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Job Posting April 11, 2007

Posted by L Wolfe in Job Stuff.

Fontbonne University Library is accepting applications for a part time, temporary Technical Services Assistant starting in May 2007 and ending in August 2007.


Under the general supervision of the Technical Services Librarian, performs a variety of tasks within the Technical Services Department including the cataloging and processing of all library materials.  This is a half-time position.

May include any and/or all of the following: 

  • Assists in the effective and efficient operation of the Technical Services department and the timely cataloging and processing of materials.
  • Performs copy cataloging and retrospective cataloging.
  • Searches for records in the OCLC union catalog and exports the records into the local database.
  • Creates item records.
  • Assists in maintaining library holdings in the local database and OCLC.
  • Trains and supervises student workers assigned to Technical Services Department.
  • Maintains bibliographic records and resolves discrepancies in the library’s database.
  • Generates statistics and prepares reports; updates and maintains information databases.
  • Assists with Bindery operations.
  • Resolves cataloging problems as needed.
  • Participates in special projects and performs other duties as assigned.


  • Experience with the technical aspects of automated library systems, current AACR2 cataloguing standards, MARC formats and Library of Congress classification and Subject Headings is required
  • Experience with Innovative Interfaces automated system and knowledge of OCLC Connexion is preferred
  • Knowledge of basic library science methods and procedures.
  • Interpersonal/human relations skills.
  • Verbal and written communication skills.
  • Supervisory skills.
  • Organizational skills.
  • Skills in exercising discretion and good judgment.
  • Skills and abilities to interact with diverse groups of people.
  • Ability to operate personal computer with various software programs, including Microsoft Office.

Education and experience equivalent to:
Bachelors degree; supplemented with one (1) year of related work experience.

$15 an hour

Applicants should send a letter of application, a current resume and references to:
Julie Anne Portman
Technical Services Library / Assistant Professor
Fontbonne University Library
6800 Wydown Boulevard
Saint Louis, MO  63105
314-889-4569 (p)
314-719-8040 (f)

Fontbonne University is an equal opportunity employer, which actively seeks to diversify its workforce.

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