[Libs-Or] Circulation Tech (LT2) - Short-Term Position

Stephanie Doig smdoig at pdx.edu
Tue Dec 1 09:25:54 PST 2020

POSITION: Circulation Tech (LT2) - Short-Term Position
LOCATION: Portland State University Library, Portland, OR
POSTED: 11/25/20, open until finalists identified

Located in Portland, Oregon, one of the nation's most livable cities,
Portland State has an innovative approach to education that combines
academic rigor in the classroom with field-based experiences through
internships and classroom projects with community partners. The
University's 50-acre downtown campus exhibits Portland State's commitment
to sustainability with green buildings, while many of the 211 bachelor's,
master's and doctoral degrees incorporate sustainability into the
curriculum. PSU's motto, "Let Knowledge Serve the City," inspires the
teaching and research of an accomplished faculty whose work and students
span the globe.

Position Summary

Access Services supports the educational, research and service programs of
the University by facilitating user access to resources within and beyond
the Library. Access Services includes the following units: Circulation,
Reserves, Resource Sharing (Summit and Interlibrary Loan), the Off-site
shelving facility and Stacks Maintenance.

This position staffs the Circulation Desk, implements all library policies
and procedures, secures all monies at beginning and at the end of shifts,
and provides service to all patrons of the library. They resolve
non-routine problems and issues with staff and/or patrons ensuring all
Library policies and procedures are implemented in a timely fashion. They
coordinate the work of up to 15 student employees. They follow all opening
and closing procedures when scheduled, and participate in cash counting
operations. They complete other tasks such as processing local holds,
mailing books and technology equipment, and scanning book chapters to place
on course reserves.



   This position is funded through June 30, 2021. This position will be
   terminated at that time.

   This position requires onsite work including interacting with patrons at
   our Circulation Desk. Masks/face coverings are required per PSU policy. A
   plexiglass barrier is in place. At this time, the Circulation Desk and
   first floor computer lab are open to currently enrolled students, in
   addition to PSU faculty, and staff.  A PSU ID card is required to enter the
   building. All other library spaces are closed to promote social distancing.

   Interviews will occur by phone and/or Zoom. There will be no onsite
   interviews due to COVID-related precautions.

Key Cultural Competencies


   Creates an environment that acknowledges, encourages and celebrates

   Functions and communicates effectively and respectfully within the
   context of varying beliefs, behaviors, orientations, identities and
   cultural backgrounds.

   Seeks opportunities to gain experience working and collaborating in
   diverse, multicultural, and inclusive settings with a willingness to change
   for continual improvement

   Adheres to all PSU’s policies including the policies on Prohibited
   Discrimination & Harassment and the Professional Standards of Conduct.

Required Qualifications


   One of the following:

      2 years of current library experience (within five years) OR ,

      Associates degree (or equivalent 72 quarter hours or 48 semester
      hours), and 1 year of current experience; OR ,

      An equivalent combination of current library experience, training
      and/or education in related fields;

   Proficiency in multiple library specific computer applications, e.g.,
   integrated library systems, database applications, institutional
   repository; content management systems.

   Critical skills: Tact, diplomacy, and communication skills at the
   Circulation Desk, over the phone, and in email

   Other skills: excellent keyboarding and filing


      Ability to learn and interpret circulation databases. Must quickly
      attain general familiarity with departmental computer operations.

      Ability to communicate effectively with a diverse staff and user base.

      Ability to organize time effectively and handle detailed materials
      processing routines efficiently and accurately.

      Ability to be self-motivated and willing to accept responsibility to
      perform routine tasks without close supervision.

      Ability to direct the work of student workers.

      Ability to monitor and troubleshoot complex database and materials
      handling transactions in a consortium environment.

      General knowledge of grammar, spelling, and punctuation.

Preferred Qualifications


   Previous work in Alma or Primo, or another ILS system.


The starting wage for this position will be between $15.33/hr and
$15.81/hr. The starting salary may be negotiable above this range, however,
it will be dependent upon the knowledge, experience, skills, and abilities
of the chosen candidate, the budget of the hiring department, and approval
from HR. PSU’s excellent benefits package includes 95% premium paid
healthcare; a generous retirement and vacation package; and reduced tuition
rates for employee, spouse or dependent at any of the Oregon Public

To Apply:

To apply, please create an account and apply through the Portland State
University career portal: https://jobs.hrc.pdx.edu/postings/33691.

Posting will remain open until finalists are identified.

For those requiring a reasonable accommodation to apply: In compliance with
the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a
disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for
a position with Portland State University, please call 503-725-4926 or
email askhrc at pdx.edu.

Portland State University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity
institution and welcomes applications from diverse candidates and
candidates who support diversity.
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