Description

Compensation Type: Hourly wages
Job Type:
Full Time

Pay Range: $16.82 - $18.26
Organization's Mission: The Marriott Library inspires the creation, discovery, and use of knowledge for Utah and the world.
Organization's Race, Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Statement and Work: We seek qualified applicants who also bring perspectives and experiences that will enrich and strengthen our organization. We especially invite applications from candidates who may not have followed a traditional educational or professional path. All candidates should be prepared to discuss how they see themselves contributing to the University’s equity, diversity, and inclusion efforts. The library serves an increasingly diverse constituency of patrons, and our employees, services, collections, and policies should honor and reflect this diversity. We are therefore interested in identifying and interviewing candidates who have experience with underserved or marginalized communities and communities of color and who are committed to advancing our mission to provide equitable access to information resources.
Position Summary: Primary duties include accurately shelving library materials, ensuring that stacks and study areas are neat and orderly, participating in collecting and compiling statistics to represent collection activities, and relocating collections. Performs in-depth research for patrons to assist them in locating library material or locating non-specific information within collections. Within established policies and procedures, assumes responsibility for Collection Services during manager’s absence; includes disseminating and evaluating the employees’ work and adjusting coverage schedules if necessary. Performs functions that pertain to collection maintenance, pull service, campus deliveries, and outreach. The position requires lifting up to 30 pounds, pushing a loaded book truck, and the ability to drive a University vehicle with a valid driver’s license.
Primary Responsibilities: Service: Consults and interprets the library catalog to track lost items and to assist patrons in finding desired library material. Completes regular pull requests of items from the shelf that have been requested by patrons and delivers them to either a library pickup location or various offices on campus including the Faust Law Library, Eccles Health Sciences Library, and the McKay Music Library. The faculty/campus delivery service includes retrieving on-site items, processing of items, delivery runs, and retrieval of library returns. Performs searches of items that are missing from the shelves. Conducts monthly final searches and coordinates with acquisitions for the removal of missing items from the catalog. Collaborates with the Interlibrary Loan and Hold Pick up to facilitate the processing of requested items. Provides additional service by answering departmental calls and emails.

Collection Management: Shelves special libraries such as Fine Arts, Book Arts, and Maps, and the general collection as necessary. Assumes daily departmental responsibilities as needed, which include check-in, sweeping, marking, and shelf-reading. Marks newly received materials, remarks incorrect labels, and demarks old labels. Ensures appropriate archival treatment for library items based on collection information. Potential to conduct an inventory of the general collection.

Supervision and Training: Oversees part-timers during book relocations and shifts and various assigned projects. Delegate tasks for part-timers as needed and adjusts schedules to arrange coverage. Reviews and evaluates the quality of part-time work and makes future project assignments. Trains new part-time staff on departmental reports and procedures, shelving, and check-in.

Integrated Library System Work: Checks in campus delivery returns and newly marked material before becoming available for use. Edits and prepares item record information in Alma and makes items ready for storage in the Automated Retrieval Center. Conducts catalog transfers to different collections within the library. Processes incoming requested items for hold shelf or delivery. Processes wounded material and assesses cataloging problems that come through check-in and routes them accordingly for resolution.

Building Maintenance: Facilitates the setup and takedown of furniture for library special events. Installs and alters shelf configurations to accommodate various library collections and collection growth. Identifies and reports maintenance issues in the building.

Data Collection and Management: Creates and completes forms using Microsoft Word, Excel, and Google Docs to accurately keep track of library statistics, such as pull service requests, item record adds, deletes, and edits to the library catalog, and book usage of various libraries. Provides signage throughout the building, which includes range guide signs and call letter wayfinding signage.
Desired Qualifications: Required: Four years library experience or equivalency; knowledge of specialized library techniques and principles as well as research and organizational skills required; demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills also required. Some supervisory experience may be preferred.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.

Preferred: Working knowledge of library services and principles. Demonstrated skill and tact in dealing with customers and co-workers. Demonstrated ability to coordinate work with others and establish and maintain effective working relationships within a team-based environment and across teams. Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills.
Benefits / Why Work With Us: University of Utah benefits include excellent health care coverage (starting day one), 14.2% retirement contribution (fully vested from day one, no employee match required), generous paid leave (36 days annually including vacation, sick, and holidays; most time accrues and can be carried over to year to year) U of U tuition reduction, and free UTA pass.

The library is located in the heart of campus and sees over 1 million visitors per year.
Our facility was renovated in 2008 and is an architectural showpiece with beautiful furnishings and finishes. Our work environment includes opportunity to participate in broader organizational efforts and cultural/educational offerings in the library and on campus (exhibits, lectures, etc.). We strive to help employees maintain work-life balance.
How to Apply: Apply online by October 24 for full consideration
Location: On Campus, Salt Lake City

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Contact: Melanie Hawks
Email: melanie.hawks@utah.edu
Phone: 801-585-1850