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Assistant Librarian

Buffalo, New York ~ July 09, 2020

The University at Buffalo Libraries is accepting applications in a continuous recruitment effort to fill current and future temporary Assistant Librarian positions. Applicants will be contacted on an as-needed basis to fill temporary positions that range in duration from three (3) months to one (1) year. Positions may be filled on a part-time (less than 37.5 hours per week) or full-time (37.5 hours per week) basis. Campus and library unit will vary depending on the assignment. Salary: $21.22 - $25.00 per hour based on experience and duties assigned.
As an Assistant Librarian, you may perform a variety of duties that could include any of the following. This depends on the Libraries’ operational needs at the time of hire.
• Provide reference services to library clientele using print, electronic and web-based information;
• Assist in facilitating and/or conducting end-user searches;
• Survey, arrange, describe, and process institutional and manuscript collections according to standard archival practices for DACS;
• Identify missing or incomplete accession documentation for collections including, but not limited to, deeds of gift, deposit status, and memos of understanding;
• Teach workshops and classes to undergraduate and graduate students within academic departments and for the Libraries;
• Perform original and/or copy cataloging of material, create holdings and item records utilizing OCLC, the international bibliographic utility, and Ex Libris Alma, the library services platform;
• Provide services in support of the Libraries’ open educational program;
• Assist with the Libraries’ scholarly publishing initiatives;
• Assist with bibliographic maintenance duties in Ex Libris Alma including withdrawals of print material, record corrections, and updating of holdings records for collection moves;
• Assist with library material acquisitions;
• Process patron borrowing and lending requests using OCLC’s ILLiad; search and verify bibliographic information related to requests;
• Gather, organize, and evaluate electronic resource licensing information, adding license data into Ex Libris Alma and digitizing paper-based licenses.

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