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Stacks Coordinator

Company: James Madison University
Location: Harrisonburg
Posted on: January 27, 2023

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Stacks Coordinator

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Library Specialist I

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Full Time

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Non-Exempt: Eligible for Overtime


JMU Libraries


100113 - Libraries

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Position Summary Information

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The James Madison University Libraries seek applicants for a Stacks Coordinator to join the Access and Delivery team and provide quality control through oversight of routine and assigned stacks maintenance to ensure the general care, condition, and accessibility of physical collection items across locations including books, periodicals, media and specialty items such as anatomical models and circulating accessories.

The Stacks Coordinator works across teams and leverages staff and student employees in order to respond effectively to diverse user needs. This is a full-time position with benefits and will work frequently across locations, routine cross-campus travel is an expectation of the department.

The Libraries particularly welcomes applicants who can enhance the diversity and excellence of our campus community, and who can demonstrate a commitment to building equitable and inclusive environments for teaching, learning, research, and service. We are committed to cultivating a welcoming place for everyone, encouraging dialogue and celebrating diverse life experiences and perspectives. We encourage experimentation and creativity in pursuit of meaningful solutions that build on our position as core academic infrastructure for our campus community.

JMU offers excellent comprehensive benefits which include paid vacation, sick, parental, and community service leave in addition to 19 paid holidays a year; affordable health insurance; retirement through the Virginia Retirement System. We also offer a work-life balance and integration program, Balanced Dukes, that is designed to support and enhance the overall wellbeing of our employees and a Tuition Waiver Program that allows employees to have tuition waived for undergraduate and graduate level courses taken at JMU. Visit our Prospective Employee site to learn more about what makes James Madison University a great place to work!

Duties and Responsibilities

Develops and maintains a working knowledge of collection locations and needs.

Oversees pre-shelving and shelving of materials, shelf reading, endcap sign creation, shifting and shelf setting for portions of collections. Measures books and shelves to calculate needs, refers to and updates relevant lists.

Addresses materials that are missing, claims returned, damaged, mislabeled or in need of catalog record or loan status troubleshooting, routing them for processing as needed.

Ensures tasks incorporate safety and library best practices and are documented and followed through to completion. Participates in disaster response to protect and mitigate collection damage.

Supports projects such as collection relocations, large scale shifting, changes in existing shelving and installation of new shelving, inventory, overseeing scheduled removal of items to be withdrawn and other collection reviews.

Provides direct support and backup for Delivery Services including at least one routine delivery van run per week, assisting with preparations, and performing back up delivery runs as needed.


Evidence of strong organizational skills with the ability to thoughtfully and effectively plan, implement, and follow through on both timely and long-range tasks and projects.

Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications and familiarity with both Windows and Mac operating systems.

The ability to perform detail-oriented and computational tasks with a high level of accuracy and demonstrate excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.

The ability to work in a dynamic, collegial, and collaborative service-oriented environment, to work both independently and as a member of a team, and to manage multiple priorities effectively.

Personnel management skills to coordinate with and oversee student staff.

Ability to responsibly drive delivery vehicle including a valid driver's license.

Willingness and ability to learn new technologies and to apply them within a library setting

Experience and comfort in engaging across the range of cultural experiences shared by a diverse community of library users and an ability to contribute to an inclusive, equitable work environment.

Preferred:Knowledge of library services, systems and academic learning environments

Experience and/or academic degree that demonstrates success working in a higher education setting.

Condition(s) of Employment

Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check.

E-Verify Notice: After accepting employment, new hires are required to complete an I-9 form and present documentation of their identity and eligibility to work in the United States. James Madison University uses the E-Verify system to confirm identity and work authorization.

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EEO Statement

James Madison University is committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status.

We promote access, inclusion and diversity for all students, faculty, staff, constituents and programs, believing that these qualities are foundational components of an outstanding education in keeping with our mission. The university is interested in candidates whose experience and qualifications support an ongoing commitment to this core quality.

Anyone having questions concerning discrimination should contact the Office for Equal Opportunity: (540) 568-6991.

Reasonable Accommodation Request

If you are an individual with a disability and need assistance searching or applying for jobs please contact us at (540) 568-3597 or jobs@jmu.edu. You may also visit the JMU Human Resource Office, located at 752 Ott Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22807 and we will be happy to assist you.

Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report

Notice of Availability - Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains information regarding campus security and personal safety including topics such as: crime prevention, the university police law enforcement authority, crime reporting policies, disciplinary procedures, protocols for the immediate notification of students and staff upon confirmation of a significant emergency on campus and other matters of importance related to security and safety. The report includes statistics for the most recent three-year period of reported crimes that have occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by JMU or its affiliates; and on public property within or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report includes campus housing fire statistics for the most recent three-year period, a description of each on-campus student housing facility fire safety system, the number of fire drills held during the previous calendar year, policies or rules on portable electrical appliances, smoking, and open flames in student housing; and procedures for student housing evacuation in the event of fire along with other fire safety information.

The JMU Annual Security and Fire Safety Report includes the Harrisonburg campus and the three overseas branch campuses; Florence, Antwerp, and London. It is available electronically http://www.jmu.edu/publicsafety/clerycompliance/2018Annual-Security-and-Fire-Safety-Report.shtml

You can obtain a copy of any of this report by contacting the Office of Public Safety, MSC 6810, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA 22807 or request that a copy be mailed to you by calling (540)568-6769/6913.

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Keywords: James Madison University, Harrisonburg , Stacks Coordinator, Other , Harrisonburg, Virginia

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