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Library Services Specialist II Acquisitions

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Work type: Staff
Location: Sacramento
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Administrative, Probationary, Full Time, Library, Telecommute eligible (work onsite as scheduled and/or as requested and telecommute as scheduled)

Working Title: Library Services Specialist II Acquisitions

Classification Title: Library Services Specialist II

Posting Details 

Priority Application Deadline (Posting will remain open until filled): Sunday, March 24, 2024 @ 11:55pm PST 

Hiring Preference

Eligible on-campus applicants in California State University Employees Union (CSUEU) Bargaining Units 2,5,7, and 9 will be given first consideration in the recruitment.

Position Summary

The Library Services Specialist II (LSS II) – Acquisitions position reports to the Head of Collection Management Services and works closely with the LSS III and LSS IV acquisitions staff. The LSS II orders and receives materials, via procurement card and special funds. Including the order of books and other library materials. Receives and processes book and media donations/gifts.

FLSANon-Exempt (Eligible for overtime compensation) 

Anticipated Hiring Range: $3,729 per month -$4,476 per month

CSU Classification Salary Range: $3,729 per month - $6,722 per month  

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Salary Grade/Range: 1

Recruitment Type: Regular (Probationary)

Time Base: Full-Time

Pay Plan: 12 months 

Work Hours: 40 hours a week. To be scheduled Monday-Friday sometime between 7:00 AM and 6:00 PM. A partial telework schedule may be available, subject to management approval.

Department Information 

As the center of campus intellectual discovery, the Sacramento State University Library promotes teaching, learning, research, and scholarly communication at the University by integrating the Library with campus student success programs and instruction. One of twenty-three libraries in the California State University System, the Sacramento State Library holds over 1.4 million volumes, comprised of print and electronic monographs and serials, and is a Federal Document Depository. The Library’s mission is to inspire excellence in teaching, learning, and scholarly activities.

The University Library is undergoing rapid transformation with a forward-thinking vision and a deep commitment to improving the campus learning environment. Sacramento State is designated by the U.S. Department of Education as an Asian American, Native American, and Pacific Islander-Serving (AANAPI) and a Hispanic Serving Institutions (HIS). Therefore we welcome and encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds to join our growing organization of 28 Library faculty, 33 staff and approximately 40 FTE student assistants. We take pride in the collaborative nature in which our students, staff, and faculty work together in a professional and supportive environment to ensure one another’s success.

For more information, please visit https://library.csus.edu/.

Minimum Qualifications 

Entry Qualifications:

In addition to Position Skill Level I requirements, work at this skill level typically requires the following range of skills:

• Full proficiency in all technical aspects of work assignments including a thorough knowledge of functional area policies and procedures and applicable work methods.

• General knowledge of library collection organization and classification scheme and ability to interpret bibliographic records.

• Ability to interpret library unit’s policies and procedures and apply them accurately in performing work functions, as well as the ability to evaluate procedures and recommend changes.

• Working knowledge of institution’s and library’s policies and practices associated with the ethical use of and access to library and on-line resources.

• Basic knowledge of national standards and guidelines pertaining to libraries, including working knowledge of institution’s standards pertaining to copyright and intellectual property protection and the ability to source and apply such policies and standards to avoid potential violations.

• Full proficiency in the use of automated library system(s) and subsystem(s) pertaining to functional area.

• Ability to fully utilize standard and non-standard features of various on-line resources and standard desktop software packages, such as word processing and spreadsheets, to perform technical work or assist patrons.

• Demonstrated problem solving and research skills to address standard and non-standard work problems.

• General knowledge of library accounting and budget procedures, including the ability to perform arithmetic operations to track and monitor vendor accounts and budgets.

• Demonstrated ability to compile and present information in an organized manner.

• Effective communication and interpretive skills to be able to assist in resolving patron problems and complaints, assess patron information needs, and orient and guide patrons in use of library resources.

• Ability to effectively provide lead work direction and training to student workers and an understanding of employment and payroll procedures related to student workers

 

Education/Experience

These qualifications for entry normally would be obtained through the completion of a high school education or equivalent certification plus two to three years of related library and/or clerical experience or an equivalent combination of experience and education.

