Library Associate-Serials & Inventory
This paraprofessional position holds responsibilities that may involve supervision of a work unit and/or the undertaking of specialized work requiring a high level of expertise, such as cataloging or processing of manuscript collections. Independent judgment and a comprehensive knowledge of tasks are used to accomplish the mission of the unit. Work is performed under general supervision within established policies with latitude for independent judgment. Evaluation is based upon a review of completed work and overall results obtained.

Major / Essential Job Functions:
*Assist in the maintenance of local holding records. Reviews and processes periodicals not received for Serials Maintenance and Architecture.
*Researches problems and unidentified mail in various databases. Makes sure item is not part of a subscription or another type of order. Processes problem/unidentified mail items correctly once nature of piece is determined and maintain monthly statistics.
*Responsible for identifying and overseeing the successful and timely changes in serials titles. Verifies subscription status. Updates records accordingly and informs supervisor of titles with missing issues or lapsed subscriptions.
*Manage the professional reading shelf, CPM filing, and Stacks filing in consultation with staff.
*Actively participates in Library projects and cross-training with the Resources Management area and other Library units to help meet library productivity and standards as needed. Consistently oversees or assists with complex special projects and assignments.
*Responsible for daily check-in and filing of all microfilms. Assist in the check-in of magazines, journals, newspapers, and microfilms. Responsible for assuring accurate holdings and item records for microforms. Assists in the inventory and data entry of all serial microforms.
*Assist with the collection and maintenance of In House Use Statistics.
*Manage the input of codes, fields and data policies used in the processing and receipt of serial titles. Assists with the binding workflow as needed.
*Assists with the building and updating of records in the Library Management System. Works on serials problems sent from other departments. Resolves barcoding, holdings, and check-in problems associated with circulation and check-outs.

Bachelor's degree in related field and one-year related experience; knowledge and competencies of Microsoft Office. Relevant specialized work experience may substitute for education on a year for year basis. Additional job related education may substitute for required experience on a year for year basis. Ability to learn and work with computer applications unique to libraries or archives.

Preferred Qualifications:
Knowledge and competencies of Microsoft Office. Ability to learn and work with computer applications unique to libraries or archives. Ability to learn new procedures and verify bibliographic information. Knowledge of PC's and word processing.

Application Procedures:
1. Apply online at; enter via STAFF portal & search for req#ID18480
2. Shortcut URL:
3. Required Attachments: Cover Letter, Resume, and Professional/Personal References
4. If you should need assistance with the application process, please contact Texas Tech University, Human Resources, Talent Acquisition office at or 806-742-3851

As an EEO/AA employer, the Texas Tech University System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

Additional Information
Position Type: Employee
Ref Code: 79409

Contact Information
Gale Soto
Texas Tech University
Human Resources, Box 41093
Lubbock, 79409