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Cataloging and Collection Integration Project Lead (Limited Duration)

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Work type: Classified Staff
Location: Portland, OR
Categories: Administrative/Office Support, Library, Planning/Project Management

Department: Library
Classification: Library Technician 3
Appointment Type and Duration: Limited Duration (Classified), Limited
Salary: $18.12 - $27.31 per hour
FTE: 1.0

Review of Applications Begins

November 28, 2022; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants

To ensure consideration for the position, please include with your online application:
1. a cover letter stating your interest and qualifications for the position, and
2. [optional] a current resume, which includes dates of employment.

Department Summary

About the University:
The University of Oregon is one of only two Pacific Northwest members of the Association of American Universities and holds the distinction of a “very high research activity” ranking in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The UO enrolls more than 20,000 undergraduate and 3,600 graduate students representing all 50 states and nearly 100 countries.
The University of Oregon is guided by a diversity framework that involves a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion for all students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members. The UO’s 295-acre campus features state-of-the art facilities in an arboretum-like setting within the traditional homelands of the Kalapuya people.

The UO is located in Eugene, a vibrant city of 167,000 with a wide range of cultural and culinary offerings; a pleasant year-round climate; and a community engaged in environmental, social, and social justice concerns. The campus is within easy driving distance of the Pacific Coast, the Cascade Mountains, and Portland.

About the UO Libraries:
The University of Oregon Libraries is an essential partner in the University’s educational, research, and public service mission. With five locations on the Eugene campus, and branches at UO Portland and at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology, the Libraries offers many flexible, service- and technology-rich environments for our users’ research and learning needs. The UO Libraries is committed to supporting and enhancing the diversity of the university community, to providing a culturally inclusive environment where diversity of thought and expression is valued and respected, and to disrupting systemic inequalities. With a focus on equity in service, we strive to create a powerful learning community, a welcoming space where faculty, students, and patrons of all ages and cultural and ethnic backgrounds can access the information necessary to achieve their personal and professional goals. Our mission is to actively support the student learning experience, enable the creation and stewardship of knowledge, and contribute to advancements in teaching, research, scholarship, and public service. We value intellectual freedom, user-centered service, evidence-based approaches, transparency, innovation, teamwork, diversity, and integrity.

The University of Oregon Libraries is the only Association of Research Libraries (ARL) member in Oregon. The library is a member of the Orbis Cascade Alliance, SPARC, Center for Research Libraries, DuraSpace, the Council on Library and Information Resources, Coalition for Networked Information, EDUCAUSE, and other major organizations.

About Collections and Discovery Services
Collections and Discovery Services (CDS) is responsible for acquiring, describing, preserving, and disseminating all types of scholarly and creative outputs to advance the research, teaching, and learning work of the University of Oregon community. CDS offers a range of reference, consulting, and instructional services to the users and creators of these collections. CDS encompasses three major areas: Digital Scholarship Services, Collection Strategies, and Resource Description. CDS endeavors to build strong partnerships, within the UO Libraries and with regional partners, to be a leader in advancing practice, and to contribute with increasing effectiveness to local, regional, and international resource collection and curation efforts.

Position Summary

Reporting to Monographic Cataloging Team Leader, the Cataloging and Collection Integration Project Lead is responsible for managing a limited duration project to assess and integrate the library collections of the former Concordia University Portland into the collections of the University of Oregon Libraries. The Project Lead will exercise a high level of leadership and discretion to coordinate the assessment of collections to determine retention and disposition, batch load bibliographic and item level data, and oversee the physical processing of collections. This will require the ability to analyze the project and develop workflows, as well as strong problem-solving skills to independently manage complex troubleshooting of cataloging data.

The person in this position directly supervises 1-2 student employees and assists in directing the work of additional student employees. This position collaborates significantly with library colleagues at both the UO Portland White Stag campus and the Eugene campus, which includes Knight Library and branches, to set priorities and lead the coordination of work.

This is a full-time, one-year position based in Portland, Oregon, that requires the work to be done entirely onsite (i.e., is not eligible for a remote or hybrid schedule).

We are aware that some people are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every qualification in the job description including the preferred qualifications. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and recognize that a successful candidate may come from a less traditional career trajectory, such as having skills and abilities gained outside a classroom context, or an equivalent skill set. We encourage you to apply, even if you don’t believe you meet every one of our preferred qualifications.

Minimum Requirements

Bachelor's degree plus two years of current (within 5 years) experience in a Library; OR, 4 years of current library experience; AND, advanced proficiency in multiple library specific computer applications, e.g., integrated library systems, database applications, institutional repository; content management systems.
Some positions may also require in-depth knowledge of specialty area(s), e.g., original cataloging, complex copy cataloging, serials management, ILL management, government documents, image resources, music.

Professional Competencies

• Proficiency with Microsoft Excel or similar spreadsheet software.
• Demonstrated ability to lead projects to successful completion.
• Ability to complete tasks with precision and attention to detail.
• Demonstrated problem-solving and/or workflow analysis skills.
• Strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize and multi-task effectively in a detail-oriented and time-sensitive environment.
• Effective communication skills.
• Demonstrated ability to work within and foster a diverse work environment.

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience supervising copy catalogers or student employees.
• Experience with tools to analyze, remediate and process metadata in batch.
• Proficiency with Microsoft Access.
• Experience working in an academic library.
• Experience with Ex Libris’ Alma ILS system.
• Experience with OCLC Connexion Client.

FLSA Exempt: No


All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

This is a classified position represented by the SEIU Local 503, Oregon Public Employees Union.

University of Oregon students and employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. For additional information see: https://hr.uoregon.edu/uo-covid-19-vaccination-requirement-employee-process.

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans, and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at uocareers@uoregon.edu or 541-346-5112.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

In compliance with federal law, the University of Oregon prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and services. The Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at https://clery.uoregon.edu/annual-campus-security-and-fire-safety-report.

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