The Library Specialist is responsible for supporting the Library by assisting patrons in utilizing resources; assisting librarians to acquire, prepare, and organize resources; and providing customer service to patrons at library circulation desk, processing materials, and assisting with access issues. Hours for this position are Sunday-Thursday 1-10 p.m.
Duties & Essential Job Functions:
Provides information to patrons by providing customer services, giving instructions; assisting in locating library materials; answering or referring inquiries to the appropriate staff member.
Maintains library databases by reconciling and correcting records; entering and revising computer data files.
Maintains library resources by processing and maintaining library materials.
Maintains library resources by complying with procedures; monitoring materials location and return; repairing library materials; re-shelving resources.
Maintains historical reference of resources by keeping records of items purchased or obtained prices, delivery and shipping and product acceptability.
Provides information by extracting and analyzing data from computer reports; answering or referring inquiries to the appropriate staff member.
Maintains continuity among work teams and departments by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs.
Supervises student workers by training and orienting student assistants; developing work schedules, monitoring student work; monitoring student assistant salary budgets.
Maintains library resources by erecting and moving shelving; shifting, moving and retrieving library materials and furniture in library and at remote facility; driving library vehicle to transport items.
Provides intellectual access to library materials by applying local bibliographic standards and data base policies to Library of Congress-produced MARC records for newly published material. Provides intellectual access to library materials by creating new MARC records conforming to accepted bibliographic standards for contribution to an international database (OCLC).
Must be insurable under the University Motor Vehicle Requirements.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Knowledge of basic customer service techniques.
Knowledge of software navigation techniques.
Knowledge of verifying techniques.
Knowledge of keyboarding skills.
Ability to clearly communicate verbally and in writing.
Physical Requirements (With or Without Accommodations):
Visual acuity to read information from computer screens, forms and other printed materials and information.
Able to speak (enunciate) clearly in conversation and general communication.
Hearing ability for verbal communication/conversation/responses via telephone, telephone systems, and face-to-face interactions.
Manual dexterity for typing, writing, standing and reaching, flexibility, body movement for bending, crouching, walking, kneeling and prolonged sitting.
Lifting and moving objects and equipment up to 10 lbs.
Work is indoors and sedentary and is subject to schedule changes and/or variable work hours.
This role is an on-campus and in-person position.
There are no harmful environmental conditions present for this job.
The noise level in this work environment is usually moderate.
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