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Google Books Project -- Materials Processing and Shipping Specialist

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Boulder, CO

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Classified Staff



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Job Summary

The University of Colorado Boulder Libraries welcomes applications for a Materials Processing & Shipping Specialist. In this position, you will verify that materials being shipped from the Libraries meet the requirements of the Google Library Books project and are pulled and processed accurately. You'll ensure that the shipment deadlines for these materials are met and also provide delivery services by picking up and delivering materials from our branch libraries and the PASCAL offsite storage facility on the Anschutz Campus in Denver. This position is very deadline driven, requiring accuracy in all aspects. You'll ensure accuracy and track down missing materials (i.e., books, maps, and government documents) in order to meet fulfillment and delivery requirements.

Who We Are

The University of Colorado Boulder Libraries are a dynamic partner in creating, disseminating, and advancing scholarship. We inspire learning, research, and discovery by connecting knowledge, information, and people.

We are the heart of higher education, providing essential scholarly resources, user-centered services, and inclusive spaces to the University, local, and global communities.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Google Project University Libraries and PASCAL tasks 
  • Picking and moving library materials from either the libraries on the CU Boulder campus or from the PASCAL facility in Denver, reviewing them for preservation issues, and preparing them for shipment by Google to a scanning facility. 
  • Check books out to the Google Project, creating item records in our Integrated Library System (ILS) for some materials prior to checking them out and shipping them to Google. 
  • Pulling books from the PASCAL facility will require operating a forklift.
  • Ensure shipment of materials from libraries on the CU Boulder campus and the PASCAL facility, strictly adhere to the Google Books project deadlines.
  • Check books in upon their return from Google at the appropriate site, paying due attention to accurately processing according to established procedures. 
  • Re-shelving books into the correct location (and facility) once returned. 
PASCAL Service and Branch Delivery 
  • May also perform daily pickup and delivery of Branch Library items, and PASCAL materials from the offsite facility, using a University vehicle.

What We Can Offer

Salary range for this overtime and benefits eligible position starts at $33,000. 


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

Be Statements

Be Flexible. Be Resourceful. Be Boulder.

What We Require

  • Colorado residency.
  • Current driver's license.
  • One year of experience in an occupational field related to the work assigned to the position. Appropriate education will substitute for the required experience on a year-for-year basis.
  • Ability to push approximately 600 lbs. on specialized carts, working with a colleague.

What You Will Need

  • Demonstrated ability to consistently meet non-negotiable deadlines.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Safe and defensive driving skills.
  • Ability to cultivate an environment of diversity.
  • Flexibility to adjust to changing schedules and locations.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Experience with ILLiad and Sierra, or similar library systems.
  • Experience shelving. 

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:

  1. A current resume. Must include date ranges and whether full time or part time work.
  2. A cover letter that specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications.
  3. DD-214 for veteran applicants.
    • Qualified veterans are eligible for veteran’s preference points within the State classified system. If you are a veteran and would like to have your DD214 evaluated to determine your eligibility for preference points, please attach a copy of your DD214 to this posting. If you do not wish to upload a DD214, please email a copy to or send via fax at 303-492-4693 and reference the job to which you are applying.
  4. If using the educational substitution for experience: proof of degree or transcripts.

You will not be asked to upload references at this time.

Please apply by February 26, 2020 for consideration.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

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Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

Posting Contact Email: Ryann.Leahy@Colorado.EDU

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.