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University of St. Thomas
Part-Time Circulation Desk Supervisor Doherty Library
The University of St. Thomas (UST), a private Catholic University committed to the liberal arts and the religious and intellectual tradition of Catholic higher education, located in Houston, Texas, near the vibrant central business district, Texas Medical Center, and museum district, is inviting applications for a part-time Circulation Desk Supervisor in the main campus Doherty Library. This position reports directly to the Head of Circulation.
The part-time Circulation Desk Supervisor is responsible for managing and supervising the circulation desk, the security desk, and the book stacks.
Essential duties and responsibilities:
. Responsible for the timely and proper closing and/or opening of the library
Ensure all patrons either scan or sign in upon entrance at the library
Ensure the efficient circulation of library materials
Ensure accuracy of the student worker timesheets
Supervise the circulation and security desks and library computer lab
Supervise stack maintenance and general upkeep of the library
Enter and remove comments, fees, blocks, account holds and other information stored on University databases related to library patron circulation records
Handle circulation problems to include tracking down lost and missing material
Handle patrons' complaints and problematic accounts
Check and respond to "hold" requests
Oversee the operation and use of photocopiers, add-value machine and refunds related to the operation of these machines
Oversee the neatness and furniture arrangements in the library
Work in cooperation with reference and interlibrary loan departments
Provide directional information to patrons (maps, events, )
Other responsibilities as assigned
Responsible for overseeing the work performed by student assistants in the circulation department, the security desk and at the computer lab.
Education and experience requirements:
Bachelor's degree (with library work experience preferred)
Excellent customer service and communication skills
Excellent organizational skills
Must be reliable and punctual
Disposition to work cooperatively with the staff of other library departments
Part-time hourly position. Must be able to work flexible hours since the scheduled hours may fluctuate. Evening and weekend hours required. Some bending, lifting, stooping required in an office environment. When opening the library, the Circulation Desk Supervisor is to report to work 15 minutes before the library doors are open to the public.
The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer