• Archaeology • Research Library
This position functions within the Southeast Archeological Center (SEAC) located at 2035 E. Paul Dirac Dr, Tallahassee, FL. The work involves reference and information services for staff and library operations. The incumbent will provide the work necessary to support the library program at the SEAC.
Reference and Public Service
Responds to staff and outside researchers for information requests in person, by phone, and by email. Uses an online library catalog to find call numbers for materials for staff and then selects those materials most relevant from the shelves.
Searches the Internet and online databases to locate and select relevant information to answer research requests for staff.
Checks and clarifies bibliographic citations to find specific books and articles via interlibrary loan for Center staff.
Catalogs newly acquired materials according to NPS Library standards.
Keeps library statistics on staff use.
Performs shelving and filing of returned library materials.
Periodically inventories sections of the collection or the collections of the branch libraries using shelf lists, recommending books for removal from library, reshelving books found out of order, and annotating any missing items for the attention of supervisor.
Processes newly cataloged materials – adding spine and pocket labels, covering book jackets, and binding reports.
Manages the library circulation system. Updates and maintains circulation records.
Maintains all periodicals by keeping current records of issues received, arranging periodicals on the shelf, moving older periodicals to storage, and updating holdings.
Regularly keeps staff informed of contents of new periodicals and photocopies journal articles and sends them to staff.
Manages interlibrary transactions – mailing out books to other libraries and tracking their return, requesting books from other libraries and returning them on time, keeping track of all interlibrary loan transactions for the library statistics.
Completes housekeeping activities including dusting.
Performs simple book repair – such as regluing bindings and covering book jackets.
Performs a variety of clerical operations in support of the library. This may include tasks such as creating spreadsheets to track library statistics, word processing reports, taking action on incoming correspondence, inventorying and ordering library supplies, and managing library equipment.
Tasks depending on the previous experience of the volunteer
Performs cataloging, book conservation, or other library projects
Knowledge and Skills Required
The knowledge, skills and abilities for each project may vary, but the basic requirements are:
Ability to work independently with little or no supervision.
Ability to use computer, especially word processing and spreadsheet programs such as MS Word and Excel.
Ability to do effective online searches of search engines such as Google and online databases and library catalogs.
Ability to provide good customer service to Center staff.
Ability and willingness to learn library procedures and to follow those procedures with great accuracy and attention to detail.
Ability to organize tasks and follow all steps to completion.
Moderate physical effort is required. Some duties require sitting and computer use for extended periods of time. Some duties may also require lifting books, reaching to high shelves and bending to low shelves.
Work is usually in the Center Library. Some tasks may require incumbent to visit other institution libraries in other buildings.
Volunteer must be able to pass a federal background check and obtain clearance for computer network access