Evening & Weekend Supervisor, Albert R. Mann Library – Cornell University – Ithaca, NY

Cornell University Position Announcement
Evening & Weekend Supervisor, Albert R. Mann Library
Public Services Assistant, Band D
(Part-time, benefits-eligible position)

Are you someone who feels at home in libraries and enjoys helping people find the information they need? Someone who is reliable, detail-oriented, and appreciates working with diverse populations?

If this sounds like you, Albert R. Mann Library invites you to apply for our 30-hour-a-week Evening & Weekend Supervisor position.

You will have plenty of variety in your daily work. You will be responsible for the overall operation, safety, and security of Mann Library during evenings and weekends. This includes working at our service desk to assist users with check out, course reserves, poster printing, and collection maintenance functions, as well as interpreting and communicating library policies and supervising student employees. You will help provide basic technical support for computing, printing, and AV equipment in library spaces. Experience supervising or leading others is helpful, and reliability and the ability to multi-task will be critical for success in this position. This is an on-going, benefits-eligible appointment. The weekly schedule will be 30 hours per week through June 30, 2022. On July 1, 2022, the position may be reduced to 20 hours per week, with the additional 10 hours contingent upon successful performance and available funding. The schedule will have some flexibility, but must include Thursday 5:00PM-10:30PM, Friday 3:00PM-6:30PM, Saturday 11:30AM- 7:00PM, and Sunday 11:30AM-5:00PM. Hours may shift in accordance with changes in the library’s hours of operation.

We believe the following competencies are essential to this position, but we’re open to hearing about transferable skills you believe would help you be successful if you don’t have direct experience in some of these areas:

  • A strong commitment to customer service and a demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations. You really need to like working with people! You’ll interact with a broad range of students, faculty and staff on a daily basis, and we want to create a welcoming, inclusive environment. This position is a critical part of that effort, since you will be the “face” of Mann Library during evenings and weekends. We encourage you to apply if you have a commitment toward advancing diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging, and we would like to hear about experience you have in this area.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communications (verbal and written), and organizational skills. You will get to put these into practice every day. Since the person in this role frequently works alone, the ability to communicate effectively with the Access Services Manager through various modes of communication will be vital.
  • Attention to detail and a commitment to accuracy in record keeping, often while managing interruptions and multitasking. You will need to be comfortable switching gears and “wearing different hats.” This individual assists with keeping our stacks well-organized so that patrons can find the materials they need.
  • Flexibility and adaptability is needed, so you can work both collaboratively and independently, as the need arises. We are a collaborative group, but we value self-starters who can take charge as needed.
  • Proven reliability. We’ll be counting on you to help keep the library going during your shifts and to show sound judgment, especially in emergency situations.
  • A Bachelor’s degree and/or up to 2 years’ relevant experience or equivalent combination.

Diversity and Inclusion: Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented identities to apply.

Cornell University Library is a member of the ACRL Diversity Alliance, which unites academic libraries who are committed to increasing the hiring pipeline of qualified and talented individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups.

Rewards and Benefits: Cornell receives national recognition, as an award-winning workplace for our health, wellbeing, sustainability and diversity initiatives. This position is benefits-eligible, and our comprehensive benefits package includes:

  • Health insurance, life insurance, university retirement plans;
    Our leave provisions include medical and parental leave, paid vacation and 13 holidays: e.g., an end-of-year winter break, from December 25 through January 1;
  • Impressive educational benefits and professional development opportunities;
    Childcare and adoption assistance, and child tuition reimbursement;
    Competitive wages.

We invite you to follow this link to get more information on contract college benefits: https://hr.cornell.edu/summaries-benefits.

This position is located in Ithaca, New York. The successful applicant will be expected to work on the Ithaca campus, with some potential for entering into a flexible work arrangement.

Relocation assistance is not available for this position.
Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

The safety and well-being of applicants and our team members is of the utmost importance. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak and following current recommended practices, we may elect to conduct virtual or hybrid interviews with qualified candidates.

How to Apply: Candidates must apply online via the Cornell Careers site
(direct link for this application provided in the post).

We ask that you include the following information in your application:
1. A cover letter;
2. A resume;
3. A Statement of “Contribution to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion,” which may be incorporated into the cover letter OR presented as a separate statement. Candidates are invited to describe past, present, and/or future aspirations for promoting equity, inclusion, and diversity, and/or to convey how they see these commitments continuing at Cornell.

Incoming applications will be reviewed until a viable pool of applicants is identified; submission prior to July 26, 2021 is strongly encouraged. Although we prefer to receive your application as one multi-page PDF document, we will accept multiple documents in other formats.

Environment: One of the leading academic research libraries in the United States, Cornell University Library is a highly valued partner in teaching, research, and learning at the university. With an operating budget of over $58 million and a diverse and innovative staff of close to 400, the Library provides significant collaborative opportunities in support of 2,700 faculty, 24,000 students and 94 PhD fields. Its world class collections, expert librarians, and responsive services in physical and virtual library spaces inspire and nourish scholarship and learning.

The Ithaca campus sits on 2,300 acres in the heart of the Finger Lakes region. Ithaca, located roughly halfway between Manhattan and Toronto, offers a wealth of cultural activities while maintaining an eclectic college-town feel. Outdoor enthusiasts can take advantage of rolling hills, breathtaking gorges, hiking trails, and lakes offering countless outdoor activities. The city has been named one of the top 100 places to live, a top 10 recreation city, a best green place to live, and one of the “foodiest” towns in America.

Employment Assistance Employment Assistance: If you require an accommodation for a disability in order to complete an employment application or to participate in the recruiting process, you are encouraged to contact Cornell University’s Department of Inclusion and Workforce Diversity at voice (607) 255-3976, fax (607) 255-7481, or email at owdi@cornell.edu.

For general questions about the position or the application process, please contact the Recruiter listed in the job posting.

Applicants that do not have internet access are encouraged to visit your local library, or local Department of Labor.

Notice to Applicants: Please read the required Notice to Applicants statement here: https://hr.cornell.edu/important-notice-applicants. This notice contains important information about applying for a position at Cornell as well as some of your rights and responsibilities as an applicant.

EEO Statement: Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose, and contribute creative ideas to further the university’s mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.

About Melody Rood

Student Success & Open Education Librarian / Assistant Professor at UNC-Greensboro