Library Specialist

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Job Title Library Specialist Department Learning Resource Services Posting Number 03156P Location Manassas, VA: 20109 Full or Part Time Full Time Position End Date (if temporary) Required Travel Relocation Covered Salary Range $47,000 - $57,000 Position Summary Information

Basic Function

Provide reference and circulation services and support additional library functions including resource sharing, campus archives, user education and outreach services.

Duties and Responsibilities

Manage and maintain Manassas campus library resource sharing including Intercampus and Interlibrary loan services. Provide individualized and specialized reference services; Provide circulation services; Manage and maintain library patron holds processes to include library fines and fees. Record and report reference statistics; Troubleshoot library equipment and technology; Assist with the coordination and development of social media content and participate in other library outreach initiatives; Manage and maintain the Manassas campus archives, serving as the primary contact for inquiries; Participate in library user education activities; Serve on college/campus committee as needed. Provide other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in liberal arts or related field; Previous experience in a library providing reference/circulation services.

Preferred Qualifications

Academic library experience providing reference services. Advanced knowledge of ALEPH and/or ALMA, PRIMO, Springshare products, CONTENTdm, Library of Congress Classification System, Microsoft Office Suite/software, OCLC Worldshare, PeopleSoft, Blackboard, social media platforms, and library databases. At least 18 credit hours toward an ALA accredited MLS or MLIS degree.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Demonstrated knowledge of academic library operations, reference, and circulation services; Demonstrated proficiency with current library systems and research resources; Demonstrated technology skills and understanding of library technology applications; Attention to detail; Ability to work independently; Excellence in decision-making and sound judgement; Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with diverse populations and varying education levels. Strong customer service skills.

Operation of a State Vehicle No Posting Detail Information

Open Date 04/11/2019 Close Date 04/25/2019 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. * Are you available to work a flexible schedule which may included morning, evenings and occasional Saturdays?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have at least 18 graduate credit hours in Library/Information Science in an ALA-accredited MLS or MLIS program or MLS or MLIS degree from an ALA-accredited program?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * 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




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Posted: 4/12/2019
Application Due: 4/25/2019
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