American Mathematical Society, Meetings and Professional Services Department

3138 24095Position ID: AMSMPS-BIB [#24095, Bibl]
Position Title: Bibliographic Specialist
Position Type: Other
Position Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104, United States [map] sort by distance
Application Deadline: 2024/03/25 11:59PMhelp popup (search canceled posted 2023/12/18, listed until 2024/06/18)
Position Description:    

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At the American Mathematical Society (AMS) we value excellence, inclusivity and teamwork. We work at the forefront of advancing and connecting the diverse mathematical community worldwide, and we are seeking curious, innovative, collaborative individuals to join our team as a Bibliographic Specialist for Mathematical Reviews/MathSciNet.

Mathematical Reviews (MR), founded in 1940, is a division of the American Mathematical Society (AMS), located in Ann Arbor, Michigan. MR serves researchers and scholars by providing, via MathSciNet, detailed and timely information about peer-reviewed articles and books in the mathematical sciences. MR’s mission is to develop and maintain the MR database, from which MathSciNet is produced.

The American Mathematical Society, founded in 1888, is a non-profit membership organization that is dedicated to advancing research and connecting the diverse global mathematical community through our publications, meetings and conferences, MathSciNet, professional services, advocacy, and awareness programs. The AMS has over 30,000 members worldwide and offices in Rhode Island, Michigan, and Washington, DC

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Hybrid work policy and excellent work-life balance.

This position involves some in-person work at the MR offices along with some remote work. Our workplace has a friendly academic atmosphere, with opportunities for social interaction as well as professional consultation.

To apply, please upload a cover letter along with your resumé.

Generous benefit offerings including

100% employer-paid Life, AD&D, Short- and Long-Term Disability Insurance Medical and Dental coverage with Employer cost share Paid time off starting at 21 days per year with additional yearly 12 Paid Holidays $500 Computing benefit to be used for set up of home office (for applicable roles) Tuition Reimbursement Commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion and a welcoming environment Voluntary Vision, Life/AD&D, and Long-term Care Insurance available through payroll deduction SUMMARY:

The Bibliographic Specialist is responsible for verifying bibliographic data, cataloging at the paper level, and performing author authority work.

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential functions listed above satisfactorily. The qualifications listed below are representative of some of the knowledge that may be required and skills that will be developed. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Bachelor’s degree Some familiarity with foreign languages highly desirable Ability to identify and edit basic bibliographic and author information in a range of languages with strong attention to detail Ability to use a variety of computer applications on a daily basis Strong database and web searching skills Well-developed communication and organizational skills Ability to work independently to insure timely completion of daily production tasks and work with colleagues to insure daily production schedules are met

ATTRIBUTES AND COMPETENCIES: The following attributes and competencies are indicators of the skills and/or behaviors necessary to successfully perform the essential functions of the position:

Demonstrates understanding of organization’s mission, structure, culture, and constituencies Demonstrates knowledge of own department’s work activities and mission; understands how own job impacts work of department Responds positively to changes in the organization and the workplace Demonstrates flexibility in responding to work demands Demonstrates and communicates respect for the opinions and beliefs of other people at all levels and fosters a climate of mutual respect Plans and organizes work effectively Accepts accountability for job performance and results Works effectively with others in a variety of settings Uses communication tools effectively (e.g., presentation, verbal, writing, relationship building, negotiating, listening) to meet needs of audience and/or situation Maintains professional composure in challenging situations Exercises discretion in identifying, handling, and safeguarding confidential information Addresses issues constructively, building cooperative relationships within and across departments Receptive to feedback and willing to try different approaches in order to achieve the best results

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Duties performed cause light fatigue of eyes, fingers, or other faculties due to long periods of standing, sitting or repetitive motion Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, mouse, and other devices

WORK ENVIRONMENT/CONDITIONS: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Typical office environment Climate-controlled Minimal noise Performing primarily sedentary work with limited physical exertion Extended work hours may be required to meet project deadlines or resolve unexpected problems This position is required to be in-office with hybrid potential

Other duties disclaimer: This job description is a general description of essential job functions. It is not intended as an employment contract, nor is it intended to describe all duties someone in this position may perform.


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