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Position Announcement: MIT Libraries, Cambridge MA, Serials Assistant Kim Maxwell 12 Nov 1998 16:55 UTC

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MIT Libraries
Cambridge, Massachusetts


Under the general supervision of the Assistant Librarian for Serials
Acquisitions, the Serials Assistant will plan and perform complex library
duties, including receiving, claiming, processing, and dispersing of
serials materials.  Interpret and input data from a variety of sources;
create and maintain online serials records.  Exercise initiative and
judgment in performing bibliographic and invoice problem solving,
incorporating various databases and Web resources. Communicate extensively
with Libraries' staff, vendors, and publishers. Keep statistics, sort
incoming mail.  Undertake special projects.

2.5 years direct/related experience, which can include a combination of
post high school education and previous library experience.  Ability to
work both independently and as part of a team, within a changing work
environment.  An aptitude for accurate, detail-oriented, quantitative work
is essential.  Demonstrated organizational, analytical, communication
(both written and oral), and interpersonal skills required.  Experience
with PC technology, including Windows, and solid keyboarding skills
required.  Must be able to lift and carry boxes, and load and push book
carts.  Knowledge of bibliographic components, serials publishing,
automated systems, and at least one foreign language preferred.

$22,500-25,113; actual salary will depend on experience.  Position is 35
hours per week.  MIT offers a competitive benefits package, including
tuition assistance, choice of health plans, dental plan, and a generous
retirement MIT is a smoke-free campus.

There are two positions fitting this description available.  They are
available immediately and will be filled expeditiously.  Complete
applications, which consist of a cover letter, resume, and names and
addresses of three current references should be mailed to:

MIT Personnel Office
Attn: Jennifer Walsh
Job Numbers 98-0870L, 98-0869L
PO Box 391229
Cambridge, MA 02139-0013

If you have questions regarding the application procedures, you may call
the Personnel Office at (617) 253-4251.  Applications cannot be faxed.

MIT is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community
and particularly encourages applications from qualified women and ethnic
minority candidates.
Kim Maxwell
Assistant Librarian for Serials Acquisitions
MIT Libraries, Room 14E-210
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139-4307
phone: 617-253-7028
fax:  617-253-2464