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Library Technician
Title:Library Technician
Department:Division of Learning Resources
Location:Van Ness

Number of Vacancies: 1

Area of Consideration: Open to the Public

Position Status: Full-Time, Regular

Pay Plan, Series & Grade: DS0095/12

Salary Range: $42,357 - $45,605 ($20.36 - $21.93/ Hourly)

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Location: 4200 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington DC 20008

Brief Description of Duties

The Library Technician manages the Circulation Desk by assisting patrons in the use of the UDC library catalog to identify, locate, retrieve, and request books and other materials within our collection or at one of our Washington Research Library Consortium member institutions (WRLC). The Library Technician also serves as a valuable resource to students, faculty, staff, and guest patrons as the initial contact for all services related to the Learning Resources Division, Library Services.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Understands and is able to perform all task related to Circulation Services, including but not limited to:

  • Charging, discharging, and renewing library materials; registering and reregistering patrons; and receiving and processing library books and materials.
  • Processes interlibrary loans for patrons
  • Guide patrons in finding and using library resources, including reference materials, audiovisual equipment, computers, and electronic resources.
  • Verifies, locates, and replies to interlibrary loan requests; send out requested materials via and courier and mail.
  • Sort books, publications, and other items according to procedure and return them to shelves, files, or other designated storage areas.
  • Deliver and retrieve items throughout the library by hand or using pushcart.
  • Compiles records, sorts and shelves books.
  • Removes damaged books from collection.
  • Check materials in and out using the circulation process.
  • Answers questions that require only consultation of standard reference.
  • Receives and resolves circulation-related problems.
  • Carries out procedures to identify and retrieve overdue materials and settles problems arising from late, damaged, or lost materials.
  • Monitors the daily operation of the online circulation system.
  • Maintains statistics on circulation activity and on the use of non-circulation library services that are recorded at the Circulation Desk.
  • Provides periodic reports to Director of Library Services on statistics of circulation and non-circulation library activities and usage.
  • Attends professional and community meetings, workshops, and conferences, as required.
  • Provide assistance to faculty and students by locating materials.
  • Performs other duties, as assigned.
Other Duties
  • Answer routine reference inquiries, and refer patrons needing further assistance to librarians.
  • Train other staff, volunteers and/or student assistants, and schedule and oversee their work.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • High school diploma required; Bachelor's degree preferred
  • A least seven (7) years of experience working as a Library Technician

Information to Applicant

Collective Bargaining Unit (Union): This position is in the collective bargaining unit represented by National Education Association (NEA) and you may be required to pay an agency service fee through direct payroll deduction.

Employment Benefits: Selectee will be eligible for health and life insurance, and sick leave and will be covered under the University of the District of Columbia' s retirement plan (TIAA).

Equal Opportunity Employer: The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.

Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section 2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the University of the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability.  Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act.  In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act.  Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated.  Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.

Veterans Preference:  Applicants claiming veteran's preference must submit official proof at the time of application.

Visa Sponsorship: At this time, the University of the District of Columbia does not provide sponsorship for visas (e.g. H-1B). This position is also ineligible for Optional Practical Training (OPT).

Residency Preference: The Residency Preference Amendment Act of 1988, D.C. Law 7-203, created a system in which provides that any applicant for employment in the Career or Educational Services who is a bona fide resident of the District of Columbia may claim a residency reference at the time of application. An applicant selected for an appointment based on District residency will be required to submit no less than eight (8) proofs of bona fide District residency. Bona fide District residency must be maintained from the date of appointment to the position for seven (7) consecutive years. Failure to maintain bona fide District residency for the (7) year period will result in forfeiture of employment.

Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than five (5) days after conviction of any criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace.

Background Investigation: Employment with the University of the District of Columbia is contingent upon a satisfactory background investigation.  The determination of a "satisfactory background investigation" is made at the sole discretion of the University of the District of Columbia.  The University may refuse to hire a finalist, rescind an offer of employment to a finalist or review and may terminate the employment of a current employee based on the results of a background investigation.

Disposition of Resume: Resumes received outside the area of consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given consideration. You must resubmit your resume to receive consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job applications. Therefore, if selected for employment a UDC application will be required.

Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the University of the District of Columbia, Office of Human Resources Only.

Contact Information:  All inquiries related to employment and job applications should be directed to UDC Office of Human Resources at (202) 274-5380.

The University of the District of Columbia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For a full version of the University’s EO Policy Statement, please visit: opportunity/.

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