Friday, November 19, 2010

Library Assistant 2

This position is located in the Andersen Horticultural Library at the MN Landscape Arboretum in Chaska, MN.

40% General Reference and Information Services
- Answer basic reference, information, and directional questions
- Refer specialized or in-depth reference queries to Librarian or other staff, as appropriate
- Develop in-depth knowledge of Andersen Horticultural Library collections and programs
- Develop in-depth knowledge of the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, its programs and events
- Develop basic knowledge of University Libraries collections and services
- Provide sole staffing of Andersen Horticultural Library at least two weekends per month and some holidays (in addition to hours during the week)

40% Manage Serials and Archives Collections
- Manage binding functions: prepare journals for binding and process returned binding, checking for accuracy
- Report holdings changes and other corrections to made to catalog records
- Update and maintain the serials database
- Routinely provide basic care, organization, preservation, and evaluation of the archives & journals collections.

10% Manage the physical space
- Keep the library attractive, clean, and organized
- Change out images displayed in the skyway between buildings
- Coordinate shelving and shelf-reading of books and journals
- Liaise with Arboretum facilities staff, as needed

10% Support Services and Special Projects
- Participate in indexing and maintenance of Plant Information Online web site
- Provide collections support for the Librarian
- Schedule events
- Maintain records
- Coordinate work of library volunteer(s) in relevant work areas
- Create an occasional display under supervision of Librarian
- Other duties as assigned
job code 4996 and requisition 169106
thanks to Joe F. for sending me the posting.