Library Technician

University of Denver

United States

Application Deadline

Apply By Jul 21st, 2020


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Denver, CO


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Minimum Education

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Library Experience

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Supervisory Experience

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Type of Library


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Job Description

The University of Denver Libraries, comprised of the Main Library at the Anderson Academic Commons, a remote storage facility called the Hampden Center, and the Bonfils Stanton Music Library in the Newman Center, is a highly collaborative organization that serves a diverse population, ranging from our students, staff, and faculty to public and other academic patrons from the surrounding region. The Anderson Academic Commons is the campus centerpiece for collaborative teaching, learning, and engagement. The University of Denver Libraries are central to discovery and creative interaction among students and faculty, and provide collections, services, personnel, and systems that support the teaching and research programs of the University. The institution is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and inclusive faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Access Services Manager, this full-time position supervises the Stacks Maintenance unit at the University of Denver Main Library and is responsible for coordinating stacks management projects and oversees the daily routine of the unit. This position will hire, train supervise, and evaluate hourly and work study positions for operation of the unit, and may train other student workers in the Access Services Department to provide backup support. This position will require a great deal of flexibility, project management, and creativity to ensure continuity of workflow in providing staff and patrons the necessary materials they require; and will participate as a member of the Access Services Department. Must be available to work Sundays and Mondays 11am-7pm, and Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 10am-6pm.

Essential Functions

STACKS: Works independently and recognizes, identifies and solves problems related to managing shelf space, stacks maintenance, and timely routing of library materials. In consultation with library faculty and staff, oversees project management for Main Library stacks projects, including space inventory, shifting, shelf-reading and re-shelving. 

SUPERVISION: Supervises, hires, and interviews student workers in the stacks unit at the Main Library. Responsible for budgeting and scheduling of stacks student workers. Trains student workers in unit workflow; ensures adequate coverage of unit during hours of operation; assists in the development of work standards for the department; provides leadership to all unit members. Determines staffing levels and participation in stacks projects. Works closely with Access Services Manager and Circulation Supervisor to cross-train hourly and student employees. 

ADDITIONAL DUTIES: Coordinates retrieval of requested material; monitors pull-slip queues; troubleshoots problems related to work order requests; reviews and corrects item record status of incoming and outgoing materials. Serves as vendor contact for compact shelving maintenance issues. Compiles statistics for annual report. 

SERVICE DESK ON-CALL: Works on-call at the Service Desk assisting and coaching student employees on Service Desk activities utilizing the Alma system to checkout and check in library material, collect fines utilizing the credit card machine, answer user questions utilizing the University Libraries website, and refer patrons to the appropriate department within the library or DU campus as needed. Communicate access and borrowing polices to users and resolve patron issues. Forward unresolved concerns to Access Services Manager and Librarian as soon as possible and communicate Service Desk concerns and relevant information to Access Services staff and other stakeholders within the library. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to follow closely established procedures and to perform work requiring considerable attention to detail.
  • Ability to use an automated library system and PC.
  • Ability to maintain clerical records.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively in a team-based organization.

Required Qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with library staff, users, and University Faculty.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills.
  • Ability to follow established procedures and perform work requiring attention to detail.
  • Experience performing detailed work in an automated system.
  • Ability to prioritize and work under pressure.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous library or material management.
  • Experience with Ex Libris, Alma.
  • Working knowledge of LC classification schemes and subject headings.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Prior project management experience.

Work Schedule

Sundays and Mondays 11am-7pm, and Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 10am-6pm.

Application Deadline

For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) on July 21, 2020. 

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Hourly Range
The hourly range for the position is $15.94 - $17.47.

Please include the following documents with your application:
1. Resume
2. 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.

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Posted Jul 12, 2020