Cornell University Library is a leading academic research library with outstanding collections, service and instructional programs, and a leader in digital library applications including digitization of its print collections and development of strategies for curation of the research output of its faculty. As a member of the Catherwood Library Research and Learning Services (RLS) department, the Collection Development Assistant contributes to the building, evaluating, acquiring, and managing of the library's print and electronic library resources.
Under the direction of the Collection Development Coordinator, this position manages review and disposition of donated collections, compiles collection-related reports and statistics, assists with focused collections projects and materials processing, and opens and staffs the public services desk for Access Services. Maintains and promotes the Hospitality, Labor, and Management Library's core values of collaboration, excellence, flexibility, innovation, integrity and service.
This is a half-time (20 hours), benefits eligible position. The schedule will be Monday-Friday from 7:45 am to 11:45 am.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education, experience, and/or training.
Demonstrated consistency in and aptitude for detailed work. Strong self-motivation; ability to exercise judgment and self-direction while also working within established guidelines and procedures. Ability to analyze problems and consult with others to make appropriate judgments. Working knowledge of a broad range of computer hardware and software, including proficiency with Microsoft Windows environment, word processing and spreadsheet programs. Effective communication skills. Experience searching library catalogs. Fluent English language skills (both oral and written).
Project management experience. Library work experience. Demonstrated interest in industrial and labor relations (ILR), business, or related applied social sciences discipline. Experience searching Worldcat.
Essential Physical Requirements - Typically lifts 20 to 50 lbs
Visual: Close Concentration
Hazards: Limited Exposure
Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
Relocation assistance is not available for this position.
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Collections Asst IV
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