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Available Job # 2597

Date Posted 11/07/2018
Job Title Senior Library Specialist - Technical Services
Organization Governors State University
Environment Academic Library
City University Park
State IL
Hours Full-Time
Hire Status Direct Hire
Job Level Support Staff
Job Description Position Type

Civil Service

Classification Title

Senior Library Specialist

Position's Functional Title

Senior Library Specialist-Technical Services

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Position Summary

The Senior Library Specialist-Technical Services interprets and applies the library policies as they relate to the Technical Services Department. The position's key responsibility in Technical Services is cataloging and classifying materials added to or withdrawn from the library's collection and serials maintenance. Original and copy cataloging are essential duties of the Senior Library Specialist, which require a working knowledge of the system. The position is multifunctional and requires problem solving of materials not already in the database. In addition, further responsibilities of the job require primary maintenance of bibliographic, authority holding, item records, re-cataloging of materials, updating MARC records to Resource, Description, Access (RDA), and checking in and claiming serials. The Senior Library Specialist-Technical Services provides support to library staff members on special projects from the standpoint of weeding, adding to the collection donated items, inventory projects, and public services. Most of the work is performed independently with the responsibility of providing monthly statistics to the Technical Service's Librarian of accomplished tasks. The Senior Library Specialist-Technical Services provides assistance to faculty, students, and other University Library users by staffing the Public Services desks.

The minimum hourly rate is $15.80.

Minimum Qualifications

1. High school graduation or equivalent. (Please attach a copy of your high school diploma or equivalent and/or a copy of your college/university transcripts).

2. Any combination totaling 2 years (24 months) from the following categories:

(a) work experience in a library or equivalent setting

(b) college course work in any field as measured by the following conversion table:

* 30 semester hours equals six months

* 60 semester hours or an Associate's degree equals one year

* 90 semester hours equals eighteen months

* Bachelor Degree (120 semester hours) equals two years (24 months)

* A Master's or higher degree equals four years

(Note: Only a maximum of 4 years credit for college course work is available.)

3. A total of 2 years (24 months) work experience in a library or equivalent setting performing progressively more responsible work consistent with the next lower level of this series.

4. Demonstrated experience interpreting library policies, regulations, and standards.

5. Demonstrated experience in copy and original cataloging, as well as completing record and classification of catalogued materials.

Preferred Qualifications

1. Master's degree in Library Science with a concentration in Cataloging, Information Technology or Information Science.

2. Work experience in library cataloging and library information services.

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Special Instructions to Applicants

All Civil Service positions at Governors State University require an exam. The exam type for this position is a Credentials Assessment. Applicants are not required to report in person for this exam. You will receive your examination score via e-mail within 2 weeks after the closing date.

This position requires Illinois residency within 180 days of the hire date.

Credentials Assessment Exam Scoring Information:
In order to be considered for this position, applicants are required to provide documentation that verifies that the minimum qualifications of this Civil Service position have been met. The required documents that are submitted in the online application (cover letter, résumé, and college transcripts, which show the conferred graduation date and earned degree), as well as any included other/optional documents will be reviewed and/or used in the scoring of the Credentials Assessment. These documents must be uploaded prior to the position closing date.
When completing your online application, please be sure to provide detailed information about your work experience, including dates of employment, applicable full-time and part-time employment, and specific duties and responsibilities.

Transcripts/Licenses/Certifications MUST be uploaded electronically to your online application. Due to the high volume of applications received, only college transcripts submitted/attached electronically to this posting will be used for the review and the consideration of this vacancy.
If you are a Veteran, you may be eligible to receive Veteran's Preference Points on a passing examination score, by submitting proof of eligibility to the Department of Human Resources, such as a copy of your DD214/DD215 form (Department of Defense), NGB22 form (National Guard), or Discharge Orders or DD256 Discharge Certificate (Reserves) no later than the closing date on November 17, 2018.

Please attach a list of three professional references.

For fullest consideration, the above-mentioned requirements must be submitted no later than November 17, 2018.
We appreciate your interest in employment at Governors State University.


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