Basic daily tasks will include downloading, cleaning, and organizing data sets; item- and title-level research; information gathering and organization. Additional duties may include assisting with various departmental or library projects and cross-training in preparation of books and other materials being added to or withdrawn from the collection. Training and documentation will be provided for all tasks.
This position reports to Joelle Pitts, Head of Content Development. and will be reviewed every year collaboratively with others in Content Development department.
Maximum of 10 hours per week on Monday-Friday 8-5 p.m. We need someone who has availability to work over summer.
Ability to accurately perform repetitive tasks for an extended period of time
Should not have high sensitivity to mold spores or dust as they are sometimes present
Preferred special knowledge, skills and abilities
Must have ability to work accurately with details
Ability to interpret and apply information from complex technical and procedural manuals
Must be able to work independently as well as with other library staff
Ability to organize work efficiently and to perform detailed work under pressure
Prefer some library experience
Experience in using Microsoft Excel
50% Data download, cleaning, and organization: Pull, save, and organize data for individual journals, databases, and packages from library systems and vendor websites. Clean data for easy import into other systems and spreadsheets using written procedures. Organize data for analysis by content development librarians. This task requires attention to detail and accuracy, and the ability to focus on one task for an extended period of time.
25% Item and title-level research: Looking up title access in the library discovery system, submitting tickets for malfunctioning access points, and cost research on vendor websites. Investigate usage statistics for individual titles. This task requires an ability to creatively search for information in non-standard locations and formats.
15% Additional duties may include assisting with various departmental or library projects, and cross-training in preparation and movement of library acquisitions and withdrawals.
10% Information gathering and organization: research policy and procedure documentation from other universities and library literature. Collect and organize examples of content development and collection management work for analysis by content development librarians.
How to apply
Complete the application form making sure to upload your resume and Fall 2019 class schedule.
You will be contacted via your K-State email if you are selected for an interview.