Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Moraga - Saint Mary's College - Library - Publication Specialist and Circulation Supervisor

Salary  Depends on Qualifications Depends on Qualifications 

Location  CA 94556, CA Main Campus, 1928 Saint Mary's Road, Moraga, CA 94556, CA

Job Type Part-time 


Job Number 2015-1601201 

Closing 12/2/2016 11:59 PM Pacific


  • This position reports to the Head of Access Services with a dotted line responsibility to the Institutional Repository Manager. As Circulation Supervisor, the incumbent will share responsibility with other Circulation Supervisors for supervising library services. As the Publication Specialist, this individual is responsible for working with the Editors of the Student, Staff and Faculty Handbooks as well as the Course Catalog Editor to edit, publish, and interlink these publications within the Institutional Repository  Serves as a bridge between the administrative and scholarly publishing activities of SMC and the service role of the library. As time permits, may also support the preservation and access of  open education resources, open access journals, open conference proceedings, working papers, lab reports, as well as development of college content and data repository.

  • Manages the publication of all SMC Handbooks.
  • Creates and maintains Faculty, Staff and Student Handbook publications and course catalog using Bepress' software
  • Provides access to the SMC GaelScholar institutional repository
  • Managing the handbooks collaboration process and uploading digital files in appropriate formats
  • Manages the workflow of digital files; including receiving and preparing files for upload to the repository
  • Maintains complete and thorough documentation of all communication with handbook and Catalog editors
  • Maintains the community structure of the handbooks and catalog in the GaelScholar repository
  • Collaborate with the library's IR Manager to establish workflows, assign metadata, interlink documents, and create cross-references in discovery systems
  • Manages the evening/weekend Circulation Desk activities
  • Supervises Student Employees
  • Ensures that adequate levels of staffing are maintained to provide excellent service all the hours the library is open
  • Monitors student customer service and works to maintain a consistently accurate and high quality service
  • Responsible for opening or closing the Library on time weekdays/nights/weekends and pre-finals and finals extended hours

Experience and Qualifications

  • REQUIRED:  HS Diploma                               
  • PREFERRED: 3 years library experience in an academic setting.

  • Experience:  (years required and applicable field of experience): Three years progressively responsible library experience or equivalent is required. Any combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge and abilities will be considered. Knowledge of library operations in Access Services and their relation to overall library operations

Skills/Abilities:  (e.g. computer skills, written & verbal skills, trades, laws, procedures, technical)
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work cooperatively with others
  • Ability to effectively provide lead work direction and training to student workers
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt quickly to new assignments and work under pressure
  • English grammar, business writing, punctuation and spelling; Ability to compose and appropriately format correspondence and reports
  • Ability to investigate and research complex problems, including analyzing and interpreting information
  • Ability to work independently using relevant knowledge to determine the best course of action
  • Demonstrated ability to compile and present information in an organized manner
  • Effective communication and interpretive skills to be able to assist in resolving patron problems and complaints, assess patron information needs, and orient and guide patrons in use of library resources
  • High attention to detail and possession of excellent proofreading skills
  • Experience in project management
  • Experience with copyright compliance
  • Experience with library technology systems
  • Experience creating metadata
  • Knowledge of the scholarly publishing enterprise, including the distinctive issues facing traditional university press and library-based publishing.
  • Knowledge of institutional repository trends & best practices.
  • Experience with service development for open publishing platforms.

Supplemental Information
Application Instructions:  
  • Include a cover letter that specifically addresses how you meet the qualifications and are prepared to support the mission of the College
  • A resume
  • The name and contact information for three (3) professional references.
  • In applying for a position, candidates sign a consent authorizing a broader inquiry which may include reference checks, a motor vehicle check, and a third party background check.

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