Technician Services Assistant (Term)

Cleveland, Ohio
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Salary: Minimum of $40,955
Created: August 22, 2023


Case Western Reserve University seeks a forward thinking, inclusive, and collaborative individual for the Technician Services Assistant (Term) position.

POSITION DESCRIPTION This two-year term Library Assistant 5 position will address the rare book cataloging backlog, in several subject areas, within the Special Collections of Kelvin Smith Library. Working in collaboration with team members from the Technical Services and University Archives & Special Collections teams, with occasional supervision and guidance from the team leaders for Technical Services, and University Archives & Special Collections, the Library Assistant will create brief bibliographic records for rare book materials. The Library Assistant will work with library staff to coordinate the receipt and handling of rare books, creation of copy catalog records, and will assist catalogers and other librarians in maintaining an accurate inventory of materials through all phases of work. The Library Assistant will be responsible for coordinating, processing, and copy cataloging Special Collections holdings ranging from the 16th to 20th centuries, alongside a small group of staff from the Technical Services team. Subject strengths within Kelvin Smith Library’s rare books collection include: history of science and technology, Renaissance humanism, wine and gastronomy, religion and theology, English and German literature, housing and urban development, and books about books.

ENVIRONMENT: Consistently ranked as one of the country’s leading private research institutions, Case Western Reserve University is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU) that offers a robust learning environment for  approximately 5,792 undergraduate and 6,400 graduate and professional students. Students enroll in the schools of dental medicine, engineering, management, medicine, law, nursing, and social work and the College of Arts and  Sciences. Students can further engage with 100 interdisciplinary academic and research centers and institutes, all  within an academic culture that promotes and values innovation of all kinds. Situated in Cleveland’s vibrant University Circle cultural community, CWRU is an integral partner with world-class cultural organizations such as the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Western Reserve Historical Society, the Cleveland Botanical Garden, and the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.

The Kelvin Smith Library is the knowledge and creativity commons of Case Western Reserve University and part of a library system with over three million titles in print and digital formats. KSL is home to the University Archives and Special Collections and manuscripts consisting of over 17,000 linear feet, the Kulas Music Collection, and the Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship which advances research by partnering with scholars and students to explore and develop new forms of scholarship. KSL is a member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), OhioLINK, the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI), HathiTrust, and the Center for Research Libraries. In 2019 KSL was the recipient of the ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Award. KSL affiliate libraries include the Cleveland Institute of Art Library, the Cleveland Institute of Music Robinson Music Library, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Library, and a cooperative relationship with the Western Reserve Historical Society Research Library.

QUALIFICATIONS Experience/Education: High school education with 6 years of related experience, or an Associate’s degree with 3 years of related experience, or a Bachelor’s degree with no experience required.

SALARY This position is a Library Assistant 5 with a minimum of $40,955. The salary will be offered to commensurate with qualifications and experience.

APPLICATION PROCESS The full job description and application information are available at Job ID 11802.

CWRU LIBRARIES DIVERSITY STATEMENT The Case Western Reserve University Libraries are deeply committed to achieving racial justice, and promoting a culture of anti-racism, inclusion, equity, and diversity, so all people are welcome, heard, empowered, and valued.
CWRU DIVERSITY STATEMENT: In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity.  Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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Published: Wednesday, August 23, 2023 02:41 UTC

Last updated: Wednesday, August 23, 2023 02:41 UTC