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 and/or marginalized identities to apply.
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
Proven reliability. We'll be counting on you to help keep the library
going during your shifts and to show sound judgment, especially in
A Bachelor's degree and/or up to 2 years' relevant experience or
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
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
Impressive educational benefits and professional development
Childcare and adoption assistance, and child tuition reimbursement;
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
How to Apply: Candidates must apply online via the Cornell Careers
site and we ask that you include the following information in your
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.
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