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*Senior Library Assistant, Grade F
School/Division: University Library
Office: Resource and Collection Services
Full-Time or Part-Time: Full-Time
About Hofstra Hofstra University is a nationally ranked and recognized private university in Hempstead, N.Y. that is the only school to ever host three consecutive presidential debates (2008, 2012 and 2016). At Hofstra, students get the best of both worlds. Our campus is a leafy oasis just a quick train ride away from New York City and all its cultural, recreational and professional opportunities. We offer small classes and personal attention, with the resources, technology and facilities of a large university. Students can choose from more than 160 undergraduate program options and 165 graduate program options in the liberal arts and sciences, education, health professions and human services, the Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs, the Fred DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Frank G. Zarb School of Business, the Lawrence Herbert School of Communication, the Maurice A. Deane School of Law, the Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies, and the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. Hofstra University is a dynamic community of more than 11,000 students from around the world who are dedicated to civic engagement, academic excellence and becoming leaders in their communities and their careers.
Description: Hofstra University Library seeks to fill an opening for Senior Library Assistant. Reporting to the Head of Resource and Collection services, the Senior Library Assistant coordinates work of Resource Sharing unit working with the Senior Supervisor. Using ILLiad and OCLC Worldshare (resource sharing software), processes borrowing and lending requests. Processes incoming ILLiad borrowing requests, routes as appropriate, identifies and obtains materials requested. Utilizes a variety of online bibliographic resources to confirm citations, process and monitor requests to and from Hofstra University Library. Monitors compliance with copyright regulations. Contacts patrons via ILLiad email or telephone with questions concerning submission, verification, retrieval, and delivery of materials. Answers questions related to resource sharing in person, via email, or via telephone. Oversees billing and payments related to overdue items and borrowing charges not covered by reciprocal agreements. Works with the Head of Resource and Collection Services to review and employ policies and procedures governing the exchange of materials with other institutions. Maintains proficiency with resource sharing software (ILLiad, Odyssey, IDS logic, etc.) and stays informed of updates and new releases. Assists users at Circulation desk as needed, using Sierra library management system to process transactions. Supervises student assistants as needed. May perform other assigned duties not specifically identified above, but which require the same degree of skill and which are normally included within the above job title.

Work schedule: Monday - Friday 10am - 6pm

*Subject to bumping
Qualifications: This position requires demonstrable experience with ILLiad software and searching online bibliographic utilities. Incumbent must be detail-oriented, self-motivated, and well-organized. Proficiency with Sierra library management system preferred. MS Word, Excel and Outlook is required. The incumbent will be familiar with scanning software and Adobe Acrobat for document editing. Two years of recent, relevant library experience are strongly preferred. Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills. Ability to exercise initiative and judgment and to work independently. Ability to organize work flow and manage projects efficiently.

Application Instructions: Qualified applicants may submit resumes via email to Please indicate job # 899837-18 in the subject of the email.
Deadline: Open until filled
Date Posted: 03/08/2018
Posting Number: 899837-18

Hofstra University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering diversity in its faculty administrative staff and student body, and encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community.

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