University of Denver, Sturm College of Law
Westminster Law Libary
The University of Denver Sturm College of Law is a national leader in experiential education, a recognized innovator in legal pedagogy, and the home of multiple nationally-recognized programs and centers, including a Top-10 program in legal research and writing. Denver Law has a strong commitment to supporting faculty research, to training highly skilled and professionally aware lawyers, and to exposing students to the range of legal technologies relevant to modern-day practice.
This position reports to the Head of Access Services, and it oversees the Westminster Law Library's access services responsibilities during weekend and evening hours, as scheduled. The core duties of the position include oversight of the law library's circulation and its functions during these times, the handling of unexpected staffing issues, personally staffing the circulation desk, shelving/stacks and other collection maintenance, interlibrary loan, signage/displays, stats collection, building maintenance issues, and additional projects as assigned.
This is a non-benefited position not to exceed 1,000 hours in a calendar year.
- Help coordinate, oversee, problem-solve, and participate in the access services functions of the law library on weekends and evenings, including general circulation functions, reserves, shelving, stacks maintenance, filing, signage, and interlibrary loan.
- Provide high-quality service at a combined circulation and reference desk.
- Work closely with the Head of Access Services and the Assistant Director in areas such as access services planning, monitoring, and assessment.
- Serve as the initial point person for building management issues during assigned shifts - including communicating facilities requests, technological troubleshooting, weather-related issues, and security - and communicate them as appropriate, including to the Head of Access Services and the Assistant Director.
- Stay abreast of new developments in law library access services.
- Complete other duties and projects as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- A strong customer service orientation.
- Technological proficiency, including in library-related technologies to support access services, such as online catalogs and ILL platforms, or a demonstrated potential for rapid growth into such skills.
- Strong analytical/problem solving skills and the ability to exercise independent judgment.
- The ability to work both independently and as a team member, including establishing and maintaining effective and collaborative working relationships both inside and outside of the law library. This includes the ability to work flexibly with faculty, students, staff, and a diverse research community.
- Excellent time management and organizational skills; adaptability and flexibility; and an attention to detail, accuracy, timeliness, and dependability.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- An ability to work weekends and evenings.
- Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university.
- Relevant experience in a library or customer service.
- The ability to lift 20 pounds.
- The ability to unpack and shelve books.
- The ability to push carts of books.
Part-Time, Varies. Evenings and weekends are required.
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) August 12, 2019.
Candidates must apply online through jobs.du.edu to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.
The hourly range for the position is $16.00.
Please include the following documents with your application:
- Cover Letter
The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law.
All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.
Questions may be directed to James Britt, Head of Access Services, at firstname.lastname@example.org