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Job Summary: Manages the Duke Library building and supervises circulation functions of Furman's three libraries, including patron assistance, supervision of student assistants, collection maintenance, equipment maintenance, and opening and closing of the libraries on Saturday and Sunday throughout the year. Standard hours are 10AM-5PM during the school year (August-May), and 1PM-5PM during the summer. Additional hours may be available throughout the year.
Job Description: Responsibilities
Opens and manages Duke Library building on weekends; ensures that Maxwell Music Library and Sanders Science Library are opened and fully operational
Supervises circulation procedures, including:
Verifying patron accounts, check-in/check-out of library materials, creating brief descriptions of materials as necessary, renewing, placing/cancelling holds on materials and booking materials
Issuing library borrower's cards according to library policy, including verifying and creating accounts for reciprocal borrowers
Stacks maintenance, including shelving items, shelf reading, and shifting
Supervises library student assistants on the weekend including training, assignment, and monitoring of specific tasks, and science and music libraries
Performs library opening procedures
Performs library closing procedures
Maintains library equipment such as copiers, printers, and microform reader/printers
Assists patrons of the library by:
Helping locate library materials
Assisting with use of library databases or referring patrons to research assistance as appropriate
Giving directions to other locations on campus
Processes interlibrary loan requests
Maintains the general security of public areas
Reports maintenance problems to Facilities Services and security problems to University Police
Meets regularly with the Access Services Coordinator
Other duties as assigned
Follows safety procedures
Completes performance review process with supervisor/employees to understand job performance expectations and how they fit into the department and university goals.
High School graduate with 1 - 2 years' experience in related field
Comfort with independent work
Knowledge of library operations
direct student assistants
effectively communicate policies, procedures, requests and information to patrons, students, faculty, colleagues, etc.
follow written and oral instruction
read and understand alphabetic and numeric characters rapidly and accurately
use a variety of computer software used in the library system
accurately transfer, translate, and interpret data from one format to another
Library or bookstore experience
Second- or third-shift work experience
Business opening and/or closing experience
Periodic contact with members of own work unit, immediate supervisor, other departments, students, library student assistants, staff, the general public, and faculty to exchange factual information and explanation of rules, regulations, practices or functions.
Responsibility for final decisions:
Tasks involve multiple procedures with interrelated processes or steps. Work involves choosing the appropriate option or procedure to follow and applying established rules and procedures. Errors are readily detected in the normal course of work by standard check or crosscheck.
Work takes place in an office environment.
Work may require some light lifting and movement of books and other library materials.
Work involves possible exposure to dust and mold.
Application Procedure To be considered for this position, applicants must submit the following:
diversity statement that describes how their work experience, education, and/or professional activities might contribute to a liberal arts and sciences college community that includes a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion as one of its core values
names and contact information of three references.
Job Posting End Date (if date is blank, posting is open ended):
Furman is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and staff. The University aspires to create a community of people representing a multiplicity of identities including gender, race, religion, spiritual belief, sexual orientation, geographic origin, socioeconomic background, ideology, world view, and varied abilities. Domestic partners of employees are eligible for comprehensive benefits.
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