Library Evening Supervisor (2 Openings)

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Department: Library
Position Type: Temporary
Categories: Library

Pay Classification: Non-Exempt (Bi-Weekly)
Month Worked Per Year: 10 Months
Hours Per Week: 14
Position FTE: 0.28
     This is a temporary, roughly 10-month position with an anticipated end date in June 2023. 

Position Overview:

The Library Evening Supervisor is a part-time (14 hours/week) position is responsible for supervising the Loan Services desk operations during evening hours; including, but not limited to circulation of library materials and stacks maintenance This position serves as the main point of contact during evening hours and must maintain excellent customer service with students, faculty, staff and the public. In addition, the Evening Supervisor is responsible for the safety and security of those using the building as well as security of the library collection.

Essential Job Functions - Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and direct work of student employees and support them in maintaining library services and standards. Assign and perform tasks associated with circulation of library materials and stack maintenance.
  • Assist in supporting and training of student employees.
  • Answer questions, in person and over the phone.
  • Direct patrons to locations in the library building.
  • Check in and check out library materials.
  • Explain loan rules, policies, fines, and patron records.
  • Maintain communication with the Loan Services supervisor. Report problems encountered during shifts so appropriate action may be taken. Record problems/issues/information in Evening Supervisor blog.
  • Supervise library closing procedures to maintain security of the library collection when the building is closed.
  • Process material for the hold shelf at Carleton and St. Olaf, including retrieving items from the stacks.
  • Set-up and provide support for Athenaeum events.
  • Oversee and set-up class film screenings in the library.

Supervision Received and Exercised:

This position supervises student employees and may assist with student employee evaluations.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Implement emergency procedures as needed that deal with safety of library patrons and security of library collection.
  • Compile Loan Services statistical information, specifically evening gate and building use counts.

NOTE: This position description is not intended to be all inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

Required Qualifications:

  • Excellent communication and public relations skills with a helpful service-oriented approach.
  • Flexibility, enthusiasm, and ability to work effectively with faculty, students, and staff, and the general public.
  • Technological proficiency with demonstrated aptitude for learning new software and systems.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Ability to use discretion and judgment in a variety of situations.
  • Ability to handle stress and emergency situations.
  • Must be dependable and attentive to detail and accuracy.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

As per the Carleton Upward Mobility Program, priority consideration for internal applications will be given to those who apply by the end of day Thursday, July 14, 2022. Pending the review of those internal applications, external applications will be considered at that time. External applications are welcome at any time.

Carleton College is a AA/EEO employer. We are committed to developing our staff to better reflect the diversity of our student body and American society. Members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

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