Required Qualifications 

Experience:

1. Experience using library systems, online financial systems, and/or complex databases.

2. Two years of related library and/or clerical experience.

 

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

3. Proficiency using standard office software packages and systems (e.g. Microsoft Office, Internet)

4. Ability to use financial systems to process monthly procurement card statements.

5. Ability to use a global library cooperative (i.e. OCLC) to identify and download bibliographic records.

6. Ability to use vendor databases to order materials.

7. Strong communication skills.

8. Strong interpersonal skills to work effectively with others in a team environment.

9. Effective organizational, multi-tasking, and detail-oriented skills with the ability to meet deadlines and ensure regular workflows.

10. Demonstrated strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education.

11. Commitment to maintaining a welcoming and inclusive work environment with diverse colleagues and constituents including faculty, students, staff, and members of the community.

 

Physical Requirements:

12. Ability to frequently move (e.g. lift, carry) library materials up to 10 lbs.

 

Conditions of Employment:

- Ability to pass a background check.

 

Preferred Qualifications 

13. Proficiency in the use of the library management system Alma, including Analytics, and of Primo, the Library’s discovery tool.

14. Library Technician certificate (2 year program). Baccalaureate college degree.

15. Experience working in an academic library.

16. Experience using an online financial system.

 

Documents Needed to Apply

Resume and cover letter.

Failure to upload required documentation may result in disqualification. 

 

About Sacramento State

Sacramento State is located in the heart of California’s capital city, five miles from State Capitol. The lush, 300-acre campus is situated along the American River, close to numerous bike trails and other recreational areas. Sacramento, also known as the “Farm-to-Fork Capital,” is one of the most ethnically diverse and livable cities in the country, with a population of half of a million. Sacramento State is a Hispanic and AANAPISI serving institution with about 31,000 students coming not only from the Greater Sacramento Region, but also from across the state, country, and world. Our 1,800 faculty and 1,500 staff are committed to meeting our mission:

“As California’s capital university, we transform lives by preparing students to lead, serve, and succeed. Sacramento State will be a welcoming, caring, and inclusive leader in education, innovation, and engagement.” As the regional hub of higher education, Sacramento State is dedicated to learning and student success; teaching, research, scholarship and creative activity; justice, diversity, equity and inclusion; resource development and sustainability; dedicated community engagement, and wellness and safety.

As evidenced by the values embedded in our Hornet Honor Code, Sacramento State is committed to creating an inclusive environment where all faculty, staff, students, and guests are welcome and valued.  Our commitment is more than simply ensuring that our campus is free from bias and discrimination, but is one devoted to celebrating many diverse identities, life experiences, and perspectives that enrich our community, teaching and learning. 

To learn more about why you should join the Hornet Family, please visit the Why Sac State? page.

Equal Employment Opportunity
California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States.

It is the policy of California State University, Sacramento to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need a disability related reasonable accommodation as part of the application and/or interviewing process, visit https://www.csus.edu/administration-business-affairs/human-resources/benefits/reasonable-accomodation.html.

The University is committed to creating an education and working environment free from discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. For more information on mandatory training for new employees, visit https://www.csus.edu/administration-business-affairs/human-resources/learning-development/csu-learn.html.

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Fire Safety Right-To-know Act Notification:

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the current Annual Security Report (ASR) is available for viewing at https://www.csus.edu/clery.
The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Sacramento State for the last three (3) calendar years. Paper copies are available upon request at the Police Service Center located in the University Union.

Background Check Disclaimer

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position.

COVID19 Vaccination Policy

Effective May 2023, per the CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, it is strongly recommended that all California State University, Sacramento employees who are accessing office and campus facilities follow COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications. 

Out of State Employment

Sacramento State University, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees (up)on date of hire to reside in the State of California.

As of January 1, 2022 the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.

Eligibility Verification

Candidate must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S. California State University, Sacramento is not a sponsoring agency for staff and management positions (ie. H-1-B Visa).

Note to Applicants:

Possession of the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview unless required by collective bargaining agreement.

 

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