Library Technician 3 Acquisitions -- deadline extended

Oregon State University

Valley Library

Application Deadline

Apply By Dec 31st, 2019


$2,910.00 to $4,387.00 per Month   Calculate


Corvallis, OR




Not Required

Minimum Education

Bachelor's Degree

Library Experience


Supervisory Experience

Not Required

Type of Library


This job is more than 3 weeks old or the application deadline has passed.

Job Description

This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Library Technician 3 position for the OSU Libraries and Press at Oregon State University (OSU).

As a member of the Resource Acquisitions and Sharing (RAS) department, the Library Technician 3 (LT3) is responsible for taking, placing, tracking, and receiving orders submitted by patrons. The incumbent will work with vendors to acquire library resources in various formats (I.e., print… etc.) and address terms of use questions. A high-level of customer service is expected, such as responding to all requests within 24 hours and working with other units to ensure content is accessible to patrons. They are responsible for placing orders using various vendor systems, balancing expenditures, and working with stakeholders (such as vendors, administration and accounting depts.), and addressing problems with the appropriate company or department. The LT3 must be able to demonstrate a high-level of attention to detail as they are responsible for maintaining accurate holdings and financial records. They will also be expected to cross-train, participate and/or lead projects, and provide support to Library colleagues.

As a member of Oregon State University Libraries and Press, the employee in this position must be sensitive to the needs of an inclusive and diverse community at Oregon State University. The incumbent will be expected to fulfill the relevant duties in support of the University’s core values in promoting a welcoming, respectful and accessible environment while engaging with members of both the University and the OSU Libraries and Press communities (OSULP).

The LT3 role requires a high degree of independent judgment in the interpretation and application of rules, policies, and procedures for evaluating workflows and processes on an ongoing basis. In addition, they will use knowledge of policies and professional experience to enhance collection development and customer service efforts. Daily decisions are made to prioritize and coordinate work for maximum efficiency, and to meet deadlines in a fast paced and evolving environment. All decisions made by the LT3 impact the effectiveness of the department, relationships with stakeholders, and level of service provided to OSU customers.

Additional Info & Requirements

Typically, the starting salary is at the lower end of the salary range.

For additional information please contact: Margarita Zamora Saunders at

The Community

The closing date has been extended in order to expand the original applicant pool.

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by December 16, 2019. Applications will continue to be accepted after the full consideration date, until a sufficient applicant pool has been achieved or the position is filled. The closing date is subject to change without notice to applicants.

This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in youth programs may have additional criminal history checks every 24 months. Offers of employment are contingent upon meeting all minimum qualifications including the criminal history check requirement.

OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

Oregon State is an international public research university that draws people from all 50 states and more than 100 countries. We go wherever the challenges are, push ourselves to the very edge of what’s known and keep going. We are determined to forge solutions. We are diverse and welcoming. We embrace our responsibility to Oregon and the world, building a future that’s smarter, healthier, more prosperous and more just. We see what could be and have worked relentlessly for 150 years to make it so. 

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