The Library Assistant for Technical Services is a full-time member of the library staff, reporting directly to the Associate Dean of Library Services. This crucial position provides support for three vital technical service areas within the library: acquisitions, cataloging, and interlibrary loan. This person is responsible for the coordination of purchasing books and other materials, assisting with cataloging, and the physical processing of all library materials, as well as coordinates all aspects of interlibrary loan services, with the support of work-study students and graduate assistants. The position requires a highly organized and professional individual with excellent technical, oral, and written skills, who can interact proficiently and confidently with library faculty and staff; the University community as a whole; and outside libraries, organizations, and vendors. This person must be familiar with the cataloging and circulation modules within an integrated library system (ILS), as well as interlibrary loan systems and procedures. This paraprofessional position is ideal for someone starting a masters in library school or currently enrolled.
Arcadia University is a top-ranked private university in Greater Philadelphia and promises a distinctly global, integrative, and personal learning experience that prepares students to contribute and lead in a diverse and dynamic world. A national leader in study abroad and international education, Arcadia has been named #1 in undergraduate study abroad participation by the Institute of International Education’s Open Doors Report for the past seven years. Approximately 3,900 students attend Arcadia, and the University’s 2,500 undergraduate students choose from more than 65 fields of study.
Applications must be submitted online through Arcadia's Human Resources portal to receive full consideration. Please do not email application materials to hiring manager.
For additional information and to apply, please visit: https://careers-arcadia.icims.com/jobs/ and submit a cover letter, resume and names and phone numbers of three professional references.
Application review will begin immediately. Posting will be removed from the website once we've established a sufficient talent pool for consideration.
Arcadia University seeks candidates of diverse cultural backgrounds and abilities. Arcadia University encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. All offers of employment are conditional based on successful completion of a background check.
Acquisitions and Cataloging:
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: