Library Services Specialist II (514350)

  • CSU, Sacramento
  • Sacramento, California
  • May 21, 2022
Full Time Library Services Public Health

Job Description

Description:

Working Title: Library Services Specialist II

Classification Title: Library Services Specialist II

Posting Details

Priority Application Date (Posting will remain open until filled): Sunday, June 5th @ 11:55pm PST

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 the recruitment.

Position 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 coordinates the training, development, and daily tasks of User Services student employees, and works as part of a team to carry out all student employee administrative tasks and activities such as hiring, scheduling, timekeeping, and evaluation. Incumbents at the LSS II level work independently to perform more complex technical tasks in specified functional area within a library unit, and may provide functional oversight for assigned area.

This position requires working a flexible schedule, including regularly working weekends and evenings.

This position requires considerable discretion in interacting with a diverse clientele in a fast-paced, high pressured environment.

FLSA: Non-Exempt

CSU Classification Salary Range: $3,319 - $5,983 per month

Hiring Range: Anticipated hiring range is $3,319 - $3,500 per month , commensurate with candidate's education, experience, skills, and training.

Salary Grade/Range: 1

Recruitment Type: Regular

Time Base: Full-Time

Work Hours: 40 hours. This position requires working a flexible schedule, including regularly working weekends and evenings.

Department Information

As the center of campus intellectual discovery, the Sacramento State University Library promotes teaching, learning, research, and scholarly communication at the University by integrating the Library with campus student success programs and instruction. One of twenty-three libraries in the California State University System, the Sacramento State Library holds over 1.4 million volumes, comprised of print and electronic monographs and serials, and is a Federal Document Depository. The Library's mission is to inspire excellence in teaching, learning, and scholarly activities.

The University Library is undergoing rapid transformation with a forward-thinking vision and a deep commitment to improving the campus learning environment. Sacramento State is designated by the U.S. Department of Education as an Asian American, Native American, and Pacific Islander-Serving (AANAPI) and a Hispanic Serving Institutions (HIS). Therefore we welcome and encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds to join our growing organization of 28 Library faculty, 33 staff and approximately 40 FTE student assistants. We take pride in the collaborative nature in which our students, staff, and faculty work together in a professional and supportive environment to ensure one another's success.

For more information, please visit https://library.csus.edu/.

Minimum Qualifications

Entry Qualifications

In addition to Position Skill Level I requirements, work at this level typically requires the following range of skills:
  • Full proficiency in all technical aspects of work assignments including a thorough knowledge of functional area policies and procedures and applicable work methods.
  • Ability to interpret departmental policies and procedures and apply them accurately in performing work functions as well as the ability to evaluate procedures and recommend changes.
  • General knowledge of library collection organization and classification scheme and ability to interpret bibliographic forms and records.
  • Working knowledge of institution's and library's 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 institution's standards pertaining to copyright and intellectual property protection and the ability to source and apply such policies and standards to avoid potential violations.
  • Full proficiency in the use of automated library system(s) and subsystems(s) pertaining to functional area.
  • Ability to fully utilize standard and non-standard features of various on-line resources and standard desktop software packages, such as word processing and spreadsheets, to perform technical work or assist patrons.
  • Demonstrated problem solving and research skills to address standard and non-standard work problems.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Ability to effectively provide lead work direction and training to student workers and an understanding of employment and payroll procedures related to student workers.

Education/Experience

These qualifications for entry to Position Skill Level II 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.

