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Appointment Type: Staff Full-time
Department: Schaffer Library
Categories: Staff

Work Days:Tuesday-Saturday                                                                Shift Start/End Time: 8am-4:30pm Tuesday-Friday (flexible),10am-5:30pm Saturday (flexible)                                                                      Hours Per Week: 37                                                                                Weeks Per Year: 52

The Stacks Manager is responsible for the space planning and daily management of the stacks in the Schaffer Library and off-site storage facility. Manages shelving operations in both Schaffer Library and off-site storage facility, and oversees student employees with relation to stacks/shelving tasks. When needed, manages the Circulation Desk including student supervision and customer service. 


  1. Bachelor’s degree with one year academic library experience, including customer service and/or supervisory experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience will also be considered. 
  2. Strong analytical skills and proficient in Microsoft Excel, Google Sheets, or another spreadsheet program. 
  3. Strong communication and interpersonal skills. 
  4. Organized, detail-oriented, and able to prioritize.
  5. Project management experience preferred.   
  6. Ability to manage multiple tasks. 
  7. Self-motivated and can work independently. 
  8. Available to work a Tuesday-Saturday schedule with flexibility to adapt to fluctuations in the academic calendar or work schedule. 
  9. Must be safety conscious and able to work with a diverse group of individuals.
  10. Experience with an integrated library system (ILS) or library services platform (LSP) preferred.
  11. Knowledge of Library of Congress classification system preferred.


  1. Plans, develops, implements, manages, and assesses shelving operations.
  2. Conducts space planning and project management related to Schaffer Library print, microform, and media collections. 
  3. Oversees and completes stack maintenance duties: shelving, tracing missing items, shelf reading, shifting, updating range finders, identifying superseded volumes, and assessing library signage needs.  
  4. Trains and supervises student assistants to shelve and shift collections. 
  5. Monitors library and off-site storage facilities, and reports issues as they arise.
  6. Recommends actions to supervisor concerning budget, staffing, equipment, supplies, and vendor services. 
  7. Collaborates with library managers on cross-departmental initiatives and workflow, including planning and executing collection moves within and between the Schaffer Library and off-site facility.  
  8. Performs basic collection maintenance including withdrawal identification, spine labels, and minor book repair. 
  9. Generates statistics and item reports as needed by the department.
  10. Manages the Circulation Desk when needed, including training and monitoring student assistants. 
  11. Provides direct public service at the Circulation Desk, including policy interpretation and explanation, complaint resolution, problem solving, and other core duties, when needed.
  12. Performs on-demand digitization procedures for course-related media requests.
  13. Answers basic reference questions and makes referrals for more complex research inquiries, including database searches for scholarly sources. 
  14. Other related duties as assigned.

We offer exceptional benefits including:

  • Generous Vacation, Sick and Personal Time
  • Winter Recess Break in Addition to Paid Holidays
  • Healthcare, Dental, and Vision Insurance (Flexible Spending and Dependent Care Accounts)
  • Free On-Campus Fitness Facility Access and Discounts for On-Campus Wellness Programs
  • Employee Scholarships toward Certifications, Seminars, Training and Professional Development
  • Pre and Post Tax participation in a 403(b) Retirement Plan
  • Salary Continuation Program in the event of Disability
  • Tuition Assistance Program for Employee, Spouse and/or Dependents

Note: All new hires of Union College are subject to a thorough education, work experience, criminal history background check and pre-employment physical where applicable.

Union College

Officially chartered in 1795, Union College is the fifth oldest liberal arts college in the country. Located in the Capital District of New York State, Union is a highly selective residential and undergraduate college, home to 2,200 students and 220 faculty, and offering 44 majors. Union was the first liberal arts college to rethink the traditional liberal arts education and adopt an engineering curriculum. That pioneering approach continues today with an education that encourages students to work beyond the limits of disciplinary boundaries, allowing them to think globally and lead innovatively in a world where problem solving requires breadth across humanities, arts, social sciences, science, and engineering.

Diversity at Union College

Union College is an equal opportunity employer and strongly committed to student and workforce diversity. Increasing diversity on campus is a critical priority for Union, one that is integral to our mission of preparing students for a globally interconnected world. Union provides a blend of intellectual, social and cultural opportunities to facilitate the integrated academic, social and personal development of a diverse community. We value and are committed to a host of diverse populations and cultures including, but not limited to, those based on race, religion, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin and veteran status. Union College is committed to providing access and will provide reasonable accommodation in its application process to individuals with disabilities that request such accommodations.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Union College will not discriminate in the recruitment or selection of faculty and employees, or in any other area of employment, on the basis of age, sex, race, national origin, religion, religious belief, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression and veteran status. In this regard, opportunities for advancement will be made available without bias. The College is also subject to state and federal laws, supports efforts to attract and retain fully qualified women and other minority group members for faculty and other positions. Union College will comply with the letter and intent of all State and Federal laws and applicable orders pursuant to Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action.

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