Job Opportunity: Evening Circulation Services Clerk

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.

Essential Duties:

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.
Additional Responsibilities:

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

Preferred Education:

Bachelor’s degree

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.

Preferred Qualifications:

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 Wednesday, December 16, 2020.

For questions regarding this position, please contact the search committee chair: Patricia Savitts, Circulation Services Coordinator, The University of Scranton, Weinberg Memorial Library, patricia.savitts@scranton.edu.

Announcing the Search for the next Dean of the Weinberg Memorial Library

The Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Memorial Library at The University of Scranton invites applications for the Dean of the Weinberg Memorial Library, anticipated start date of July 1, 2021, with application review beginning February 1, 2021. The Weinberg Memorial Library provides superior resources, services, and programs that meet the dynamic and diverse scholarly, cultural, and social needs of the University and our community. We value teaching, research, and lifelong learning, and we are committed to intellectual freedom, preservation, accessibility, and sustainability. Click here for the Search Announcement as a PDF.

The Opportunity

The University of Scranton, a Catholic and Jesuit University offering a transformational learning experience, seeks the next Dean of the Weinberg Memorial Library. The Dean of the Library provides leadership and strategic direction for all aspects of library services to the University, contributing to the Library’s campus-wide focus on transformative teaching and learning in the Ignatian tradition. The Dean oversees the Weinberg Memorial Library (WML), and plays a creative role in fostering a climate conducive to supporting the teaching, learning, and scholarship of students, faculty, and staff. The Dean reports to the Provost and serves as a member of the Deans’ Leadership Council, Provost’s Advisory Council, Provost’s Committee on Academic Policy and Compliance, Faculty Personnel Committee, and Faculty Handbook Committee. The Dean of the Library also has supervisory responsibility for all faculty and staff in the Weinberg Memorial Library.

The Responsibilities of the Dean of the Weinberg Memorial Library

Essential Duties Include:

  • Administers all units of the Weinberg Memorial Library.
  • Serves as chief advocate and spokesperson for the academic support provided by the Library.
  • Leads the design, implementation, marketing, and assessment of Library policies, services and programs.
  • Collaborates and regularly consults with faculty and staff to develop library collections, programs, and services.
  • Has primary responsibility for strategic planning, accreditation and program review, supervision of the Library Faculty and staff, and employee development.
  • Manages the financial activities of the Library including the development and monitoring of the annual operating budgets and the strategic and effective allocation of resources.
  • Distributes various Library development funds, grants, prizes, etc.
  • Makes appointment, reappointment, and rank and tenure recommendations on matters of faculty status for the Library Faculty.
  • Holds primary responsibility for the development and improvement of the University-wide Information Literacy program. Supervises, in consultation with the appropriate chairperson(s), the progress of approved information literacy courses.
  • Coordinates the Library’s information technology planning with the University’s Chief Information Officer.
  • Coordinates timely Library communications with the University community.
  • Leads fundraising for the Library, including supporting the Friends of the Library organization and serving as the Library’s liaison to University Advancement.
  • Coordinates the annual Jay Nathan, Ph.D., Visiting Scholar Lecture Series with University Advancement, as well as any additional educational events sponsored by the Library.
  • Serves on University committees and as an ex-officio member of the Library Advisory Committee. Receives advice and counsel as appropriate.
  • Participates in professional organizations and networks with national groups and individuals in the fields of libraries and faculty and student enrichment. Represents the University at the annual AJCU Library Deans Conference.

Position Qualifications 

Minimum Education Requirements:

American Library Association (ALA) accredited Master’s degree and a second Master’s or Doctoral degree required.

Minimum Job Experience Requirements:

Minimum of eight years of progressively responsible and administrative/leadership experience in an academic library.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience working in a collective bargaining/unionized faculty environment.

