Due to the library closure Reed, Summit, and ILL requests will be placed on the lobby shelves by last name. The holdshelf will move back to the main desk when the library reopens 5/31. Questions? Email email@example.com.
If you would like to checkout books over the summer or extend the ones you have, please stop by the circulation desk. A library staff member will update your account accordingly.
Library hours through Monday, 5/16 as follows –
Regular hours through Wed. 5/11
Closed Thur. at midnight 5/12
Closed Fri. 5p, 5/13
Closed Sat/Sun, 5/14-5/15
Open Commencement day Mon. 5/16, 8:30-11a, 2-5p.
Regular hours through Fri. 5/13
Regular hours through Sat. 5/7
Open 10a-5p, Sun. 5/7 – Thur. 5/12
Closed Fri. 5/13
PLEASE NOTE: THE LIBRARY WILL BE CLOSED 5/17-5/30 FOR CONSTRUCTION. BOOKS REQUESTED THROUGH THE CATALOG WILL BE PUT ON THE LIBRARY LOBBY HOLDSHELF
Reed College seeks an innovative and service-oriented Acquisitions Specialist to procure current and out-of-print materials, in all formats and languages. In this position, you will collaborate with a team of library specialists and subject librarians to support students and faculty engaged in research, inquiry, and coursework throughout the curriculum.
Reed College offers an exceptional benefits package, including comprehensive and cost-free medical and dental insurance for you, and a 60% discount on medical and dental insurance for your dependents, 403(b) retirement plan with 10% employer contribution (after one year of service), educational assistance for employees and their children, 22 days of paid vacation, paid holidays, half-day Fridays in the summer, and many other campus amenities. This is a full-time, non-exempt role with work hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with a one hour unpaid lunch. Starting hourly rate for this position is $22.44 per hour.
Who You Are
- You have experience working in a library or you know that you want to focus the next chapter of your career in library services.
- You are highly organized and you care about the details. You do your best to dot your I’s and cross your T’s.
- You enjoy library technologies and are eager to learn more.
- You are comfortable making educated decisions based on researching options and evaluating the information available.
- You cultivate relationships and enjoy working with others as part of a team. Your colleagues would describe you as collaborative.
- You thrive in an ever-changing environment. People would describe you as adaptable when challenges arise.
- You are self-aware and understand your own culture, identify, biases, prejudices, power, and privilege.
- You are an advocate for diversity with a commitment to fostering an accessible, equitable, and inclusive environment and workplace.
- You have a bachelor’s degree, or two years of library technical services experience, or any combination of education and experience that provides the desired knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the job.
- Ideally, you have first-hand experience using library systems such as Alma, Gobi, and Connexion.
What You’ll Do
- Order new purchases of books, DVDs, CDs, scores, and other materials in a variety of languages and from a variety of general and specialized library vendors.
- Create and update order records in the library’s integrated library system (Alma).
- Search and import existing bibliographical records from OCLC Connexion into the library catalog.
- Monitor and review accuracy of order fulfillment.
- Process payment of invoices and assist in monthly credit card reconciliation.
- Communicate with vendors about a wide range of issues including orders, invoices and payments.
- Select and track use of budget resources including gift endowments and funds.
- Perform copy cataloging for some monographs.
- Process donations to the library.
- Receive, sort, and distribute library mail.
- Lead and contribute to annual collection maintenance projects.
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Reed students, staff, and faculty can return books to the library lobby bookdrop during winter break. There is also a bookdrop on the loading dock behind the library for anyone without swipe access to the lobby. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The library will be closed for the duration of winter break, 12/18-1/23. Requests for Reed Library books, Summit, and ILL will be fulfilled and placed in envelopes, sorted by preferred last name, on the library lobby shelves by the east entrance. Questions – email email@example.com
The library will close at midnight on Thursday, 12/16 – and at 5p on Friday, 12/17. We will be closed for the duration of winter break – reopening the first day of spring semester – Monday, 1/24. Questions – email firstname.lastname@example.org
Shelving units in the north reference room are available for seniors to store their books. Shelves are assigned by a program that is linked from the main circulation desk kiosks. Students will be instructed to provide an expected graduation date and a designated shelf will be assigned immediately.
Questions – email email@example.com.
The library will be closing at midnight on Sunday, 9/5. The library will be closed for Labor Day, 9/6. Regular hours resume Tuesday, 9/7.
On Sunday 8/29 the library holdshelf will move from the lobby back to the main circulation desk. To pick up your Reed, Summit, and ILL requests please bring your Reed ID to the main circulation desk. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.