Summary of Job Duties
The Art & Architecture Collection Services Manager is responsible for the operation of the Art & Architecture Collection Services Desk, including nights, weekends, and holidays. Assists and instructs Art & Architecture Collection patrons in the use of the collection, Library website, and other online catalogs and databases. Assists in supervising, training, and evaluating 9-12 student assistants in Art & Architecture Collection operations. Works with Art librarian to maintain collections and stack areas, including searching. Processes new materials for the Art & Architecture Collection. Updates Library catalog records with location and circulation information. Performs bibliographic checking of titles in the Library catalog. Enforces and clarifies library policies, solves problems, handles complaints. Works with the other supervisors to review, evaluate, and update procedures on a routine basis. Serves at the Main Library information desk a maximum of 4 hours per week, assisting and instructing patrons in the use of the Library website, online catalogs, and databases. Works on special projects, as needed.
- Two to three years of library experience and/or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
- Ability to utilize independent judgement in recommending library policies and procedures; ability to solve complex problems.
- Ability to interpret and apply complex description, filing, and data entry procedures.
- Demonstrated customer service experience and ability to work effectively with patrons, including students, staff, and faculty.
- High degree of computer literacy and comfort in the digital environment; the ability to independently learn new technologies and their applications in libraries.
- Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Must be able to meet multiple deadlines in a fast-paced academic environment.
- Assists patrons in the identification, location, and use of Art & Architecture Collection materials.
- Assists and instructs Art & Architecture Collection patrons in the use of the Library website and other online catalogs and databases.
- Supervises the Art & Architecture Collection Services Desk including check-in and check-out of Art Cage materials (including Art Cage Reserves).
- Assists in hiring, training, supervising, and evaluating student assistants.
- Liaison with Access Services and Reference Services when appropriate.
- Works with Art librarian to initiate and coordinate special projects to facilitate and improve the Art & Architecture Collection operations.
- Serves on the Information Desk a maximum of four hours per week.
- Processes new materials and updates location and circulation statuses.
- Identifies discrepancies between cataloged books and catalog record and forwards to appropriate agents for resolution.
- Performs bibliographic checking of Art & Architecture Collection materials.
- Maintains a variety of statistics.
- Consults with Conservation on physical processing.