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9291 - Senior Collections/Reference Assistant, Libraries


Job Summary: Provides collection development, management, and reference support for the Slavic and East European Studies Collection. Works with library materials in vernacular languages including, but not limited to, Baltic, Czech and Slovak, Polish, Romanian, Russian, and Ukrainian; oversees the international and domestic book exchange and gift collections; and manages office data. Provides directional and subject-related reference assistance for patrons from IU and beyond; maintains the Slavic and East European collection website; and supervises temporary student employees of the Slavic and East European Studies Collection office.

 
Qualifications: Review your qualifications prior to applying to ensure that you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. Cover letter and resume with contact information for three professional references required.

REQUIRED: Two years of college-level course work and one year of library experience.

Reading knowledge of at least one Slavic or East European language, such as Russian; knowledge of library procedures and resources; experience with standard office systems, including email, internet and database searching; working knowledge of Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook); and experience in searching and editing online library databases. Excellent oral and written communication skills; demonstrated dependability and flexibility; excellent interpersonal skills, including a demonstrated ability to interact tactfully and courteously with faculty, staff, students, and other library users. Strong organizational skills; ability to investigate and resolve problems independently and effectively; ability to perform complex duties with high degree of accuracy; and ability to pay attention to detail and follow established guidelines.

Preferred: Bachelor's degree/graduate level course work with an emphasis on Slavic or East European Studies; two years of academic library experience; additional experience in Slavic or East European Studies bibliography, especially graduate level; and experience with HTML and Microsoft Access.

Note: This is a half-time (50%) position.

Apply by September 26, 2013.


Indiana University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status. This institution is also a provider of ADA services.