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Library Specialist

Company: Illinois State University
Location: Normal
Posted on: July 3, 2019

Job Description:

Request/Posting Number 0712149 Classification Title Library Specialist Working Title Circulation & Interlibrary Loan Assistant Job Class 004902 Type of Position Civil Service Percent Appointment: 1-100 (For Student Employment and Graduate Assistant Only; state hours per week) 100 Representation: AFSCME Local 3236 Department Milner Library - 08900000 Job Category Staff General Summary This position is principally responsible for resource sharing activities in support of Milner Library with a focus on verifying, ordering, and delivering interlibrary loan and document delivery requests. The position participates as a customer service representative in regular rotations at the library's circulation desk. This position must combine a number of clerical, technical, analytical functions in order to provide good customer service. Additional Information: The Access Services unit of Milner Library is responsible for the borrowing, lending, and shelving of library materials. This position involves working together with other staff members, as well as all material being lent out and returned. Required Qualifications 1. High school graduation or equivalent 2. Any combination totaling 2 years from the following categories: (a) work experience in a library or equivalent setting performing duties comparable to those described in Level II of this series. (b) college course work in any field as measured by the following conversion table or its proportional equivalent - 30 semester hours equals six months - 60 semester hours or an Associate's degree equals one year - 90 semester hours equals two years Amounts of education or experience less than those listed above should be converted to decimal equivalents and added together when computing combinations of the different types of preparation. If this position is Security Sensitive or if you are subject to a criminal background investigation based on University policy, then employment is contingent upon you passing a satisfactory criminal background investigation. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources. Desired Qualifications: 1. Working knowledge of department, library, and University policies and procedures with a focus on interlibrary loan and request processing. 2. Clear understanding of how interlibrary loan and circulation services flow throughout the year and how academic libraries fulfill the mission of the University. 3. Ability to comprehend and follow policies and procedures in order to address patron queries and issues immediately and satisfactorily. 4. Excellent customer service and communication skills. 5. Technological skill set centering on software applications, electronic catalogs and databases, and various communication devices, specifically Microsoft Windows, specialized software for processing interlibrary loan requests, advanced searching skills in electronic catalogs and databases, and the operation/troubleshooting of audiovisual equipment, scanners, and mobile devices. Necessary Licenses/Certifications/Degrees High school graduation or equivalent Hiring Rate/Range $15.64 - $16.42 per hour Stipend: Work Hours 7:00am-3:30pm, Monday through Friday Proposed Starting Date: July 2019 Posting date 06-14-2019 Closing date 07-04-2019 Special Instructions to Applicants If you are using college or university course work to meet the minimum qualifications, then college transcripts (may be unofficial) must be submitted prior to the deadline in order to receive full consideration. In order to be eligible for Veteran's Preference points on the exam, a copy of your DD-214 must be submitted prior to the deadline. Transcripts and/or DD-214 paperwork may be faxed, mailed, or delivered to Human Resources by the end of the day on the posting close date: Fax: 309.438.7421, Attn: Kira Shelton Address: Illinois State University Human Resources Campus Box 1300 Normal, IL 61790-1300 Please fully complete the entire application including, but not limited to, the education and work experience portions. Please list all education and all jobs you have had. Do not leave gaps in employment. You must list all duties you performed in the job duties section (Phrases such as "See Resume" are not acceptable). Failure to follow any of these instructions may constitute an incomplete application. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please prepare in advance a resume, cover letter, and at least 3 professional references with phone numbers to attach to this application. The Civil Service examination for this classification is based on your application materials. No participation other than submission of applicant materials is required from applicants that qualify to take the exam. If you meet the minimum required qualifications for this position, you will receive a score calculated based on your education and experience, and your name will be placed on the active employment register by exam score. After the application deadline, the names within the top three scores will be referred to the department for interview. Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or other state or federal law you may request an accommodation by contacting the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at 309-438-3383. If you are having difficulty accessing the system, please call Human Resources at (309) 438-8311. Contact Information Kira Shelton Human Resources kgsheltilstu.edu (309) 438-2120 Departmental Homepage http://library.illinoisstate.edu/ Required Applicant Documents PLEASE NOTE: These documents are required to be submitted online in order to complete the application process. Please have these documents ready prior to clicking on "Apply For This Posting". Resume/C.V. Cover Letter Reference List Optional Applicant Documents Certification of Retirement Annuity (required for SURS annuitants only) Transcript 1 Transcript 2 Civil Service Test 4902-Library Specialist Physical Requirements: Must be able to complete the following with or without a reasonable accommodation: 1. Mobility required to travel throughout the library on a regular basis. 2. Ability to search the shelves for materials, which may require maneuvering around the stacks in order to access materials on shelves at all heights. 3. Ability to transport books and materials throughout the library on a regular basis. 4. Ability to effectively communicate on a daily basis. Quicklink www.jobs.ilstu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind77699

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