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Library Assistant, Senior - Library Resource Discovery & Management

University of Wyoming Libraries

Laramie, WY

Application Deadline

Open Until Filled


$31,199.00 to $31,200.00 per Year   Calculate


Laramie, WY




Not Required

Minimum Education

Associate's Degree

Library Experience


Supervisory Experience


Type of Library


Job Description


Supervisor of Processing/Bindery/Receiving/Repair Unit. Maintain Bindery account with the vendor. Retrieve, prepare, process, and ship materials for monthly bindery shipments. Process materials for the stacks. Perform the efficient and accurate check-in of print periodicals, serials, state documents, and newspapers. Create and maintain accurate records for all titles and formats using various systems and applications.


  • Supervise up to 4 part-time employees. Make recommendations in selecting part-time personnel. Train, supervise, evaluate, schedule, and revise the work of employees. Assign the work load and prioritize tasks to maintain a smooth workflow. Plan special projects. Make recommendations for salary and classification changes for part-time student employees. Approve timesheets to meet payroll deadlines.
  • Check and label periodicals, serials, and newspapers. Identify and resolve problems with periodical receipt by working with vendors. Work closely with Serials cataloger to communicate changes using the appropriate forms. Create item records and update holdings records and check-in cards. Perform recall, withdrawal, or transfer of superseded items. Receive and check in serial author analytics and cataloged separate materials. Maintain renewal notifications and approve subscription invoices. Train part-time staff to perform basic check-in procedures.
  • Process new materials for the stacks according to established procedures. Process rare materials. Label encapsulated materials per instructions. Pambind as needed. Train part-time staff to perform all tasks.
  • Bind periodicals and monographs. Prepare, send, and receive materials for binding by a commercial binder. Determine monograph materials to be bound, including assessing damaged materials sent from User Services. Create and maintain monthly shipment records and ensure correct counts. Maintain accurate statistics. Update holdings and check-in records to accurately reflect changes. Check-in and process all return bindery. Act as primary contact with commercial binder. Approve invoices for payment. Coordinate with other departments to include their materials in our pick-up and delivery schedule.
  • Assess damaged books for treatment. Make decisions about repair, replacement, preservation or conservation of library materials following established procedures. Perform minor repairs including spine repairs, torn pages, page replacement, pambinding, and hinge repair.
  • Activate purchased e-book titles in library systems according to established procedures.


  • Withdraw and transfer of materials.
  • Participate in special projects as assigned.
  • Maintain documentation for all assigned duties.
  • Must contribute to a positive work environment by demonstrating willingness to participate in the solution process and a commitment to teamwork within a large, complex organization.

Additional Info & Requirements


Education:  Associate’s degree

Experience:  1 year work-related experience


  • Excellent written, oral and verbal communication skills
  • Experience working in a library
  • Supervisory experience
  • Experience providing training
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion


  • Adaptability
  • Analysis/Problem Identification
  • Judgement
  • Quality Orientation
  • Service Orientation
  • Work Standards

The Community


The University of Wyoming is located in Laramie, a town of 30,000 in the heart of the Rocky Mountain West. The state of Wyoming continues to invest in its university, helping to make it a leader in academics, research and outreach. The university has state-of-the-art facilities in many areas and the community provides the advantages of a major university.

Located in a high mountain valley near the Colorado border, Laramie offers both outstanding recreational opportunities and close proximity to Colorado’s Front Range, a bustling group of metropolitan cities including Denver, Boulder, and Fort Collins. This beautiful mountain landscape offers outdoor enjoyment in all seasons, with over 300 days of sunshine annually. For more information about the region, please visit http://visitlaramie.org/


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HR Info

The University of Wyoming invites diverse applicants to consider our employment opportunities.  We are also especially interested in candidates who have experience working with diverse populations and/or diverse initiatives. 


Complete the online application and upload the following for a complete application: cover letter, resume or C.V. and contact information for four work-related references.  


UW is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. We are committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities.   

In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation to apply for a position, please call 307-766-2377 or email jobapps@uwyo.edu.

Posted Jul 29, 2022