Government Information Specialist

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Created: December 5, 2012


Fondren Library

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Rice University Standard of Civility
Serves as a representative of the University, displaying courtesy, tact, consideration and discretion in all interactions with other members of the Rice community and with the public.

Position Summary
The Government Information Specialist assists library customers with complex government information and data research questions; teaches microform users how to view, print and digitize publications in microfilm and microfiche formats and assists with development of online resources.

Education Required
Bachelor's Degree

Experience Required
6 months

Other Skills Required
Ability to search for information in the online catalog and a variety of databases; ability to manipulate numeric data using spreadsheets and/or database software; outstanding interpersonal and communication skills.

Education Preferred
ALA-accredited MLS or current enrollment in an accredited library and information science program.

Experience Preferred
One to two years of experience providing research assistance using government information and databases.

Other Skills Preferred
Proficiency with data manipulation and visualization tools.

Physical Demands
Ability to sit and stand frequently throughout the day. Ability to reach and kneel.

Working Conditions
(e.g. Weekend/evening work, travel, inclement weather, hazards)
Includes evening (once a week) and occasional weekend hours (typically a few times a year).


Salary Information
$15.00 - $18.00

Benefits Eligible
Not Benefits Eligible

Eligible for Overtime

Work Schedule
An average of 15 hours per week; weekly work schedule will vary as needed and to include one evening shift per week and occasional weekend hours (typically a few times a year).

Eligible for Shift Differential
Not Shift Differential Eligible

Security Sensitive

Job Category
Administrative Support

Job Duties
  • Provide research assistance to customers at the Kelley Center for Government Information including assistance with patent and trademark searching; census and other statistical research; legislative research; maps and microforms.
  • Update microforms website and social media tools for the Kelley Center.
  • Create, edit, update and market innovative services such as websites and social media tools for Kelley Center customers; train and assist colleagues providing these services.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Published: Wednesday, December 5, 2012 04:04 UTC

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