Library Specialist, Association of American Medical Colleges, Washington DC

The Association of American Medical Colleges is seeking a Library Specialist to support the Reference Center and Learning Services.

• Perform all technical services involved in library operations
      o Catalog (both copy and original cataloguing) library and staff books
      o Process new materials (books, serials, etc)
      o Shelve new library materials and maintain stacks and library collections
      o Circulate library and staff materials using integrated library system. Experience using EOS International is a plus
• Serials
      o Maintain access to journal subscriptions. Work directly with publishers and vendors to troubleshoot all subscription access issues
• Process and manage requests
      o Order and manage books and subscriptions requested by library director or association staff
      o Manage interlibrary loans, document delivery
• Information services
      o Assist staff with using library online resources and provide support for or deliver orientation and training activities
      o Maintain and/or create online resources such as library web pages and SharePoint sites.
      o Provide back-up support on research or reference requests as required
      o Participate in the evaluation and application of best practices to deliver electronic information solutions that meet user expectations and maximize value for the organization
      o Facilitate current awareness services
• Administrative issues
      o Reconcile invoices for interlibrary loans and book orders
• Assist with copyright permissions requests
• Perform other duties as assigned


• Master's in Library Science or equivalent preferred. Strong demonstrated customer service experience required, preferably in a library setting
• Two or more years of experience in a library setting
• Strong, demonstrated customer service orientation
• Proven technical proficiency with original cataloguing in integrated library systems (ILS)
• Proficiency retrieving information from databases and vendors such as PubMed, Ovid, Proquest, Nexis, ERIC, Web of Science
• Experience using  integrated library systems required, cataloguing required, circulation experience preferred
• Recent professional experience as a practicing cataloger including substantial original cataloging; solid working knowledge of AACR II, RDA, LCSH, LC classification, MARC 21, OCLC, and authority control procedures; experience with automated integrated library systems and database management
• Experience using SharePoint and HTML editors, especially Dreamweaver preferred
• Experience using library databases such as or similar to PubMed, Ovid, Proquest, and Nexis preferred
• Coursework or experience in database construction and or open source technologies preferred
• Ability to quickly pick up and implement new technologies
• Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work well individually as well as part of a collaborative effort
• Strong verbal and written communications skills and a willingness to present
• Excellent organizational skills and the ability to prioritize, multitask, work quickly and fulfill assignments and manage projects accurately and on time in a busy workplace
• Shows excellent capacity for attention to detail
• Proven ability to exercise strong decision making skills
• Exhibits high degree of professionalism

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