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Library Services Supervisor, Science & Engineering Libraries

  • University of Cincinnati Libraries
  • Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Mid-Level
  • Full-Time

About this Job

Job Overview
This position oversees core library operations for the Geology-Mathematics-Physics (GMP) Library at the University of Cincinnati. These responsibilities include: managing the Geology-Mathematics-Physics (GMP) Library service desk, responding to user questions and requests for library materials, overseeing the routine maintenance of library collection and spaces. Supervises student assistants at GMP and assists the Associate Director of Operations with supervision of students at other Science & Engineering Library (SEL) locations. At GMP, oversees all aspects of physical collections processing and access, including: receiving and preparing new materials for users, preparing binding and preservation requests, and library collections management (inventory, shelf-reading, collection assessments).

May provide direct and/or indirect supervision to exempt and non-exempt staff (i.e., hiring/firing, performance evaluations, disciplinary action, approve time off, etc.).

This position is a full-time, five-year term appointment.

Essential Functions
Oversees service desk and supervises operational student assistants at GMP Library.
Ensures high-quality customer service, attention to detail in user services, and accuracy in the completion of opening/closing processes and statistics gathering.
Covers service desks as necessary, performing circulation and reserves responsibilities. Responds to user requests and needs, referring to librarians, informationists and others as necessary. Interprets library policies and procedures.
Oversees student assignments at the desk and in the care and maintenance of physical library collections. Participates in and assists with the training of student assistants.
At GMP Library, processes new books, prepares binding tickets for periodicals, and identifies and prepares items in need of preservation treatment. Assists SEL Librarians with materials orders and tracking of acquisitions.
Oversees and assigns work with library collections management projects, including collections inventories, collection assessments, and the removal of items for storage/weeding. Leads projects to review library collections, such as analysis of print holdings at consortial/peer institutions and assessment of usage/online availability.
Develops, documents and promotes special collections and rare book holdings. Prepares content for exhibits, displays and other educational and promotional outlets. Assists in partnerships with other cultural institutions that create new pathways for research and regional connection.
Oversees routine maintenance for the GMP Library facility, including all individual and group spaces and technology. In coordination with the Research Data Services unit (also located in GMP Library), maintains the Visualization Laboratory and Data & GIS Collab. Monitors technology, submits help calls and identifies facility issues and needs to elevate to supervisor.
Lead contact for room scheduling/coordination at GMP Library, including reservations for group spaces. Assists with events in SEL locations, including those sponsored by Research Data Services.
Contributes to other special projects and initiatives in the Science and Engineering Libraries such as technology or facility initiatives.



Required Qualifications

Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Five (5) years of relevant work experience and/or other specialized training can be used in lieu of education requirement.
Required Experience
One (1) year of relevant work experience.
Physical Requirements/Work Environment
Office environment/no specific unusual physical or environmental demands.

Desired Qualifications

Additional Qualifications Considered
Recent supervisory experience, particularly with student employees.
Strong commitment to innovative and responsive library services.
Experience with operational management.
Demonstrated interest in library special collections, rare books or related materials.
Strong commitment to innovative and responsive library services.
Demonstrated work experience serving a diverse user population.
Working knowledge of an integrated library system (ILS).
An educational or experiential background in the sciences.

Employer Statement

The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.

As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).

The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.

How to Apply

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Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.

Posted On: Feb 10, 2023 / This posting expires: Mar 16, 2023