University of Oregon — Evening and Weekend Circulation Coordinator

Evening and Weekend Circulation Coordinator

Job no: 529643
Work type: Classified Staff
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Administrative/Professional, Administrative/Office Support, Library

Department: Library
Classification: Library Technician 3
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $17.67 to $26.64 per hour
FTE: 1
Review of Applications Begins
Position closes July 3, 2022
Special Instructions to Applicants
Along with your online application, please upload:
1. A cover letter describing your interest and qualifications for the position
2. A current resume, which includes dates of employment
Department Summary
About the UO Libraries:
The University of Oregon Libraries is an essential partner in the University's educational, research, and public service mission. With five locations on the Eugene campus, and branches at UO Portland and at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology, the Libraries offers many flexible, service- and technology-rich environments for our users' research and learning needs. The UO Libraries is committed to supporting and enhancing the diversity of the university community, providing a culturally inclusive environment where diversity of thought and expression is valued and respected, and disrupting systemic inequalities. With a focus on equity in service, we strive to create a powerful learning community, a welcoming space where faculty, students, and patrons of all ages and cultural and ethnic backgrounds can access the information necessary to achieve their personal and professional goals.

Our mission is to actively support the student learning experience, enable the creation and stewardship of knowledge, and contribute to advancements in teaching, research, scholarship, and public service. We value intellectual freedom, user-centered service, evidence-based approaches, transparency, innovation, teamwork, diversity, and integrity.

The University of Oregon Libraries is the only Association of Research Libraries (ARL) member in Oregon. The library is a member of the Orbis Cascade Alliance, SPARC, Center for Research Libraries, DuraSpace, the Council on Library and Information Resources, Coalition for Networked Information, EDUCAUSE, and other major organizations.

About the John E. Jaqua Law Library:
The law library is the largest public legal research library in Oregon. Its primary purpose is to support the teaching, research, scholarship and service of the law school. The law library employs a staff of approximately 25 faculty, classified, and student workers. It administers a total operational budget in excess of $1.8 million annually.

About the University:
The University of Oregon is one of only two Pacific Northwest members of the Association of American Universities and holds the distinction of a “very high research activity” ranking in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The UO enrolls more than 20,000 undergraduate and 3,600 graduate students representing all 50 states and nearly 100 countries.
The University of Oregon is guided by a diversity framework that involves a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion for all students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members. The UO's 295-acre campus features state-of-the art facilities in an arboretum-like setting within the traditional homelands of the Kalapuya people.

The UO is located in Eugene, a vibrant city of 167,000 with a wide range of cultural and culinary offerings, symphony, opera, jazz, and theatrical venues; a pleasant year-round climate; and a community engaged in environmental and social concerns. The campus is within easy driving distance of the Pacific Coast, the Cascade Mountains, and Portland.
Position Summary
The UO Law Library seeks a collaborative, communicative, and adaptable individual to coordinate the day-to-day operations of our Access Services department. This position is the primary contact for all public service-related issues that occur during and affect evening and weekend operations at the Law Library. This position is responsible for understanding and interpreting a complex set of internal and external laws, rules, regulations, and policies (both internal and external) as they relate to the library collection.

This position is responsible for maintaining facilities and collections, and for stacks maintenance, including monitoring space needs, and recommending and planning large-scale moves. The individual in this position also participates in the Interlibrary Loan (ILL) processing operation at the circulation desk. This position coordinates the core of law reference, circulation, and ILL which stems from the specialized needs of the legal education program and its professional students. This position responds to patron inquiries about information services and resources and makes appropriate referrals. They must often explain and interpret policies and procedures and make independent decisions on how to best serve a patron's needs. Using multiple databases, they edit various records and perform non-routine search activity involving access to world-wide library collections.

The individual in this position reports and helps resolve problems relating to the building, systems and equipment; helps maintain the larger collection and oversees the processing of course reserves; and assists with hiring, training and oversight of student employees. Other various tasks include: maintaining departmental procedural manuals; adding documentation of practices and procedures; provide inventory control of stocked supplies for public areas and equipment; compiling and preparing reports and statistics.
Minimum Requirements
The Libraries will consider any equivalent combination of knowledge, skills, education, and experience when evaluating candidates. If you are interested in applying, we encourage you to think broadly about your background and skill set for the roles.

  • Bachelor's degree plus two years of current (within 5 years) experience in a Library; OR,
  • 4 years of current library experience;
  • AND, advanced proficiency in multiple library-specific computer applications, e.g., integrated library systems, database applications, institutional repository; content management systems.

    Some positions may also require in-depth knowledge of specialty area(s), e.g., original cataloging, complex copy cataloging, serials management, ILL management, government documents, image resources, music.
    Professional Competencies

  • Ability to consistently provide professional and user-focused customer service in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work independently, be reliable, and practice sound judgment without a supervisor readily available.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively supervise, oversee, or lead the work of colleagues or volunteers.
  • Demonstrated ability to resolve technological, procedural, and other types of problems.
  • Ability to communicate complex information effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Ability to remain current in, interpret, determine compliance with, and enforce policies, procedures, guidelines, and regulations.
  • Ability to work within and foster a diverse learning and work environment.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to sustained continuous learning.
    Preferred Qualifications
  • One year of experience in circulation or access services in an automated library environment.
  • Extensive computing experience, including scanning and digitizing, record uploading, use of networked resources, and/or data entry and retrieval.
  • High impact public contact experience providing or requesting information from the public and communicating effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Experience with Ex Libris Alma and Primo, NRE and/or ILLiad Client, Excel, Drupal, Adobe Acrobat Pro.

    FLSA Exempt: No

    All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

    This is a classified position represented by the SEIU Local 503, Oregon Public Employees Union.

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    The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans, and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

    The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

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