Stacks and Circulation Specialist
DescriptionReporting to the Head of Research and Access Services, the Stacks and Circulation Specialist coordinates the Pitts inventory and stacks maintenance operations. In this role, the specialist will have primary responsibility for maintaining the physical location of circulating and reference materials, maintaining statistics on stacks utilization and coordinating the shifting of library materials when necessary. The specialist will serve as the library’s primary liaison with the Library Service Center and coordinate the transfer of Pitts materials to that offsite location.
This person will also oversee the ongoing inventory of the library’s circulating and reference collections, implementing, reviewing, and maintaining protocols for insuring library materials are where they are supposed to be. The specialist will also coordinate the identification of circulation and reference materials that need repair or replacement and coordinate with third party vendors to repair or replace bindings. The specialist is also part of the Pitts circulation team, charged with providing superb service to the diverse patron base of the library. Success in this role will entail providing excellent circulation service to library patrons, supervising circulation student assistants, following documented circulation processes, and working with the public services team to ensure policies and procedures are serving patrons well.
The person in this position will work with others in the department on hiring and training circulation student assistants, evaluating student work, providing feedback, and offering ongoing training. This person will also provide routine library information to patrons and make reference referrals as needed, as well as participate on internal library task forces and complete other duties as assigned. The specialist will serve on relevant University library committees and communities of practice.
The specialist may work up to 20 hours on evenings and weekends during academic terms, with adjusted hours during other periods.
Review of applications will begin immediately.
- Experience in a work environment that demonstrates responsibility and reliability
- Ability to work without continuous supervision and to supervise student assistants.
- Strong attention to detail and superb organization skills
- Demonstrated experience overseeing long-term projects, with appropriate scheduling and metrics for success
- Familiarity with the work processes of an academic library
- Strong computer skills, including the use of cloud storage and productivity tools like Word and Excel
- Ability to communicate clearly and effectively both in person and in writing
- Experience in a library setting
- Demonstrated commitment to providing excellent client care
- Experience working in an academic library, including strong familiarity with the Library of Congress call number system
- Familiarity with the literature of theology and religious studies