Library Technician ILL Prospector

University of Denver Libraries

Main Library, Anderson Academic Commons

Application Deadline

Apply By Jun 14th, 2021


$15.33 to $22.17 per Hour   Calculate


Denver, CO




Not Required

Minimum Education

Bachelor's Degree

Library Experience

Not Required

Supervisory Experience

Not Required

Type of Library


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

Job Description

Position Summary

This position reports to the Interlibrary Loan Supervisor and is responsible for assisting with lending and borrowing functions. This position will also collect data and reports for the various functions under the purview of the Interlibrary Loan Unit. Works at the Service Desk as scheduled. This position is responsible for the opening the library on Sundays and the work schedule is Sunday through Thursday (9:30am-5:30pm). On occasion the schedule requires flexibility as this position provides coverage for other staff and for changes to operating hours as needed

Essential Functions

  • Supports Resource Sharing workflow within the Interlibrary Loan unit.
  • Responsible for Prospector Borrowing and Lending, ensuring requests are processed within a timely and accurate manner.
  • Prepares ILL and Prospector materials for shipment through courier, USPS, and international shipment.
  • Completes the Prospector reconciliation process annually.
  • Provides back-up support for Interlibrary Loan borrowing including transmitting faculty, student and staff ILL requests in a timely manner, assists in planning and implementing procedures, and communicates Interlibrary Loan policies to patrons and lending libraries, responding to conditional requests, resubmitting canceled requests, checking copyright compliance, and verifying citations.
  • Assists with Interlibrary Loan Lending including locating and preparing materials to be loaned.
  • Processes and delivers electronic book requests according to licensing guidelines.
  • Responsible for opening the library on Sundays.
  • Shares responsibility for building safety, including communication and implementation of the Library's Disaster Plan.
  • Responsible for running and clearing status reports within ILLiad, Alma, and Millenium/DCB systems for quality control purposes.
  • Works on-call at the Service Desk assisting and coaching student employees on Service Desk activities utilizing the Alma system to checkout and check in library material, collect fines utilizing the credit card machine, answer user questions utilizing the library website and policies manual, and refer patrons to the appropriate department within the library or DU campus as needed.
  • Communicate access and borrowing polices to users and resolve patron issues.
  • Forward unresolved concerns to Access Services Librarian and Access Services Manager as soon as possible and communicate Service Desk concerns and relevant information to Access Services staff and other stakeholders within the library.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Must be able to work Sunday through Thursday (9:30am-5:30pm) on a regular basis.
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule as needed.
  • Must have good communication skills to be able to interact well with other staff.
  • Ability to follow established procedures and to perform work requiring considerable attention to detail.
  • Ability to collect and analyze statistics.
  • Ability to use an automated library system and PC.
  • Ability and willingness to troubleshoot office equipment.
  • Ability to maintain clerical records.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively in a team-based organization.

Required Qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with library staff, users, and University Faculty.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills; ability to follow established procedures and perform work requiring attention to detail.
  • Experience performing detailed work in an automated system.
  • Ability to prioritize and work under pressure, ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Experience in public service or customer service.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working in a library.

Work Schedule
Sunday - Thursday, 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) on Monday, June 14th, 2021.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Salary Grade Number
The salary grade for the position is 4.

Hourly Range
The hourly range for the position is $15.33 - $22.17.

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate’s sex or any other protected status.

The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Please include the following documents with your application:
1. Resume
2. Cover Letter

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

Advertised: May 13, 2021
Applications close: Open until filled

The Community

The University of Denver Libraries, comprised of the Main Library at the Anderson Academic Commons, a remote storage facility called the Hampden Center, and the Bonfils Stanton Music Library in the Newman Center, is a highly collaborative organization that serves a diverse population, ranging from our students, staff, and faculty to public and other academic patrons from the surrounding region. The Anderson Academic Commons is the campus centerpiece for collaborative teaching, learning, and engagement. The University of Denver Libraries are central to discovery and creative interaction among students and faculty, and provide collections, services, personnel, and systems that support the teaching and research programs of the University. The institution is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and inclusive faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment.


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