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PART-TIME ELECTRONIC THESIS AND DISSERTATION COORDINATOR
Location: Gumberg Library
Position Status: Part-time (20 hours/week)
Hours: Varied hours and days
Position Number: 68-08
Open Date: January 6, 2015
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Notes: Accepting Resumes - Careers@duq.edu
NATURE OF WORK:
Reporting to the Director of Information Services, the Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Coordinator's primary responsibility is to provide specialized services to graduate students including managing the ETD approvals, files, and Web pages, providing training on the preparation of ETDs, and personalized instruction supporting related research needs for graduate students on campus and distance learners.
ILLUSTRATIVE EXAMPLES OF WORK:
1. Reviews submitted ETD files and reports errors to the student.
2. Uploads ETDs and related metadata to the Library's digital repository using CONTENTdm.
3. Oversees and quality checks electronic submissions of ETDs to ProQuest for publication.
4. Initiates and maintains electronic and in-person communication with students, faculty, school personnel, and vendors.
5. Conducts individual or group instruction sessions for graduate students and faculty on how to submit files, convert files to PDF, and advanced word processing.
6. Updates and maintains information on Gumberg Library's website using CampusGuides.
7. Creates publications to promote ETDs and explain requirements.
8. Works with Systems Librarian to ensure proper functioning of the repository.
9. Maintains submission and access records, compiles statistics and prepares reports using Microsoft Access database.
10. Ensures long-term security of ETDs by monitoring access to electronic and physical files; monitors appropriate release of ETDs and facilitates extensions as needed.
11. Assists in the preparation of the library's annual report documents, compiling and formatting Library's scholarship report (APA citations).
12. Staffs Reference Desk as needed.
13. Performs related duties as assigned.
14. Serves on university committees/task forces as appropriate.
REQUIREMENTS OF WORK:
The successful candidate will possess the M.L.S. or M.L.I.S. degree from an American Library Association accredited institution as well as: excellent oral and written communication skills; advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office, especially Microsoft Word and Access, and converting files to PDF; ability to use a content management system to create and maintain web pages; effective instructional skills including the ability to develop instructional materials, and present instruction to students and faculty.
Applicants must also be willing to contribute actively to the University Mission and to respect the Spiritan Catholic identity of Duquesne University. The Mission is implemented through a commitment to academic excellence, a spirit of service, moral and spiritual values, sensitivity to world concerns, and an ecumenical campus community.