Night Library Supervisor

Newburgh NY
Posted 8 months ago

Mount Saint Mary College (Newburgh, NY) Kaplan Family Library and Learning Center invites applicants to apply for a Night Library Supervisor position.  This 35-hour/week Access Services position oversees circulation desk functions, supervises student library staff, and is the primary source of technology support during the evening shift 2:30-10:00pm Sunday through Thursday. 

Job Title: Night Supervisor & Stacks Coordinator

Reports To: Access Services Librarian

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

Primary Responsibilities

  • Responsible for all circulation activities during library’s evening and late hours
  • Enforces policies with library users.
  • Primary tech support resource for students in the library during the evening.
  • Responsible for creating online FAQs, assisting with virtual chat reference, and responding to email inquiries.
  • Responsible for all course reserves and permanent reserves.
  • 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.
  • Supervises and trains evening work-study students.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Assists in creating training materials for work-study students as needed.
  • Coordinates refreshments for extended hours periods
  • Communicates closely with daytime circulation staff and with evening reference librarians.
  • Fulfills interlibrary loan requests when full-time ILL personnel is out of the office.
  • Assists with library events, including marketing, student staffing and assignments, and facilitates overall event logistics as needed.
  • Serves as back-up for book processing, especially during non-semester times.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Associates Degree required; BA/BS preferred.
  • Exercises independent judgment and makes sound decisions
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Proven ability to supervise; proven management skills
  • Strong customer service philosophy
  • Congenial and courteous demeanor
  • 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
  • Working knowledge of an integrated library system (preferably Sierra) preferred;
  • Previous library work preferred

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