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Access Services Student Assistant

The Oregon Health & Science University Library in Portland, Oregon, is seeking a student assistant to support the functions of the Access Services department. This position is ideal for a library school or public health student interested in a career in public services, as the incumbent will receive valuable experience working at an academic medical library service desk. 

General Duties

  • Staffing the service desk, including validating and updating patron records, issuing library cards, and answering and directing phone calls and patrons with walk-in questions
  • Processing document delivery requests, including scanning documents and delivering them electronically
  • Verifying citations, downloading and delivering electronic documents
  • Assisting patrons with requesting material and using library resources
  • Retrieving and processing library material from branch locations
  • Shelving, shelf reading, and assisting in stacks maintenance, including shifting and moving of material
  • Assisting with opening and closing of library, including retrieving material from bookdrops around campus, shutting down computer systems, and replenishing supplies
  • Assisting with cleaning and tidying library computers, study rooms, and study tables
  • Special projects which may involve scanning, basic metadata input, and other duties as assigned
Requirements/Qualifications
  • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program (6 hours undergraduate, 4.5 hours graduate)
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • This position requires lifting and handling of objects 20-50 lbs.; pushing and maneuvering loaded book trucks, bending and stooping
Hours/Schedule
Part-time; approximately 20 hours/week. Specific hours and days to be arranged.

Salary
$12.00/hour to start

To Apply
Fill out an online application at http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/about/services/human-resources/ and search for “library” or job category “student.”  

 

Library Diversity Fellow

Work Schedule, Hours, FTE, Salary Range: 1.0 FTE; Salary commensurate with experience, minimum $50,000.

Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) Library seeks applications from early-career librarians, with a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, for the position of Library Diversity Fellow. The role is a full time, two-year appointment, non-renewable, entry-level faculty position.

As a member of the ACRL Diversity Alliance, OHSU Library is committed to increasing the number of qualified and talented individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups going into academic and health sciences librarianship. The OHSU Library seeks qualified candidates whose backgrounds and experiences will enrich our community.

The experience will provide a foundation for a strong career in academic librarianship.  A flexible program will address the Fellow’s goals and interests as well as the Library’s needs. The Library will support the Fellow’s career interests through mentoring, training, professional development, and participation on library committees.

Position Description:

The Library Diversity Fellow will collaborate with library leadership and colleagues to develop a two-year program that will provide broad exposure to the work of academic librarianship. The program will include on-boarding, mentoring, scholarship and service, as well as practical experience in selected areas of the library.

In the first year of the program, the Fellow will develop skills in library instruction, collaborating with colleagues to teach information literacy to health sciences students and professionals. Both years of the residency will provide opportunities to rotate through other operational areas of the library, which could include collection development, systems, digital collections and repositories, research data management, and special collections. In the second year, the Fellow will develop and complete a capstone project, with the prospect of presenting original research at a conference or in an academic journal. The Fellow will participate in ACRL Diversity Alliance events and activities, and engage in professional service and scholarship.

Librarians at OHSU hold non-tenured faculty appointments; this position will be filled at Instructor rank. All librarians are members of the Library Faculty Assembly.  Faculty rank, salary, benefits, and professional development opportunities are commensurate with entry level library faculty appointments at OHSU. OHSU is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. To learn more about diversity initiatives at OHSU, please visit the Center for Diversity & Inclusion at www.ohsu.edu/diversity.

The duties of this position:

In the first year of the program, the Fellow will develop skills in library instruction, collaborating with colleagues to teach information literacy to health sciences students and professionals.  Both years of the residency will provide opportunities to rotate through other operational areas of the library, which could include collection development, systems, digital collections and repositories, research data management, and special collections. In the second year, the Fellow will develop and complete a capstone project, with the prospect of presenting original research at a conference or in an academic journal.  The Fellow will participate in ACRL Diversity Alliance events and activities, and engage in professional service and scholarship.

Position Conditions/Qualifications:

Required Qualifications

  • Master's degree from an ALA-accredited Library and Information Science program conferred by August 2018, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Early career, up to and including 2 years of post-MLIS or post-graduate experience
  • Demonstrated interest in a career in academic or health sciences librarianship
  • Demonstrated experience working both independently and collaboratively with colleagues
  • Excellent analytical, writing, interpersonal, and organizational skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines/work under tight timelines
  • Ability to work with diverse communities to meet ever-changing needs
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in librarianship and the university community

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with reference, training, teaching, instruction, or equivalent front-line services
  • Ability to adapt one's approach to most effectively meet user needs
  • Ability to contribute service and scholarship to the profession
  • Ability to quickly learn and adapt to a highly technological environment.

Applications: To apply please visit ohsujobs.com and search for position IRC71586. Applications should include a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references. Screening of applications will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled.

OHSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or protected veteran status. Applicants with disabilities can request reasonable accommodation by contacting the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148.

Oregon Health &Science University values a diverse and inclusive workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu