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Faculty Merit Postdoctoral Professional & Scientific Research Temporary Internal


Requisition # 021154

Merit Applications will be accepted through 4:59 PM on the advertising end date.

Position Basics

Position Type:Service
Job Type:Temporary ( Limited to 780 hours per fiscal year, no benefits )
Initial Advertising Ends on:Extended Until Position is Filled
Department:Library Administration & General


Hourly Pay:$11.00
Pay Grade:

Work Schedule

Part/Full TimeFull Time Position
Hours:08:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Details: As a temporary position, employees in this position are limited to working 780 hours maximum.
Work Week:Regular
Days Off: Sun,Sat

Job Details

Background Check:Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check.
Duties:Position Description: Under the supervision of the Libraries Annex Manager, the Helper positions will aid in processing a 425,000 volume collection recently moved to the Libraries Annex, an off-campus high-density storage facility. The Helpers will ensure accuracy of bibliographic records and process materials into the Libraries Annex collection.

Specific duties include:
• Assembles cardboard trays
• Cleans materials following preservation guidelines
• Measures materials and fills trays with books.
• Affixes bar codes to trays, using a configuration based on the size of the contents and the location of the tray in the storage area.
• Accessioning includes inputting information by scanning the barcode of each volume into the library inventory system (Alma) to accurately update each volume’s physical location.
• Maintain regular communication with staff involved with the project, flagging damaged materials for review.
• Other duties as assigned.

• Ability to perform routine manual labor while maintaining attention to detail.
• Ability to communicate effectively with library staff, orally and in writing.
• Ability to regularly move up to 20lb and occasionally move up to 60lb.
• Punctuality, reliability, focus, and attention to detail.
• Demonstrated ability to follow written and verbal instructions and perform routine actions.

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