University of Pennsylvania, Libraries
Hebraica Library Specialist
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Pennsylvania, United States|
Working under the direction of both the Acquisitions Librarian and the Hebraica Cataloger, with minimal supervision, the incumbent will both acquire and describe Hebraica materials in accordance with the Library Specialist position description in the Collective Bargaining Agreement. The Hebraica Library Specialist will be responsible for both routine and complicated ordering, receipt, and payment of print monographs (including multi-part extended orders) for multiple locations. The incumbent will also perform complex copy cataloging of Hebraica materials as appropriate, and will create original brief bibliographic records as needed, involving advanced searching ability in both Voyager and OCLC. In both areas, acquisitions and cataloging, the incumbent will employ skills necessary for thorough problem-solving and analysis. The position may include pushing book trucks and occasionally lifting boxes.
A Bachelor's Degree is required and 0 to 1 year of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
LANGUAGE -- Strong knowledge, written and spoken, of modern Hebrew, including grammar on which the rules for Romanization are based. Knowledge of Yiddish desirable. Strong background in Jewish Studies and culture. Strong problem-solving skills, including ability to pay attention to detail. Ability to work both independently and with others.
Extensive background working with bibliographic utilities and knowledge of MARC. Copy cataloging experience on OCLC.
Compensation and Benefits:
Salary is set by AFSCME Local 590 Collective Bargaining Agreement, and includes a generous benefits package, additional information available at http://www.hr.upenn.edu/jobs/benefits.asp
The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.
|Primary Category:||Jewish History / Studies