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Library Night Circulation Assistant Library Services Specialist II

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Sonoma State University


Rohnert Park, CA

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Library Night Circulation Assistant (Library Services Specialist II)

Sonoma State University

Job ID: 104531

Location: Sonoma State University (Rohnert Park, CA)

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Department Name

Access Services, University Library

Salary and Benefits

The salary range for this position is $3,101 to $5,476 a month. Starting salary placement depends on qualifications, experience and salary budget, and will not exceed $3,417 a month.

This position is eligible for a broad range of benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurances, retirement (CalPERS), tuition waiver, vacation and sick leave. In addition, 14 paid holidays are offered each year; 13 scheduled on specific days and a Personal Holiday that may be taken any time during the year.

A comprehensive benefits summary for this position is available online by clicking the

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or by request from SSU Human Resources.

Application Deadline

First review of applications will be at 8 am on February 9, 2018. Applications received on or after the first review date may not be considered.

Conditions of Employment

This is a full time, non-exempt position, which will lead toward permanent status following the successful completion of a probationary period.


Sonoma State University is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. In line with the Seawolf Commitment, our values include respect, responsibility, excellence and integrity. We strive to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. We encourage innovation, experimentation and creativity, as well as contributions to equity and inclusion, in the pursuit of excellence for all members of our university community.

Reporting to and under the supervision of the Access Services Manager, and with additional work lead direction provided by the Night Circulation Supervisor, the Library Night Services Specialist II shares responsibility for coverage of library service points such as the Information and Checkout Desk and the First Floor Welcome Desk in the University Library. Also shares responsibility for building supervision, safety, and supporting closing duties during evenings and weekends.

Working independently, the major duties of the position include, but are not limited to, the following: sharing staffing responsibilities for the Information and Checkout desk; processing, maintaining, searching, and retrieving library materials, investigating problems that arise at the various service points; collecting coins from and providing routine maintenance to the photocopiers and printers; assisting with processing of library materials; and entering and retrieving data from automated systems. The Library Services Specialist II will also assist with clearing and securing the library at closing and report unusual occurrences to the evening building supervisor, Access Services Manager, or University Police Services as appropriate. The incumbent will serve as needed in other service capacities in the library, such as stacks maintenance. Participates in library wide and departmental meetings and committees and may coordinate work of student employees.

Performs other secondary duties as assigned.

Duties take place mostly in an office setting located at Sonoma State University in the University Library. The normal work schedule is aligned with Library hours to meet the operational needs of the campus and department and will include Sunday shifts. Evening and weekend hours will be required and will be specified only by the supervisor to meet operational needs. As a non-exempt employee, any request for overtime will be specified and pre-approved by Appropriate Administrator Your specific start time is determined by your Appropriate Administrator. The incumbent must maintain regular and acceptable attendance at such levels as is determined by the Appropriate Administrator. The position may require occasional travel, by automobile and airplane, and the incumbent must be able to work some night and weekend hours with overnight stays.


The required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position would normally 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.

This position also requires the following:

- Full proficiency in all technical aspects of work assignments including a thorough knowledge of functional policies, procedures and applicable work methods related to major duties of position.

- Experience and knowledge of automated and integrated library systems. Experience with Ex Libris' Alma/Primo systems is preferred.

- Ability to apply established policies and procedures independently.

- General knowledge of library collection organization and classification scheme, terminology, library computer applications, and ability to interpret bibliographic records/structures.

- Ability to interpret library unit's policies and procedures and apply them accurately in performing work functions, as well as the ability to evaluate procedures and recommend changes.

- Working knowledge, or an ability to gain, of institution 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.

- Intermediate proficiency with computers and Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel) required.

- Effective written and oral communication 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 use judgement and discretion to resolve routine matters, weigh alternatives, decide between conflicting guidelines, and prioritize work tasks.

- Ability to provide lead work direction and training to student workers effectively.

- Excellent communication and customer service skills are required.

- Ability to effectively communicate with all levels within the university and establish/maintain productive, effective, and inclusive working relationships amongst diverse populations including staff, faculty, administration, students, and other internal and external constituents.

- Ability to accept constructive feedback and work cooperatively in group situations.

- Must have the ability to push up to 45 lbs of books using a cart a distance of 10-15 feet.

Application Process

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' to apply to this position. Materials submitted with your application will not be returned. The ADA Coordinator is available, at 707/664-2664, to assist individuals with disabilities in need of accommodation during the hiring process.

Qualified candidates must submit the following to be considered:

1. Cover Letter and Resume - application system only allows one document to be uploaded, so cover letter and resume must be included in the same MS Word or PDF file (file name should not contain any spaces or special characters)

2. Online Employment Application (complete entire application, resume/cover letter will not substitute for any part of the application)

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current employees who apply for this position.

Other Information

Equal Employment Opportunity: The University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.

Mandated Reporting: This position may be considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

About Sonoma State University

Sonoma State University, located 48 miles north of San Francisco, is one of the 23 campuses of the California State University. Sonoma State University is a liberal arts institution with an enrollment of approximately 10,000 students and 530 full-time and part-time faculty. Our beautiful campus is located in Rohnert Park, at the foot of the Sonoma hills in the Wine Country.

Sonoma State University is proud to be a smoke-free campus, where smoking and other uses of tobacco products, such as smokeless tobacco, the use of e-cigarettes and similar devices, are prohibited.

Sonoma State University's Jeanne Clery Act Annual Security Report is available at

; Annual Campus Housing Fire Safety Report is available at

Contact Information

Sonoma State University

Human Resources

Main (707) 664-3100

Fax (707) 664-3196

1801 East Cotati Avenue

Rohnert Park, CA 94928

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Located in California's premier wine country 1 hour north of San Francisco, Sonoma State is a small campus with big ideas.With a tradition of promoting intellectual and personal growth, leadership opportunities and technological proficiency, SSU offers its students a friendly, safe and informal atmosphere on a beautiful campus setting. Currently, campus housing accommodates students in both apartment and residential suite style facilities.

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