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Library Acquisitions Specialist II

Job ID 161055BR Date posted 09/07/2021
  • Rochester, Minnesota
  • Full Time
  • Education
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Position description
Under minimal supervision, the Library Specialist II coordinates multiple technical services responsibilities to serve library patrons and colleagues, using advanced skills. This position will involve paraprofessional support of library acquisition functions, serials management, bookstore operations, and other technical processing functions. Coordinates tasks related to specialized aspects of the library/archive; interprets, develops and implements improvements in policies and work flow; assists coworkers in the use of advanced library resources and handles complex requests; has achieved mastery (including problem-solving and development) of multiple advanced technological applications; mentors and trains other library/archive staff; creates procedure manuals and staff documentation; recommends materials for library collections; serves as a liaison between library units and vendors, publishers, and suppliers; demonstrates skills with financial functions; and provides assistance to supervisor. Works independently or as a team member in Mayo Clinic’s Plummer Library in downtown Rochester, Minnesota. May have responsibility for library unit opening/closing tasks, and emergency or security-related situational responsibilities.

Qualifications
Baccalaureate degree or equivalent library/archive education. Three years of experience as a Library Specialist I or equivalent experience in a library, archives, museum, or customer service environment.
  • Advanced knowledge of library systems and multiple electronic applications.
  • Knowledge and ability to cross-cover in other library work units.
  • Excellent customer service and oral/written communication skills.
  • Experience in leading others by example and taking on additionally progressive responsibilities, such as servicing on special work groups or departmental task forces and participating in continuing education opportunities.
To be considered for this position, please attach a cover letter, resume or CV, and include contact information for three professional references. Applications will be accepted until a job offer is accepted.

Additional qualifications
Position Preferences:

Experience working with library e-resources
Experience with an online sales system
Experience working in a bookstore, gift shop, or similar
Expertise with Microsoft Office Suite and MS Teams
Experience using Innovative/ProQuest's Sierra system

One or more years of retail experience involving:
(1) sales experience
(2) handling financials records and transactions
(3) inventory management
(4) ordering and fulfillment responsibilities
(5) mailing, shipping, and delivery functions

Exemption status
Non-exempt

Compensation Detail
Education, experience and tenure may be considered along with internal equity when job offers are extended. The minimum pay rate is $21.22 per hour.

Benefits eligible
Yes

Schedule
Full Time

Hours / Pay period
80

Schedule details
Works Full-time Weekdays

Weekend schedule
Not Applicable

Remote
No

International Assignment
No

Site description
Mayo Clinic is located in the heart of downtown Rochester, Minnesota, a vibrant, friendly city that provides a highly livable environment for more than 34,000 Mayo staff and students. The city is consistently ranked among the best places to live in the United States because of its affordable cost of living, healthy lifestyle, excellent school systems and exceptionally high quality of life.

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