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Job Title:   Library Assistant
Pay Grade:   2
Pay Band Min / Max:   $10.38  -  $12.30
Position Number:   026818
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 individual, reporting to the Preservation Administrator, is responsible for library work of a complex nature requiring independent judgment based on extensive knowledge of library policies and procedures. Incumbent works with books, works on paper, photographs, other media, and non-print formats; Provides supervised conservation treatments for special collections materials for the purpose of archival use and preservation, as well as treatments for general collections; Assists Preservation Administrator and Library Technician with special preservation projects.

In consultation with the Preservation Administrator or Library Technician performs treatment on special collections materials, including paper, photographs, and bindings in accordance with historical styles and conservation standards; may include mending, board slotting, stain reduction, de-acidification, washing, dry cleaning, consolidation, or tape removal. Uses independent judgment, based on conservation standards, to repair general collections material; may include mending, tip-ins, hinge tightening, re-backing, re-casing, pockets, or re-housing. Constructs protective enclosures, including clamshell boxes, portfolios, pamphlet binders, and polyester encapsulations for materials that cannot be otherwise treated; Measures fragile materials for boxes to be made by outside vendors. Participates in exhibition preparation; may include fabricating custom supports, matting and framing, or assisting with the installation of materials; adheres to the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC) code of ethics when performing conservation treatments.
Assists in the shelf preparation of new acquisitions as needed, including preparation and review of call number labels, stamping, security stripping; assists in disaster planning and recovery activities; assists with environmental monitoring activities; assists with integrated pest management activities; participates in assigned special projects for the Preservation & Conservation Program; other duties as assigned.
Maintain helpful and supportive customer service behavior with all library customers, internal and external; establish effective and supportive interdepartmental relationships, and participate in cross training opportunities to increase library and unit effectiveness and to effectively disseminate information. Communicate frequently and effectively with all University staff, faculty and administrators in a timely manner regarding procedures, policies, and other necessary information. When possible, participate in committees and teams within and outside the libraries to provide services to the Libraries, University, and the Community.

High School diploma or equivalent and a minimum of 2 years related experience in a library or cultural institution; knowledge and experience with bookbinding, preservation, and conservation techniques; analytic and critical thinking skills; excellent manual dexterity; ability to work cooperatively and productively with others; ability to work independently in a team environment; effective oral and written English language communication skills; excellent organizational skills. Review of resumes will continue until a successful candidate has been identified. Position 026818.

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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