Interlibrary Loan Assistant

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Position type: full-time
Location: Lewisburg, PA
Categories: Library & IT

The Interlibrary Loan Assistant oversees lending/document delivery services including RapidILL and the Copyright Clearance Center’s “Get It Now.” They will work with one part time staff member and a team of students to ensure the timely and successful completion of requests, and personally work on fulfilling requests from Bucknell students, faculty, and staff for books, journal articles, and other research materials.

This is a full-time (40hr/week), benefits-eligible position with a Sunday-Thursday work week. This is a one-year position subject to renewal dependent on an assessment of campus needs.

Job Duties:

  • Respond to and manage requests for physical and electronic copies of library materials.
  • Perform searches for materials in an integrated library system and correctly interpret bibliographic data.
  • Identify and retrieve library materials.
  • Correctly utilize and interpret bibliographic citations.
  • Scan documents for electronic delivery.
  • Communicate across Bertrand Library and with other Libraries to ensure correct and timely interlibrary lending and document delivery.
  • Manage resource requests through the Copyright Clearance Center.
  • Participates in hiring and training student assistants and assists with daily supervision, direction and problem solving.
  • Assists in the development and implementation of policy, procedural and/or technological improvements, including maintaining documentation for staff and student workers.
  • Oversee the lending workflow for interlibrary loan requests, both print and electronic.
  • Other duties and work in support of library services and resource access

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple projects and demands
  • Demonstrated attention to detail
  • Ability to work with minimal direct supervision
  • Comfort with using a computer and work-related programs and applications
  • High school diploma or equivalent and one year of administrative / office experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in educational environments
  • Service-minded creativity in the educational environment
  • Experience with ILLiad or another interlibrary loan program
  • Familiarity with library work
  • Past supervisory experience

Physical Demands:
This position includes periods of active movement and transporting or carrying materials. Time will also be spent seated at a desk using a computer.


About Bucknell

Founded in 1846 and located along the banks of the Susquehanna River in historic Lewisburg, Pa., Bucknell University is an undergraduate-focused institution that stands uniquely at the intersection of top-ranked liberal arts, engineering and management programs. Our students choose from more than 60 majors and 70 minors in the arts, engineering, humanities, management, and natural and social sciences, as well as extensive global study, service-learning and research opportunities. Bucknell’s 3,700 undergraduate and 30 graduate students enjoy a low 9:1 student-faculty ratio and exceptional opportunities to collaborate with faculty mentors on scholarly and artistic projects.

Bucknell’s beautiful 450-acre campus includes first-rate facilities and is home to more than 90 percent of its undergraduate students. Student life is vibrant with about 200 student-run organizations, 27 NCAA Division I athletics teams, a robust arts culture, and a commitment among many of the students to community and global service work.

Bucknell is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and we seek candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. The University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, marital status, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities. We encourage individuals from historically underrepresented groups to apply.

The Community

Lewisburg (pop. 5,700) is located in central Pennsylvania and features beautiful Victorian homes, the restored art deco Campus Theatre (owned by the University), a variety of restaurants, shops and boutiques, and the Barnes & Noble at Bucknell University Bookstore. It is the seat of Union County, which has about 44,000 residents.

The city of Williamsport is about a 30-minute drive from campus, and Penn State University’s main campus is about an hour away, as is Harrisburg, Pennsylvania’s state capital. Bucknell is within a three-hour drive of New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

The cost of living is low compared to that of major U.S. cities and suburbs. Bucknell’s surroundings yield fresh produce, cultural activities and events, and outstanding opportunities for outdoor activity on the Susquehanna River and in the nearby state parks and forests. The Lewisburg Area School District receives excellent reviews for its schools at all grade levels. Lewisburg Area High School consistently ranks among the top 50 high schools in Pennsylvania for SAT scores and statewide exams.

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COVID-19 Information

Bucknell University is committed to the health and well-being of our community. As such, we have implemented many strategies to keep our community healthy. Students are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19, and faculty and staff are strongly encouraged to vaccinate and provide documentation of vaccination to Human Resources. Employees who do not provide evidence of vaccination are required to participate in the University’s COVID-19 sequential testing program. All members of the Bucknell community and campus visitors are required to wear masks inside public and academic buildings, regardless of social distancing or vaccination status. Click here for more information.

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