Library Assistant III

The J. Paul Getty Trust - Los Angeles, CA (30+ days ago)4.2

Job Summary
This position is for 68 hours every 2 weeks. Reporting to the Acquisitions Librarian, the Library Assistant III assists in the ordering, receiving, invoicing, and claiming for materials in all formats and languages for the Library’s General Collections.

Major Job Responsibilities
Completes all general acquisitions duties for ordering, receiving, and payment for library materials
Assists in complex metadata creation, selection, evaluation, capture, manipulation, and editing for collection access, description, and management in Ex Libris Alma
Performs physical processing of materials such as marking, stamping and housing
Provides assistance in monitoring the Receiving Room, including unpacking and distributing all materials
Applies advanced knowledge of libraries, online systems and records
Learns and uses various library software applications to execute moderately complex transactions to manage library collections
Provides library support services to staff and other library users
May provide training to staff and other colleagues, when required
May be assigned project related assignments, when required
Suggests revisions to procedures within assigned area
Bachelor’s degree in art history or related discipline
3-4 years experience in library setting, with 2-3 years of customer service experience in an academic, arts, or cultural institution preferred
Reading knowledge in at least one foreign language
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Strong organizations skills and attentions to detail
Ability to learn library-specific software applications
Ability to lift boxes and push trucks up to 40 pounds
Experience with industry-standard software suites as appropriate to assigned duties
May require familiarity laws and standards as appropriate to assigned duties
Experience with bibliographic databases and library-specific software applications preferred
May require ability to handle rare and unique materials with care