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Drescher Library Public Services Supervisor

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Work type: Regular
Location: Malibu Campus
Categories: Administrative/Office Support, Libraries

The Drescher Library Public Services Supervisor oversees daytime library operations, supervises student workers, and opens the library. This position works cooperatively with other departments in the library to provide excellent customer service, check in and out library materials, and obtain faculty-requested physical reserves. This position contributes to the mission of the university by supporting the learning, research, and teaching needs of faculty, students, and staff.

The earliest start date for this position is August 2, 2021.


  • Oversee daytime library and iLab operations and manage circulation activities, including check-out and check-in procedures, print and electronic reserves, document delivery, and other patron-initiated borrowing.
  • Hire and supervise student circulation workers, including creating and maintaining student work schedules, keeping an accurate account of student worker hours, and evaluating performance.
  • Process interlibrary loan materials and requests received through Tipasa system.
  • Assist with the maintenance of library collections and displays, planning and developing new displays and promotional materials for the library and iLab as needed.
  • Advise students and faculty in the general use of library collections, technologies, and subject databases, recognizing when research questions need to be forwarded to the appropriate librarian.
  • Explain library policies and procedures to patrons and determine the best course of action to resolve issues in a courteous and positive manner.
  • Keep accurate and complete circulation, visitation, and usage statistics in Google Docs.
  • Maintain library supply inventories, communicating inventory needs to the purchasing manager. Oversee public copy machines and network printers, calling for maintenance and service when necessary. Coordinate security and facility needs with Public Safety and DFS (Department of Facilities Services).
  • Communicate with University faculty and assist in the ordering, processing and maintenance of the reserves and electronic reserves systems. 
  • Complete special projects and other duties as assigned.
  • Uphold University mission through work performed. 

The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Skills and Qualifications

Required: Minimum of two years of college. Excellent computer, organizational, and communication skills, both oral and written. The ability to perform detailed work with frequent interruptions; the ability to work independently and as a team member; the ability to lift up to 40 lbs. and move loaded book carts. Needs to be flexible and adaptable. Committed to serving a population of users with differing language, cultural, ethnic, religious, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Google Suite

Preferred: Bachelor's degree. Prior library experience. The ability to anticipate patron needs and suggest workflow modifications to streamline processes and respond to patron needs. Experience with a library management system (LMS). Interest in emerging technologies and their application in an academic setting. Excel, Adobe Suite, web-based design platforms such as Canva, 3D printer

Qualified individuals should be able to articulate a strong commitment to diversity, and have the ability to work effectively with individuals from different backgrounds.

Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal, education, and employment screening. Qualified individuals with criminal histories will be considered for employment in compliance with applicable laws.

This is a Regular, Nonexempt, 40 hour per week position.

Salary: Commensurate with experience. 

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