We invite applications for the full-time Evening Circulation Services Clerk.
The Evening Circulation Services Clerk works under the supervision of the Circulation Services Coordinator to perform the duties listed below.
- Provides patron assistance at the Circulation Desk. This includes:
- Conducting circulation transactions (charging, discharging, reviewing, recalling, placing holds, and collecting fines and fees).
- Registering new patrons.
- Assisting with maintaining equipment (i.e. photocopiers, laptop computers, IPads, security gates), replenishing supplies, and reporting equipment malfunctions.
- Answering telephone calls and assisting with circulation questions. Referring reference questions to Research and Scholarly Services.
- Assisting with the sending of faxes.
- Responding to and documenting violations of theft and damage to Library materials.
- Processing monetary transactions.
- Assisting patrons with use of the public catalog for finding material, especially reserves.
- Maintains good order in the Library stacks. This includes:
- Supervising work study students’ re-shelving of materials, and re-shelving materials in the absence of student assistants.
- Overseeing the condition of materials on the shelves, including the pulling of books for mending.
- Supervising small shifts of the collection to ease crowding. Participation in the planning and execution of larger collection shifts as needed, including any related furniture layout/repositioning.
- Maintaining the New Book Shelves.
- Assists with the supervision of student employees, including training and assigning work. Communicates with students about departmental issues in person and via the Circulation Services Blog. Monitors student attendance.
- Closes the library building by unlocking/locking specific doors and gates and adjusting elevator settings.
- Participates in the maintenance of basement storage, which includes materials from the collection and Friends of the Library Book Sale Materials. This includes:
- Serving as a point person for book donors, including collecting information for acknowledgment letters and coordinating the pick-up of gift books if needed.
- Selecting materials for the Friends Book Sale shelves.
- Trainings/Supervising students who search the Library catalog to determine if gift books are candidates for addition to the collection.
- Assisting in the set up and take down of the annual Friends Book Sale.
- Oversees and is responsible for Library services and building operations during evening hours when Research and Scholarly Services Librarians are not present.
- Selects materials and produces posters for special displays.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
Minimum Education Requirements:
High school diploma or equivalent
Minimum Job Experience Requirements:
Minimum of 4 months library work experience; including familiarity with an automated library circulation system, on-line catalog searching, Internet searching, and use of Microsoft Office.
Experience working with/supervising college age students.
Additional Skills Required:
- Ability to communicate effectively with a wide variety of users – students, faculty, administration, and public patrons, and to handle communications with tact, courtesy and discretion.
- Ability to instruct/direct student work.
- Excellent organizational/record-keeping skills.
- Must be able to lift and move heavy cartons of books, weighing up to 40 lbs.
- Must be able to respect, support and contribute to the University’s Catholic and Jesuit mission.
Schedule/Work Hours: Sun-Thurs 3:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. (35 hours per week), with some fluctuations in the summer and at exam times.
The University is a Catholic and Jesuit University animated by the spiritual vision and the tradition of excellence characteristic of the Society of Jesus and those who share in its way of proceeding. The University is a community dedicated to the freedom of inquiry and personal development fundamental to the growth in wisdom and integrity of all who share it its life. As a Catholic and Jesuit institution of nearly 4,000 undergraduate and more than 1,500 graduate students, The University of Scranton delivers a meaningful education that challenges its students morally, spiritually, and intellectually.
The University of Scranton is committed to providing a safe and nondiscriminatory employment and educational environment. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or other status protected by law. Sexual harassment, including sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational, extracurricular, athletic, or other programs or in the context of employment. The University of Scranton is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Educator. Veterans, minority persons, women, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
How to Apply
Interested applicants must apply online at https://universityofscrantonjobs.com. Please provide a resume, cover letter, and a list of three (3) references which include contact information. The position will be open until filled. Review of applications will begin on Monday, December 2, 2019.
For questions regarding this position, please contact the search committee chair: Patricia Savitts, Circulation Services Coordinator, The University of Scranton, Weinberg Memorial Library, firstname.lastname@example.org.