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The UW Libraries has an outstanding opportunity for a Circulation and Marking Supervisor in our Tateuchi East Asia Library (TEAL). This position supervises staff in the circulation and marking section, assists library users, and represents TEAL for UW Libraries access services discussions. Regular work schedule is 8:00am - 5:00pm Monday through Friday.
DUTIES: •Maintains the operations of the circulation/marking section, to provide circulation, reserve, and marking services. •Supervises, trains, and evaluates the Library Technician Lead for this position to perform routine circulation and marking tasks. •Hires, trains, supervises, and evaluates the performance of student staff for thecirculation/marking section and monitors assigned hourly budget. •Writes and updates manuals for circulation procedures and training materials for the section. Interprets, evaluates, and implements circulation policies, rules, and procedures. •Maintains online circulation records. •Refers users to librarians for reference questions; assists users in using the library facility. •Maintains stacks in all TEAL facilities; maintains services for paging and re-locating materials; oversees shelf-reading. •Maintains copying service and supply inventory; recommends purchase of equipment for the Circulation Section and the Reading Room. •Maintains the Reading Room. Monitors TEAL facilities; requests their service and repair. Maintains receiving and distribution of TEAL mail. •Compiles circulation statistics; prepares and maintains quarterly reports and overdue statements. •Maintains the workflow of marking operation for the TEAL. Coordinates with TEAL technical services and subject librarians to address marking needs and concerns •Monitors and maintains the supply of materials for the marking operation. Coordinates with Suzzallo Marking section and related departments to keep TEAL marking operations up to date in terms of equipment and practice •Actively participates in other public services and outreach activities, and may lead such projects. •Understands and abides by the Libraries Personal Communication Responsibilities. Communicates appropriately, effectively and positively. Plays an active role in staying informed and participating in Libraries and unit meetings, activities and events. Informs other TEAL staff of committee discussions, deliberations, and decisions. •Assumes other responsibilities as assigned; performs other duties as required.
QUALIFICATIONS: Requirements •High school graduation AND four years of library technical experience, including one year of lead and/or supervisory experience OR equivalent education/experience.
Additional requirements •Experience with integrated library systems. •Excellent public service manner and ability to work well with a very diverse population of students, (especially graduate students), staff and faculty, and other user groups. •Experience in supervising and leading a team of individuals in a fast-paced and demanding environment. •Ability to explain and understand complex technical issues and user questions in person and in writing •Excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize workload •Demonstrated commitment to promoting equitable and inclusive access and service to a diverse community
Equivalent education and/or experience may substitute for minimum requirements.
Desired •Experience with Alma/Primo •Understanding LC Classification system •Strong attention to detail •Demonstrated interest in East Asian studies and culture •Proficiency in one or more East Asian languages
Conditions of employment •Ability to lift 40 pounds and push heavy book carts.
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