Center Services Support Specialist

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Center Services Support Specialist

Stanford University

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This is a 3-year fixed term position at 50% FTE.

Job Purpose:

The Center Services Support Specialist will be assigned duties as below and perform talks under supervision, exercising some initiative including supervision of hourly or student employees. The Center Services Support Specialist will provide support in running the David Rumsey Map Center, as outlined by the core duties below. Items at the Center are rare and require special handling.

Core Duties:

Public Interaction and Displays, including job duties such as:

  • Perform routine circulation functions such as charges and discharges
  • Opening and closing activities
  • Answer reference questions from patrons and staff.
  • Conduct general tours of the Center.
  • Provide support to Center Services Supervisor for conference and events.
  • Provide support to mount physical exhibits.
  • Create Signage as necessary.

    Materials Processing , including job duties such as:

  • Process, page, shelve and inventory library materials.
  • Perform routine physical processing of library materials or rehousing of archival materials.
  • Shelve newly cataloged or page items in correct classification order

    Reference, including job duties such as:

  • Answer directional, informational and ready reference questions
  • Instruct users in the use of library catalog and other informational resources

    Computing Support, including job duties such as:

  • Use on a daily basis common computer programs such as word processing, spreadsheets, Web browsers, and email
  • Monitor library email account and reports
  • Use statistics tracking software
  • Maintain Center website and coordinate and distribute newsletter.

    Other duties as assigned.
    Minimum Education and Experience Required

    Two-year college degree plus one or more years of experience in an academic library, or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience.

    Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Experience with direct interaction with patrons
  • Demonstrated supervisory experience
  • Demonstrated computer literacy with word processing, spreadsheets and communication software such as email
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Able to apply judgment in choosing procedures and evaluating alternatives
  • Demonstrated ability to perform detailed tasks accurately and efficiently
  • Possess strong communication skills in English
  • Demonstrated ability to be flexible and work well under pressure
  • Record of excellent attendance
  • Experience using or ability to learn one or more library automated systems
  • Knowledge of or ability to learn Library of Congress call number systems

    Physical Requirements
  • Ability to push a cart weighing up to 650 lbs. that requires an initial push force up to 70 lbs.
  • Ability to work in an environment that is dusty and or moldy
  • Ability to lift books that are up to 10 pounds
  • Ability to kneel and reach
  • Must be able to stand for many hours

    * - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.

    Work Standards
  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide,

    Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and is committed to recruiting and hiring without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

    Job Code: 1732
    Job Grade: D


    Location: University Libraries, California, United States
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    Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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    Job No:
    Posted: 12/21/2018
    Application Due: 2/20/2019
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