Position Summary The Library Services Specialist (LSS) for Public Services reports to the Director of Learning Resources and Distance Learning. Working under the direct supervision of the Librarian, the Library Services Specialist for Public Services provides high quality customer services for Learning Resources including basic reference and circulation services. Assists college librarian by participating in projects, performing clerical duties and organizing and documenting materials or information. The position may be assigned a regular schedule of varied days, nights and weekends as required fulfilling the operating hours of the library and all other Learning Resources Center departments. Essential Responsibilities and Functions â¢Provides superior customer service at the Circulation Desk, and oversees library circulation â¢Provides reference assistance as needed; â¢Instructs library users in the use electronic and print resources; â¢Provides support for the circulation of library materials; â¢Monitoring Science Center materials; â¢Assists with selecting, receiving, organizing, and cataloging books, multimedia, and other materials and equipment; â¢Oversees stack maintenance; â¢Collects collection statistics and library usage statistics; â¢Maintains records and sends overdue notices; â¢Helps establish and maintain a high service performance standard in a student-oriented environment; â¢Recommends policies and procedures as related to the library; â¢ Performs other duties as assigned. Qualifications Qualified candidate will possess the following qualifications: â¢Minimum of a Bachelorâs degree; â¢Prior experience working in a library, or an appropriate combination of librarianship, relevant work experience, and scholarly activity; â¢Ability to communicate effectively in person and over the phone while maintaining a focus on providing excellent customer service; â¢Must be detail-oriented and have a demonstrated ability for accuracy in record keeping and materials processing; â¢Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills; â¢Demonstrated ability to understand and follow written and oral instructions; â¢Must be able to perform duties within the normal bounds of an office environment including sitting for long periods of time and must be able to lift up to 40 pounds. â¢The successful candidate must have a solid commitment to the community college mission and student-oriented service. Preferred Qualifications â¢ALA accredited masterâs degree in library science; â¢Prior experience working in a library, or an appropriate combination of librarianship, relevant work experience, and scholarly activity; â¢Experience cataloging Library materials â¢Experience delivering instruction and/or reference services; â¢Experience working with a Learning Management System (i.e. Canvas); â¢Ability to effectively use the Alma Integrated Library System; â¢Ability to effectively use current digital information and reference sources; â¢Ability to effectively use Gale, EBSCO, or other library database searching interfaces; â¢Ability to effectively use a variety of Windows-based software applications, including the Microsoft Office Suite, and various Internet browsers. Application Process: Apply online at https://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com/postings/164160. Only applications submitted through this site will be accepted. Complete application packages must include 1) an online application; 2) cover letter of interest; 3) resume; 4) transcripts of all post-secondary work; and 5) names of three (3) professional references with current addresses and telephone numbers. All documentation must be uploaded in the application process. Please note that you can only upload one (1) file to each category. Should you have multiple transcripts, you must combine all transcripts into one (1) file. Incomplete application packages will not be accepted. Faxed or emailed applications and/or supplemental documents will not be accepted. Application deadline is 11:59 pm on Thursday, October 31, 2019. Danville Community College is committed to becoming a model higher education institution for diversity and inclusion and invites multicultural professionals from all backgrounds to contribute to its aspiration for building an inclusive community where everyone is given equal opportunity to reach their full potential. Employment will be contingent upon the results of a background check.
Internal Number: 164160
About Danville Community College
Danville Community College developed from two institutions, Danville Technical Institute and the Danville Division of Virginia Polytechnic Institute opened in 1936 as Danville Textile School, becoming Danville Technical Institute just after World War II. The Danville Division of Virginia Polytechnic Institute first began as an engineering division in 1946, and was later expanded to include the first two years of course work for all engineering, business administration, liberal arts, and science majors.ÿ Beginning in the summer of 1966, all programs taught by Danville Technical Institute were brought under the Virginia Department of Community Colleges. Effective July 1, 1968, the Danville Division of Virginia Polytechnic Institute merged with the existing community college providing the comprehensive programs now offered.ÿ