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Acquisitions & E-Resource Processing Library Assistant

Job Number Full/Part Time Schedule Salary
27888595 Full Time 8AM - 5PM $55,603 - $72,934

Position Information

Under the general direction of the Acquisitions Unit Supervisor with additional work-related direction from the Metadata and Technical Services Department, the Acquisitions & E-Resources Processing Assistant performs paraprofessional duties based on general guidelines using knowledge of library principles and procedures. This position serves as lead assistant responsible for establishing resource records and initiating orders for all formats, particularly for monograph materials. This position will support the e-resources lifecycle in the library’s ILS and discovery system through e-resource processing, particularly in activation, access verification, and in supporting related licensing and usage statistics data management.

This position is designated as a Mandated Reporter and will be required to complete trainings and comply with CANRA. Must pass FBI/Department of Justice background check. The budgeted salary amount for this position is up to $68,799.60.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is ten weeks after their first date of employment.


Education Requirements

Degree Requirement
Bachelor degree or equivalent. Preferred


Experience Requirement
Minimum two years experience working in a library environment. Required
Experience in cataloging and working with MARC 21 formats and/or RDA descriptive cataloging standards. Preferred
Experience with Ex Libris?s Alma and Primo Library Service Platform. Preferred
Experience with e-resource management. Preferred
Experiences in serials management in all formats. Preferred
Experience working in technical services for an academic library. Preferred

Minimum Requirements

Knowledge of metadata standards.
Accuracy and attention to detail in following guidelines and procedures, completing forms, entering data, and other processes.
Knowledge of serials and resource holdings and/or entitlement (or coverage) statements.
Effective verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to compose correspondence (in appropriate, grammatical standard English) with vendors and others.
Knowledge of integrated library systems.

Preferred Qualifications

Additional Information

In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history, and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.

  • UC Riverside is proud to be ranked No. 12 among all U.S. universities, according to Money Magazine's 2020 rankings, and among the top 1 percent of universities worldwide, according to the 2019-20 Center for World University rankings.

  • UC Riverside is the top university in the United States for social mobility. - U.S. News 2020

  • UCR is a member of the University Innovation Alliance, the leading national coalition of public research universities committed to improving student success for low-income, first-generation, and students of color.

  • Among top-tier universities, UC Riverside ranks No. 2 in financial aid. - Business Insider 2019

  • Ranked No. 2 in the world for research, UCR's Department of Entomology maintains one of the largest collections of insect specimens the nation. - Center for World University Rankings

  • UCR's distinguished faculty boasts 2 Nobel Laureates, and 13 members of the National Academies of Science and Medicine.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview

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