Part Time; Career Starting Minimum Salary: $20.63/hourly. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
UCSC strives to embrace diversity in all its forms; it strives to be an inclusive community that fosters an open, enlightened & productive environment.
Library Public Service Desk Assistants are a part of the Circulation unit, which is a public service unit in the User Services & Resource Sharing department at the University Library. Its primary functions are to make UCSC collections and services accessible to library patrons, maintain the general collections, and assist with building security. The Circulation unit works collaboratively with the other units in US&RS--Interlibrary Loan, Reserves, Collection Maintenance, Operations, and the Media Center.
Under the general supervision of the Circulation Coordinator, the Library Public Service Desk Assistants perform and supervise all functions at the Circulation desk using the library's automated circulation system. Library Public Service Desk Assistants are responsible for: making and implementing all decisions necessary to provide full operation of the University Library circulation desks at either McHenry or the Science & Engineering Library; ensuring Library security and patron safety; and resolving equipment and related problems. Library Public Service Desk Assistants collaborate with other staff members on projects and work needed to further the progress of the circulation services as well as participate in section-wide committees. All Circulation staff members are expected to adhere to and support the UCSC Principles of Community, which can be found here: https://www.ucsc.edu/about/principles-community.html.
The UCSC Library, founded in 1965, is the largest research library between Stanford and Santa Barbara despite being one of the smallest general libraries in the University of California system. We share with other academic libraries a commitment to intellectual freedom and the widest possible access to information. We have mutually beneficial partnerships with libraries at other University of California campuses, local California State Universities, community colleges, and public libraries. Our active participation in the California Digital Library promises to enhance this collaboration to a new level. The University Library strengthens the UCSC academic enterprise by providing, presenting, and preserving a wide range of information resources. We utilize innovative approaches in working with faculty and students to help them discover, use, manage, and share the array of information that supports their research, teaching, and learning.
Strong Customer Service experience.
Previous library experience, especially with automated systems.
Demonstrated technical library skills.
Experience assigning, reviewing and following up on the work of others.
Strong interpersonal skills including tact, diplomacy, and flexibility to work effectively with staff, faculty, students, and the public.
In the performance of regularly assigned duties, must be able to bend, lift up to 30 lbs., stretch, and push a loaded book truck or bin in an effort to shelve library material, with or without accommodation.
Ability to work a variable schedule including nights and weekends, generally closing the library at midnight. Sunday - Wednesday shift. Three times during the academic year there will be night shifts until the early morning (2AM).
Candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment criminal history background check.
Position is open until filled. Initial Review Date: 02-10-2019
To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit, they must be submitted ON OR BEFORE the initial review date (IRD) via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site @https://jobs.ucsc.edu. A computer is available at the UCSC Staff Human Resources Office located at Scotts Valley Center. The Scotts Valley Center is located at 100 Enterprise Way, Suite E100, Scotts Valley, CA 95066. To learn more or to request disability accommodations, call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired are encouraged to use the California Relay Service at 800-735-2922. The University of California, Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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