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Library Specialist - Stacks Supervisor

Posted by: Emory University

Posted date: 2014-Jul-11

Location: MacMillan Law Library

Detailed Description of Duties:
Serve as backup for Circulation, provide general circulation assistance, including back-up for desk attendants by providing breaks and assistance as needed
Serve as head of Circulation in the absence of the Head of Access Services.
Hire, train, schedule, supervise and evaluate 30-40 stacks student hours per week (3-4 students), assists Head of Access Services in hiring 2-3 Graduate Supervisors and 8-10 circulation student workers.
In conjunction with the Head of Access Services create/modify/update text order forms and place and track all orders each semester.
Interpret library and circulation policies to patrons and staff.
Assists in departmental planning for various events (Orientation, Welcome Week, Stress Busters, Visiting Day).
Evaluate patrons' needs and determine circulation privileges, run reports and perform database cleanup on Law patron database using OPUS or other appropriate databases.
Consult regularly with Access Services Librarian to offer suggestions and review policies and procedures, as well as implement circulation procedures. This position comes in constant contact with Emory law faculty, students and the Atlanta legal and academic communities. 40 %

Create/implement procedures to increase efficiency and accuracy.
Compile and analyze statistics for collection use, growth, shelving and repair and produce statistical and narrative reports.
Collaborate with supervisor on policies and procedures for Stacks Maintenance and Preservation/Conservation.
Collaborate with supervisor on maintenance of collection for long term assessment, planning and management of study areas, stacks space, and collection growth.
Identify stacks space problems; plan and supervise shifting and discard projects, including investigating publication growth patterns and prediction of future growth patterns.
Ensure that the library is consistently picked up and shelved both on weekdays and weekends, as well as shelfread on a semesterly basis through appropriate scheduling of student workers.
Answer staff and patron questions regarding procedures and policies.
Resolve collection access problems as they arise.
Produce stacks, directional and hours signage as needed for stacks areas and library entrances/exits. 25%
Make regular inspections of the library to oversee the condition of the librarys collections and equipment, especially Circulation equipment (desk PCs, scanning stations).
Keep library facilities (tables, chairs, other furniture) straightened and in good condition, reporting physical plant problems such as leaks or damaged equipment (elevator, security system, furniture) to Operations as needed.
Report on and oversee cleanliness and maintenance problems.
Assists with selection and ordering of departmental supplies.

In coordination with Circulation, perform patron initiated searches as needed. Supervise lost book searches. Process found materials. 10%

Supervise Preservation/Conservation activities. Determine category of library materials for treatment and select appropriate type of treatment. Supervise preservation/conservation techniques (such as hinge tightening and mending) and ensure that materials are sent to Woodruff Conservation or National Library Bindery as needed. Serve as Liaison to Woodruff Conservation Office, receive training from that office, report statistics to that office and use that office as a resource when Preservation or Conservation problems arise. Organize workshops to education Law Library staff and students on preservation matters and techniques. Responsible for revision and distribution of the Disaster Plan and participate in implementation of the plan in emergency situations. 5%

Other duties and special projects as assigned. 5%
Job Title Library Specialist - Stacks Supervisor
Start Date September 2014
Library/Institution Name MacMillan Law Library
Salary starting at $13.55/hr
Certification Required? No
City Atlanta
State GA
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time
Type of Library Job Classification -> Academic
Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree in a related field and two years of related experience, OR equivalent combination of experience, education, and training. May require computer skills, special skills, or proficiency in a foreign language.

Experience providing library services in an academic library setting.
Experience with and knowledge of computers and computer software (MS Office Suite, etc.). Working knowledge of integrated library systems such as Aleph.
Experience hiring, training and supervising multiple student employees.
Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills and flexibility for changing work responsibilities.
Demonstrated organizational skills to prioritize multiple projects and perform efficiently and courteously in a fast-paced environment.
Application Instructions PLEASE NOTE: Only applications submitted through the Emory University website will be considered. Visit and search for job 45843BR.
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