Bibliographic Assistant VI - Columbia University Libraries
Posted on August 13, 2019
The Bibliographic Assistant in this position will be able to quickly learn complex tasks and systems and deploy this knowledge in a dynamic and diverse academic library environment with minimal oversight. The position requires initiative, flexibility and the facility to prioritize and organize work in an effective manner. There are physical and intellectual components to the position’s responsibilities, including but not limited to moving books and heavy book carts and determining the research value and subject discipline of library materials for purposes of cataloging and classification. To facilitate acquisition and classification of the Libraries’ vast and varied collections, the position require strong knowledge of two Slavic languages – one in the Cyrillic alphabet. The incumbent will also perform all phases of editing bibliographic records for rapid discovery in the Libraries catalog. The position also requires the ability to communicate effectively with internal Libraries’ staff and external vendors, producers and creators.
Salary: $24.25 per hour ($23.64 per hour for new hires)
Test: A foreign language test in two Slavic languages; one in the Cyrillic alphabet.