Library Assistant III
Cataloging and Acquisitions Assistant
.75 (30 hrs/week)
16.00 - 17.00 per hour
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This position is responsible for acquisitions, cataloging and
processing of physical library materials for the libraries on three
campuses. This position orders books and media, processes invoices,
catalogs material and prepares them for shelving and use. This
position also handles withdrawing material from the collections,
and other responsibilities as assigned. This is a .75% FTE (30
hours / week). Working hours are at Polk Library on the Oshkosh
campus. This position functions under the general supervision of
the Head of Collections and Technical Services.
30% A. Acquisitions of books and media
- Orders library materials (books and media) for Polk Library,
Fond du Lac Library, and Fox Cities library.
- Receives and responds to requests for purchases from
librarians, faculty and students.
- Creates purchase orders, selects vendors, receives materials,
and processes invoices.
- Verifies accuracy of orders, monitors credits and returns.
30% B. Cataloging of library materials
- Performs copy-cataloging of new materials in accordance with
national standards of cataloging practice.
- Maintains accurate holdings records in OCLC.
- Updates catalog records for library materials as
- Compiles monthly statistics for all library material added or
withdrawn from the collection.
20% C. Processing new Library material
- Prepares all new library material for shelving and use,
including identification stamps, spine labels, barcodes, security
- Prepares Children’s books processing as above, with the
addition of mylar covers and other processing as needed.
- Prepares Fond du Lac and Fox Cities materials processing as
15% D. Withdrawing Library material
- Deletes item and holding records from the catalog for materials
being withdrawn from the library collections.
- Deletes holdings records from OCLC for materials being
withdrawn from the library collections.
- Recycles withdrawn materials or prepares them for library book
5% E. Additional Duties
- Participate in library meetings, works on projects as assigned
with other library staff.
Perform other activities and projects as assigned.
- Demonstrated computer and technical skills
- Ability to communicate efficiently and effectively
- Ability to perform multiple tasks and complete diverse projects
- Abilities to work both independently and with others as part of
- Strong attention to detail
- Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and
- Experience working in a library
- Experience with an integrated library system
- Experience with acquisitions, managing orders, purchase orders,
- Experience with cataloging, cataloging standards, or OCLC
- Experience with specialized library software
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Cover letter of interest addressing required and preferred
qualifications, resume, and three professional references with
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