#6590 Circulation/Course Reserves Coordinator (Library Services Specialist IV), Library and Informat

Job description



San Diego State University is seeking applicants with demonstrated experience and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of historically underrepresented groups.

Initial review of applications will begin on April 23, 2018. To receive full consideration, apply by April 22, 2018. The position will remain open until filled.  The online application should be completed in detail. Completion of the online application is required for consideration; a resume alone will not suffice. 

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Position Information


This is a full-time (1.0 time-base), benefits eligible, permanent (probationary) position. This position is designated non-exempt under FLSA and is eligible for overtime compensation. Standard SDSU work hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., but may vary based on operational needs.

Under the general supervision of the Director of Access Services and Human Resources, this position coordinates, plans and leads the daily activities of library service specialists and student assistants at the Circulation/Course Reserves Desk.  This position, which has a high degree of independent action, is responsible for the quality and character of public service provided by the unit, and develops policies, procedures and workflow strategies for use at the Circulation/Course Reserves Desk.  The incumbent participates in staffing the Circulation/Course Reserves desk, oversees the daily circulation operations, checks library materials in and out using integrated library systems, updates and maintains the patron database and system parameters, prepares circulation reports, follows up on overdue materials and collects fines/fees for lost items, handles lost and damaged materials and resolves patron problems related to circulation functions.  In total, the incumbent has lead worker responsibility for 4.0 staff members, occasional temporary employees, and approximately 5.0 FTE student assistants.  The incumbent also works closely with staff who have lead responsibility for library security. Due to the centrality of this position with several other library units, the incumbent also works closely with librarians, leads and staff, in other Access Services’ units, Technical Services, and Research/Outreach/Instruction Services.

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Compensation and Benefits


Starting salary upon appointment not expected to exceed $4,107 per month. CSU Classification Salary Range: $3,571 - $6,497 per month. Salary placement is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department's fiscal resources. 

San Diego State University offers a rich benefits package that constitutes a major portion of total compensation. For more information regarding SDSU benefits, please click here




Minimum Qualifications 

Incumbents at this level perform the most complex paraprofessional and/or specialized library functions to support library operations and programs. Work often requires advanced subject knowledge and/or broader or more in-depth expertise in library operations, practices and principles as well as the regular application of paraprofessional expertise and judgment. Because of their advanced functional expertise, incumbents often are responsible for overseeing daily operations of (a) large or significant library unit(s), including directly or indirectly providing lead work direction to other library and clerical staff, as well as student workers assigned to the unit(s). Additionally, they may be involved in supporting the unit’s budgetary and/or other administrative functions.

These qualifications for entry to Position Skill Level IV normally would be obtained through the completion of a high school education or equivalent certification plus two to three years of related library and/or clerical experience or an equivalent combination of experience and education.

Preferred Qualifications and Specialized Skills

  • A minimum of three years of professional experience working at library circulation desk providing public service

  • A minimum of three years of professional experience working with an integrated library system

  • A minimum three years of professional experience working with a library patron database

  • A minimum of three years of professional experience leading other staff, student assistants, volunteers, and/or interns

  • A minimum of two years of professional experience budgeting for student assistants

  • A minimum of two years of professional experience with assigned duties that required coordinated activities with other library departments or consortia

  • A minimum of two years of professional experience working with course reserves

  • A minimum two years of professional experience working with circulation equipment, such as cameras, laptops, cables, Chromebooks, microphones, Nooks, etc., including experience verifying all associated parts are returned and experience troubleshooting equipment malfunctions

  • Demonstrated professional experience developing and writing policies and procedures

  • Experience working in an academic library

  • Experience updating websites


Application Procedures


To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply Now" button on this page.  You must submit your application by clicking on the "Submit" button. If you need assistance completing your application, please click here.

Applicants with disabilities requiring assistance may call (619) 594-7099.

General Information

The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. 

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

SDSU is a smoke free campus. For more information, please click here.

SDSU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.




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Job No: #6590
Posted: 4/9/2018
Application Due: 6/8/2018
Work Type:
Salary: Compensation and Benefits Starting salary upon appointment not expected to exceed $4,107 per month