Library Technician III

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Work type: Staff Full-Time
Location: Denver, CO
Categories: Library Professionals

The University of Denver Libraries, comprised of the Main Library at the Anderson Academic Commons, a remote storage facility called the Hampden Center, and the Bonfils Stanton Music Library in the Newman Center, is a highly collaborative organization that serves a diverse population, ranging from our students, staff, and faculty to public and other academic patrons from the surrounding region. The Anderson Academic Commons is the campus centerpiece for collaborative teaching, learning, and engagement. The University of Denver Libraries are central to discovery and creative interaction among students and faculty, and provide collections, services, personnel, and systems that support the teaching and research programs of the University. The institution is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and inclusive faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Institutional Repository Manager, this two-year temporary position works collaboratively on a cross-divisional project intended to improve research information management practices at the university, with particular attention paid to the publications authored by DU faculty. The person in this position will reconcile publication data in Activity Insight with authoritative sources and assist in the creation of ORCIDs for university faculty. This work requires great attention to detail and a keen understanding of bibliographic metadata and citation styles.

Essential Functions

  • Cleaning up the metadata in Activity Insight so that it may be used as a reliable and trusted source for reporting accurately about the publications of DU authors 
  • Assisting with the creation of ORCIDs for DU faculty and supporting the connection of ORCIDS to existing publications 
  • Communicating with internal (Institutional Research, ORSP, IT@DU, MarComm) and external (ORCID, Clarivate, Scopus) partners as appropriate. 
  • Contribute to the assessment of the accuracy of institutional affiliation data in Scopus, Web of Science, and other article indexes. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Proficiency in the English language is required.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required.
  • Good judgment, problem-solving, analytical ability and decision-making skills are needed to resolve and deal with discrepancies between sources for the same publication;
  • Experience with citation styles and bibliographic metadata.
  • Attention to detail; a high accuracy rate in all work done, and ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively as a team member.

Required Qualifications

  • High School diploma/GED or equivalent years of experience.
  • Experience with Microsoft Excel
  • Experience with 1 citation style (APA, MLA, Chicago, or Bluebook)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous academic library or enrollment in a Masters of Library Science program.
  • Knowledge of a variety of citation styles

Working Environment

1. Standard office environment.
2. Unexpected interruptions occur often and stress level is moderate to high.
3. Noise level is quiet to moderate.

Physical Activities

1. Ability to sit in front of a computer for an extended period of time.
2. Occasionally required to move about the office/campus with the capability of transporting objects up to 20 lbs.

Work Schedule
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Evenings and weekends as required. 

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) on October 15, 2019.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through jobs.du.edu to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Hourly Range:
The hourly range for the position is $14.76- $17.37.

Salary Range:
Salary will be determined by the qualifications of the selected candidate balanced with departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information.

Please include the following documents with your application:
1. Resume
2. Cover Letter

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

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