Friday, December 11, 2015

Sacramento - CSUS - Library Services Specialist II

Job ID: 101534


Date Posted: December 10, 2015

Date of close: Open Until Filled, applications submitted by Wednesday, January 6, 2016, 11:59 p.m., will be given first consideration.

Work Hours: This position requires working a flexible schedule, including regulary working weekends and evenings.

Salary Range: $ 3,101.00 - $ 5,213.00 Monthly

Job Summary
Library Services Specialists provide essential direct and indirect support to library users ranging from student, faculty, staff and the general public. They provide input to and are responsible, at varying levels, for implementation and application of library programs and policies.
Under the direction of the Head of User Services, this position provides processing of library materials for fulfillment purposes as well as front line public services. Incumbents at the LSS II level work independently to perform more complex technical tasks in a specified functional area within a library unit and may provide functional oversight for assigned area. Incumbents also may be responsible for coordinating work of student workers assigned to the area and may participate in hiring, training, evaluating and payroll processing of student workers.
This position requires working a flexible schedule, including regularly working weekends and evenings.
This position requires considerable discretion in interacting with a diverse group of clientele in a fast-paced, high pressured environment.
For more information on the Sacramento State University Library, visit:

Entry Qualifications:
-Entry into this classification requires the following knowledge, skills and abilities.
-General understanding of a librarys organization structure and key functional operations.
-Basic knowledge of library terminology and bibliographic forms and structures.
-General understanding of library automated systems and the ability to quickly learn and use campus library systems, as well as related on-line catalogs and systems.
-Ability to quickly learn and apply policies and procedures related to assigned functional work area.
- Ability to use standard features of office support technology and standard software packages.
-Demonstrated proficiency in English grammar, punctuation and spelling, including the ability to clearly communicate verbally and in writing.
-Ability to perform standard arithmetic operations.
-Ability to work under minimal supervision to perform assigned work.
-Ability to work within a diverse environment and be service-oriented in working with patrons and other library staff, including the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships within and outside the library.

These qualifications for entry normally would be obtained through the completion of a high school education or equivalent certification plus two to three years of related library and/or clerical experience or an equivalent combination of experience and education.
-Experience in library organizational structures and key functional operations.
-Experience performing a variety of Library staff duties, such as circulation, reserves, interlibrary loan, and public service.
-Proficiency in standard features of office support technology and standard software packages such as Microsoft Word, Exel, Outlook.
-Experience working in a fast paced, high pressured, public services role such as instituion of higher education or similar complex organization.
-Full proficiency in the use of automated library system(s) and subsystem(s).

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
-Effective communication skills, including the ability to work with the public and assist patrons with basic inquiries and direct them appropriately in locating and using library materials and inform them of applicable library policies and procedures.
-Full proficiency in all technical aspects of work assignments including a thorough knowledge of functional area policies and procedures and applicable work methods
-General knowledge of library collection organization and classification scheme and ability to interpret bibliographic records.
-Ability to interpret library units policies and procedures and apply them accurately in performing work functions, as well as the ability to evaluate procedures and recommend changes.
-Working knowledge of institutions and librarys policies and practices associated with the ethical use of and access to library and on-line resources.
-Basic knowledge of national standards and guidelines pertaining to libraries, including working knowledge of institutions standards pertaining to copyright and intellectual property protection and the ability to source and apply such policies and standards to avoid potential violations.
-Demonstrated problem solving and research skills to address standard and non-standard work problems.
-Abilty to use computer, electronic calculator, bill changer, fax machine, photocopiers, telephones, light pens, hand held scanners, various printers, and book detection Security System.
-Ability to utilize standard and non-standard features of various online resources and standard desktop software packages, such as word processing and spreadsheets, to perform technical work or assist patrons.
-Ability to effectively provide lead work direction and training to staff and student workers.
-Demonstrated ability to compile and present information in an organized manner.
-Ability to work under minimal supervision to perform assigned work.
-Ability to work successfully and collaboratively in a diverse work environment.
-Ability to work a flexible schedule, including weekend and evening hours.

Preferred Qualifications
-Knowledge of employment and payroll procedures related to student workers.
-Comprehensive knowledge and skills in several of the following databases; the Fulfillment and Analytics functions of ALMA, Primo, ILLiad, Odyssey, RapidILL, MELVYL, the classification schemes used in the Library (Library of Congress, SuDocs), the University Portal and CMS (Common Management System), CashNet. and basics of SacCT.

Hiring Preference
Eligible on-campus applicants in California State University Employees Union (CSUEU) Bargaining Units 2, 5, 7, and 9 will be given first consideration in this recruitment.

How To Apply
Applications are only accepted through the Sacramento State jobs webpage located at Once there, applicants can also click on the instructions link to see how to apply. External applicants can apply by clicking on the Staff and Management Opportunities at Sacramento State link. Internal applicants can apply by logging on My Sac State.
Please note: Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of application.
To be fully considered for this position, candidate must attach the following materials to the on-line application:
1. Letter of interest (Cover letter).
2. Current curriculum vitae/resume.
3. Three (3) references who can speak to a broad range of candidates professional qualifications (including name, title, and telephone number).
For questions regarding this search, contact:
Megan Cadd
Recruitment Analyst
(916) 278-5377

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