Utah State University

Temporary Library Assistant Senior (Government Information Special Projects Technician)

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(7/27/2022 6:48 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
Category (Portal Searching)
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
40 hours per week
University Libraries
Spec Collections Digital&Cataloging
Advertised Salary
Minimum $32,500, plus excellent benefits


Utah State University (USU) Libraries seek an organized and detail-oriented person to assist on a short-term (12 month) project. Working in a collaborative team environment, the Special Projects Technician will arrange and shift collection materials, including intake of recently acquired items. The successful applicant will assist in inventorying and describing historic Government Information collection materials in MARC (Machine Readable Cataloging) schema.


Reporting to the Government Information Librarian in the Special Collections & Archives unit, this is a full-time benefited staff position. The Library is especially interested in promoting an environment of diversity and excellence throughout the institution and welcomes candidates committed to fostering diverse and inclusive environments.


  • Assist the Government Information Librarian with project management, description and quality control of collections
  • Assist the Cataloging Team with the editing, review, and creation of MARC records
  • Assist in the arrangement of collection materials, including shifting books in the stacks
  • Oversee Retrocataloging Project Workflows
  • Assist in the creation of MARC records in the library catalog
  • Collaborate with other library units as needed


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field; or three years of experience; or an associate degree plus two years of experience.
  • Familiarity with data entry
  • Familiarity with Excel
  • Experience working in an academic library or archive
  • Availability to work 40 hours per week

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Airtable or other project management tools/databases and ability to identify and solve problems
  • Education, training, or experience with cataloging and metadata
  • Experience with editing MARC and/or EAD records
  • Experience using the backend of an integrated library system (ILS)
  • Experience with government information collection materials

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated organizational skills, including keen attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and complete work assignments with limited supervision
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Willingness to be flexible and experiment with new tools and technologies


Minimum salary of $32,500, plus excellent benefits.

Utah State University offers a competitive benefits package, to include medical and dental with a 14.2% retirement contribution by the University, and 12 days/year vacation.

  • Life and Disability Insurance
  • Health and Dental insurance coverage for the whole family
  • 14.2% of annual earnings are deposited into a 401(a) account, no matching required
  • 12 days per year of paid annual leave
  • 12 days per year of paid sick leave
  • 12 paid holidays per year
  • Free access to an on-campus exercise facility for both employee and family
  • Opportunity for 50% off tuition for both employee and immediate family members

Review of applications will begin on August 2, 2022, and the position will remain open until filled.


Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Resume to be uploaded in the Candidate Profile under "Resume/CV".
  2. Cover Letter to be typed/pasted into a text box at the end of the application

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Minimum $32,500, plus excellent benefits


The position requires considerable physical activity. Employees must have sufficient strength to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position including heavy lifting (50 pounds) and/or pushing and pulling of heavy objects.  Employees must be prepared to assume uncomfortable positions such as crawling, kneeling, and squatting. Additionally, the work environment can include confined or narrow spaces. Employees must adhere to safety precautions and may be required to use protective equipment. Ability to push/pull carts weighing up to 300 lbs.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is one of only 146 research institutions in the U.S. classified as R1 “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU provides a high-quality education at an affordable price. With its main campus in Logan, the university serves approximately 27,500 students, including 24,255 undergraduates and 3,171 graduate students. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for 25 years.


USU’s statewide system features three residential campuses, 30 total campus locations, and 23 Extension education centers. The university employees 903 full-time faculty members, 124 executive administrators, and 1,649 full-time support staff. USU offers 115 undergraduate majors, as well as 91 master’s and 42 doctoral degrees. Learn more about USU.


A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah, a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.


USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.


USU endeavors to provide reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access in all aspects of employment to qualified persons with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Human Resource office at 435-797-0122 or submit a request at hr@usu.edu.


USU Land Acknowledgment

Please visit our website to learn about Utah State’s land acknowledgment of the eight tribes of Utah.


Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Matthew Pinner, discrimination@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266

Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov


*Updated 08/2022


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