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FWS Position (Library Archives)

Department: Library
Supervisor: Cathy (Bell) Aslinger
Department Contact: 423-697-2457
Positions: 1
Status: Closed

Position Description

Position Summary
  • FWS Position (Library Archives)
Typical Duties and Responsibilities

Perform a variety of jobs in the college's archive, located in the Kolwyck Library and Information Commons. The Chattanooga State Archive is responsible for acquiring, processing, digitizing, and preserving the history of the college.
Responsibilities include:

- Scanning photographs, manuscripts, pamphlets, and books
- Retrieving and reshelving archival materials and books
- Arranging and describing unprocessed archival collections
- Data entry
- Dusting

This job will also require some shifts at the library's Public Service desk and/or in Technical Services.

Required Qualifications

Able to work independently and produce high quality, thorough, and accurate work

Ability to follow detailed written instructions

Strong organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills

Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, especially Excel

Effective written and oral communication skills Interest in history or libraries is a plus

Able to push heavy book trucks, lift materials above head, able to lift 50 lbs on occasion, and ability to work around dust

Work Experience

Previous work experience dealing with customer service

Preferred Qualifications

Archival experience is preferred

Public service experience is preferred

Knowledge of various computer softwares (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, eLearn, etc.)

Ability to troubleshoot technology issues

Physical Requirements/Working Conditions

Must be able to routinely lift boxes weighing 10-15 pounds, push heavy book trucks, lift books above head, read and understand decimal numbers, bend, stoop and stretch.

Must not have asthma or back problems and must be able to tolerate repetitious tasks and work well with others

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Work Characteristics

Must have good work ethic

Must be dependable

Must be friendly

Must have good communication skills