Position: Library Services Specialist for Circulation
Location: University of Baltimore Law Library
The primary purpose of this position is to provide efficient service to UB Law Library students, faculty, staff and other patrons using library resources and ensure the highest quality public service at the circulation desk during evening and weekend hours. The Specialist is responsible for overseeing the Law Library’s circulation desk, including the issuing, return and record keeping procedures of the library, assigns, schedules and trains student library assistants in computerized circulation functions.
This position provides for a full-time staff presence on evenings and weekends when no other full-time staff are present. Responsible for supervision of circulation and library functions during those hours and providing basic legal and non-legal reference assistance. Specialist works under the general supervision of the Circulation Librarian, and the Associate Law Librarian for Public Services within general procedural and policy guidelines.
- Oversees function of the information desk on evenings and weekends; handles policy issues if the only library staff member on duty.
- Supervises student assistants, including training, scheduling, and assigning tasks.
- Stacks maintenance, including updating materials, shelf reading, and shifting materials as needed.
- Assists patrons in locating materials and in using the library’s catalog, databases, and finding aids.
- Processes faculty’s course reserve requests.
- Special projects and other duties as assigned (users guides, processing donations, etc.).
- Pursue professional development opportunities in order to keep current with best practices and emerging library issues.
Education: Bachelor’s degree
Experience: At least one year of experience directly related to primary duties listed.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Specialist must possess excellent judgment, flexibility, and interpersonal skills to successfully interact with patrons.
Specialist must have thorough knowledge of circulation operations, including policies, procedures, and software.
Specialist must have good supervisory skills in order to optimize student assistant performance.
Specialist must possess excellent attention to detail when scheduling student assistants and updating materials.
Specialist must be knowledgeable about catalog, databases, and other finding aids.
Specialist must be familiar with Microsoft Word and other MS Office applications.
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