Library Production Associate -- University of North Texas -- Denton, TX

UNT System Overview
Welcome to the University of North Texas System. UNT System includes the University of North Texas in Denton, the
University of North Texas at Dallas and the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth. We are the only university system based exclusively in the robust Dallas-Fort Worth region and we are committed to transforming lives and creating economic opportunity through education. We are growing with the DFW region, enrolling a record 47,000+ students across our system and awarding nearly 12,000 degrees each year.

Posting Title Library Production Associate
Department UNT-University Library-Gen-141000
Job Location Denton
Full Time/Part Time Full-Time
Retirement Eligibility TRS Eligible

Additional Retirement Information
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Salary Information
Salary is dependent on experience with a minimum of $30,504.00

Department Summary
A wide range of student- and faculty-centered services are the cornerstone of the Libraries’ integral role in the University of North Texas community. As the most-used service on campus and an essential component of education and research at the University of North Texas, the Libraries offer access to more than 6 million items (printand digital) along with expert personnel to assist patrons in achieving their academic and scholarly goals. We provide innovative programs and support to enhance the relationship between teaching and learning at the University of North Texas.

The Cataloging and Metadata Services Department creates and maintains the accuracy of the records in the online catalog for the General Collection for a variety of materials –books, DVDs, online resources, streaming media, streaming audio, maps, and posters.The department also maintains information about UNT’s collection in the OCLC WorldCat system which Interlibrary Loan uses to lend and borrow materials.

The University of North Texas is a student-centered public research university with nearly 40,000 students. A Carnegie-ranked Tier One public research university, UNT is one of the nation’s most diverse universities. UNT has been designated as both a Minority Serving Institution and Hispanic Serving Institution and stands committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion in its pursuit of academic excellence. We are big and bold| All About UNT

With 7.5 million people and two international airports, DFW is the fourth-largest metro area in the United States. DFW is racially, ethnically, religiously, and culturally rich and maintains a long-standing commitment to the arts exemplified by local attractions such as the Dallas Arts District and the Fort Worth Cultural District. UNT’s proximity to these major metropolitan centers ensures that our new colleague will be able to access a wide range of activities and cultural experiences. The university also has a generous benefits,leave and perks package.

UNT is located in Denton, Texas, a growing city with a small-town feel and a thriving arts and music scene centered on its downtown Square and is connected by highways and light rail to the major transportation hubs and big-city attractions of Dallas and Fort Worth, about 40 miles away. Want to know more about why you should consider coming to Denton? Check out Discover Denton.

In the UNT Libraries, we define diversity in the broadest terms because we recognize that the best solutions come from a diverse mix of perspectives and backgrounds. We value the qualities, both visible and invisible, that our colleagues bring to their work every day and understand that our differences are our greatest strength.

We recognize our responsibility to foster an open, welcoming environment where students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds can collaboratively learn, work, and serve.We are dedicated to creating a climate that values and actively promotes an equitableand inclusive environment that removes barriers to full participation.

Position Overview
This position is responsible for advanced knowledge and skills in the areas of copy cataloging monographs, working with records and metadata for electronic theses and dissertations, providing authority control for access points in the integrated librarysystem Sierra, and other special projects as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s Degree and one year of progressively responsible library experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Extensive knowledge of library principles and policies, and knowledge of specialized area functions and workflows.
  • Experience in working effectively with students, faculty, staff, and the community.
  • Ability to utilize multiple computer applications toward increased productivity in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Knowledge of safe working procedures and security measures related to work performed.

Preferred Qualifications
We want to emphasize that the preferred qualifications are not required and that we arecommitted to helping our future colleague develop these preferred skills.

The preferred candidate will possess the following additional qualifications:

  • Experience in a library cataloging/technical services unit
  • Experience using III Sierra integrated library system (ILS), or any other ILS
  • Familiarity with Library of Congress Classification schema
  • Experience using OCLC Connexion Client
  • Required License / Registration /Certification

Work Schedule Monday-Friday, 8am – 5pm
Driving University Vehicle No
Security Sensitive This is a security sensitive position.

EEO Statement
The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability,genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes,educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

Classification Title Library Production Associate
Physical Requirements Sitting, Standing, Ability to communicate

Job Duties

  • Effectively uses technology to complete work, including library-specific systems.Examples include: Windows OS, Microsoft Office, Sierra ILS, and OCLC Connexion.
  • Follows university and department guidelines, procedures, cataloging policies, and standards. Recommends changes to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of department and library operations.
  • Copy catalogs physical monographs for the general collection by selecting,downloading, and editing MARC records.
  • Performs necessary authority work while copy cataloging print monographs and oncurrent electronic theses and dissertations.
  • Withdraws items from the Libraries’ collection.
  • Uses judgment and problem-solving skills to identify, solve, or escalate complex problems.

Posting Number S4619P

Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants must submit a resume, a cover letter and a list of three professional references with their online application.The ideal cover letter should include a brief diversity statement explaining how the applicant will contribute to UNT’s commitment to fostering an open, diverse, and inclusive community.

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