Library Assistant – Serials

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Job Description

Tracking Code 609-215
Job Description

Under the general supervision of the Director of Library Services, the Library Assistant – Serials is responsible for the organization and maintenance of the periodical collection; assist with inter-library loan and document delivery of magazines and magazine articles.  The Library Assistant – Serials provides basic library services to students, faculty and staff and oversees the operation of the Library/Media Center on designated evenings and weekends.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provides basic library reference services including interlibrary loan and document delivery services.
  • Is responsible for the maintenance of the library periodical collection; including subscription renewals and acquisition and preservation of back-issues.
  • Responsible for the library system serials module, including software upgrades and maintenance of the inventory database.
  • Responsible for the training of all Library/Media Center personnel in the processes and procedures of the periodical collection, local indexes and available document delivery services.
  • Maintains documentation of available interlibrary loan and online delivery sources.
  • Independently oversees up to three student employees in the access and delivery of library and media materials.
  • Provides instruction to students, faculty and staff in the effective use of all Library and Media Center resources.   These include the on-line catalog, databases and indexes, full-text periodicals, and Internet resources.
  • Participates in implementation, review and modification of Learning Resource’s administrative policies and procedures.
  • Facilitates communication between users and administration as well as between work-study employees and management.                                             
  • Acts as senior departmental representative during designated evening and weekend hours.
  • Other duties as required.
Required Skills
  • Strong organizational and supervisory skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to explain and demonstrate new concepts to students, faculty and staff.
  • Problem solving and trouble shooting skills.  Ability to quickly ascertain and resolve immediate technical problems.
Required Experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in music or related field.
  • Basic understanding of academic library standards, policies and procedures.
  • Strong working knowledge of basic computer applications including word processing, databases, Internet search techniques, academic information systems, and library software systems.
  • Working knowledge of PC platform computers and library system networking issues

How to Apply

*** Application Instructions Specific to this Position ***

Currently enrolled Berklee students may not apply for staff or faculty positions.

Applicants who are both interested and qualified should submit the following materials:

• Cover letter that addresses the applicant’s capabilities and experiences.

• A resume or CV.

Apply at:

Incomplete applications will not be considered.  The position will remain open for applications until filled.

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