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Job Title:   Library Assistant
Pay Grade:   2
Pay Band Min / Max:   $10.38  -  $12.52
Position Number:   001321
Department / Hospital:   RICHTER LIBRARY

The University of Miami is committed to educating and nurturing students, creating knowledge, and providing service to our community and beyond. We are leaders in the area of education, scholarship, intercollegiate athletics and service. Come join our team!

Work Location: Coral Gables Campus

Work Schedule: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

The person in this position is responsible for processing and placing firm orders requested by the subject librarians, UM faculty, and students with vendors worldwide. This person also performs weekly database maintenance, and assists with end-of-fiscal-year database maintenance correcting errors in the library’s system, as assigned by supervisor.


Responsible for processing and placing firm orders for print and electronic materials, including domestic and foreign language publications, audiovisual materials, and out-print materials, as assigned by supervisor. This person is responsible for following up and claiming these orders. This position is also responsible for doing the database maintenance required for withdrawals and replacements of missing and/or damaged library materials. Assist with the weekly receiving and processing of electronic approval books: checks links and functionality, performs quality control on e-book supplier interface, and evaluates bibliographic records for accuracy and completeness; reports problems to supplier and Cataloging Department respectively. Assist in doing end-of-fiscal-year database maintenance duties, as assigned by supervisor. Reconcile the Purchasing Card bank statement for this position and create a register for monthly PCard purchases. Responsible for answering the phone for the Monographic Acquisitions Unit, as well as the loading dock door for deliveries.

Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent and 2 years of library experience. College work may be substituted for experience on a year-to-year basis; aptitude for detail and accuracy; excellent oral and written English language skills, plus good reading comprehension of a Romance language are required; good knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook. Review of resumes will continue until a successful candidate has been identified. Position 001321.

Former Employees on Layoff Will be Given Priority Consideration

The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical and dental benefits, tuition remission, vacation, paid holidays and much more. The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.

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