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Library Specialist

Position Information

Position Information

Date Posted 04/17/2017
Working Title Library Specialist
Job Classification Library III
Department Name 24600-Law-Library
Job Type Staff
Position Number 0005138
Hiring Range $20,904.00 - $32,760.00
Position Description

The University of Pittsburgh is seeking a qualified Library Specialist for the Law Library. The Incumbent will be responsible for the receipt of serials/continuations, claiming library materials, and preparation of serials and monographs for shipment to the bindery using Able bindery preparation software. All work performed using Voyage integrated library system and OCLC Connexion. The incumbent will be required to work scheduled and, on occasion, on-call hours at Circulation Desk as part of the Circulation Desk staff rotation. Responsible for copy cataloging of some standing orders. Responsible for maintaining Legal Scholarship Blog.

Incumbent is part of a team of librarians and staff members responsible for all technical services department activities-. Incumbent may be called on to assist other members of the team in order to achieve required goals and complete departmental activities. Works as a member of the Circulation Desk staff rotation. Changing library priorities due to budgetary and workflow considerations or special projects will result in occasional requirements to perform or assist with other library activities. Work originates with mail received or from supervisor. Uses a personal computer, photocopier. Work is forwarded to supervisor, student assistants for further processing or library shelves.
Required to work scheduled and, on occasion, on-call hours at Circulation Desk as part of the Circulation Desk staff rotation.

Education Required Baccalaureate
Minimum Related Experience Level Required 1-2 years experience
Additional Education and/or Experience Essential to the Position

Bachelor’s degree required.

Previous experience working in a library technical services department. Some experience working with serials and some experience working with Voyager, OCLC, and/or other online library systems.

Incumbent must be able to master specialized training in use of the library’s online database systems. Incumbent must possess oral communication skills to permit effective communication with staff, vendors, and patrons. Computer literacy includes Windows operating system, word processing, spreadsheet and library software. Ability to keep accurate records and high aptitude for detail-oriented work. Ability to work with little supervision. Ability to learn the Able Bindery System by the end of the probationary period. Ability to learn and use WordPress software for blog positing.

Required Licenses/Certifications
Child Protection Clearances

The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks may be required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.

Assignment Category Regular, Part-Time
Percent Effort 100
Scheduled Work Hours 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
If Varied Work Schedule, Please Specify
If Part Time, Actual Standard Weekly Hours
Campus Pittsburgh
University Benefits

The University offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package for all full-time and part-time regular employees including:

• Education benefits and a retirement plan with employer match

• Group medical insurance, life insurance, and optional vision and dental insurance

• Free transit service within Allegheny County for employees of the Oakland campus (Port Authority Transit)

• Time off benefits including vacation, sick and personal time

For more information regarding the University’s benefits package, please visit

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a bachelor's degree or will have completed one by the end of this current term?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * How did you hear of this position at the University of Pittsburgh?
    • Career Development Center (CDC)
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Commonwealth Workforce Development System (Formerly PA CareerLink)
    • Currently a University Employee
    • Pitt Career Services
    • Pittsburgh Post Gazette
    • Pittsburgh Technology Council
    • PittSource Search
    • Referral (Friend, University Employee, etc.), please specify below
    • Internet Search
    • Other: (Please specify below)
  3. Please specify from above (if applicable):

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents