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Library Technician – 2 Positions
Westchester Community College in Valhalla, New York
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Date Posted 06/26/2019
Employment Type fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Library Technician – 2 Positions

The following positions requires familiarity with the community college philosophy and the ability to work within a culturally diverse college population.

Date: June 6, 2019

TITLE OF POSITION/RANK: Library Technician – 2 Positions

DIVISION: Center for Learning Resources, Library, Media, and Instructional Technology

RESPONSIBILITIES: Under the supervision of the Dean of the Center, the Library Technician performs a variety of technical and administrative tasks to support the acquisition and inclusion of materials in the library collection. Additional responsibilities include the following:

  • Receive and perform pre-order research including OCLC bibliographic data downloads, and fill purchase request for library materials via web-based acquisition aggregators, including GOBI and publisher/distributor websites.
  • Create requisitions in Oracle/PeopleSoft, update the budget, inventory documentation, and monitor open orders.
  • Receive orders, sort, distribute, and process print and non-print materials in the Alma Library Management System.
  • All other duties as required.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: A High School Diploma or equivalent and six years of clerical experience, three years of which must have been performing clerical functions to assist Librarians or higher-level staff in a library, are required. Satisfactory completion of 30 credits may be substituted on a year for year basis for the required experience for up to two years, including college credits towards an Associate’s degree. Candidates must possess the specialized experience.  A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Library Science may be substituted for the required experience.  The successful candidate must have the ability to work with a diverse student body, faculty and staff.  Excellent oral and written communication skills required.  The successful candidate must also have the ability to negotiate and problem solve as well as the ability to work in a collaborative environment.  Strong technical skills, as it relates to working with computers and a variety of software and database programs, required. They must be a self-starter and customer service oriented with excellent interpersonal and conflict resolution skills.  They must also have the ability to analyze collected data and write clear and concise reports. *This is a Civil Service position.  The final candidate will be required to take and pass the Civil Service Exam.*

POSITION EFFECTIVE:Recruitment will remain open until the position is filled.

SALARY & BENEFITS: The starting salary is $48,268 plus competitive benefits.

TO APPLY:Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire. “You may apply by clicking here” or you may email your resume, cover letter, and three (3) letters of recommendation to  Please indicate “Library Technician – 2 Positions” in the subject line of the email or mail to:

Director, Human Resources
Westchester Community College
Administration Building – Suite B42
75 Grasslands Road
Valhalla, NY  10595
Fax: (914) 606-7838

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Westchester Community College provides accessible, high quality and affordable education to meet the needs of our diverse community. We are committed to student success, academic excellence, workforce development, economic development and lifelong learning.  Westchester Community College is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer. 

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