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Library Information Specialist

Texas A&M International University
Job Location:
Laredo, Texas
Library Information Specialist

Job Title
Library Information Specialist

Texas A&M International University

Killam Library

Proposed Minimum Salary
$13.01 hourly

Job Location
Laredo, Texas

Job Type

Job Description

Job Summary

The Library Information Specialist, under general supervision, gathers information, assists with server maintenance, and processes order requests for the library.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Schedules, trains, and processes time sheets for student workers.
  • Assists with statistical gathering and processing of monthly reports for various departments within the library.
  • Assists department supervisor with server maintenance.
  • Processes order requests.
  • Creates, deletes, and maintains login credentials and permissions settings for Library staff on the server.
  • Downloads and processes patron load file into server at the start of every semester.
  • Assists with the maintenance of non-print inventory items.
  • Participates and assists in program reviews by generating specialty reports on the server.
This document represents the major duties, responsibilities, and authorities of this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions. Other duties may be assigned.

Additional Responsibilities
  • Respond to and fulfill interlibrary loan requests by locating requested materials. Use the library's discovery tool (catalog) to search for requests. Use the interlibrary loan platform to process all requests.
  • Process and package physical materials for mailing.
  • Communicate with other libraries regarding interlibrary loans. Communicate with library users regarding their requests.
  • Maintain all files and records necessary to support interlibrary loan services.
  • Reconcile records with lender invoices, request copyright clearance as needed, and request payment of interlibrary loan charges.
  • Assist in instructing and assigning tasks to the interlibrary loan support staff.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
Minimum Requirements
  • Education - Bachelor's degree in applicable field.
  • Experience - One year of related experience.
Preferred Education and Experience
  • One or more years of experience in library work, office work, or customer service.
  • A minimum of one year of working with databases (data entry, data validation, data correction, information retrieval).
Knowledge and Abilities:

Knowledge of:
  • Word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications.
Ability to:
  • Multitask and work cooperatively with others.
Preferred Knowledge and Experience
  • Demonstrated computer competency including Microsoft Windows, MS Office, and Internet services or applications.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to interact effectively with the general public and work well as a team member.
  • Must possess problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Must possess flexibility and willingness to adapt to changing priorities and projects and learn new skills and applications.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing. Ability to plan and organize work. Ability to work with details.
Licensing / Professional Certification - None.

Physical Requirements:
  • Move medium weight boxes, books, or similar items.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Supervision of Others
  • This position does not supervise employees.
Other Requirements
  • Ability to handle material which can contain dust or microscopic mold spores.
  • Position requires a flexible schedule to work evening and/or weekend hours, as necessary.
  • Position requires on campus, face-to-face interactions.
  • Position requires maintaining a regular schedule of attendance on campus and in the workplace.
First review of applications will be October 10, 2022

Salary: $13.01/hourly

INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANT: During the application process you have only one opportunity to enter the requested information, upload documents and Submit the application. You will not be able to make changes or add additional documents once you "Submit" the application materials. The software does not allow you to "Save" your application and return to complete the process at a later time. The page "My Experience" has an area provided under Resume/CV to drop or upload files. Be sure to include:
  • Resume/CV
  • Cover Letter
  • At least 3 professional references and their full contact information, and
  • Unofficial transcripts
Applications received by Texas A&M International University must have all job application data entered. Failure to provide all job application data could result in an invalid submission and a rejected application. "See resume" is not an acceptable entry in the job application.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution's verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution's procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

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