Library Specialist IIIJob ID 164449BR Date posted 11/05/2021
- Rochester, Minnesota
- Full Time
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This position will involve advanced support of library acquisition functions, e-resources management, bookstore operations, and other technical processing functions. Position will include a weekly assignment in support of the library's public services. Under minimal supervision, the Library Specialist III coordinates multiple complex technical services responsibilities to serve library patrons and colleagues, using advanced skills.
In this top-level paraprofessional position, the Library Specialist III coordinates tasks related to specialized aspects of the library; interprets, develops and implements improvements in policies and work flow; assists patrons 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 staff; creates procedure manuals and staff documentation; recommends materials for library collections; serves as a liaison between library units and vendors, publishers, suppliers and other libraries; demonstrates skills with financial functions, depending on library setting; and provides assistance to supervisor. May be responsible for a library unit opening/closing tasks, and emergency or security-related situations.
Baccalaureate degree or equivalent library/archive education. Three years of experience as a Library Specialist II or equivalent experience in a health-related library, archives, museum or information center.
- 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 serving on special work groups or departmental task forces and participating in continuing education opportunities.
- Experience working independently on assigned projects.
- Active in library outreach or promotional efforts.
Three years or more of experience working in a medical library, archives or health information environment. Completion of formal course work or credited continuing education related to libraries, archives, museums or customer service. Actively pursuing advancement as a professional librarian, archivist, information scientist or similar career path through graduate education.
Position Preferences are one or more years of:
(1) retail or sales experience
(2) handling financials records and transactions
(3) inventory management
(4) ordering and fulfillment responsibilities
(5) involvement with mailing and shipping functions
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
Education, experience and tenure may be considered along with internal equity when job offers are extended. The minimum pay rate is $21.80 per hour.
Hours / Pay period
Works daytime hours Mondays through Fridays
No weekend hours are expected.
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