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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position, include your salary requirements, and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Job Summary

The Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan is a diverse learning community grounded in the principle that business can be an extraordinary vehicle for positive change in today's dynamic global economy. The Ross School of Business mission is to develop leaders who make a positive difference in the world. Through thought and action, members of the Ross community drive change and innovation that improves business and society.
Ross is consistently ranked among the world's leading business schools. Academic degree programs include the BBA, MBA, Part-time MBA (Evening and Weekend formats), Executive MBA, Global MBA, Master of Accounting, Master of Supply Chain Management, Master of Management, and PhD. In addition, the school delivers open-enrollment and custom executive education programs targeting general management, leadership development, and strategic human resource management.
About Kresge Library Services
The Kresge Library Services at Michigan Ross seeks energetic, creative, and service-focused candidates for the position of Electronic Collections Assistant. The Kresge Library Services group serves the research, instruction and curriculum needs of the faculty, students and staff of the Ross School of Business.  Kresge has shifted its footprint recently to become an electronic library almost exclusively.   The Library is independent of University Libraries, receiving our funding from the Ross School of Business.  The Library is committed to excellence in maintaining premier academic business library services for the Ross Community.
This staff position is critical to the overall success of Kresge Library Services and will serve a key role as the Library’s Technical Services department completes its transition into a unit responsible for the maintenance and acquisitions of exclusively digital content to support the research and curriculum needs of the Ross School of Business. This position reports to the Manager of Technical Services, Collections, and Library Automation.


Database and serials maintenance 
  • Manage serials control and access efforts for all serials formats, including acquisitions, title change identification, and vendor reports
  • Ensure proper receipt and access to materials in all formats
  • Maintain files detailing resource acquisition status and life cycles
  • Coordinate financial transactions including payment vouchers and journal entry creation with University’s Shared Services Center and Ross Administrative Services pool
  • Work with other University departments on shared funding initiatives
  • Provide backup support for Kresge Library Services’ Accounts Payable hub functionality
Access support assistance 
  • Maintain and verify links to electronic resources in Kresge Library Services catalog and Serials Solutions’ Client Center
  • Maintain login and password files for public-facing and administrative (staff) interfaces
  • Manage receipt and access for Library’s print standing orders
  • Assist Curriculum Services staff with course establishment parameters and tracking

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s degree and minimum of three years working experience with library collections processing, ideally with serials or equivalent combination of education and related experience
  • Prior experience working with library automation systems
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Team-oriented, flexible and customer-service oriented manner
  • Proven ability to successfully interact with a diverse group of people

Desired Qualifications*

  • Prior experience working with Serials Solutions’ Client Center
  • Intermediate spreadsheet application (Excel, Google Sheets) skills
  • Knowledge of MARC bibliographic record format standards

Additional Information

Skills testing is not required.
Physical Demands/Work Environment  
  • The person in this position occasionally moves books and class materials weighing up to 20 pounds to class locations or other venues for student residencies or other events.
  • The person in this position routinely communicates with other staff at Ross and in the Shared Service Unit about payments made to vendors
  • The person in this position routinely communicates with vendors who provide information resources to the Kresge Library
  • Domestic and/or international travel may be required
  • May require work during early mornings, nights, and/or weekends
The statements included in this description are intended to reflect the general nature and level of work assigned to this classification and should not be interpreted as all-inclusive.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.