Technical Assistant, Serials & Resource Sharing, Warren Wilson College, Asheville, NC

Warren Wilson College is accepting applications for the library staff position of Technical Assistant, Serials & Resource Sharing.  The person in this full time, twelve month position will divide his/her time between serials operations and resource sharing responsibilities and also serve as library building manager.

Serials:  recruits, trains, supervises and evaluates student workers in the following tasks: receive and process all library mail; prepare and process incoming journals, newsletters, and newspapers; shelve materials and maintain current and bound periodical stacks; record the journal titles circulation usage for annual statistics report; process deselected, discarded and/or withdrawn periodicals; shift and inventory periodicals stacks, as necessary.  Performs all functions necessary to manage the library’s serials subscriptions, including the following:  check in all journals using the III Millennium Serials module; claim lost, missing, or damaged issues; process serials invoices; update serials holdings lists regularly; prepare statistical and financial reports of serials usage and budget, as needed; prepare journals for binding; work with the appropriate maintenance contract providers to keep the microformat reading/printing equipment in good working condition and assist users in its operation.

Resource sharing: assists with the technical processing of materials loaned to and borrowed from other libraries. This may include but is not limited to: the retrieval, opening, sorting, and packaging of postal mail, retrieval of books and articles for loan to other libraries, cataloging of borrowed materials for use by our patrons, contact with other libraries and our patrons regarding missing, delayed, or overdue materials, and general office upkeep and organization. Also supervises student crew in the resource sharing operation, as assigned.

Building Manager:  processes and tracks work orders for repairs of the building and its inventory; monitors the building for needed repairs; serves as liaison between the library staff and facilities management; consults with the library director about building-related issues.

General:  opens the library Mondays and Fridays, staffs the reference desk Tuesdays to Thursdays 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. and other times, as needed; tallies copier use; participates in library staff meetings; performs other duties, as assigned.

Bachelor’s degree;
Experience with automated systems in a work environment and general computer applications, including word processing and spreadsheets;
Strong oral and written communication skills;
Strong organizational skills with ability to pay attention to detail;
Strong interpersonal skills;
Ability to perform multiple tasks and cooperate in a flexible team environment.

Experience with serials or resource-sharing functions;
Experience with electronic serials and document delivery;
Work experience in a library, especially in a college or university;
Experience training and supervising college students.

Warren Wilson College is an equal opportunity employer committed to the diversity of its community.  Please send cover letter, résumé, and contact information for three professional references by email to Electronic submissions are required. Review will begin immediately.  A priority will be given to applications received by May 11, 2011.

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