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Circulation, Public Services, and Bookstacks Assistant - Music Library - Job #7297


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Student Employment
office hours:

8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
(closed daily for lunch,
noon to 1 p.m.)

Student Job Opening

Date Posted: 
Monday, January 7, 2019 - 8:15am
Student supervisor: 
Angela Arnold
Arts and Humanities Division
STDT 2, ($15/hr)
How many students will be hired for this job?: 
Does this job require work study?: 
Work Study Required

Work Schedule

Minimum Hours/Week: 
Maximum Hours/Week: 
Minimum Hours/Shift: 
Specific Work Hours: 
Seeking especially Saturdays and/or Sundays 12:45-5pm, also Sunday 5-8pm; min 1 weekend shift, 1 evening shift, and 3 weekday daytime shifts. Intersession, Spring Break, and Summer availability strongly preferred.

Job Information

Job Duties: 


  • Open and close building. In evening and weekend shifts, responsible for clearing and securing building in absence of supervisor.
  • Cover Circulation Desk and staff area ATTENTIVELY.
  • Monitor building, enforce Library Code of Conduct.
  • Report facilities, safety, and security problems.
  • Daily light cleanup of public areas.


  • Check in/out library items after inspecting them carefully.
  • Perform renewals and assist patrons with holds.
  • Refer special circulation and billing questions to supervisor.
  • Record user statistics throughout shift. 
  • Limited Item Record editing in catalog.

Public Services

  • Answer general questions clearly.
  • Recognize reference questions, direct them to Reference staff.

Daily ​Stacks Maintenance

  • Sort and reshelve books and other media.
  • Shelfread, straighten, shift, and page (retrieve) materials.
  • Search for items.
  • Other tasks as assigned.
Required Qualifications: 
  • Punctuality, dependability, and regular communication with supervisor and coworkers.
  • Comfortable with interacting constantly and professionally with the public.
  • Public-service oriented. Able to attend to patrons and surroundings, and absolutely approachable and courteous at all times. 
  • Prepared to monitor 3-story building and to contact campus police and facilities staff directly.
  • Prepared to perform repetitive tasks often.
  • Utter attention to detail.
  • Effective oral and written communication.
  • Able to uphold circulation policies.
  • Able to work independently under guidelines and to refer problems when appropriate.
  • Able to lift up to 30 lbs., push/pull carts loaded with books, sit/stand on low stools, read fine print accurately.
  • Responsible for assigned hours throughout semester, including start of semester, RRR Week and Finals, either by working or securing a substitute.
Desired Qualifications: 
  • Previous library, security, and/or customer service experience preferred.
  • Familiarity with OskiCat preferred.
  • Familiarity with Library of Congress Call Numbers preferred.
Special Notes: 
  • Seeking to interview during January Intersession and hire and train ASAP.
  • Must demonstrate having read this job description thoroughly.
  • These positions begin January 2019. Minimum commitment of 3 semesters REQUIRED, please do NOT apply if about to graduate or leave for a semester abroad, etc.
  • Spring Break, Intersession (late December/January, May, August), and/or Summer weekday afternoon availability strongly preferred.
  • If offered a position, must proactively monitor and promptly complete onboarding requirements, stay in communication, and be available for WEEKDAY DAYTIME training. Failure to follow up in a timely manner will result in withdrawal of offer.