Required Qualifications

Experience
  1. Experience in library organizational structures and key functional operations.
  2. Experience performing a variety of library staff duties, such as circulation, reserves, interlibrary loan, and public service.
  3. Experience working in a fast paced, high-pressured environment.
  4. Full proficiency in the use of automated library systems and subsystem(s).
  5. Ability to learn cash management practices and handle confidential information.
  6. Proficiency in standard features of office support technology and standard software packages such as Microsoft Office.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
  1. Ability to interpret departmental policies and procedures and apply them accurately in performing work functions, as well as the ability to evaluate procedure and recommend changes.
  2. 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.
  3. General knowledge of library collection organization and classification scheme and ability to interpret bibliographic records.
  4. Working knowledge of institution's and library's policies and practices associated with the ethical use of and access to library and on-line resources.
  5. Basic knowledge of national standards and guidelines pertaining to libraries, including working knowledge of institution's standards pertaining to copyright and intellectual property protection and the ability to source and apply such policies and standards to avoid potential violations.
  6. Demonstrated problem solving and research skills to address standard and non-standard work problems.
  7. Ability to use computer, scanners, various printers and other common library equipment.
  8. Ability to effectively provide lead work direction and training to staff and student workers.
  9. Demonstrated ability to compile and present information in an organized manner.
  10. Ability to work under minimal supervision to perform assigned work.
  11. Demonstrated strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education; ability to work successfully and collaboratively in a diverse work environment.
  12. Ability to work a flexible schedule, including weekend and evening hours.

Conditions of Employment

Ability to pass a background check.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Completion of coursework or degree in higher education
  2. Experience in creating, coordinating, and delivering training content to others.
  3. Knowledge of employment and payroll procedures related to student workers.
  4. Knowledge of and/or experience using Library Information Systems (ILS) such as Alma/Primo and Learning Management Systems (LMS) such as Canvas.


Documents Needed to Apply

Resume, cover letter

Failure to upload required documentation may result in disqualification.

About Sac State

Sacramento State is located in the heart of California's capital city, five miles from State Capitol. The lush, 300-acre campus is situated along the American River, close to numerous bike trails and other recreational areas. Sacramento, also known as the "Farm-to-Fork Capital," is one of the most ethnically diverse and livable cities in the country, with a population of half of a million. Sacramento State's 31,000 students come not only from the Greater Sacramento Region, but also from across the state, country, and world. Our 1800 faculty and 1,500 staff are committed to meeting our mission: " As California's capital university, we transform lives by preparing students for leadership, service, and success. Sacramento State will be a recognized leader in education, innovation, and engagement. " As the regional hub of higher education, Sac State is dedicated to student success, diversity, equity and inclusion, community engagement, philanthropy, and campus safety.

As evidenced by the values embedded in our Hornet Honor Code, Sacramento State is committed to creating an inclusive environment where all faculty, staff, students, and guests are welcome and valued. Our commitment is more than simply ensuring that our campus is free from bias and discrimination, but is one devoted to celebrating many diverse identities, life experiences, and perspectives that enrich our community, teaching and learning.

To learn more about why you should join the Hornet Family, please visit the Why Sac State? page.

Background Check Disclaimer

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position. One variation of background check required could be a LiveScan screening, which involves submitting fingerprints at a certified LiveScan Service Center.

COVID-19 Vaccine Certification Information:

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/9779821/latest/ and questions may be sent to hr-empservices@csus.edu

Out of State Employment Policy

Sacramento State University, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees (up)on date of hire to reside in the State of California.

As of January 1, 2022 the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.

Equal Employment Opportunity

California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States.

It is the policy of California State University, Sacramento to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need a disability related reasonable accommodation as part of the application and/or interviewing process, visit https://www.csus.edu/administration-business-affairs/internal/your-hr/benefits/reasonable-accomodation.html .

The University is committed to creating an education and working environment free from discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. For more information on mandatory training for new employees, visit https://www.csus.edu/compliance/hr-compliance/mandatory-dhr-training.html .

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Fire Safety Right-To-know Act Notification:

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the current Annual Security Report (ASR) is available for viewing at https://www.csus.edu/clery .
The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Sacramento State for the last three (3) calendar years. Paper copies are available upon request at the Police Service Center located in the University Union.

Eligibility Verification

Selected c andidate must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.. California State University, Sacramento is a sponsoring agency ( i.e . H-1-B Visa).

Note to Applicants:

Possession of the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview unless required by collective bargaining agreement.


Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

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