Jobs at the Library

Night Supervisor


Job Title: Night Supervisor & Stacks Coordinator

Reports To: Access Services Librarian

Work Schedule: 35 hrs./wk, Sunday-Wednesday, 4:30 p.m.-12:00 a.m., Thursday, 2:30 p.m.- 10:00 p.m. during the Fall and Spring semesters. Hours flex to 6:30 p.m.-2:00 a.m. during mid-term and final exam periods. Semester break and summer hours adjusted according to library schedule.

Primary Responsibilities

1. Responsible for all circulation activities during library’s evening and late hours; supervises and trains evening work-study students. Enforces policies with library users.

2. Responsible for all course reserves and permanent reserves.

3. Closes library, ensuring that library users are out of the building and all equipment is shut down (as instructed) at closing. Maintains up-to-date closing procedures.

4. Responsible for shelving, shelf-reading, and collection shifting. Assigns these tasks to student workers as needed. Identifies library materials in need of repair. Assists with conducting routine inventory.

5. Assists library users with quick questions, helps them locate materials, and provides other general library services. Refers questions to reference librarian as appropriate. Assists users with hardware and software matters as appropriate and understands when to contact IT.

6. Assists in creating training materials for work-study students as needed.

7. Monitors building conditions; reports urgent problems to security, other issues to director’s secretary.

8. Manages refreshments for extended hours periods – ordering and maintaining supplies, preparing food and beverages, cleaning up, and reporting information as needed.

9. Communicates closely with daytime circulation staff and with evening reference librarians.

10. Exercises independent judgment and makes sound decisions without the benefit of other staff in the building at night.

11. Fulfills interlibrary loan requests when full-time ILL personnel is out of the office.

Secondary Responsibilities

1. Assists with library events, including marketing, student staffing and assignments, and facilitates overall event logistics as needed.

2. Serves as back-up for book processing, especially during non-semester times.

3. Performs other duties as assigned.


Education: Associates Degree required; BA/BS preferred.

Required Skills: Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills; proven ability to supervise; proven management skills; strong customer service philosophy; congenial and courteous demeanor; professional appearance; commitment to providing quality library service. Ability to exercise good judgment and work independently. Must be punctual and reliable. Strong computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Office applications. Ability to troubleshoot minor software and hardware problems.

Preferred: Working knowledge of an integrated library system (preferably Sierra) preferred; previous library work preferred.