Description

Compensation Type: Hourly wages
Job Type:
Full Time
Hybrid (remote and in-person)

Pay Range: $16.82 - $18.26
Organization's Mission: The Marriott Library inspires the creation, discovery, and use of knowledge for Utah and the world.
Organization's Race, Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Statement and Work: We seek qualified applicants who also bring perspectives and experiences that will enrich and strengthen our organization. We especially invite applications from candidates who may not have followed a traditional educational or professional path. All candidates should be prepared to discuss how they see themselves contributing to the University’s equity, diversity, and inclusion efforts. The library serves an increasingly diverse constituency of patrons, and our employees, services, collections, and policies should honor and reflect this diversity. We are therefore interested in identifying and interviewing candidates who have experience with underserved or marginalized communities and communities of color and who are committed to advancing our mission to provide equitable access to information resources.
Position Summary: Responsible for ordering and processing new physical and electronic library resources. As Acquisitions Assistant, you would perform advanced ordering procedures and process requests for specialized areas such as foreign languages, subscriptions, and technical materials. You would have the opportunity to work with foreign, domestic and specialized vendors, library users, and other library employees. Common job duties would include troubleshooting problems, managing records, and operating online systems and database platforms. To be successful in the role, you will need to have the ability to exercise sound judgment in resolving complex problems and the ability to analyze and solve technical problems.

This position is currently designed as a hybrid of on-campus and remote work. Specific telecommuting arrangements will be based on the needs of the position and authorized at the discretion of the supervisor.
Primary Responsibilities: Process domestic and international orders including the process of invoices and payments. This entails accurate management of material and financial records.

Process and edit new and existing materials using established rules and procedures.

Communicate with vendors to complete purchases, complete cancellations, submit payments, and obtain solutions to problems.

Conduct specialized searches using bibliographic tools and automated databases.

Process items identified for replacement, repair, removal, or withdrawal.

Maintain accurate and complete records for both print and online materials.

Audit records for errors and resolve problems in cataloging, ERM data, and the serials knowledgebase, utilizing judgment to know when to refer problems to the next level.

Create and produce reports using databases or statistical software, collect, analyze, and store data.

Other duties and projects as assigned.
Desired Qualifications: Required: Four years library experience or equivalency; knowledge of specialized library techniques and principles as well as research and organizational skills required; demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills also required. Some supervisory experience may be preferred.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.

Preferred: Purchasing and/or Accounting experience.

Ability to work creatively and collaboratively both as a team member and independently, and to promote effective teamwork among colleagues.

Experience working with library collections or serials collections.
Benefits / Why Work With Us: University of Utah benefits include excellent health care coverage (starting day one), 14.2% retirement contribution (fully vested from day one, no employee match required), generous paid leave (36 days annually including vacation, sick, and holidays; most time accrues and can be carried over to year to year) U of U tuition reduction, and free UTA pass.

The library is located in the heart of campus and sees over 1 million visitors per year.
Our facility was renovated in 2008 and is an architectural showpiece with beautiful furnishings and finishes. Our work environment includes opportunity to participate in broader organizational efforts and cultural/educational offerings in the library and on campus (exhibits, lectures, etc.). We strive to help employees maintain work-life balance.
How to Apply: Apply online by October 24 for full consideration
Location: Hybrid: Remote Work and On Campus, Salt Lake City

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Contact: Melanie Hawks
Email: melanie.hawks@utah.edu
Phone: 801-585-1850