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Part-time Library Assistant, Access Services, Westfield State University Ely Library (Westfield)

Campus Title: Part-time Library Assistant, Access Services
Department:  Library 
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt 
Job Type: Part-Time 
Timeframe: 32 Weeks a year. No hours during winter intersession or summer
Shift: Saturdays 10am-6pm during regular semesters 

Salary: $16.00 Per hour 

General Statement of Duties:

Saturday supervision of operations at the Circulation Desk, including opening the library; processing reserve items; processing interlibrary loan requests; supervising student workers; managing the service desk; charging and renewing items for patrons; circulating materials; maintaining and reporting statistics; clear and secure the library building at closing; reporting safety, security, or emergency situations to the University Police; monitoring use of library spaces and group study rooms; and following Ely Library policies and procedures.

Other duties may be assigned by the Library Assistant III or Head of Access Services.


Required Qualifications: 

High school diploma or equivalent
The ability to work diligently and independently without direct supervision
Help foster a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere respectful of diversity
Work in a team environment
Responsibly supervise university student employees
Enjoy interacting with patrons and adapt to serve their needs in a calm, respectful, and courteous manner
Produce detail-oriented work to meet deadlines
Exercise judgment and leadership if/when responding to emergency situations
Sit or stand for extended periods of time
Lift up to 40 lbs., and push/pull library carts full of books
Preferred Qualifications: 

Preferred applicants for these positions will have any combination of the following: 

A bachelor's degree or coursework in library science; experience in the public service area of a library, preferably at a college or university; experience using automated library systems, preferably OCLC WorldShare Management; knowledge of LC call number system; experience supervising student and/or part-time employees; experience in a busy office environment or customer service setting. 

Full/Part Time

Part Time




$16.00  / hour

Closing Date

How to Apply

An on-line application is required. The successful candidate must submit an official transcript at the time of hire. Interested candidates should electronically attach the following documents: 

Cover Letter
Contact information for three references *
* Provide the contact information for reference providers in the reference section of the online application. 

Deadline: The job posting will be open a minimum of ten days and, if needed, will remain open until finalists have been selected. 

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2021-08-26 |  Quick link to this job