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Company Name : University of Maine
Company Location : Fort Kent, ME 04743
Job Position : Library Specialist (CL3)
Job Category : Jobs in Maine
Job Description :
Blake Library at the University of Maine at Fort Kent is looking for an energetic outgoing person to fill our full-time, 12-month, Circulation position at level CL3. This position will oversee circulation, ILL, reserves, student employees, and other duties detailed in the complete job description. The person who fills this position will need good communication and interpersonal skills as well as supervisory and computer skills. In addition, the employee must be able to work independently and exercise initiative.
The starting rate is $19.02 for a new hire or the appropriate transfer rate for a current employee within the ACSUM collective bargaining unit. In addition the University will contribute up to a 4% matching contribution to the UMS retirement plan. Additional benefits include medical, dental, vision, and tuition waiver programs for employees and dependents. The UMS is a recipient of the Wellness Councils of America’s Well Workplace Award and offers a wellness program.
Job Duties/ Functions (May include but not limited too):
- Planning, overseeing, and supervising the Circulation Department, which includes Reserves and Interlibrary Loan
- Operates and troubleshoots the various Integrated Library System (ILS) features, which include circulation and reserves functions, gathering statistics, and other areas as necessary
- Directly supervises student staff, which includes hiring, managing schedules, training, and discipline
- Aids users in finding library materials, research, troubleshooting equipment, and other technology
- Maintains the order and appearance of physical collections and the library in general, including inventorying, shifting, overall condition of shelves and books, signage, cleaning, and assists in weeding and other related projects
- Represents the campus at system-wide library unit meetings
- Collaborates with staff to develop, review, and implement library policies, procedures, and guidelines.
- Repairs damaged materials as needed
- Performs opening and closing procedures
- Collects, records, and analyzes statistics from in-house systems, vendors, and other systems as needed
- Works nights and weekends if scheduled
- Assists with and updates related pages on the library website
- Other duties as assigned
Complete job specifications
UMFK’s mission is to nurture and engage a diversity of undergraduate learners and aspiring professionals through affordable, technologically-enhanced, and professionally-focused educational programs. The faculty, staff, and surrounding communities help students develop into engaged and productive citizens who appreciate the natural environment and cultural opportunities in the immediate area and across the globe.
Taught by full-time faculty, our average class size is 16 students to one faculty member. Our students come to us from throughout the United States as well as approximately 30 countries.
The great outdoor environment of the St. John Valley at the northern stretch of the Appalachian Mountains and forests of New England provides UMFK with abundant resources for learning and research, as well as easy access to the joys of outdoor sports and nature activities. The University and surrounding communities also play important roles in preserving, cultivating, and celebrating the Franco-American/Acadian culture in the St. John Valley and housing one of two Acadian Archives/Archives acadiennes in the nation. UMFK is the only institution in the United States located at the center of the French culture of northern Maine, eastern New Brunswick, and western Québec, offering opportunities for students to study and live in a bilingual region.
- High School diploma or equivalent (G.E.D)
- One year of specialized training or education
- Three years of library support experience or equivalent
- Bachelor’s Degree
- Experience with Integrated Library Systems, and other library technology
- Supervisory Experience
- Customer Service skills
Knowledge and Skills:
- Working independently and exercising initiative in applying rules, procedures and instructions;
- Computer skills related to, but not limited to word, processing, spreadsheets, Windows operating system, Google systems
- Communication and interpersonal skills
- Experience with Automated library systems
- Library services, practices and procedures
- Positions in this class typically require: stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, walking, pushing, pulling, fingering, grasping, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.
- Medium Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
Materials must be submitted via “Apply For Position.” You will need to create an applicant profile, complete an application (which includes contact information for three professional references), and upload a cover letter and a resume/curriculum vitae which fully describes your qualifications and experiences with specific reference to the required and preferred qualifications. You will also need to complete the affirmative action survey, the self-identification of disability form, and the self-identification of veteran status form.
Review of applications begins immediately. To ensure full consideration, materials should be submitted by November 18, 2022. Materials received after that date will be considered at the discretion of the University.
The successful applicant is subject to appropriate background screening.
Employees in the University of Maine System are required to comply with UMS COVID protocols which currently include, but are not limited to, being vaccinated, obtaining a qualified vaccination exemption, and/or participating in regular COVID testing. Further information can be found on our Together for Maine website.
The University of Maine at Fort Kent is committed to building a culturally diverse team of leaders, faculty, and staff. Multilingual applicants would be an asset to this role. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
The University of Maine at Fort Kent is an EEO/AA institution and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Director of Equal Opportunity, 101 Boudreau Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5754, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).
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