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 of USC, you will be a part of a world-class research university and a member of the "Trojan Family' which is comprised of the faculty, students and staff that make the university what it is. USC Libraries is seeking a Library Supervisor to join its team. The Department of (USC) Libraries is seeking Paging Supervisor. The primary responsibilities of this position are: overseeing Grand Library's electronic paging operation twice a day Monday through Friday, closing the library at 5:00pm daily, supervising student assistants, providing services to patrons, processing library material, assisting all other operations of Grand Library including shifting, compacting, stack maintenance and acting as liaison to Library Security, the Library Help Desk, Facilities, and to the Grand Library Manager.
Supervises staff and/or student workers engaged in specialized library functions for a library unit, department, center or facility. 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
Schedules, assigns, and prioritizes workloads on a daily basis. Sets appropriate goals and deadlines. Ensures timely completion of unit’s 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
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
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
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
Oversees system-wide procedures governing the creation, updating and deletion of data in library databases. Oversees quality control measures for the library system's 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 appropriately
Represents the library or library unit on appropriate library-wide committees and task forces.
Develops and implements security related procedures such as office opening and closing routines, recognition of duress signals and key controls. Coordinates security activities with University Public Safety Department. Promotes and maintains standards for security conscious awareness and behavior. Maintains knowledge of University’s crime prevention and suppression programs and services. Ensures dissemination of security related information to staff.
Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The University reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.
Associate’s degree Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education
3 years Combined education/experience as substitute for minimum experience
Minimum 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.
When the University of Southern California opened its doors to 53 students in 1880, Los Angeles still lacked paved streets and electric lights. Today, the University of Southern California is one of the world?s leading private research universities and operates an integrated academic medical center that serves more than a million patients each year. An anchor institution in Los Angeles, a global ...center for arts, technology and international trade, USC enrolls more international students than any other U.S. university and offers extensive opportunities for internships and study abroad. With a strong tradition of integrating liberal and professional education, USC fosters a vibrant culture of public service and encourages students to cross academic as well as geographic boundaries in their pursuit of knowledge.