Additional Skills Required:

  • Must be able to respect, support and contribute to the University’s Catholic and Jesuit mission.
  • Must be ready to lead and support University diversity and inclusion efforts, ensuring that the Library is welcoming, respectful of freedom of expression and dedicated to social justice, equity, and a culture of belonging.
  • Commitment to excellence in libraries and to excellence in academic support.
  • Ability and experience in management, strategic planning, budgeting, and collaborative leadership to guide an accomplished faculty and staff.
  • Demonstrated experience and success in fundraising.
  • Excellent organizational skills and excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to think creatively and to demonstrate creative problem solving.
  • A vision to identify and develop state-of-the-art information technologies and integrate these with traditional library collections and services and with academic support services.
  • Knowledge of current issues in libraries, in teaching and learning, and in digital and special collections.
  • Professional commitment to a user-focused service orientation.
  • A record of scholarly or other appropriate professional activity.
  • Ability to create a supportive and nurturing learning environment to ensure student success and retention.
  • Commitment to shared governance, embracing and supporting faculty status for librarians.

About the University of Scranton

University Profile

The University is deeply committed to its compelling mission rooted in the Jesuit tenet of cura personalis, individual attention to the students, and respect for the uniqueness of each member of the University community. The University of Scranton offers students a highly personalized education; is an exceptionally strong and devoted community; and is supported by a generous and motivated Board of Trustees. Founded in 1888 and elevated to university status in 1938, The University of Scranton is a community of faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends who are animated by the centuries-old tradition of Catholic and Jesuit education. At Scranton, faculty and staff offer students a rich and personalized approach to education in the context of a dynamic university that prepares students to be agents of change in their communities and the world.

The University community includes roughly 5,000 undergraduate, adult, part-time and graduate students; 272 full-time faculty, and 600 full-time staff. The campus is home to three colleges – the College of Arts and Sciences, the Kania School of Management, and the Panuska College of Professional Studies – and awards the bachelor’s degree; the master’s degree; and four doctoral degrees (business administration, nursing practice, occupational therapy and physical therapy).

Mission

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.  All candidates must indicate how they would help communicate and support the Catholic and Jesuit identity and mission of the University. The University’s mission statement and a description of the history and concepts of the Ignatian teaching philosophy may be found at https://www.scranton.edu/about/jesuit-tradition/index.shtml.

Diversity and Inclusion

The University of Scranton embraces diversity and inclusion through its mission, Jesuit identity, strategic plans, community outreach programs, and numerous diversity programs.  The University of Scranton is an Equal Opportunity employer and actively solicits applications from diverse candidates. Please see our website at https://www.scranton.edu/equity-diversity/ for our full non-discrimination statement.

The University’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is infused across all facets of the University; where the environment is welcoming, respectful of freedom of expression and dedicated to social justice, cultural competence and the value of diversity.  All applicants are required to provide a statement that indicates their commitment to diversity and inclusion and how this informs their library leadership.

Nondiscrimination Language

The University is committed to providing an educational, residential, and working environment that is free from harassment and discrimination. Members of the University community, applicants for employment or admissions, guests and visitors have the right to be free from harassment or discrimination based on race, color, religion, ancestry, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, genetic information, national origin, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable 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.

Anyone who has questions about the University’s Sexual Harassment and Sexual Misconduct Policy, or the University’s Non-Discrimination or Anti-Harassment Policy, or wishes to report a possible violation of one of these policies should contact:

Elizabeth M. Garcia
Title IX Coordinator
The Office of Equity and Diversity
Institute of Molecular Biology & Medicine, Rm 311
elizabeth.garcia2@scranton.edu
(570) 941-6645
https://www.scranton.edu/equity-diversity/

Scranton, PA

Located in Pennsylvania’s beautiful Pocono region, The University of Scranton is a vital part of a city that is considered the geographic and cultural center of northeastern Pennsylvania. The city plays an important role in the life of the University and vice versa. Driving time to New York City, Philadelphia, and Syracuse is just two hours, with Boston and Washington, D.C. less than five hours away. The regional airport, located just eight miles away, offers direct flights to Chicago, Atlanta, Detroit, Charlotte, and other major cities.

How to Apply

The search process is underway and will continue until the position is filled with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2021. Nominations, expressions of interest, and applications including a letter of interest and a full curriculum vita should be submitted electronically by visiting www.universityofscrantonjobs.com and clicking on “Search Jobs.”  A user name and password must be created in order to successfully apply to the position and upload the required applicant documents.

