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Job Title and Grade: Library Technical Services Associate II / SSOF

Job Code: 004612

Date: 6/2010

Job Purpose

Under general supervision manages library technical service processes and/or oversee library technical service duties requiring specialized non-Western European language skills. 

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

Places, monitors, and ensures shipment of non-Western European monographs.

Manages procurement of Western and non-Western European language materials such as approval plans, serials, periodicals, electronic databases, e-books, and other electronic resources.

Manages major annual subscription renewal and cancellation projects.

Ensures electronic resources are activated and available to users online, to include monitoring the help desk patrons and staff use to report access problems.

Manages receipt of serials and periodicals.

Trains and works with Libraries collection managers using the vendors’ approval databases.

Supervises employees

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of library procedures and resources

Ability to process complex, detailed work with accuracy; strong organizational skills

Experience in searching and editing online library databases (preferably SIRSI)

Knowledge of standard office systems experience including e-mail, Internet applications, database searching, and working knowledge of computer and word processing/database/spreadsheet software

Good interpersonal skills

Demonstrated problem-solving and decision-making abilities; ability to pay attention-to-detail and follow established guidelines

Good oral and written communications skills

Knowledge of on-line searching procedures 

Minimum Requirements

Education: Two years of college level coursework

Experience: One year library experience. Experience supervising employees

Language: Some positions may require specific foreign language skills, such as knowledge of basic language components, vocabulary, syntax, recognizing parts of speech and the ability to read and comprehend main points of text.

The intent of this job specification is to provide a representative summary of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position.  Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this specification.