Senior Library Specialist - Oxford College of Emory University

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Regular Full-Time
Oxford College
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
Not Applicable
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Admissions & Student Life
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Oxford College

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Located 36 miles east of Atlanta on Emory's historic and original campus, the Oxford College is seeking a Senior Library Specialist.



  • Performs a variety of complex library services and operations using independent judgement.
  • Uses specialized knowledge (e.g. fluency in foreign languages and national cataloging standards) to create or edit bibliographic records online.
  • Uses an expanding range of electronic resources (e.g. internet, CD-Roms, online financial systems) to provide access to information.
  • Provides research assistance, answers complex research requests, interprets library policies, handles specialized materials and resolves problems.
  • Instructs users in the use of internal and external information resources.
  • Initiates, develops and maintains contact with materials vendors (e.g. antiquarian/out-of-print, approval plan, serials and library binderies).
  • Performs bibliographic management duties including searching, checking the series and name authority files and reviewing cataloging records.
  • Creates permanent machine-readable bibliographic and authority records.
  • Verifies or assigns subject headings and classifications (e.g. Library of Congress, National Library of Medicine or Dewey Decimal).
  • May create bibliographic access to research materials using specialized knowledge of national standards, electronic reference sources and complex reference tools.
  • May provide physical access to materials employing specialized techniques relating to conservation, binding, reproduction and/or reformatting.
  • May engage in the full range of tasks associated with serials processing.
  • Performs tasks associated with the set-up, operation and maintenance of audio-visual and television equipment.
  • May hire, train and supervise student or general staff, provide performance feedback and complete performance evaluations.
  • Performs related responsibilities as required.


  • Work schedule is as follows and is subject to change:
    Sunday-Thursday: 1pm-10pm


  • A bachelor's degree in a related field.
  • Three years of related experience.
  • Requires one or more of the following: computer skills, special skills, or proficiency in a foreign language.

NOTE: Position tasks are generally required to be performed in-person at an Emory University location.  Remote work from home day options may be granted at department discretion. Emory reserves the right to change remote work status with notice to employee.

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