General Summary

Under the direct supervision of the Acquisitions & E-Resources Librarian, the Acquisitions and Resources Assistant is responsible for maintenance of and resolving issues concerning description, holdings, receipt, use, and access of electronic and continuing resources. Acquisitions and Resources Assistant is also responsible for the binding of physical library materials in all formats.

Responsibilities & Duties
  • Electronic and Continuing Resources Processing:
    • Setting and maintaining electronic and continuing resource subscription, cataloging/description, holdings, receipt, access, and use information in cataloging, vendor systems, link resolver, knowledge base, electronic resource management, and other discovery & management systems, including providing copy cataloging and bibliographic and holdings record updates and processing cataloging record set loading for ongoing electronic and continuing resources.
    • Resolve electronic and continuing resources subscription/acquisitions, receipts, returns, cataloging/description, holdings, access, and use problems, including contacting vendors and publishers as needed.
    • Processing materials for collection management including transfer between locations such as the Library’s Offsite Shelving location.
  • Binding:
    • Handle the preparation and receipt of library material binding and commercial/in-house repair including collation of issues and volumes to be bound. Selecting the appropriate binding method. Charging items to appropriate staff-use patron account(s). Entering data into bindery vendor’s online system. Sorting and packing library materials in all formats. Checking returned shipments for errors.
    • Communicating with bindery representative(s) concerning problems and updating holdings information in online systems.
  • Hires, trains, and supervises student assistants to complete electronic and continuing resources work-flow duties, binding tasks, and department projects as assigned.
  • Technical Services and Collection Management Initiatives:
    • Communicate and work cooperatively with the Acquisitions & E-Resources Librarian  and other appropriate library staff to perform Technical Services and collection management work as needed, including projects involving data clean-up, de-accessioning materials, determining settings to process new cataloging record sets, and so on.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Education & Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Minimum 1 year experience working with electronic or continuing resources in an academic library.
Preferred Requirements
  • 1 year experience working with both electronic and continuing resources.
  • Minimum 1 year experience working with integrated library systems and bibliographic utilities.
Managerial responsibilities
  • May supervise one student assistant.
Other Skills & Abilities Reqd
  • Ability to interpret bibliographic data accurately and to learn and follow procedures.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify and resolve problems in library electronic and continuing resources, cataloging and order records.
  • Strong communication skills, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to work closely with a wide variety of people and tasks.
  • Ability to type/do word processing, with accuracy.
  • Ability to pay close attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently with a high level of accuracy.
Physical Requirements
  • Must be able to spend extended periods standing.
  • Sitting, kneeling, crouching, bending, and routinely lifting up to 25 pounds may also be required.
  • Visual acuity, hand-eye coordination and motor skills sufficient to use a computer, copy machine and other office equipment.
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Additional Information
  • Evening and weekend hours and travel among DePaul campuses may be required.
  • This position is available immediately and will remain open until filled. To ensure best consideration, please submit your application by July 11, 2016.

Salary & Benefits:

DePaul offers comprehensive and competitive pay and benefits to attract and retain talent to further the University’s mission.  Please click on the following link to review the full Benefits Summary.

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Required Background Screening:

All final candidates extended an offer of employment will undergo background screening.

Mandated Reporting of Child Abuse & Neglect:

Upon accepting an offer of employment with the university, you will also be required to sign an Acknowledgement of Mandated Reporter Status at the time of hire. A mandated reporter is required to make a report to the Illinois DCFS Hotline whenever there is reasonable cause to believe that a child known to them in their professional or official capacity may be abused or neglected.

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DePaul University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, genetic information or any other legally protected status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws.