Library Specialist

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Job Title Library Specialist Department Learning Resource Services Posting Number 03117P Location Manassas, VA: 20109 Full or Part Time Full Time Position End Date (if temporary) Required Travel Relocation Covered Salary Range $35,000 - $45,000 Position Summary Information

Basic Function

Provide reference and circulation services to students, faculty, staff and community patrons; manage patron accounts including patron account holds and fine processes; offer library instruction sessions and activities; manage interlibrary loan processes; participate in professional development and campus and/or college committees and activities.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the direction of the Manassas Campus Librarians and the Dean, provide reference and circulation services to students, faculty, staff and community patrons in a multicultural team environment. Responsibilities include managing patron holds and library fines and fees, creating and executing library instruction sessions and managing interlibrary loan processes.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in liberal arts or related field.
Library experience, especially in acquisition, circulation and/or reference service. OR
equivalent applicable experience or training.

Preferred Qualifications

at least 18 credit hours of completed coursework in an ALA accredited MLS or MLIS program.
Teaching or instruction related experience.
training or experience in LibGuides and other Springshare products;
familiarity and/or experience with current/emerging library technologies; familiarity and/or experience with OCLC Worldshare and Interlibrary Loan procedures;
familiarity and/or experience with Alma Library Services Platform.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of library procedures and online library systems and databases; demonstrated ability to provide excellent customer service; strong organizational, verbal and written communication skills; ability to manage multiple tasks and projects, interpret and follow complex policies and procedures. Knowledge and experience with MS Office or similar office productivity software. Significant relevant library and/or customer service experience. Demonstrated ability to speak in front of groups. Ability to lift up to 35 pounds and reach library shelving.

Operation of a State Vehicle No Posting Detail Information

Open Date 03/20/2019 Close Date 04/03/2019 Open Until Filled No Special Instructions to Applicants Background Check Statement

The selected candidate’s offer is contingent upon the successful completion of an extensive criminal background
investigation, which may include: fingerprint checks, local agency checks, employment verification, verification of
education, credit checks (relevant to employment), and other checks requested by the VCCS and NOVA such as
I-9 and E-Verify requirements. Additionally, selected candidates may be required to complete the Commonwealth’s
Statement of Economic Interest.

Additional Information Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have Bachelor’s degree in liberal arts or related field or the equivalent combination of education, training or experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have previous experience with library collection development, circulation, reference services, or previous experience providing library instruction?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have 18 credit hours towards an ALA accredited Master of Library Science degree (MLS)?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Describe your experience providing academic library instruction.

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Optional Documents
  1. Unofficial Transcripts
  2. Other Document




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Posted: 3/20/2019
Application Due: 3/28/2019
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