Job Postings - Support Staff

To apply for any one of the following positions, please go to the University Human Resource Services website. Applications sent directly to our office will not be taken into consideration.


Position Title: Slavic Acquisitions Specialist
Classification: SSOF
Job number: 14523
 
Job Summary: Coordinate and process the order and receipt of monograph materials in all formats for all Slavic, East European, Turkic, Central Asian languages, and Western European based languages for the Bloomington Campus and 5 regional campus libraries:  manages and oversees Slavic blanket orders and exchange receipts, acting as liaison between collection managers and vendors.  Oversees and prepares bibliographic records from OCLC or FTP records from vendors or create brief bibliographic records according to departmental standards and local policies to prepare for order and receipt process. Initiates claims, cancellations and reorders with vendors and works closely with the collection development community. Hires, trains, schedules, supervises, and evaluates temporary staff. Participates in department, division, and section meetings; participates in unit responsibilities for special project work; and performs related duties to the work described above.
 
Qualifications: Please include a cover letter and resume with your online application, as well as the contact information for three references on your resume.
Required: Two years of college level coursework. One year of relevant library experience, preferably in technical services; and experience supervising student employees. Language: Reading knowledge of Russian and bibliographic knowledge of one or more Western European languages required.  Knowledge of at least one other Slavic Language and/or an East European or Central Eurasian language preferred. Knowledge of library procedures and resources; experience with standard office systems, including email, Internet applications, database searching, and working knowledge of Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook).  Strong organizational and time management skills; ability to investigate and resolve problems independently and effectively; ability to perform complex duties with high degree of accuracy; ability to pay attention-to-detail and follow established guidelines; excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills; illustrative supervisory skills; Knowledge of book industry; experience working in an integrated and complex library system. Ability to lift and open boxes of books which includes bending, stretching, and lifting heavy books; loading, pushing, and pulling heavy book trucks; and stooping.

Position Title: Senior Collections Reference Assistant
Classification: SSOF
Job number: 14522
This is a half-time position
 
Job Summary:  Provides collection development, management, and reference support for the Slavic and East European Studies Collection.  Works with library materials in vernacular languages including, but not limited to, Baltic, Czech and Slovak, Polish, Romanian, Russian, and Ukrainian; oversees the international and domestic book exchange and gift collections; and manages office data. Provides directional and subject-related reference assistance for patrons from IU and beyond; maintains the Slavic and East European collection website; and supervises temporary student employees of the Slavic and East European Studies Collection office.
 
Qualifications: Review your qualifications prior to applying to ensure that you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. Cover letter and resume with contact information for three professional references required.
Required Two years of college-level course work and one year of library experience. Reading knowledge of at least one Slavic or East European language, such as Russian; knowledge of library procedures and resources; experience with standard office systems, including email, Internet applications, and database searching; working knowledge of Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook); and experience in searching and editing online library databases.  Excellent oral and written communication skills; demonstrated dependability and flexibility; excellent interpersonal skills, including a demonstrated ability to interact tactfully and courteously with faculty, staff, students, and other library users.  Strong organizational skills; ability to investigate and resolve problems independently and effectively; ability to perform complex duties with high degree of accuracy; and ability to pay attention-to-detail and follow established guidelines.Preferred:  Bachelor degree/graduate level course work with an emphasis on Slavic or East European Studies; two years of academic library experience; additional experience in Slavic or East European Studies bibliography, especially graduate level; and experience with HTML and Microsoft Access.

Position Title: Library Services Associate
Classification: SSOF
Job number: 14373
This is a half-time position
 
Job Summary: Provides collection development, management, and reference support for the Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies and the Central Eurasian Studies Collections by assisting in developing and maintaining collections and providing specialized reference services in these subjects. Works intensively with a wide variety of materials in the many vernacular languages of the Middle East and Central Eurasia.  Primary responsibilities include identifying the language and bibliographic data for various materials; reviewing, translating and recommending items to acquire from various sources; using online databases and printed sources to locate, translate and verify bibliographic information; answering reference questions and providing other public services.  Overseeing the gift and exchange program.  Developing, maintaining the collection’s websites. Maintain office databases and records.   Manage the office when the librarian is absent. Monitor and train student employees.
 
Qualifications: Please include a cover letter and resume with your online application and list the contact information for two references on your resume.
Required: Two years of college level coursework. One year of library experience.  Bachelor degree/graduate-level course work with an emphasis on Central Eurasian and/or Middle Eastern Studies preferred. Two years of academic library experience and additional experience in area studies bibliography, especially graduate level, preferred. Knowledge of at least one major Middle Eastern or Central Eurasian Language (such as Arabic, Persian, or Turkish) and one relevant European language (such as Russian, Hungarian, or French) and bibliographic knowledge of additional area languages; knowledge of library procedures and resources; experience with standard office systems, including email, Internet applications, database searching; working knowledge of Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook); and experience in searching and editing online library databases.  Excellent oral and written communication skills; demonstrated dependability and flexibility; excellent interpersonal skills, including a demonstrated ability to interact tactfully and courteously with faculty, staff, students, and other library users; strong organizational skills; demonstrated problem-solving and decision-making abilities; strong critical-thinking skills; ability to investigate and resolve problems independently and effectively; ability to perform complex duties with high degree of accuracy; and ability to pay attention-to-detail and follow established guidelines. Experience with HTML, web page development tools, and major Middle Eastern, Islamic and Central Eurasian databases such as Index Islamicus preferred. Lifting and carrying piles of book, pushing carts of books, reaching, bending, or kneeling