Technician, Senior, Library Technical Services

Guilford Technical Community College   Jamestown, NC   Full-time     Mechanic/Technician
Posted on January 5, 2022
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Guilford Technical Community College (GTCC) is currently the fourth largest of North Carolina Community College System’s 58 institutions. On our six campuses and through our online offerings, we annually serve approximately 27,500 students, 60% of whom are students of color. We strive to offer programs that provide equitable educational outcomes for all students representing all backgrounds, including, but not limited to, ability, age, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status. At GTCC, we are committed to cultivating a workplace culture of inclusion that welcomes, develops, supports, and empowers employees. We are looking for an exceptional leader, who shares our institutional mission, vision, and values, to join the team as our new Senior Library Technical Services Technician. 
 
Under the direct supervision and direction of the Technical Services Librarian and the Library Director, the Senior Library Technical Services Technician serves a variety of functions within the Technical Services Department. In addition to cataloging in OCLC’s WorldShare Management Services, the technician assists in performing all acquisition-related functions, including ordering, receiving, processing, and claiming materials.  Materials include print, media, and electronic forms of information that support the research mission of the college, faculty, and staff. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required, as well as a willingness to work cooperatively. 
Duties/Functions
  • Cataloging 
  1. Performs copy cataloging using the automated bibliographic database. 
  2. Maintains catalog records. 
  3. Participates in inventory, shelf-reading, and deselection of books and materials.  
  • Acquisitions 
  1. Orders approved books, DVDs, and periodicals under the direction of the Technical Services Librarian. 
  2. Verifies and receives material shipments. 
  3. Processes new materials, and maintains materials already on the shelves. 
  4. Routes books, periodicals, and other materials to various campus locations.  
  • Serials Management 
  1. Manages periodical check-in, claims, shelving, shifting, and weeding. 
  2. Maintains periodicals according to the Collection Development policy.  
  • General Tasks 
  1. Repairs books, materials, and equipment.  
  2. Creates informative reports. 
  3. Shelves library materials.         
  4. Maintains adequate inventory of technical services supplies. 
  5. Writes technical services procedures and keeps accurate records. 
  6. Directs work-study students if assigned.  
  • Demonstrate and model the College’s employability skills: adaptability, communication, information processing, problem solving, responsibility and teamwork. 

  • Perform all duties as assigned by supervisor.
Difficult Challenges
  •   Frequent interruptions.
  •   Multiple responsibilities with limited assistance.
  •   Staffing responsibilities at the public service desk includes reference work.
Contacts
  •  Library Staff
  •  Students
  •  Vendors
  •  College Employees
Education Required
Associate’s Degree from a regionally accredited postsecondary institution. 
Education Preferred
Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited postsecondary institution. 
Experience Required
One-year experience cataloging. 
Experience Preferred
  •  One-year experience working in a library with technical services, circulation, interlibrary loan, or  public services. 
  •  Experience using a library management system, such as OCLC-WMS. 
KSA Required
  •  Excellent analytical and organizational skills. 
  •  Strong oral and written communication skills. 
  •  Knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques of copy cataloging for multiple formats of   library materials. 
  •  Ability to work collaboratively and productively with all level of staff. 
  •  Requires attention to details. 
  •  Ability to adapt quickly to changing policies and procedures. 
  •  Ability to work independently. 
KSA Preferred
  •  Ability to quickly learn and operate Web-based applications and manual procedures. 
  •  Ability to solve problems and carry out tasks with minimal supervision. 
  •  Ability to organize and manage the workflow in a library support unit. 
  •  Experience creating Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word documents. 
Department/Job Specific Requirements
  •  Participate in job-related workshops and trainings to enhance job performance.
  •  Attend departmental and college-wide meetings. 
  •  May be required to travel to other campus locations. 
  •  Neat, professional appearance and attire. 
  •  Serve on college committees as assigned. 

The following (compliance) training is required and must be completed within the first 30 days of hire with annual refresher training thereafter: 
  • Ethics
  • Safety/Shooter on Campus
  • Personal Information Protection Training (PIP)
  • Anti-Discrimination/Harassment & Title IX
  • Other training may be required as determined applicable. 
Physical Demands
Physical Activity: Primarily sitting with some walking, squatting, or standing. 
Environmental Hazard(s): <15%
Lifting: <=20lbs
Posting Type Staff