Library Specialist

Lexington, KY
Jul 29, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

This position is responsible for the hiring, training, and supervision of
circulation student assistants; in addition to managing student payroll. Ensures
excellent customer service while coordinating and managing operations of the
Circulation Desk. Assumes backup administrative duties of coordinating
actions with library auxiliary services. Develops/updates training materials for student
workers. Manages reconciliation of fines office cash drawer.

Job Title
Library Specialist

Requisition Number

Working Title
Assistant Head of Circulation

Department Name

Work Location
Lexington, KY

Grade Level

Salary Range

Type of Position

Position Time Status

Required Education


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Required Related Experience

2 yrs

Required License/ Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

Lifting, pushing or pulling of objects of up to 25 pounds; working at a computer for extended periods of time.


Monday - Friday, 8am - 4pm with occasional nights and weekends.


MS Office Suite, UK IES, Library Management System: Alma/Primo.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

Basic working knowledge of circulation areas including course reserves, book stacks, InterLibrary Loan, holds, and fines.

Deadline to Apply

University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you enjoy working with a diverse public?

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * What methods of training work best for you?

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's online employment system?
    • (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • A Colleague, Friend and/or Family Member
    • None of the Above

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents