Library Specialist I

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DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: This position reports to the Acquisitions Librarian and is located in the Acquisitions Unit of the Technical Services Department and will perform a variety of acquisition tasks to include but not limited to: processing/reconciling new receipts; the physical processing of new materials and ensuring quality control of incoming processed materials; maintaining files of all materials ordered/received; and the processing of theses and dissertations. The person in this position is expected to be knowledgeable and experienced in the specific library function(s) comprising their job assignment and to participate on cross-functional teams and/or library projects, or committees where their special skills can be applied beyond their specific job assignment.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: High school graduate required. Must have considerable knowledge of office practices and procedures; demonstrated proficiency using word processing and spreadsheet applications, preferably MS Office Suite; must have strong organizational, writing, communication, and customer service skills must have considerable social media experience; must have keen attention to detail and the ability to prioritize workload and be able to work independently with little supervision is required; and must be willing to work a flexible work schedule, to include an occasional evening and rotating weekend assignments.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and/or equivalent combination of training, education, and work experience is preferred. Experience working in a library and/or university setting is strongly desired.

HOW TO APPLY: Virginia State University only accepts applications for classified positions through the online state Recruitment Management System (RMS). Resumes do not substitute for a completed online application. Faxed, e-mailed, or mailed applications and/or attachments will not be accepted. Visit https://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com to complete an online application.

The selected candidate will be subject to an extensive and complete criminal history background check, which may include fingerprinting. The candidate may be required to complete a Statement of Personal Economic Interest as a condition of employment, if applicable.

Virginia State University does not discriminate on the basis of age (except when age is a bona fide occupational qualification); color; disability; gender identity or expression; genetic information; military service; national origin; political affiliation; pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, including lactation; race (or traits historically associated with race, including hair texture, hair type, and protective hairstyles such as braids, locs, and twists); religion; sex; sexual orientation; veteran status; or any other non-merit based factor in its employment opportunities, programs, services, and activities.


VIRGINIA STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. WOMEN, MINORITIES, PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES, AND VETERANS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.


Position Number
00170

Working Title
Acquisitions Assistant

Position Location
University Library

Pay Band
3

Salary Range
$27,004 - $30,000 annually

Date Posted
06/1/2021

Closing
06/7/2021