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Serials Technician II


Lafayette College Library is seeking a technically proficient, service-oriented, and attentive Serials Technician. As a member of the Technical Services team, the job duties include a variety of procedures in an integrated library system (ILS), maintaining and tracking administrative and budgetary files, and independent problem solving. This position requires that the employee have strong knowledge and experience in a library technical services environment. Outstanding candidates will also have a broad understanding of academic library serials, a commitment to responsive and proactive service, and ability to thrive in a rapidly-changing environment.

Description of Duties:

This position manages the continuing resources of the library, including print and electronic periodicals, publisher packages, database subscriptions, and monographic print standing orders. As such, the position includes the following:

Keep accurate and consistent records of library subscriptions and expenditures
Track and process serial and standing order acquisitions and renewals
Process individual title and package renewals with multiple vendors and publishers
Work closely with subscription agents to maintain subscriptions and collections
Verify invoices for payment
Monitor periodical budget and create budget reports
Proactively troubleshoot, resolve, and escalate online access issues
Maintain serial holdings in OCLC and other systems
Manipulate catalog database records for print and electronic resources
Check in periodicals in the ILS
Manage semi-annual binding of print periodicals
Physically process print and bound serials
Order and/or claim replacement issues for missing items
Withdraw selected print serials from the library collection
Assist with special projects and other duties as needed

Experience working in an integrated library system (ILS), preferably Innovative Interfaces Sierra
Some working knowledge of serials cataloging standards, rules, and procedures including MARC format and CONSER
Extremely detail oriented and a good problem solver with analytical abilities, flexibility to prioritize multiple tasks, and independent decision making
Knowledge of budget and fund report structures and procedures
Advanced office computer skills including spreadsheet functions and ability to access and modify records in a database
Experience working with vendors, publishers, and subscription agents preferred
Demonstrated ability to learn new technologies
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and communication with supervisors, associates, vendors, and the general public
Bachelor’s degree preferred
Ability to maneuver filled library book carts on occasion
Please apply at: Lafayette College, Office of Human Resources, 12 Markle Hall, Easton, PA 18042 http://apply.interfolio.com/44953

It is the College’s intention to fill job vacancies from within the College before hiring new employees, providing employees are available with the necessary qualifications. Internal candidates who make application within 3 working days following the posting, will be considered first. Applications from candidates not currently employed by the College will only be considered if there is no qualified internal applicant.

Joel Pearce
Head of Technical Services
Lafayette College Skillman Library
pearcejv@lafayette.edu // 610.330.5636

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