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Serials Assistant (Library Technician II)

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Boulder, Colorado

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Classified Staff



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Job Summary

The William A. Wise Law Library at CU Boulder encourages applications for a Serials Assistant! The Serials Assistant receives and processes all serials and government documents and initiates vendor claims for unreceived materials. Additionally, this position checks in and labels all serials and government documents, ensuring bibliographic and item records are accurate.

This position offers outstanding benefits including health insurance, retirement, paid time off and tuition assistance!

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.

Who We Are

The William A. Wise Law Library provides a collaborative environment for faculty and students to access legal resources in all formats, and expertise in using them. 

We are an engaged, diverse, and inclusive community of students, faculty, staff, and alumni who help one another succeed. Our selective admissions process keeps our student body small, enabling our faculty, staff, alumni, and community to invest deeply in each student’s success. Because we take our responsibility to educate and train future lawyers very seriously, our curriculum, research centers, and experiential learning opportunities are designed to prepare students for success in today’s changing legal environment. 

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Serial Check-In
  • Check-in all serials by analyzing bibliographic records in LAWPAC and selecting between similar entries. Decide when and how to edit, create or delete check-in records. Build item records for individual volumes with accurate circulation and location information and label. Ensure materials are moved within the collection or discarded, when appropriate, as new materials arrive. Keep statistics daily and report them monthly. 
End Processing
  • Perform end-processing and shelving of all items that are checked in, except looseleafs. Manage the superseded collection and ensure that materials and Millennium are updated and relocated. 
  • Process materials for binding: collect and collate issues; annotate Millennium record; create automated bindery records in the bindery database; pack issues for shipment. Receive shipment monthly: unpack; process on Millennium, itemize; and perform final processing before materials are shelved. Resolve any problems and communicate with the bindery. 
Serials Claiming
  • Run the claims list and contact vendors for missing materials on a weekly basis. Verify the accuracy of the “late” status by researching if the item or issue should have been received. Claim item from the appropriate vendor using each specific vendor’s procedure. 
Government Documents
  • Receive government documents, unpack boxes and match items to shipping list, search Millennium and select exact bibliographic record, check-in, itemize, and label the piece; and identify new documents not found in Millennium. 
Special Projects
  • Special projects including printing Colorado bills; special inventory projects; processing mail and cataloging or acquisitions assistance. 

What You Should Know

This position is anticipated to work on-campus full-time with occasional remote work.

What We Can Offer

The salary range for this position is $36,050 - $43,464 annually.


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.

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What We Require

  • Colorado residency.
  • Two years of experience in a library or occupational field related to the work assigned to the position. Appropriate education will substitute for the required experience on a year-for-year basis.

What You Will Need

  • Ability to promote an inclusive environment that reflects the broad diversity and backgrounds represented by law school students, staff, faculty, and community members.
  • Interpersonal, communication and organizational skills.
  • Attention to detail with the ability to meet timelines and follow through on projects and assignments. Flexible and adaptable in prioritizing and completing tasks.
  • Ability to thrive both independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced environment.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Experience working in the technical services department of a library, especially with serials and/or government documents.
  • Experience using Innovative Interfaces, Inc. (III) library software.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials: 
  1. A current resume that includes date ranges and whether the position was full-time or part-time. 
  2. A cover letter that specifically tells us how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications, and responsibilities of the position.
  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. 
We may request references at a later time.

Please apply by September 23, 2021 for consideration.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, please apply through CU Boulder Jobs.

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