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Stacks Management Assistant, UMass Amherst, (Amherst, MA)


This full-time position (37.5 hours per week) will be responsible for performing and coordinating Stacks Management retrieval, reshelving and return processing of Library materials, supervising student employees in collaboration with co-workers in the W. E. B. Du Bois Library at UMass-Amherst and providing back-up and on-call patron service as needed.  

Supervision received:

  • This position reports to the Manager of Circulation Services.

Supervision exercised:

  • Provide student staff supervision in Stacks Management and Access Services in the W.E.B. Du Bois Library as needed in collaboration with other Library staff.


  • Perform, coordinate and supervise the retrieval and routing of patron requested materials from the Du Bois Library’s stacks collections. 
  • Process, sort, re-shelve and distribute returned and newly acquired materials to appropriate locations while supervising student employees in collaboration with co-workers.  
  • Clear indoor and outdoor patron book drops, drive Library van on campus to transport library returned items from remote book drop.
  • Provide backup and on-call assistance to Library patrons at the Du Bois Library’s Learning Commons Service Point as needed. 
  • Provide end-of-shift updates to the department manager and staff colleagues on a daily basis. 
  • Assist the Library staff and patrons in the event of an emergency evacuation.

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