The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse invites applications for a Library Services Assistant-Advanced.
Under the general supervision of the Systems & Metadata Librarian, this position is responsible for conducting copy and original cataloging for new book and non-book materials (including, but not limited to, electronic, monograph, archival, serial, DVD). This position creates metadata for photographs, electronic theses and other electronic items as well as instructs staff members in cataloging procedures and use of OCLC and Alma Cataloging. Strengths of individual will determine format specialties within the cataloging team. This position also provides office support to the Library Director.
The normal work schedule for this position is Monday through Friday, 7:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
In addition to demonstrating a commitment to multiculturalism, diversity and inclusive excellence and an ability to work with students and colleagues from diverse backgrounds, the successful candidate will have the following knowledge/skills and abilities:
Minimum of high school diploma or equivalent.
Knowledge and experience in the use of computer software including Microsoft Office Suite (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.).
Knowledge and experience in the use of e-mail (i.e. Outlook, Gmail) functions including electronic calendars.
Effective oral and written communication skills.
Excellent organizational and time management skills.
Ability to coordinate projects, work independently and to independently set priorities to meet the demands of the position.
The ability to multi-task when necessary.
Possess an attention to details and time lines/due dates despite frequent interruptions.
Knowledge of policies, procedures and protocols of an administrative office.
Ability to meet and work effectively with people across multiple levels of the organization.
Ability to use discretion and good judgment regarding confidential information.
Ability and willingness to maintain and enhance professional competencies by participating in professional development workshops, seminars, and training sessions, related to current position responsibilities.
Knowledge of Library of Congress Classification Schedules.
Knowledge of Library of Congress Subject Headings.
Knowledge of Resource Description & Access (RDA).
Knowledge of Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FBRR).
Knowledge of OCLC MARC Bibliographic Formats and Standards.
Knowledge of OCLC Connexion.
Knowledge of OCLC Technical Service Bulletins.
Knowledge of Alma Cataloging Manual.
Knowledge of Dewey Classification.
This is a position with expected continuous employment and includes a State of Wisconsin benefits package. The starting salary is $15.42 per hour.
First review of applications starts January 3rd, 2017.
Note: Electronic submission of application materials is required. For additional information about this position and to apply, please visit https://employment.uwlax.edu
Please contact the Search and Screen Chair if you have a special need/accommodation to aid your participation in our hiring process.
The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UW–La Crosse) provides a challenging, dynamic, and diverse learning environment in which the entire university community is fully engaged in supporting student success. Grounded in the liberal arts, UW-La Crosse fosters curiosity and life-long learning through collaboration, innovation, and the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge. Acknowledging and respecting the contributions of all, UW-La Crosse is a regional academic and cultural center that prepares students to take their place in a constantly changing world community.
UW-La Crosse's diversity and inclusion efforts are guided by our adherence to Inclusive Excellence. We define Inclusive Excellence as “... our active, intentional and ongoing commitment to bridge differences with understanding and respect so all can thrive." The goals of Inclusive Excellence are to increase the retention of diverse faculty, staff and students while encouraging a campus climate that is inviting and welcoming to all. UW-La Crosse strives to promote acceptance of all facets of diversity from racial/ethnic diversity to diversity of thought and experience. UW-La Crosse is a 2014 recipient of the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. UW-La Crosse is proud to be one of only 83 recipients of this national honor recognizing our commitment to diversity and inclusion.
UW-La Crosse has appeared prominently on the U.S. News & World Report list of “America’s Best Colleges” for more than a decade and is ranked consistently as one of the top institutions in the Midwest. With a student population of roughly 10,500, the university offers 94 undergraduate programs in at least 30 disciplines and 21 graduate programs in the following colleges: Liberal Studies, Science and Health, and Business Administration, including the School of Arts & Communication and the School of Education, Professional and Continuing Education. There are 520 full-time faculty and instructional academic staff, 76 percent of whom hold terminal degrees. UW-La Crosse boasts a retention rate (freshmen returning as sophomores) of 85 percent, graduation rate (degree within six years) of 70 percent, and is among only 12 institutions cited nationally by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for its success in linking campus culture and university leadership to outstanding graduation rates.
The UW-La Crosse campus is nestled in a residential area of the City of La Crosse (pop. 52,000) located in western Wisconsin. The area, known as the 7 Rivers Region, is famous for its exceptional natural beauty which includes the Mississippi River on one side, majestic bluffs on the other, and views of rolling farmland and forested valleys in between. Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top ten “Best Places to Live” in 2009, La Crosse is one of the most scenic places in mid-America. Abundant water, woodlands and varying terrain provide ample opportunities for year-round outdoor recreation. Only a couple of hours from Minneapolis or Madison, La Crosse enjoys the affordability and charm of small town living with larger city benefits. Three colleges, two world-class medical institutions, the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra, a restored nineteenth century downtown business district, and a number of galleries and art centers have made La Crosse a regional center for culture, entertainment, medical care, shopping, sports and recreation.
UW-La Crosse is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We strive to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool, and we encourage applications from persons with varied backgrounds and perspectives. In support of the Wisconsin Veteran Employment Initiative we encourage veterans and veterans with disabilities to explore employment opportunities at UW-La Crosse.
Employment will require a criminal background check. A pending criminal charge or conviction will not necessarily disqualify an applicant. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, UW-La Crosse does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.
The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UWL) provides a challenging, dynamic, and diverse learning environment in which the entire university community is fully engaged in supporting student success. Grounded in the liberal arts, UWL fosters curiosity and life-long learning through collaboration, innovation, and the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge. Acknowledging and respecting the con...tributions of all, UWL is a regional academic and cultural center that prepares students to take their place in a constantly changing world community.