The Library Specialist may be assigned several duties within one or more functional areas of a library. Performs tasks under general supervision, exercising some initiative. May supervise hourly employees and oversee the day-to-day operations of a branch library or library.
Core Duties Public Interaction, including job duties such as:
Perform routine circulation functions such as charges, discharges, holds.
Opening and closing activities
Materials Processing , including job duties such as:
Receive and process new acquisitions including monographs and serials
Receive and process incoming gifts under direction of the librarian/selector
Perform project-oriented copy cataloging
Supervision, including job duties such as:
Assist supervisor in training student assistants
Collection Maintenance, including job duties such as:
Process print and online Course Reserve materials; act as liaison between the library and related departments; monitor reserve use
Screen and evaluate circulated materials for a variety of treatment options (i.e. repair, bindery)
Perform searches for missing items
Shelve newly cataloged or returned books in correct classification order
Maintain shelf space in stacks and reference areas
Prepare materials for SAL3 remote storage transfer
Reference, including job duties such as:
Answer directional, informational and ready reference questions
Instruct users in the use of library catalog and other informational resources
Computing Support, including job duties such as:
Use on a daily basis common computer programs such as word processing, spreadsheets, Web browsers, and email, utilize RFID system software and tools
Monitor library email account and reports
Use statistics tracking software Minimum Education and Experience Required Two-year college degree plus one or more years of experience in an academic library, or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience. Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required
Experience with direct interaction with patrons
Demonstrated supervisory experience
Demonstrated computer literacy with word processing, spreadsheets and communication software such as email
Demonstrated interpersonal and organizational skills
Able to apply judgment in choosing procedures and evaluating alternatives
Demonstrated ability to perform detailed tasks accurately and efficiently
Possess strong communication skills in English
Demonstrated ability to be flexible and work well under pressure
Record of excellent attendance
Experience using or ability to learn one or more library automated systems
Knowledge of or ability to learn Library of Congress call number systems
Ability to push a cart weighing up to 650 lbs. that requires an initial push force up to 70 lbs.
Ability to work in an environment that is dusty and or moldy
Ability to lift books that are up to 10 pounds
Ability to kneel and reach
Must be able to stand for many hours Work Standards
Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu/. * - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.
The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned
Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and is committed to recruiting and hiring without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Location: University Libraries, Stanford, California, United States Schedule: Classification Level:
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