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Part-Time Technical Services Assistant

Chatham University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Nov 5, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Library & Information Sciences, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Librarians & Library Administration, Business & Administrative Affairs, Technology Administration/Other
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Part Time
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Chatham University

Part-Time Technical Services Assistant

Chatham University has an immediate opening for a Technical Services Assistant in the University's Jennie King Mellon Library. This is a part-time position that reports to the Head of Technical Services.

This position assists in maintaining the library's print serials, newspapers and microform, and updating relevant electronic data associated with those collections. Will also assist in digital conversion tasks and may be asked to perform copy cataloging of new and gift materials. May also be asked to participate in ongoing data cleanup in various databases and websites and will have the opportunity to learn basic book restoration and archival binding.

This vacant position will add to Chatham's mission "to prepare students to build lives of purpose, value and fulfilling preparing graduates to be informed and engaged citizens in their communities; to recognize and respect the diversity of culture, identity, and opinion; and to live sustainably." Building on this mission, Chatham is committed to creating a supportive and inclusive learning, living and working environment for all members of the campus community. Learn more at: .

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Serials processing
  • Check-in serials in the library catalog and rotate the physical display of materials
  • Maintain and troubleshoot serials frequency controls in the library catalog
  • Claim periodical issues for those not received
  • Monitor full-text electronic MARC 856 links for at-risk titles
Newspapers processing
  • Weekly rotate the physical display of materials
  • Identify and store older newspapers and supplemental materials for recycling
Other formats and equipment
  • Be aware of emerging technologies (i.e. digital) and be able to create, tag, track and update new titles with non-standardized protocols.
  • Be able to operate and maintain analog and other older formats (i.e. microform) using expired and unsupported hardware.
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Experience working with a diverse student population
  • An ability to balance physical and mental tasks
  • Some understanding of monograph and serial cataloging with MARC, utilizing ALA, NASIG, US Copyright and all other relevant international regulations and standards
  • Demonstrated aptitude for working in a technical services role and/or in an academic library
  • MLIS degree or be a current student in an MLIS program or have an advanced academic degree with applicable skills.
MLIS degree or be a current student in an MLIS program or have an advanced academic degree with applicable skills.

Founded in 1869, Chatham University has an enrollment of over 2,200 students across over 60 undergraduate and graduate programs in our areas of excellence: sustainability & health, the arts & sciences, and business & communications. Chatham has consistently been named a College of Distinction and a "Best College" by U.S. News & World Report, and--as the alma mater of environmental icon, Rachel Carson (Class of '29)--is perennially ranked as one of the greenest colleges in the United States by Sierra Magazine and the Princeton Review.

Chatham consists of the School of Health Sciences; the Falk School of Sustainability & Environment; the School of Arts, Science and Business; and the School for Continuing & Professional Studies.

Located in Pittsburgh, PA--one of the country's most livable cities and great college towns--Chatham is spread across three distinct locations: the historic arboretum, Shadyside Campus; Chatham Eastside in the fast-growing East End; and Eden Hall Campus, one of the world's most sustainable campuses.

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To ensure full consideration, please submit a cover letter addressing the qualifications of the position, professional resume, and contact information for three professional references.

Chatham University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. Chatham University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.

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