The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is located in the heart of downtown L.A. and is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. As an employee ofÂ USC, you will be a part of a world-class research university and a member of the âTrojan Family,â which is comprised of the faculty, students and staff that make the university a top tier university.
TheÂ USCÂ Libraries is seeking a Library Supervisor for the Wilson Dental Library to join its team. The Wilson Dental Library is located within the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC on the University Park Campus.Â
This position supervises library staff and student workers engaged in specialized library functions including, but not limited to, stacks or collection maintenance, regular or reserve circulation, technical processing, database maintenance, cataloging, reference, and library computer operations. Provides specialized public and technical services and assists library management with administrative duties related to planning, budgeting, special projects, and day-to-day operation of the Wilson Dental Library.
Key Job Responsibilities:
The Library Supervisor Supervises staff and/or student workers engaged in specialized library functions for the Wilson Dental Library. Recruits, screens, hires and trains staff. Evaluates employee and/or student workers and provides guidance and feedback to assigned staff and/or student workers. Counsels, disciplines and/or terminates employees as required
Provides assistance to library patrons using electronic databases, electronic journals, and electronic reference materials within a tiered service environment. Assists patrons in identifying and locating appropriate discipline-specific and interdisciplinary resources, demonstrates search techniques, interprets results, and refers questions as appropriate
Schedules, assigns, and prioritizes workloads on a daily basis. Sets appropriate goals and deadlines. Ensures timely completion of unitâs work. Assigns and monitors progress on work assignments and special projects
Prepares and ensures accuracy and completeness of all personnel paperwork as required including payroll documentation
Assists library management in developing policies and procedures related to specific library functions. Ensures that library patrons and supervised staff comply with all applicable library policies and procedures and has authority to make exceptions to policy. Maintains currency on policies and procedures. Interprets policies and procedures for library personnel or patrons
Â Administers system-wide procedures governing the handling of cash, fines, billing, holds, recalls, renewals, patron notification and record entries, loan policy, etc. Follows national and institutional standards in creating and modifying records. Prepares reports as requested or needed
Â Oversees system-wide procedures governing the creation, updating and deletion of data in library databases. Oversees quality control measures for the library systemâs patron database and/or other library systems. Provides assistance in accessing and interpreting records and transactions, resolving discrepancies, and communicating the results
Establishes and maintains records of orders, shipments, searches, lists, and status reports as assigned
Assists in budget administration. Monitors supply and student wage budgets and reconciles financial data. Prepares budget projections and/or reports
Maintains specialized library equipment. Provides training to staff and student workers on proper utilization of equipment. Coordinates with facilities staff and/or vendors for acquisitions, maintenance, and repairs
Monitors the physical organization of library materials and spaces. Maintains and supervises workflow for organizing and housing new or existing materials. Identifies and supervises needed collection shifts. Supervises the fulfillment of service requests and reports findings
On occasion may provide coverage for staff in the evenings or on Saturdays
Miscellaneous projects/tasks as assigned
USC is an equal-opportunity educator and employer, proudly pluralistic and firmly committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding persons of every race, gender, creed, and background. The university particularly encourages members of underrepresented groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply. USC will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. Further information is available by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
Minimum Education: Associate's degree, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum educationMinimum Experience: 3 years, Combined education/experience as substitute for minimum experienceMinimum Field of Expertise: Experience in and comprehensive knowledge of library operations. Knowledge of computers and information retrieval systems. Supervisory ability. Knowledge of preservation of materials and related equipment usage.
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