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Supervisor, Library-Texas A & M University, The Bush School of Government and Public Service, Washington, DC

  • 16 May 2022 4:29 PM
    Message # 12782514
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Position Title:

    Supervisor, Library-Texas A & M University, The Bush School of Government and Public Service, Washington, DC

    What we want

    Texas A&M University has opened a teaching site in Washington, D.C. just blocks from the White House. Our inaugural program will feature The Bush School of Government and Public Service, with plans for participation by other schools and colleges down the road. The Supervisor, Library is responsible for the overall operation of Bush School DC Library, including, providing library services and access to students, faculty, and staff at the Bush School DC teaching site. This position will provide the most advanced customer support and complex library functions to clients at this location, including circulation, interlibrary lending (ILL), reserves and resources access. It will also provide expert instructional support for courses and assignments, in collaboration with the Policy Sciences & Economics Library (PSEL) Coordinator. The selected candidate will subscribe to and support our commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability as stated above. If the description sounds interesting to you, we invite you to apply to be considered for this opportunity.

    What you need to know

    This position is located in Washington, D.C. Working hours are 10:30 am to 6:30 pm Monday through Friday. A cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references (to include at least one previous supervisor) are strongly recommended. You may upload all three on the application under CV/Resume.

    COVID-19 information: Texas A&M University monitors local, state and federally mandated health guidelines to keep students, employees, prospective employees, and visitors as safe as possible. For the latest information regarding Texas A&M’s COVID-19 response, please visit the University’s COVID-19 website. For COVID-19 employment-related information, please visit the Division of Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness’ COVID-19 website.

    Required Education and Experience:

    Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience

    Two years of supervisory experience in a public, academic or specialized library or archive

    Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    Knowledge of email and complex library online research database searches and/or processing

    Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others

    Basic keyboarding skills and knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet applications

    Expert knowledge of library functions and expert knowledge of unit functions

    Strong communication, planning and interpersonal skills with strong attention to detail, and problem solving skills

    Knowledge of specialized library transaction management software

    Ability to understand and interpret complex library records

    Other Requirements or Other Factors:

    Position hours are 10:30 am to 6:30 pm Monday through Friday

    Ability to move medium weight boxes, books, heavy book truck or similar items

    Ability to handle material which can contain dust or microscopic mold spores

    Preferred Experience:

    More than two years of supervisory experience in a public, academic or specialized library or archive

    Preferred Licenses and Certifications:

    ALA Library Support Staff Certification


    Bush School DC Library Management - Manages DC operations including services related to circulation, document delivery/ILL and reserves, including questions about fines and quick resolution of the various service queues. Instructs library patrons on how to access electronic resources such as databases and electronic journals as well as how to use of Library's catalog. Provides support for a range of in-depth, specialized questions in research resources and databases. Oversees resolution of difficult questions and explains library policies and procedures on all areas of DC operations, making referrals to librarians or other units as appropriate. Maintains an atmosphere that promotes customer satisfaction and actively demonstrates Library customer service standards. Provides explanations and instructions for employees from collaborating units. Analyzes and organizes operations and determines problem resolutions. Researches and gathers information for projects. Develops custom reports based on the needs of the libraries and the Bush School. Collaborates with PSEL staff to Documents and resolves procedural or customer issues and meets the library and information needs of the Bush School. Is responsible for DC Library space including closing facility per DC procedures to ensure building is secure. Acts as a proctor of building in event of emergencies, if an official building proctor is not present. Monitors DC Library supply needs and make purchase requests.

    Collection Management - Oversees and manages the collection maintenance, including shelving of books daily, periodic shelf reading and projects such as shifting, removing/adding items to collection. Manages requests for purchase titles by placing orders through GOBI and routing to PSEL library in Texas. Places new materials orders for DC Library and the Bush School DC location, including subscriptions.

    Reserves Operations - Coordinates all aspects of production. Coordinates the maintenance and quality control of course reserve and textbook materials at DC Library including electronic reserves and print materials. Works with other units in the library to request purchase of materials needed for course reserves, streaming of videos etc. Maintains procedures guide on course reserves. Liaises with instructional faculty on matters related to course reserves. Submits requests for copyrighted material usage to Evans library staff. Supervises process to take materials off reserve at the end of semesters. Implements appropriate changes to reserves operations. Maintains full knowledge of Library Reserves System and the best practices used in other library units.

    Instructional Support - Builds rapport with instructional faculty on matters regarding how to support their teaching and courses through library resources and access. Assists the PSEL Coordinator to identify library materials, open access materials, linked materials or OERs in lieu of print textbooks to support the curriculum in DC. Works with PSEL Coordinator and Program Manager, Academic Affairs, to support class and program learning outcomes to promote information literacy and student research skills related to finding, evaluating, and using information effectively. Gives basic library orientations for incoming students, including introduction using web sites, finding books and journals and setting up ""Get It for Me"" or Reserves access. Collaborates with PSEL coordinator to provide instructional sessions. Creates guides or tutorials to support specific classes and student research questions. Performs other duties as assigned.

    Instructions to Applicants: Applications received by Texas A&M University must either have all job application data entered or a resume attached. Failure to provide all job application data or a complete resume could result in an invalid submission and a rejected application. We encourage all applicants to upload a resume or use a LinkedIn profile to pre-populate the online application.

    In accordance with the federal contractor vaccination mandate, specific facilities at The Texas A&M System may be considered a covered contractor workplace with covered contractor employees. Therefore, successful applicants for this position may be subject to the federal mandate to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment unless an approved medical or religious accommodation is in place.

    All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

    Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity."

    Interested applicants must apply through the Texas A&M University job board linked below.,%20Library



    Last modified: 16 May 2022 4:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

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