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Library Tech II - LRS Weekend amp Student Supervisor

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Montana State University

Bozeman, MT
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Library Tech II - LRS Weekend & Student Supervisor




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STAFF - VA - 18295

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Robin Francis, (406) 994-4997,

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Library Tech II

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Library Tech II - LRS Weekend & Student Supervisor

Brief Position Overview

Looking for a customer-service focused position with a schedule outside the traditional work week? Consider joining the LRS team. Learning and Research Services (otherwise known as LRS) is the vibrant user-centered public face of the MSU Library.

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$13.08 - $15.72 per hour, commensurate with experience, education, and qualifications. Rate of pay will be determined by the staff compensation plan. For questions contact

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General Statement

The person in this position reports to both the Head of the Department and the Borrow Desk Lead Supervisor. This is an entry level position intended to introduce a new staff member to all aspects of public service work in the LRS department, work primarily focused on circulation, building management, and student staff supervision. In the beginning, the position will focus on building operations, service desk functions, and student supervision. There is ample room to grow, however. Over time this position could take on unique functional specialties within the department as needed and depending on fit, skills, abilities, and interests. Examples of potential functional specialties include: Developing training programs for student employees; Maintaining policies and procedures for the department; Updating content for the library website; Assisting with the library’s integrated library system(ILS); Assisting with building tours, orientations, and workshops.

The primary responsibilities of the Library Tech II (known internally as the LRS Weekend & Student Supervisor) are opening and closing the library on Saturdays, opening the library on Sundays, and being a member of a small management team focused on supporting student employees in their work.In addition, this position offers room to develop your unique skills and interests in support of our department’s mission, goals, and objectives, so please read on for details.

Duties and Responsibilities

Perform all the duties associated with opening and closing the library.

Hire, train, & manage student employees as part of a three-person Student Management Team., and supervise LRS student employees during appointed LRS service point shifts.

Work at the main service desk, check library material in and out, renew materials, collect fines, and register patrons.

Participate in semester evaluation and performance reviews of LRS student employees.

Answer telephone and in-person patron queries, explain policies and procedures, and make appropriate referrals.

Train along-side other classified staff in the LRS department in the basics of their functional specialties, and with departmental librarians for future provision of library tours, orientations, and workshops.

Serve on library committees and working groups.

Other duties as assigned to assist in general library operations and fulfillment of LRS mission, goals, and objectives.

Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

Two years of post-secondary education –or– experience in higher education either as a student or employee and experience working in a high-volume customer service position –or– an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.

Experience effectively communicating information in a clear and understandable manner to a variety of constituents both in person and writing.

Strong customer service experience with a proactive attitude and enthusiasm to help others, especially student employees.

Demonstrated experience in time-management, planning and organizational skills and the ability to multi-task, while attending to details, and meeting the demands of multiple deadlines.

Demonstrated experience and proficiency with common computer desktop and online software/applications, including Microsoft Office products.

Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

Previous experience working in a public or academic library, particularly in a public service role.

The Successful Candidate Will

Aptitude and interest in learning new software and hardware as needed.

Ability to adapt to organizational, procedural, policy, and technological changes.

Desire to learn new things, live with constant change, and proactivity contribute to the growth of departmental services.

Enthusiasm for working in a fast paced academic environment.

Ability to work in a noisy environment with consistent interruptions.

Position Special Requirements/Additional Information

Ability to work the assigned hours and days of the position (especially weekends) consistently and over time.

While the working hours for this position are set, the schedule for classified staff in the LRS department changes during all intersessions and the summer due to shortened library hours accounting for decreased patron traffic. In addition, LRS classified staff may be required to flex to meet occasional vacation, sick leave, and other demands of the department.

This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts Montana State University’s rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Physical Demands

Duties will expose employee to some dust and particulates as part of work related to library collections (books, etc.).

Work occasionally (no more than once or twice per year) allows some travel to visit other campuses within the Montana University System.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

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Screening of applications will begin on May 24, 2018; however, applications will continue to be accepted until an adequate applicant pool has been established.

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Diversity Statement

Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Montana State University is committed to providing a working and learning environment free from discrimination. As such, the University does not discriminate in the admission, access to or conduct of its educational programs and activities nor in its employment policies and practices on the basis of an individual’s race, color, religion, national origin, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran’s status, sex, age, political ideas, marital or family status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation. In support of the University’s mission to be inclusive and diverse, applications from qualified minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged.

Montana State University makes accommodation for any known disability that may interfere with an applicant’s ability to compete in the hiring process or an employee’s ability to perform the duties of the job. To request an accommodation, contact the Human Resources Office, PO Box 172520, Montana State University, Bozeman MT 59717-2520; 406-994-3651; .

In compliance with the Montana Veteran’s Employment Preference Act, MSU provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans. To claim veteran’s preference please complete the veteran’s preference information located in the Demographics section of your profile.

MSU’s Non-Discrimination Policy and Discrimination Grievance Procedures can be located on the MSU Website: .

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