Resource Sharing and Collections Specialist. Cal Poly, SLO, CA

The Robert E. Kennedy Library is the 2014 ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries award winner. We are the first university library in California to receive the award since it was first given in 2000. We are the campus hub for information resources, integrating traditional library resources & technology to support the University’s evolving academic programs, research interests, & user needs.

The Opportunity
Information Resources & Resource Sharing (IR&RS) comprises the collection development, acquisitions, electronic resource management, document delivery and resource sharing functions of the library. This staff person will work in both public facing and technical operations in resource sharing operations. Working with students, faculty and staff to fulfill their information resource is a rewarding part of this position. Kennedy Library employs the latest resource sharing tools to supply materials to other libraries and to request materials from libraries. Kennedy library is a member of the RAPID-ILL and Link+ networks as well as the largest international network of inter-library services administered by OCLC.

Primary activities of this position include handling borrowing and lending requests for library materials from patrons; retrieving and processing requests through various databases, joint resource sharing systems and cooperative efforts with other libraries; verifying eligibility of requests; verifying bibliographic information and conducting bibliographic searches related to requests; troubleshooting problem requests. This position will also contribute to the operations in collections management using the latest software to manage the print and electronic resources owned and licensed by the library.
(Library Services Specialist II)
Library – Interlibrary Services
$3,101 – $3,411/mo
Open Until Filled
(Review Begins 03/09/15)

Cal Poly is a major employer in the San Luis Obispo area, and encourages work-life balance and lifelong learning. A generous benefits package, valued at greater than 50% of staff salary, includes a retirement plan; medical, dental and vision plans; training opportunities; and eligibility each term for the employee or a dependent to waive certain tuition fees at any CSU. For additional benefits information, please visit our Benefit Summaries Page

To apply, visit WWW.CALPOLYJOBS.ORG to complete the required online staff application and apply to requisition #103537. Applicants will have the option of attaching a Cover Letter, Resume and three Letters of Recommendation via the online employment system. Applicants needing computer/internet access may contact Cal Poly Human Resources at: (805) 756-2236, for information on available resources.

At California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly’s values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility.

Cal Poly’s commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. California Polytechnic State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

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