We provide our workforce of more than 1,100 people with competitive salaries and exceptional benefits such as health care, retirement plans, generous paid time off and tuition remission.

Confidential inquiries and questions concerning this search may be directed to The University of Scranton’s Human Resources Office at (570) 941-7767, HR@scranton.edu.

Job Opportunity: Acquisitions Clerk, Weinberg Memorial Library at the University of Scranton

We invite applications for a full-time Acquisitions Clerk. To apply and see the full job description visit: https://universityofscrantonjobs.com/postings/4963

Position title

Acquisitions Clerk

Job Purpose

The Acquisitions Clerk is responsible for all aspects of ordering and receiving materials for the library. This position also cross-trains on other Technical Services activities/duties.

Essential Duties

– Processes order requests, searches the online catalog and databases for materials already held and researches current prices and information for requested editions
– Receives materials and reconciles shipments with packing lists, monitoring items for damage, or publishing errors. Reports problems to the Collections and Resource Management Librarian
– Researches, prepares, and places library book orders for all formats, including eBooks, print, out-of-print, and “rush” orders using the Library’s integrated online system, online databases, and Internet resources
– Processes and inputs invoices into Sierra (library computer system) for payment
– Uses departmental credit card to purchase book and standing orders as necessary
– Monitors book & standing orders and vendor shipments to ensure accurate receipt of orders
– Prepares & reviews open order reports and statuses of orders and standing orders
– Monitors departmental budget balances to ensure funds are not overspent
– Prepares credit card transaction reports for submission to Purchasing Department
– Follows up on vendor errors, damaged materials, and returns
– Answers the telephone in Acquisitions Dept. and provides information or refers to proper personnel
– Monitors the departmental operations in the absence of the Collections and Resource Management Librarian
– Files invoices and order records

Additional Required Skills

– Ability to perform methodical and detailed work tasks with a high level of accuracy and close attention to detail
– Ability to work independently and to prioritize tasks according to the needs of the department
– Ability to think critically and problem solve
– Ability to multi-task
– Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form
– Excellent interpersonal skills and a willingness to work collaboratively
– Ability to lift heavy cartons of books (up to 40 lbs.), and push heavy book trucks throughout the library
– Technical competency in Microsoft Office products
– Must be able to respect, support, and contribute to the University’s Catholic and Jesuit mission

Minimum Education Requirements

Associate’s degree, or two years completed towards a Bachelor’s degree. Bachelor’s degree is preferred.

Minimum Job Experience Requirements

One year library work experience is required

Preferred Qualifications

Library work experience in Technical Services, with use of an integrated library system. Working knowledge of OCLC and MARC records.

Schedule/Work Hours

Mon-Fri 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (35 hours per week)

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 7, 2020.

 

Library Hours Update

Starting today, the Library will resume normal business hours, with continued swipe access till 1:30am. Our full hours through the December Holiday are listed below.

Weinberg Memorial Library–2020 End of Term

Tuesday, Oct.27 – Tuesday Nov.24

Circulation Desk Hours:

Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Saturday, Noon – 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, Noon – 11:30 p.m.

Swipe Hours: Daily, 8:00 a.m. – 1:30 a.m.

Access is limited to the first and second floors when the Circulation Desk is closed.

Please plan to vacate the building by 2 a.m. to facilitate deep cleaning.

Wednesday, Nov.25, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. / no swipe access to the building outside these hours

Thursday, Nov.26 – Sunday, Nov.29

Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday / no swipe access to the building

Monday, Nov. 30 – Sunday Dec. 20

Circulation Desk Hours:

Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Saturday – Sunday, Closed

Swipe Hours: Daily, 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Access is limited to the first and second floors when the Circulation Desk is closed.

Please plan to vacate the building by midnight to facilitate deep cleaning.

Monday Dec. 21, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. / no swipe access to the building outside these hours

Tuesday, December 22 through Sunday, January 3

Closed for the Holidays / no swipe access to the building