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Library Services Specialist II

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Department: Academic Affairs
Work type: Staff
Location: Stanislaus - Stockton
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Administrative, Probationary, Full Time

    • Position Summary
    • (Classified as: Library Services Specialist II)

      Full-time position available on or after January 10, 2022 for University Library.

      This position is a member of the University Library and is assigned to work at the Stockton Campus Library. The incumbent reports to the Dean of Library Services and works under the general direction of the Stockton Campus Librarian. The incumbent is responsible for a range of public services functions, including opening and closing of the library, assisting library patrons at the circulation service desk, overseeing the work of circulation student assistants, and general oversight of circulation operations. This position will be assigned to work evening and weekend shifts based on operational needs.

    • Job Duties
    • Duties include but are not limited to:
      • Use the Circulation module of the unified library management system (ULMS) to check-out and check-in library materials (books, periodicals, reserve items, DVDs, etc.) and equipment (laptops, headphones, chargers, and cables, etc.).
      • Assist patrons in the use of the library catalog OneSearch, including questions about individual titles, loan renewals, CSU+ search, etc.
      • Responsible for the day-to-day circulation functions within the library (e.g. paging library materials, shelving and re-shelving of library materials, etc.)
      • Provides general assistance to patrons in the use of the Library’s website.
      • Following established circulation policies, perform patron service duties, such as recalling overdue items and inputting notes in patron records concerning contact information, claim returns, fine disputes, holds, etc., in the ULMS.
      • Notify faculty members of the status of requested items via e-mail and inter-office mail. Contact patrons when items are ready for pick up.
      • Maintain close communication with the circulation team at the Turlock campus main library and stay up-to-date on library circulation policies.
      • Open and close the library.
      • Keep daily statistics of library traffic, usage, and transactions.
      • Answer general library questions in person, by phone or email; generate solutions, consult with and refer research related questions to the librarian.
      • Assist patrons in the use of equipment such as printers, copy machines, and audio and visual equipment.
      • Perform basic maintenance of library equipment; troubleshoot and resolve minor equipment issues (public printers, copy machines, DVD players, etc.).
      • Be familiar with emergency procedures; enforce library rules and monitor the library to ensure appropriate facilities use.
      • Assist librarian supervisor with training and scheduling of student assistants. Monitor student assistants' work when supervisor is not on site.
      • Provide input on policy, procedures, and workflow decisions related to the Stockton Campus Library.
      • Assist and participate in projects pertaining to the advancement of the library as appropriate.
      • Attend work and work-related meetings and trainings as required.
      • Other duties as assigned.
    • Minimum Qualifications
    • Education: High school diploma or equivalent.

      Experience: Two to three years of related library and/or clerical experience or an equivalent combination of experience and education.

    • Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

      • General knowledge of library policies and procedures and more specific knowledge of policies and procedures and work methods pertaining to the assigned functional area and work unit.
      • Working knowledge of library terms and bibliographic formats and structures, including the ability to conduct a simple bibliographic search.
      • Familiarity with institutions and library’s ethical policies and practices associated with use of and access to library resources, including networked resources, as well as familiarity with establish standards related to copyright and intellectual property protection.
      • Knowledge of basic library research methodology and the ability to use it.
      • Ability to use the library system(s) and subsystem(s) module(s) to perform assigned duties.
      • Ability to access various on-line resources and databases used within the library and to use their standard features to perform technical work and/or assist patrons.
      • Effective communication skills, including the ability to work with the public and assist patrons with basic inquiries and direct them appropriately in locating and using library materials and inform them of applicable library policies and procedures.
      • A background check (which may include: checks of employment records, education records, criminal records, civil records, motor vehicle records, professional licenses, and sex offender registries, as position requires) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU.
    • Special Conditions
    • CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so.  Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at:
    • Salary Range
    • Anticipated salary will be $3,246 – $3,895 per month plus excellent paid benefits. Salary will depend on the qualifications of the successful finalist. (Full Library Services Specialist II range: $3,246 - $5,983 per month)
    • Compensation & Benefits
    • Commensurate with qualifications and experience.  As a member of the 23-campus CSU System, we offer an extremely competitive benefits package that includes, but is not limited to, outstanding vacation, health, dental, and vision plans; a fee waiver education program; membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (PERS); and 14 paid holidays a year. Link to (Bargaining Unit: 9) Benefits Summary: CSU Employee Benefit Summary

    • How to Apply
    • To be considered, qualified candidates must submit a completed Stanislaus State online employment application, cover letter, and resumé. Applications are accepted electronically only.  Please note that failure to completely fill out each section of the online application may result in your application not receiving consideration.  To apply online, please click the “Apply Now” button on this page.


      Applications will be processed in accordance with Article 9.3 of the CSU/CSUEU Memorandum of Understanding.  Preference will be given to qualified individuals currently employed at CSU Stanislaus in bargaining units 2, 5, 7, and 9 except when it is determined that it is necessary to appoint outside applicants to meet the best interest of the campus by obtaining specialized skills and abilities not available from current employees.

    • Application Deadline
    • DECEMBER 7, 2021

    • Criminal Background Clearance Notice
    • Satisfactory completion of a background check (which includes checks of employment records, education records, criminal records, civil records; and may include motor vehicle records, professional licenses, and sex offender registries, as position requires) is required for employment.  CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information.  Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

    • Additional Information
    • Campus & Area

      California State University, Stanislaus serves the San Joaquin Valley and is a critical educational resource for a six-county region of approximately 1.5 million people. The University is fully committed to creating a culture of diversity and inclusion – one in which every person in the University community feels safe to express their views without fear of reprisal. Widely recognized for its quality academic programs, the University has 10 nationally accredited programs and 662 faculty members. 94 percent of full-time faculty holds doctorates or terminal degrees in their fields. The University offers 43 undergraduate majors, 16 master's programs, 7 post-graduate credentials, a doctorate in education and serves more than 10,000 students. New instructional facilities have been built for the unique pedagogy of professional programs, laboratory sciences and performing arts.

      Stanislaus State continues to receive national recognition with its ranking as one of the best 384 colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review. The University was one of 12 public universities in the nation to be recognized by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for demonstrating exceptional performance in retention and graduation rates. In addition, U.S. News and World Report ranks Stanislaus State in its top 10 among public universities in the West, while Washington Monthly honored Stanislaus State as the West’s No. 1 university for the money. Stanislaus State also is recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) by the U.S. Department of Education.

      Clery Act Disclosure

      Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the annual security report (ASR), is now available for viewing at The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Stanislaus State for the previous three years. A paper copy of the ASR is available upon request by contacting the office of the Clery Director located at One University Circle, Turlock, CA 95382.

      Equal Employment Opportunity

      The university is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.  The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083, revised 7/21/17, as a condition of employment.

      Applicants requiring necessary accommodations to the application process may contact the Human Resources Department at (209) 667-3351.  California Relay Service is available at (800) 735-2922 voice and (800) 735-2929 TDD.  As a federal contractor, we are committed to attracting a diverse applicant pool.  Please consider completing the Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability form (your response will not be shared with the search committee) at:  Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability PDF Form.

      CSU Stanislaus hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States.  In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

    • The individuals who appear to be the best qualified for this position will be contacted by telephone or email for an interview.



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