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Access Services Department, Part-time Evening and Weekend Supervisor – Gumberg Library

Salary: $17.00/hr
Location: Gumberg Library
Position Status: Part-time  (21 hours per week, 46 weeks per year)                   
Hours: Varied
Position Number: 870024               
FLSA Status: Non-exempt



Reporting to the Access Services Manager, the ASD Evening and Weekend Supervisor supports Gumberg Library’s patron-centered services in circulation, resource sharing, course reserves, stacks maintenance, building access and usage. As the supervisor-on-duty, the person in this position ensures that the safety and security functions of Gumberg Library are in place and are being followed by everyone using the library services and building spaces. In addition to leading the evening projects and closing procedures, with the help of student employees this person will routinely perform stacks management functions, compile reports and data, assist patrons, and collaborate and cross-train with other Library departments as necessary.



Creates a welcoming and safe environment for library patrons and staff through active listening, leading by example, and referring questions accurately as necessary

Assists Gumberg Library patrons, in person, over the phone, and through email

Supports library-to-library lending and borrowing by processing loan requests

Employs attention to detail in preparing items to ship through UPS system

Opens/Closes the building following the procedural checklist

Be alert and mindful of the happenings in the building

Submits a supervisor report at the end of each shift, communicating progress on projects, updates, or areas of concern that the rest of the ASD team should know.

Responds appropriately to emergencies, alarms, and building-related issues

Writes and submits a succinct and clear incident report describing issues with the condition of the building and/or the need to contact Duquesne University Police Officers regarding security incidents or emergencies

Assists in the oversight of work carried out by student assistants during their work shift, such as hourly headcounts, staffing the front desk, and shelf reading

Charges/discharges materials through the integrated library system, FOLIO

Completes special projects as assigned

Completes other duties as assigned



Minimum qualifications:

High school diploma or equivalent

Experience working in a public service area of a library, or any equivalent combination of experience and training, which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the essential job functions

Ability to prioritize tasks for self and others, and to adapt to changes in workflows

Strong commitment to customer service

Organizational skills

Basic computer literacy including the use of e-mail, word processing, spreadsheets

Ability to maneuver 35 lb. book carts and move books, including reaching and lifting.

Ability to understand, and willingness to support, the University Mission Statement

Ability to multi-task with frequent interruptions

Duties of this position will be performed under minimal supervision; therefore, the use of independent judgment will be necessary for resolving complex problems

Willingness to work a nontraditional schedule that is contingent on departmental needs and/or semester

Preferred qualifications:

Earned undergraduate degree from an accredited institution

Supervisory experience

Experience compiling and managing data

Familiarity with academic and/or research library systems: Library of Congress, FOLIO, interlibrary loan

Basic knowledge of copyright law and “fair use” guidelines applicable to libraries

Alternately, the successful candidate may possess any equivalent combination of experience and training, which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the essential job functions. This includes, but is not limited to, the following:

Commitment to the University’s values of diversity, equity and inclusion, and recognition of the importance of treating each individual with dignity and respect consistent with the University’s Mission.  Demonstrated experience with, and understanding of, the broad diversity of the University community (students, faculty, staff and others).

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the University Community.

Ability and willingness to contribute actively to the mission of the University and to respect the Spiritan Catholic identity of Duquesne University.  The mission is implemented through a commitment to academic excellence, a spirit of service, moral and spiritual values, sensitivity to world concerns, and an ecumenical campus community.



Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references.

Catholic in its mission and ecumenical in spirit, Duquesne University values equality of opportunity as an educational institution and as an employer. We aspire to attract and sustain a diverse faculty and staff that reflects contemporary society, serves our academic goals and enriches our campus community. We particularly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups and support dual-career couples through our charter membership in this region's HERC (

We invite applicants for this position to learn more about our university and its Spiritan heritage by visiting Those invited to campus for an interview may be asked about ways in which they see their talents contributing to the continued growth of our community and furthering its mission.

Duquesne University was founded in 1878 by its sponsoring religious community, the Congregation of the Holy Spirit.  Duquesne University is Catholic in mission and ecumenical in spirit.  Motivated by its Catholic identity, Duquesne values equality of opportunity both as an educational institution and as an employer.