Montana State University Library
The MSU Library seeks an energetic, friendly, and tech savvy individual to become the newest member of the LRS team. Learning and Research Services (otherwise known as LRS) is the vibrant user-centered public face of the MSU Library. Team members in the department, comprising library faculty and classified staff, provide instruction and access to information in support of the research and intellectual needs of MSU, Montana, and the global community. The LRS Staff Supervisor is a full-time, entry level classified staff position intended to introduce the individual to all aspects of public service work in the LRS department, work primarily focused on circulation, building management, and student employee supervision. In the beginning this position will introduce the new staff member to all aspects of general library public service operations. There is ample room to grow, however. Over time the person in this role may take on unique functional specialties within the department as needed and depending on fit, skills, abilities, and interests. Examples of potential functional specialties include: Developing training programs for student employees; Maintaining policies and procedures for the department; Updating departmental sections of the library’s website; Assisting with the library’s integrated library system (ILS); Maintaining the inventory for the library’s technologies for checkout and procuring new items as needed; Ordering supplies for the department; and/or Providing tours and orientations to students and the public. This position reports to the Program Manger and the Head of the Department.
Additional Info & Requirements
The primary function of this position is serving in a bridge capacity between the daytime shift and the nighttime shift. The successful candidate will work the assigned hours and days of the position consistently and over time. In general, the days and hours of this position are as follows:
- Sundays – Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. during regular semesters.
- During summer and winter intersessions, spring break and select holidays, the hours will vary due to library closures. During summer, the person in this role performs all the duties associated with closing the library Sunday – Thursday, therefore the hours change to 12:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (the library closes at 9 p.m. during a normal summer session).
- While the working hours for this position are set, the schedule for classified staff in the LRS department changes during all intersessions and the summer due to shortened library hours accounting for decreased patron traffic. In addition, LRS classified staff may be required to flex to meet occasional vacation, sick leave, and other demands of the department.
The MSU Library offers research and information resources to the institution’s students and faculty, as well as serving Montana citizens and the State’s business community. It has a full range of library collections and services for students and faculty, including over 140 public computer workstations, printers, scanners, technology-rich group study rooms, and quiet study areas. Knowledgeable and friendly professional librarians and staff provide assistance using the collections, access to online information resources, and instruction for individuals and groups. The MSU Library’s collections support teaching, learning, and research at MSU, with particular emphasis in the fields of agriculture, science, health, and technology. The Library holds special collections in the areas of Montana agriculture and ranching, Yellowstone National Park and its ecosystem, Montana history, and trout and salmonid fish. The MSU Library has a staff of approximately 55 FTE, including 20 faculty librarians.
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