Financial security via life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, and holidays.
  • Tuition remission for employees and their eligible dependents.

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