Position Type and Expected Hours of Work: This is a full-time, classified, CWA position, and hours of work and days are Monday through Thursday, 2:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. and Sunday, 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
RAMAPO COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY:
Mission: Ramapo College of New Jersey is New Jersey's Public Liberal Arts College, dedicated to providing students a strong foundation for a lifetime of achievement. The College is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. Ramapo College emphasizes teaching and individual attention to all students. We promote diversity, inclusiveness, sustainability, student engagement, and community involvement.
Established in 1969, Ramapo College of New Jersey has an enrollment of 5,000 students and offers bachelor's degrees in the arts, business, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include nursing and social work. In addition, Ramapo College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels. The College also offers eight graduate programs as well as articulated programs with Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New York Chiropractic College, New York University College of Dentistry, SUNY State College of Optometry and New York College of Podiatric Medicine. The College is ranked as fifth in the Best Regional Public Universities North category by U.S. News & World Report.
Undergraduate students choose to concentrate their studies in one of five schools with more than 539 course offerings and 36 academic programs. Ramapo College boasts an average student/faculty ratio of 18:1 and average class size of 23, affording students the opportunity to develop close ties to the College's exceptional faculty.
Under the supervision of Circulation, Reference and Instruction Librarian, performs detailed technical work related to electronic and print Course Reserves and Circulation functions.
Processes and completes print and electronic course reserve requests as directed by professors, including:
• Verifying citations and locating requested items
• Creating a pdf of a hard copy
• Synching to a server
• Creating bibliographic records
• Checking and maintaining catalog records
Updates course reserves lists and conducts inventories as necessary.
Maintains close contact and coordination with faculty to format course reserve content, establish appropriate rules, retain/delete lists, and to resolve issues with reserves.
Assists and advises faculty, staff and students on the use of electronic reserves; responds quickly to reported course reserves problems and takes appropriate action
Ensures that every reserve transaction complies with Copyright law.
Hires, trains, schedules and supervises student assistants in general Circulation and course reserves procedures, including maintenance of borrower's files; supervises student assistants in shelving procedures and provide support for the shelving and shifting of the collection; evaluates student worker performance and performs effective hiring, firing, promotion, or discipline of student workers.
Performs Circulation functions including charging and discharging library materials; shelving and filing library materials; search of catalog, indexes, and bibliographies for materials; provides assistance to library users of the card catalogue, film indexes, files, electronic resources, and databases; assigns library cards and barcodes for patrons; provides information about the library to its users.
Coordinates maintenance of photocopiers, including the instruction of both students and patrons on how to use the photocopiers and the instruction on maintenance of photocopiers for student assistants.
One (1) year of college education may be substituted for one (1) year of basic experience. A Civil Service License issued by the State of New Jersey may be necessary.
Four (4) years of experience in work involving the processing of technical clerical work in a library, one (1) year of which shall have included the supervision of Library Assistants or other clerical titles, and one (1) year of which shall have included the performance of a specialized phase of library procedures.
ADDITIONAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of common and modern office methods, practices, procedures, and routines, including the organization, policies and procedures of the George T. Potter Library.
Knowledge of general principles and procedures of library service.
Knowledge about and relating to the specific issues and problems encountered in library clerical work.
Knowledge of the principals of MARC and OCLC input standards.
Knowledge of the principles and organization of the filing and cataloging of library materials.
Knowledge of the policies and procedures relating to circulation and loan of materials and the operation of the circulation desk.
Knowledge of the collections of books, periodicals, databases, journals, periodicals, equipment, and other library materials.
Knowledge of the Library of Congress classification system.
Ability to organize assigned clerical and supervisory work and develop effective work methods; ability to assign and instruct library assistants and other sub-professional employees and supervision of their work.
Comprehension, interpretation and implementation of library policies and procedures. Participation, planning, and execution of training programs for student assistants.
Ability to work with associates, library users, and others; ability to maintain designated records and files; ability to learn to use various electronic resources and databases.
Ramapo College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Ramapo has a long history of advocating, advising, and supporting diversity, equity, and inclusiveness. Examples can be found in its mission statement, strategic plans, degree and course offerings, community outreach programs, the Diversity Action Committee offerings, and the other numerous diversity conferences and programs. Ramapo's commitment to diversity and inclusion is infused across all facets of the College; where the environment is welcoming, dedicated to social justice, respectful of freedom of expression, focused on educating and having an ongoing conversation regarding cultural competence and the benefits and importance of diversity.