POSITION: Science Reserve Section Supervisor (Library Associate I)
DEPARTMENT: Access Services, Science Library
ANNUAL SALARY: $23,700
The Science Reserve Supervisor is responsible to the Science Circulation Supervisor for all organization of course reserve materials at the Science Library. This includes communicating with departments and faculty to obtain and make available electronic and physical materials needed for the term; scanning of reserve documents; and creating and maintaining reserve records using the circulation, reserve and cataloging modules of the Voyager ILS. The position serves with other departmental supervisors to develop circulation policies and procedures for Voyager and identify problems in its new releases. In addition, this position serves as the primary assistant to the Science Circulation Supervisor, supervising the staff and operations of the unit when the supervisor is absent. As with all members of the Science Circulation Unit, this position provides service to the public at the front desk and via phone and email. This position also is responsible for overseeing the movement of rare or vulnerable items from the general collection to the Science Special Holdings Collection. Night and weekend work is required.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
25% *Aids patrons in the use of library resources by performing circulation and reserve activities at the service desk, providing general information and direction, advising student workers at the desk, and working with users to solve problems.
25% *Supports university instruction by soliciting and responding to requests to gather and maintain a course reserve collection of library and professors’ personal materials.
20% *Maintains print and electronic reserve systems by making additions or modifications to materials during the term and keeping faculty up-to-date regarding the status of their reserve materials. Continues to develop and adapt electronic reserve system as needed by keeping current on changes to copyright guidelines that effect course reserves.
15% *Participates in resource sharing at the Science Library by cross training with the Reference Department to provide limited reference assistance from a joint service desk.
5% *Serves as head of the Science Circulation Unit during the absence of the Science Circulation Supervisor.
4% *Participates in meetings to discuss issues and develop new policies and procedures for circulation and reserve activities.
3% Prepares scheduled and requested reports by providing accurate, current, relevant statistical information and by discussing significant events with appropriate supervisors.
2% Oversees the movement of rare or vulnerable items from the Science general collection to the Science Special Holdings Collection.
1% Maintains flexibility and awareness of changes and needs in the department and Libraries and contributes to the team effort by assuming other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
* = essential function of the position
Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification required:
- Two years of college education AND one year related library experience; OR three years library, archives, information center or related work experience; OR any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies required to successfully perform work:
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and to deal tactfully and courteously with library patrons;
- Effective oral and written communication skills;
- Ability to perform clerical tasks accurately with close attention to detail;
- Ability to handle cash receipts, checks and credit cards.
- Knowledge of modern office practices, procedures and equipment preferred;
- Knowledge of word processing and web publishing software preferred (i.e. – Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobat, etc.)
- Sitting for long periods of time at a computer terminal is required.
- Position also entails lifting boxes weighing approximately 40 pounds each and pushing fully loaded book carts.
- M-F; 8 hrs/day; some evening and weekend work may be required.
Only applications submitted through the University of Georgia's Human Resources Employment website will be considered. Please visit the University of Georgia's Human Resources Employment website at https://www.ugajobsearch.com/applicants/jsp/shared/Welcome_css.jsp and follow the instructions to submit an online application. Position posting number = 20130177.
The University of Georgia Libraries values diversity in its faculty, students, and staff and strongly encourages applications from underrepresented minority candidates. The University of Georgia is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.