Library Supv 1 (BML Access Services Supervisor), UC Davis

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Job Title
Library Supv 1 (BML Access Services Supervisor)

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Department Description

The University Library consists of the Peter J. Shields Library in Davis, and the Blaisdell Medical Library in Sacramento. For more information about the University Library, visit:

Job Summary

Under general direction of the Head of Blaisdell Medical Library, responsible for the day-to-day management of the library facility, as well as all circulation, reserves, document delivery, and interlibrary loan operations at the Blaisdell Medical Library (BML) in Sacramento, ensuring access to print and non-print collections. Engage in short- and long-range planning. Supervise and train 3.0 FTE support staff. Responsible for the interpretation and implementation of policies and procedures affecting space usage, circulation, reserves, document delivery and interlibrary loan operations. This library primarily serves the informational needs of working health care professionals and health care graduate students.

This position may be eligible for a hiring bonus.

Position Information

Salary Range
$40,800/yr. – $82,000/yr.

No. of Positions

Appointment Type

Percentage of Time

Shift Hours
Monday – Friday 8-5


Union Representation

Benefits Eligible

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Physical Demands

  • Constant Interruptions, Customer Contact, Detailed Work, Reading (documents or instruments), Verbal Communication, Written Communication
  • Pulling , Pushing, Reaching, Removing, Sitting, Speaking, Standing, Twisting, Walking, Writing, Grasp, Talk or Hear
  • Up to 25 Pounds (Light)
  • Quiet Noise Conditions
  • Retrieve books from library stacks, maneuver loaded book truck, lift books up to 15 pounds and pass across a counter, lift boxes of paper weighing up to 30 lbs, reaching, shelving and retrieving books from shelves 5 to 82″ high in aisles 42″ wide, manipulating packaging materials.
  • Operate a keyboard and read computer screens for extended periods.
  • Read fine print and handwritten/penciled annotations.
  • Operate and troubleshoot standard office equipment including but not limited to computers, image scanners, photocopiers and facsimile machines.
  • Computer and Peripheral Equipment, Copier, Scanner

Work Environment

  • Work is performed in a fast-paced unit, often with short-term deadlines.
  • Ongoing interaction with library staff and patrons.
  • Staff scheduled at 6:45 AM may be responsible for opening the Library.
  • UC Davis Health identification badge to be worn at all times.
  • The Smoke and Tobacco Free Environment policy is intended to provide a healthier, safer, and more productive work and learning environment for the entire UC community. The University of California prohibits smoking and tobacco use at all University owned or leased properties, or facilities operated by UC staff or faculty. Smoking and tobacco use are strictly prohibited in indoor and outdoor spaces, parking lots, residential space, and University vehicles.



  • Experience in an academic or other similar library setting, including understanding of priority expectations in a public service setting and the interaction between public and technical services units, essential.
  • Interpersonal skills to communicate with a variety of people, including faculty, staff, students and general public; and to arbitrate conflicts involving policies and procedures to a mutually satisfactory conclusion.
  • Organizational skills to work independently, establish priorities, and handle fluctuating workloads for self and others.
  • Supervisory skills to select, train, motivate, counsel/discipline and evaluate employees Analytical skills to analyze policies and procedures, to determine staffing, equipment and space needs, to interpret data, and prepare reports.
  • Reasoning skills using creativity in problem solving to apply sound, independent logic and judgment, and to extrapolate from one situation to another to resolve problems and to make appropriate decisions.
  • Writing skills to prepare correspondence, reports, performance appraisals, position descriptions, manuals and other communications.


  • Experience in a health sciences or other medical library.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office software applications.
  • Experience or familiarity with health sciences information and research tools.
  • Skill to perceive, understand and implement goals, policies and procedures of the department and to work collaboratively with others to meet them.
  • Skill to communicate effectively and work under pressure created by deadlines; flexibility to adjust to rapidly fluctuating priorities and to adjust own workflow to assist in a back-up capacity during staffing shortages and periods of heavy workload.
  • Knowledge and experience working with a networked operating system and cloud-based software tools.
  • Skills to operate integrated library systems, online catalogs and other necessary databases and equipment and skill to perform and interpret searches using various online catalogs, databases and search engines to assist library patrons with their information needs.
  • Ability to work with, test, train on, and troubleshoot computer equipment and software, and standard office equipment.

Special Requirements

Background Check

This position is a critical position and subject to a background check. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background investigation including criminal history and identity checks.

The University of California has implemented a SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program SARS-CoV-2 Vaccination Policy ( covering all employees. To be compliant with the policy, employees must submit proof of vaccination or a University-approved exception or deferral.

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