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Library Associate 1

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Position Information

Top Message Both current Ohio State employees and the general public may apply for this classified civil service position.
Message to Applicants
Number of Positions Available 1
University Title Library Associate 1
Working Title Arabic/Hebrew Cataloger
Department Content & Access
Department Location Columbus
Requisition Number 437494
Summary of Duties

This position is responsible for cataloging materials – primarily in Arabic, in addition to other languages of the Middle East, and English – in various formats, using national, international and The Ohio State University Libraries (OSUL) rules and standards, and for assimilating new rules and practices as they are established. He/she evaluates and modifies existing records and creates new records in international database (OCLC); verifies accuracy of authority files in the online local system and OCLC; creates and/or updates authority records; supports cataloging e-resources in the Middle East materials; supervises the activities and the workflow of the Middle East cataloging student assistants; is responsible for hiring and training students when needed; attends and participates in workshops, meetings and committees; engages in and/or supervises special projects involving the cataloging of material in the general collections of OSUL or other libraries; identifies problems and discrepancies in databases and corrects and/or reports to the appropriate section; compiles statistics and prepares progress reports. Other duties as assigned.

Additional Information for Applicants:
Pre Employment Screening Requires the successful completion of a background check.
Required Qualifications

High school diploma or equivalent certificate. 300 hours training in library practices and procedures (or three months of experience.) 200 hours training in use of computer terminal and/or audio-visual equipment (or two months experience); or equivalent; proficiency in reading and writing Arabic.

Desired Qualifications

Basic computer skills including Microsoft Office; close attention to detail in repetitive tasks; ability to apply principles and procedures to resolve problems; at least 6 months of copy cataloging experience; reading knowledge of one or more additional Middle Eastern language, such as Hebrew, Turkish, or Persian; Bachelor’s degree in Middle Eastern studies, languages, literature, history, or equivalent experience.

Target Salary $13.00 - $15.25 Hourly
Job Category Civil Service
Job Appointment (FTE%)


Full/Part Time Full-time
Temporary or Regular Regular
Posting Start Date 04/07/2018
Posting End Date 04/22/2018
Dept Contact Name McKenzie,Randall Anthony
Dept Contact Phone 614/292-6133
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Supplemental Questions

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  1. * Select one box that best represents your number of full years paid employment:
    • Some, but less than one full year of employment
    • 1 full year or more of employment
    • 2 years
    • 3 years
    • 4 years
    • 5 years
    • 6 years
    • 7 years
    • 8 years
    • 9 years
    • 10 or more years
  2. * Select the box that best represents your educational training:
    • Attended school but did not receive high school diploma or GED
    • High school diploma or GED, but no college credit hours
    • Completed less than 45 college credit hours, but did not graduate
    • Completed 45 college credit hours, but did not graduate
    • Completed 90 college credit hours, but did not graduate
    • Completed 135 college credit hours, but did not graduate
    • Completed 180 college credit hours, but did not graduate
    • Completed an Associate's degree
    • Completed a Bachelor's degree
    • Completed a Master's degree or higher
  3. * Are you related in any way to a faculty/staff member in the unit of the position for which you are applying?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * What prompted you to apply for this position at The Ohio State University? Please select an answer below:
    • Referred by personal contact
    • Referred by OSU recruiter
    • Job/Career Fair
    • LinkedIn
    • Twitter
    • Columbus Dispatch
    • Professional organization
    • HERC (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
    • Local newspapers
    • Other
  5. * Do you have a high school diploma or equivalent certificate?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Do you have at least 300 hours of training in library practices and procedures (or three months of experience)?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Do you have at least 200 hours of training in use of a computer terminal and/or audio-visual equipment (or two months experience) or equivalent?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. * Are you proficient in reading and writing Arabic?
    • Yes
    • No
  9. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree in Middle Eastern studies, languages, literature, history, or equivalent experience?
    • Yes
    • No

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  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
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