Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation's best urban public research universities. Home to more than 47,000 students, 10,500 faculty and staff and 330,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls "the most ambitious campus design program in the country."
With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, eight straight years of record enrollment, worldwide leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 athletic conference, UC's momentum has never been stronger. UC's annual budget tops $1.6 billion and its endowment totals $1.9 billion.
About the Department
The mission of the University of Cincinnati Libraries is to empower discovery, stimulate learning and inspire the creation of knowledge by connecting students, faculty, researchers and scholars to dynamic data, information and resources. The University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation's best urban public research universities. Home to more than 47,000 students, 10,500 faculty and staff and 330,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls "the most ambitious campus design program in the country."
UC Libraries supports undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs at UC and includes the Walter C. Langsam Library, the Archives and Rare Books Library, the Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library and eight college and department libraries serving applied science, architecture, art, biology, chemistry, classics, design, education, engineering, geology, health sciences, mathematics, music, physics, and planning. Other libraries at UC include the Blue Ash Library, Clermont College Library and the Law Library.
Work closely with subject selectors and other Content Services staff to acquire material necessary to support the learning, instruction, and research mission of the University of Cincinnati Libraries. Provide support for data analysis and functional aspects of acquisitions.
Participate in improving workflows and systems that facilitate acquisitions, access, and management of library acquired collection resources both print and electronic.
Assist in managing, configuring, implementing, and troubleshooting data transfer and tracking systems for batch processes in acquisitions.
Provide data analysis support for selector collection decisions. Generate and manage serial renewal spreadsheet. Gather serials usage statistics, extract and organize data, and create reports for print, electronic, and digital library resources for assessment.
Participate in collections acquisitions workflows. Working with selectors, order library materials in both print and online format and in all languages from U.S. and international sources. Complete processes for tracking material and claiming or re-ordering.
Provide training and support to help library-wide selectors and staff achieve efficient use of acquisitions associated tools. Create documentation for policies and procedures.
Liaise with library vendors to diagnose and troubleshoot problems with orders, technical specifications, data exchange, record loads and management of resources provided by their systems.
Perform quality control on order records to maintain accuracy, including cancellations, reordering, and claiming materials. Work with business office to provide proof of payment. Correspond with vendors and publishers as needed.
Perform other duties based on operational needs, projects, and alignment with strategic initiatives, including providing unit backup and cross training. Support team by engaging in forward-looking projects and emerging workflows such as experimental acquisitions methods and tools, and development of new acquisitions workflows.
Perform related duties based on departmental need. This job description can be changed at any time.
Six (6) years of relevant work experience and/or other specialized training can be used in lieu of education requirement.
Two (2) years of relevant experience.
Additional Qualifications Considered
Experience in technical services library work.
Skilled in technology used in library operations, such as library management systems, FTP, EDIFACT, and website ordering.
Familiar with library data standards, e.g., MARC records.
Proficiency with MS Office and Windows software, especially knowledge of Excel and ability to gather and analyze data.
Ability to read, understand, analyze, interpret, and manipulate data in a variety of formats.
Excellent oral and written communication skills, organization and time management, and attention to detail.
Ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively. Ability to promote teamwork, diversity, equality, and inclusiveness.
Physical Requirements/Work Environment
Office environment/no specific unusual physical or environmental demands.
Compensation and Benefits
UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.
Competitive minimum salary of $44,684 dependent on the candidate's experience.
Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.
The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.
The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.
HISTORY IN BRIEF - The University of Cincinnati is a public urban serving research institution that was founded in 1819 and today is one of the country’s largest universities offering more than 350 academic programs to more than 44,000 students. UC has many top ranked programs in areas such as Music and Arts, Medical and Human-Services, Criminal Justice and more. Located in an urban setting, UC is close to the heart of Cincinnati and allows easy access for students to enjoy all that the city offers. UC is also the alma mater of many notables such as President William Howard Taft; Albert Sabin, developer of the oral polio vaccine; Astronaut Neil Armstrong and Mary Weinberg, 2008 Olympic gold medalist. UC is classified as a Research University (Very High Research Activity) by the Carnegie Commission and is ranked as one of America’s top 35 public research universities by the National Science Foundation. UC jumped 17 spots in the U.S. News & World Report rankings in the past two years alone. In addition to being named a “green university” by Princeton Review, UC has been named one of the world’s most beautiful campuses by Forbes and Delta Sky magazines. Learn more at www.uc.edu.MISSIO...N STATEMENT - The University of Cincinnati serves the people of Ohio, the nation, and the world as a premier, public, urban research university dedicated to undergraduate, graduate, and professional education, experience-based learning, and research. We are committed to excellence and diversity in our students, faculty, staff, and all of our activities. We provide an inclusive environment where innovation and freedom of intellectual inquiry flourish. Through scholarship, service, partnerships, and leadership, we create opportunity, develop educated and engaged citizens, enhance the economy and enrich our University, city, state and global community.