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Library Technican

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73107
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Part Time
  • Shift
    1st Shift

Job Function:

Responsible for ordering, processing, and tracking new library materials, maintaining records for library expenditures, maintaining the print and online periodical subscriptions, and assisting with public service functions.


Essential Job Functions:

  1. Participate in group and individual training in the use of the library management system and discovery service as well as the online databases.
  2. Place and track orders for library materials.
  3. Receive and verify purchases.
  4. Receive, track, and maintain print subscriptions.
  5. Maintain purchasing files and records.
  6. Process new library materials.
  7. Set up and maintain acquisitions records in Alma.
  8. Work with online resources in Alma and maintain access through Pete’s Portal.
  9. Maintain records of items removed from the collection.
  10. Provide basic public service to library users.
  11. Learn and maintain the back office of Pete’s Portal.
  12. Regularly review the library website for working links and current information.
  13. Mend library materials requiring basic attention.
  14. Provide reports and compile statistics related to library purchases.
  15. Administer assessment tools for continuous improvement of library services and materials.
  16. Complete all mandatory training and participate in a minimum of two professional development activities each year as well as additional online or live classes.
  17. Perform other duties as assigned.

The duties listed in this job description are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position

Pay Rate: $10.43 per Hour


High School diploma or equivalent.

Work Experience:
One year of experience in accounting or bookkeeping or other office work requiring organizational and quantitative skills.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of office technologies including but not limited to: office computers, fax machines, printers, scanners, Internet, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and prioritize effectively
  • Must be able to develop and maintain relationships with vendors
  • Excellent customer service skills and strong organizational skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and sensitivity to a multicultural environment
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all students, faculty, staff, and community partners; giving full attention to what others are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times
  • Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar in order to communicate diplomatically, clearly, and effectively, both verbally and in writing to exchange information, give/receive instructions, and respond to inquiries appropriately
  • Accurate typing/data entry skills and demonstrated ability to work with attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and also collaborate within a team environment
  • Exhibit problem solving skills beyond a set of instructions and adapt to changes when necessary
  • Ability to make appropriate recommendations based on logical and justifiable reasoning
  • Passion for assisting students with educational endeavors and representing the OSU brand with positivity and professionalism
  • Evidences a history of demonstrating ethical and professional behavior

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous library work experience
  • Knowledge in the use of library management systems (preferably, Alma) for work in the acquisitions portion
  • Demonstrated knowledge of how digital resources work

Working Conditions: 

  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule to include some evenings and weekends in an often times busy and noisy environment
  • Work will be performed in an office environment with a significant amount of public contact in person, by telephone, and via email
  • Position requires repetitive desk to counter mobility
  • Typical library environment – various working areas may be dusty

 Physical Requirements: 

  • Ability to transport books and copier paper
  • Must be able to lift up to 40 lbs.
  • Duties require extended periods of sitting, standing, talking, listening and computer usage

The work environment and physical demands described here are representative of those required by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job with or without reasonable accommodations.


Posted: 2019-08-23 Expires: 2038-01-18

Oklahoma State University is a modern land-grant system of interdisciplinary programs that prepares students for success. OSU is America’s Brightest Orange. Through leadership and service, OSU is preparing students for a bright future and building a brighter world for all. As Oklahoma’s only university with a statewide presence, OSU improves the lives of people in Oklahoma, the nation, and the world through integrated, high-quality teaching, research, and outreach. OSU has more than 37,000 students across its five-campus system and more than 25,000 on its combined Stillwater and Tulsa campuses, with students from all 50 states and around 120 nations. Established in 1890, OSU has graduated more than 240,000 students to serve the state of Oklahoma, the nation and the world.

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