Catalog (URSUS)

Donald L. Garbrecht Law Library
Law Library Associate Public Services

The Law Library Associate plays a crucial role for the Public Services Department of the Law Library. Associates perform circulation desk duties including the check in and out of library materials, fielding patron inquiries and providing photocopying assistance. Associates shelve library materials, shelf-read,
file loose-leaf materials, perform other duties as assigned and/or assist in the interlibrary loan
department.

Reports to:
Circulation & Interlibrary loan Assistants or Reference Librarians

Knowledge, Skills, Ability:

  • Maintain excellent public service skills
  • Skills to successfully deal with the academic & legal community, the general public and library staff
  • Ability to perform detailed tasks accurately and consistently
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule and maintain a flexible attitude
  • Reliability
  • Ability to use good judgment and work independently
  • Willingness & ability to take part in projects that require physically moving library materials
  • Checking in and out of library materials using automated system
  • Performing stack maintenance which includes, learning LC classification, shelving, shelf-reading and shifting library materials
  • File loose-leaf materials
  • Performing basic bibliographic searching using automated system
  • Create and/or modify patron records using automated system
  • Assisting patrons in locating library materials on shelves
  • Assisting patrons with photocopiers and all other library equipment
  • Securing library material
  • Field basic computer questions
  • May assist with interlibrary loan duties
  • Other duties as assigned

Donald L. Garbrecht Law Library
Law Library Associate Technical Services

The Law Library Associate assists Technical Services in the ordering, receiving and processing of all
library materials, assists in database maintenance, shelf-reading and inventory control, and bindery preparation and receipt. Performs complex loose-leaf filing. Files microfiche. Shelves and retrieves
library materials. Occasional clerical tasks such as invoice processing, stamping and photocopying.

Schedule: Hours scheduled between 8 and 4:30, Monday through Friday

Reports to:
Primarily Serials/Catalog Librarian, Serials Assistant , Government Documents Assistant or staff
member responsible for task

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

  • High degree of attention to detail
  • Organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to respond to work load responsibilities in a timely manner
  • Ability to adapt to rapidly changing work environment
  • Ability to transcribe information to and from texts and computer screens
  • Ability to operate standard office and library equipment
  • Ability to handle large textbooks and manipulate individual pages
  • Ability to lift and shelve books, push loaded book trucks and lift/open boxes
  • Accurate keyboarding skills

Specific duties may include:

  • Bibliographic searching in manual and automated system
  • Inputting information to library database(s)
  • Processing library materials (organizing, stamping, labeling, etc.)
  • Invoice/shipping list receipt verification
  • Bindery preparation and receipt (Collecting, organizing and preparing unbound periodicals for bindery,
    fill out bindery forms manually and online, unpack, receive and process returned bound periodicals)
  • Filing including but not limited to loose-leafs, pocket parts, supplements and microfiche
  • Inventory of all categories of library materials
  • Maintains organized work area to ensure careful handling of materials
  • Other clerical duties as assigned
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University of Maine School of Law
Donald L. Garbrecht Law Library
246 Deering Ave, Portland, ME 04102
ph 207.780.4829 fax 207.780.4639
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