Basic daily tasks will include newspaper/periodical check-in, basic book repair, labeling and processing. Additional duties may include assisting with various departmental or library projects, preservation projects and cross-training in preparation of bindery shipments and scanning documents.
Alisha Rall, Library Associate. Student position will be reviewed very year collaboratively with others in Metadata, Preservation, and Acquisitions Unit.
Minimum of 10 hours on Monday-Friday 8-5pm. Prefer minimum 2 hour shifts. We prefer someone who can work over the summer and breaks.
August 26, 2019
207 Unger Complex, 2323 Anderson Ave., Manhattan, KS 66502. Position location expected to return to Hale Library beginning Summer 2020.
- Ability to accurately perform repetitive tasks for an extended period of time.
- Ability to move heavy book trucks.
- Ability to shelve books above one's head and below one's knees.
- 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 scanning, image editing, and/or web page design.
- Experience in using Microsoft Excel.
- Preference for working behing the scenes of the library with technical services staff.
- Preference for artwork, crafts, etc., and who will enjoy learing and exectuing book repair techniques.
- 20% Basic Book Repair will include: Accurately measure books in need of archival enclosures and creating the enclosures. Cover book jackets using either polethylene or Mylar covers. Pring replacement pages for books and re-attaching them. Students will perform book spine replacement process and bind pamphlets or create pamphlet binders for speciality-sized pamphlets. Also, mend ripped or torn pages, tighten book hinges, clean books or pages, and open signature pages in boudn books that have not been cut.
- 30% Sorting mail, checking-in of periodicals, putting them away, and dusting the current periodical area. Checking-in periodicals requires students to edit our database of holding and item records. This task requires knowledge of cataloging rules and conventions, ability to follow detailed procedures, close attention to detail, and expertise with computers.
- 30% Labeling materilas to be place in the library system: branches, main, university archives, Government Publications and Kansas Documents. This task includes using a computer generated program and various tools to complete processing of materials.
- 20% Additional duties may include assisting with various department or library projects, and cross-training in preparation of bindery shipments and the processing in of returned bindery items.
Complete the application form making sure to upload your resume and class schedule.
You will be contacted via your K-State email if you are selected for an interview.