Resource Sharing Coordinator – 1903185

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Required Qualifications (as evidenced by an attached resume): 

Bachelor’s Degree (foreign equivalent or higher degree). Experience in a related customer-focused field (e.g. hospitality, education support, etc.). Experience utilizing Microsoft Office applications such as Word and Excel.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in a library (academic or public). Experience utilizing Google applications such as Docs, Sheets, Calendar. Experience with an integrated library system or library services platform (e.g. Sierra, Alma, etc.). Supervisory experience.

Brief Description of Duties: 

This position coordinates processes to deliver materials through interlibrary loan, document delivery (collectively “resource sharing”) and reserves throughout the library system. Assists with interlibrary loan (borrowing and lending) and document delivery operations to ensure physical and electronic materials are delivered and received in accordance with established procedures. Assists with supervision, scheduling, and training of student employees to support these processes; provides training to library staff to support these processes. Assists with circulation and patron inquiries at service points.

The selected candidate will need the ability to learn new software applications and learn new technology. They will also have strong customer service skills.

  • Assist with the interlibrary loan (borrowing and lending) and resource sharing request processing in ILLiad and Alma. Accurately code requests for processing, retrieve and scan items for delivery; assist with packaging of material for shipping; receive items from other lending libraries. Along with the Senior Assistant Head of Resource Sharing and Director of Access & User Services, supervise, train and schedule student employees in support of resource sharing and interlibrary loan.
  • Coverage of the Library Services Desk including circulation of library materials, answering library user questions in person and by phone while referring more complex reference questions to the Reference staff. Maintain knowledge of Access Services policies. Maintain appropriate statistics using library services platform (LSP) program.
  • Assist with the daily operation of the Reserves service for the library including reviewing incoming requests, distributing to appropriate library location, communicating with the teaching faculty; processing the requests in Alma, scanning and uploading material to Blackboard. The incumbent will be expected to be familiar with copyright restrictions and enforce them. Maintain appropriate statistics.
  • Perform special projects – the incumbent may be directed to initiate and carry out special projects related to access services and will be expected to independently plan and carry out these assignments and/or work effectively in teams.
  • Professional development and continuing education – attend training, conferences, and workshops designed to enhance knowledge related to the position. Increase knowledge of access services and ways to enhance services at SBU Libraries.
  • Other duties or projects as assigned as appropriate to rank and departmental mission.

Special Notes:

This is a full time appointment.  FLSA Nonexempt position, eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. 

Essential Position:  This has been designated as an essential position based on the duties of the job and the functions performed.  Positions that are designated as such are required to report to work/remain at work even if classes are cancelled, and the campus is working on limited operations in an emergency.

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Official Job Title: Instructional Support Associate

Job Field: Administrative & Professional (non-Clinical)

Primary Location: US-NY-Stony Brook

Department/Hiring Area: Stony Brook University Libraries-Stony Brook University

Schedule: Full-time 

Shift: Day Shift Shift Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Pass Days: Sat, Sun

Posting Start Date: Sep 25, 2019

Posting End Date: Oct 25, 2019, 11:59:00 PM

Salary: Commensurate with experience within the range of $42,651 – $44,000.

Salary Grade: SL2

Appointment Type: Term