Budget, Acquisitions, & Discovery Student Employment

The Budget, Acquisitions and Discovery offices are located in Boatwright Memorial Library and operate Monday through Friday between the hours of 7:30am and 5:00pm.

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  • Resource Description Assistant

    JOB TITLE: RESOURCE DESCRIPTION ASSISTANT 

    DEPARTMENT: Budget, Acquisitions, and Discovery Services

    ADDRESS: Boatwright Memorial Library

    TELEPHONE: 289-8808

    SUPERVISOR: Leigh Ann Martin

    JOB SUMMARY:

    The Resource Description Assistant performs duties related to the acquisitions, cataloging, and processing of the library’s print materials. Students will process incoming materials and prepare them for use by the campus community. This position works independently with frequent feedback from supervisor.

    SPECIFIC DUTIES:

    1. Physical Processing: Prepares new library materials for shelving by labeling, stamping, and adding security strips.
    2. Special Projects: Assists with special projects as needed, which may include large-scale deaccessioning projects, digital object metadata projects, and proof-reading.
    3. Other duties as assigned.

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    1. Employee must be a UR student in good standing and currently enrolled at UR in either an undergraduate or graduate program.
    2. Employee must possess analytical thinking skills and attentiveness to detail, specifically in recognizing minor differences between printed call numbers. Must be able to line up and cleanly apply label stickers.
    3. Basic computer literacy required. Familiarity with web-based applications and Microsoft Office preferred.
    4. Must be able to lift and arrange physical book materials on shelves and carts, up to 25 pounds.
    5. Must work a minimum of 6 hours a week, with availability between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM.

    CLASSIFICATION CRITERIA

    SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, COMPLEXITY: 

    • Basic computer literacy required
    • Ability to closely follow written instructions
    • Ability to perform complex tasks requiring training
    • High degree of accuracy expected

    DECISION-MAKING, INITIATIVE, ACCOUNTABILITY

    • Moderate decision-making ability. 
    • Moderate initiative. 
    • Moderate accountability in all phases of assigned duties. 
    • Work is performed within established procedures and policies and under supervision. 
    • Non-routine problems and policy decisions referred to supervisor.

    INDEPENDENT RESPONSIBILITY AND JUDGMENT:

    • Moderate degree of independent responsibility and judgment required.
  • Resource Description Consultant

    JOB TITLE: RESOURCE DESCRIPTION CONSULTANT

    DEPARTMENT: Budget, Acquisitions, and Discovery Services 

    ADDRESS: Boatwright Memorial Library

    TELEPHONE: 289-8808      

    SUPERVISOR: Leigh Ann Martin

    JOB SUMMARY:

    The Resource Description Consultant assists with duties related to the acquisitions, cataloging, and processing of the library’s print materials. Students will process incoming materials and perform advanced tasks in the library’s Alma integrated system.  This position may also include some work on digital object metadata using XML and the Oxygen XML Editor. This position is independent, self-paced, non-public facing, and is ideal for a student interested in pursing a career in library science or data management.

    SPECIFIC DUTIES:

    1. Physical Processing: Prepares new library materials for shelving by labeling, stamping, and adding security strips.
    2. Cataloging: Assists with copy cataloging of new print books as needed.
    3. Digital Object Metadata: Writes, proofreads, and edits XML metadata for digitally preserved objects.
    4. Special Projects: Assists with special projects as needed, which may include large-scale deaccessioning projects, digital object metadata projects, proof-reading, and local holdings management in OCLC Connexion.
    5. Other duties as assigned.

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    1. Previous work experience in the library or transferrable experience from a relevant field of study required.
    2. Employee must be a UR student in good standing and currently enrolled at UR in either an undergraduate or graduate program.
    3. Employee must possess analytical thinking skills and attentiveness to detail, specifically in recognizing minor differences between printed call numbers.
    4. Intermediate computer literacy required, including familiarity with web-based applications and Microsoft Office.
    5. Must be able to lift and arrange physical book materials on shelves and carts, up to 25 pounds.
    6. Must demonstrate familiarity with the library catalog and the Library of Congress classification system.
    7. Must work a minimum of 6 hours a week, with availability between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM.
    CLASSIFICATION CRITERIA 

    SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, COMPLEXITY:

    • Previous library experience preferred
    • Intermediate computer literacy required
    • Ability to closely follow written instructions
    • Ability to perform complex tasks requiring training
    • High degree of accuracy expected

    DECISION-MAKING, INITIATIVE, ACCOUNTABILITY:

    • High decision-making ability. 
    • Moderate to high initiative. 
    • Moderate accountability in all phases of assigned duties. 
    • Work is performed within established procedures and policies and under supervision. 
    • Non-routine problems and policy decisions referred to supervisor.

    INDEPENDENT RESPONSIBILITY AND JUDGMENT:

    • High degree of independent responsibility and judgment required.