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Scholars Studio Supervisor - Charles Library

Temple University
Philadelphia, PA

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Under the general supervision of the Head of the Loretta C Duckworth Scholars Studio, the Scholars Studio Supervisor provides support services to maintain the Loretta C. Duckworth Scholars Studio (LCDSS) equipment and collection in Charles Library, and is responsible for supervising and providing a full range of customer service at the Scholars Studio services desk. Responsible for the ongoing inventory and upkeep of the game and media collection and all viewing, editing, digitization, and circulating makerspace equipment. Manages Scholars Studio desk’s circulation and reserve activities, including the processing of materials for course reserves, and managing requests for makerspace, computer lab, and virtual reality lab bookings.  Schedules efforts between LCDSS staff and patrons for projects and grants. Hires, trains, schedules, supervises and evaluates student workers. The Supervisor must be familiar with the basics of technology in the AV rooms, computer lab, and virtual reality lab to provide the most basic troubleshooting support with this equipment. Serves as timekeeper for the unit. Tracks usage statistics and metrics of areas within the Scholars Studio. Coordinates and manages the marketing efforts, including social media presence and website content.  Performs other duties as assigned.

This position requires a background check.

This position is designated as essential personnel. 

Temple University Libraries serves the Temple community and beyond, including more than 35,000 students; over 2,000 full-time faculty; and researchers and visitors on Main, Center City, and Health Sciences Center campuses in Philadelphia and on our Ambler and Harrisburg campuses. We are committed to providing research and learning services, offering open access to our facilities and information resources, and fostering innovation and experimentation. Our collections total more than four million physical and digital titles, over 260,000 print and electronic journal subscriptions, and more than 700 research databases. We also collect, preserve, and provide access to a broad universe of special collections, including rare books, manuscripts, archives, photographs, and more. As part of our library enterprise, the award-winning Temple University Press supports our mission to advance learning and scholarship.

Required Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree and two years of experience working in a library or a related setting. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Required Skills and Abilities:
*Demonstrated ability to handle a variety of public and technical services within the library.
*Ability to supervise and oversee student workers.
*Demonstrated ability to work with MS Office applications, as well as customized computer software and online computer systems. 
*Proven ability to work independently and to multi-task.
*Demonstrated ability to manage and run departmental social media.
*Strong verbal and written communication skills.
*Ability to effectively interact with library users, staff and student workers.
*Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills to assist library users in stressful situations. 

*Experience with Kronos timekeeping system.

Temple University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.

In accordance with the City of Philadelphia's COVID-19 mandate, all Temple University students, faculty, staff, and contractors must be fully vaccinated before receiving authorization to work unless they have a medical or religious exemption approved by the University.  An individual is considered fully vaccinated two (2) weeks following the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or two (2) weeks following a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Individuals who do not meet the University's vaccination or exemption requirement will be prohibited from working until proof of full vaccination or an exemption is requested and approved.  For more information, visit the University's Vaccines web page at

Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.

To obtain additional information about Temple University please visit our website at  

Temple University's Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains statistics, policies, and procedures related to campus safety and can be found at:

You may request a copy of the report by calling Temple University’s Campus Safety Services at 215-204-7900.

Primary Location: Pennsylvania-Philadelphia-Main Campus-Charles Library
Job: Staff
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Employee Status: Regular


One of the nation’s top urban public research universities, Temple University is a dynamic workplace in the heart of one of the nation’s most vibrant cities. Founded in 1884 as a night school for the working-class men and women of North Philadelphia, for 130 years Temple has retained its core mission of being a beacon of educational opportunity to students of every background, while adding a national and global reputation as a leader in education, research and real-world oriented instruction.

With nearly 39,000 students and 290,000 living alumni, Temple has a major impact on its region and on Philadelphia, the nation’s 5th largest city. One in seven college graduates in the Philadelphia area holds a Temple degree, and the university is the 4th largest provider of professional education in the nation (law, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy and podiatry). Temple offers 17 schools and colleges, 399 academic degree programs, 17 Division 1 intercollegiate men’s and women’s athletic teams, as well as nine campuses including international campuses in Italy and Rome.  

Like the students the university serves, Temple’s approximately 8,000 employees are hardworking, diverse and energized by the vibrant and supportive work environments across the university, all aligned towards advancing the teaching, research and service missions of Temple University.

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