Bartle Library Stacks Maintenance Coordinator
Department:: Library Services
Locations:: Binghamton, NY
Posted:: Oct 10, 2019
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Ref. No.:: 49953
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Budget Title: Instructional Support Associate (SL-2)
The Bartle Stacks Maintenance Coordinator is responsible for directing student employees to perform daily stack maintenance operations in the Glenn G. Bartle Library and Fine Arts Collections. As a member of the Reader Services Department, the incumbent serves as a team member responsible for providing innovative, user-centered services and resources for a diverse constituency of students, faculty, staff, researchers and community members.
This position functions in direct contact with the public and has the primary responsibility of training and supervising Stacks student employees in accordance with the needs of Reader Services. The ability to operate an automated library system and other technologies, manual dexterity, lifting, bending, stretching, carrying books and the ability to move loaded book trucks, climb a multi-step double handrail ladder and lift an excess of 30 lbs. are required. The incumbent reports to the Assistant Head of Reader Services, Annex and Stacks.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Primary duty: Monitor daily shelving and return duties assigned to the student stacks maintenance staff at Bartle Library and special projects as assigned. This includes: collecting and preparing student timesheets, scheduling and performing the student's range of duties at any given time.
- As a member of the Annex/Stacks team, the incumbent must monitor their university Bmail account and telephone daily. They assure stacks maintenance associated work is processed consistently 10:00- 6:00 pm Monday - Friday.
- Assigns, tracks and augments staff assignments to improve discovery in the stacks. Helps staff resolve problems related to missing items, location, call number and makes connections with Bartle staff to ensure resolutions are appropriate, consistent and complete.
- Participates in daily collection management and circulation routines. Prepares material for daily distribution by library courier. Assures that books, journals and other Library materials that have been paged or added to branch collections are shelved within 48 hours of return.
- Provides annual assistance to keep Current Periodical areas and corresponding spreadsheets updated, according to latest cancellation information provided.
- Maintains daily communication with the direct supervisor and team of student workers to ensure that problems regarding requested materials are resolved daily according to public services standards. Interprets Library policies and procedures on demand.
- Provides back-up in cases of courier absence, on occasion, will transfer material between branches using library van.
- Bartle service desk hours.
- Bachelor's degree
- Valid/clean driver's license to operate a motor vehicle in New York State
- Strong commitment to customer service
- Excellent communication, organizational and problem solving skills
- Ability to work effectively with a variety of students and staff in a diverse public services setting
- Ability to work a flexible schedule
- Ability to work independently and function effectively within a team setting
- Previous library experience
- Strong computer and technology literacy
- Experience with logistics including coordinating of all activities to enhance the discoverability of the Libraries' physical collections as well as providing timely fulfillment of patron requests
Offers of employment may be contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment background check and verification of degree(s) and credentials.
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Deadline for Internal Applicants: October 25, 2019
Deadline for External Applicants: Open until filled
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the vacancy is filled.
Persons interested in this position should apply online.
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