Position type
Staff Position
Department
Job Summary

The GoogleBook Project Associate II is a project based, 36 month temporary position responsible to the Head of the Access Services Department for overseeing the departmental operations of the GoogleBook Digitization Project. Responsibilities include supervising the unit’s (4-6) student assistants.

This position is expected to provide a knowledgeable and well trained student assistant workforce by orienting them to the GoogleBooks Project and training them in the use of the Library of Congress classification system, the Libraries’ system (GIL), and the best practices in the filing of library materials. The GoogleBook Project Associate also participates in retrieval, shelving, shelf-reading and the shifting of library materials as needed. Work is performed with significant coordination with the Integrated Library Systems Management Unit of the Cataloging Department and the Preservation Unit of the Collection Development Department.

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

Duties and Responsibilities
Percentage of Time Duties and Responsibilities
35 Supervises the student assistants in the Access Services Department; duties include but are not limited to hiring, orientation, training, and scheduling.
30 Facilitates the efficient and productive use of labor resources by making daily assignments and analyzing the completion of assignments within established parameters.
25 Directs the project in the department by coordinating with ILSM Manager for pull lists, receiving materials for reshelving, and problem solving. Also coordinates with Shelving Manager regarding the stacks and shelving workflow and Preservation staff for item condition issues
5 Prepares scheduled and standard reports by providing accurate, current and relevant statistical information and by discussing significant events with the Access Services Department Head.
5

Maintains flexibility and awareness of current project procedures, and changes in the project, department and Libraries by assuming other similar duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Participates in library-wide communication by reading, responding to, and initiating information transmitted via GRAPEVINE (the Libraries’ listserv) and other communication tools, and appropriate library-wide or departmental meetings and asking questions, seeking clarification, or initiating discussion on library issues

 

Qualifications

Requires technical knowledge in the field acquired through an apprenticeship, a 2-year degree, or professional certificate. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and/or Competencies

• Ability to train personnel for the performance of routine duties and to plan and organize the work of others.

• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships

• Ability to perform routine tasks accurately with close attention to detail

• Effective oral and written communication skills.

• Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite applications, such as Word and Excel.

Preferred Qualifications

• Familiarity with the Library of Congress call number system.

• Familiarity with Ex Libris Alma or similar Integrated Library System

• Familiarity with planning and implementing project-based tasks.

• Bachelors degree AND two years related progressively responsible library experience; OR six years progressively responsible library, archives, information center or related work experience; OR any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

Job Posted Date
Salary and Benefits

Minimum of $28,017

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The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.