Library Assistant IV - Course Reserves Coordinator

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Library Assistant IV - Course Reserves Coordinator

University of San Francisco

Job Summary:

The Access Services Course Reserves Coordinator provides course reserves, public service, technical processing for circulation functions, such as borrowing and lending activities, administrative reporting, and other LA IV duties that require an understanding of the library, its collection, classification scheme, catalog, and computer systems. Works independently with minimum supervision, exercises independent judgment, consults and makes decisions or recommendations regarding the daily functioning of the Course Reserves operation. This includes policies or operational procedures. Reports to the Head of Access Services.

Work Hours:

  • Working hours: 37.5 (FT) hours/week
  • Required hours: M-F, occasional nights and weekends
  • Library and shift hours are subject to change

    Job Responsibilities:

    Access Services Job Responsibilities:

    • Facilitates course reserves access (electronic and print) using software (e.g., Innovative Interfaces Sierra) and hardware to manipulate, digitize, and ensure access to course reserves materials in multiple formats.

    • Assists and advises faculty and staff on the use of electronic resources.

    • Locates, obtains, and makes available resources requested by faculty from multiple sources, including library catalogs, online databases, etc.

    • Creates bibliographic records in the online catalog allowing students to locate and access course reserves.

    • Understands and keeps abreast of changes in the course reserves areas of academic library operations nationally and makes recommendations for the improvement of these services at USF.

    • Performs general Access Services (Circulation/Reserves) tasks, i.e., charging and discharging material, processing access/borrowing applications, collecting and recording fines, answering inquiries (online and in person), interpreting and applying library policies, etc.

    • Provides a high level of service to members of the USF community and campus guests.

    • Supervises Access Services student assistants, assigning and supervising student work relevant to maintaining good stacks condition, efficient circulation procedures, library security, etc.

    • Performs duties appropriate to the LA IV classification, including mending/bindery preparation, ILL/Link+, processing holds, recalls, etc.

    • Creates and maintains departmental documentation of workflows, procedures, and policies.

    • Participates in staff development activities and serves on Library and USF committees, as requested.

    • Special projects and other duties, as assigned.

    Minimum Requirements:

    Equivalent of 3 years performing work relevant to the position in a college or university library preferred, including knowledge of basic Access Services functions in an automated ILS environment (e.g., Innovative Interfaces Sierra).

    Four years of higher education (120 units) or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

    Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

    Excellent computer skills including knowledge of Microsoft Word/Excel.

    Must possess excellent organizational skills including ability to maintain records with great attention to detail.

    Self-motivated, flexible and capable of working independently with a minimum of supervision.

    Ability to analyze, evaluate, and solve problems, and improve services, policies and procedures.

    Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    Experience building and maintaining staff and library resource schedules.

    Experience using scheduling software, e.g., Google Calendar and/or other online calendar systems.

    Demonstrated troubleshooting and problem- solving skills.

    Self-motivated with initiative and flexibility in order to respond to changing needs and priorities.

    Team player who can harmoniously with colleagues.

    Capable of working with minimum supervision; able to make decisions independently within the framework of departmental and library goals, policies and procedures.

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    The University of San Francisco is an equal opportunity institution of higher education. As a matter of policy, the University does not discriminate in employment, educational services and academic programs on the basis of an individual’s race, color, religion, religious creed, ancestry, national origin, age (except minors), sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition (cancer-related and genetic-related) and disability, and the other bases prohibited by law. The University reasonably accommodates qualified individuals with disabilities under the law.





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    Job No:
    Posted: 5/14/2018
    Application Due: 6/21/2018
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