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**Position Summary**
This position assists at the library circulation desk and supports other library functions by performing technically advanced library tasks and assignments independently and under the direction of the Senior Library Assistant. May participate in team-based decision making that addresses library policies and procedures at an operational level. May serve as a team leader or supervisor of student employees.

**Status**:Part-time with partial benefits, 12 month

**Work Hours**:Monday-Friday, 25hrs/wk, this position is limited to working less than 1,364 hours per year


**Minimum Pay**:$16.42

**Essential and Related Functions**:
- Assists in the circulation, security, and processing of library materials and resources.
- Assists with scanning, keyword, and subject discipline coding.
- Processes materials for archives.
- Performs document delivery - retrieves books from the law and undergraduate libraries, interlibrary loan, journal cite checking, document delivery for faculty, copy edit, and copyright due diligence.
- Maintains library cleanliness. Files loose-leaf publications, shelves books, monitors and breaks down library stacks, and performs carrel cleanup.
- Provides assistance to patrons by locating and delivering information and answering ready-reference queries. May provide specialized reference service in an area of expertise; create patron records as needed, retrieve items from the Reserve Room.
- Performs general cataloging. Determines subject headings, classification, and access points applying MARC formats and national current standards.
- Corrects records for items added or withdrawn from the library.
- Other duties as assigned.

**Required Competencies**:
- **Plan and Coordinate **:
- Complies with attendance and work hour standards. Makes an effort to communicate scheduled absences and late arrivals to supervisors in advance. Makes an effort to learn and observe quality/safety/ cleanliness standards when handling the University resources (e.g., workspace, equipment, tools, etc.).
- **Technical Skills **:
- Performs simple and routine work requiring basic skills and functionality, in a timely, thorough and accurate manner. Readily learns new information, practices and selects correct processes from clearly prescribed rules, standards or instruction. Makes an effort to seek advice and clear non-routine problems with senior work group member and/or supervisors.
- **Results Focused **:
- Able to change work habits and approach to a particular task. Presents a positive outlook and is willing to devote the time and effort necessary to get the job done well. Able to quickly identify what needs to be done and takes action before being asked or required to do so.
- **Communication and Relations **:
- Able to speak and write clearly (within role requirements) to convey messages effectively. Makes an effort to act on all requests independently and recognizes when to escalate issues/ problems to supervisors. Courteous and prompt when listening and responding to requests and requirements.
- **Teamwork **:
- Participates willingly towards accomplishing work group goals. Listens carefully and attentively, encourages and accepts other points of view. Demonstrates respect and concerns for thoughts, feelings and rights of others.

High school diploma or GED required with 1-3 years of experience working in a library setting. Proficient computer skills including the ability to email, scan and work in MS Office Word and Excel programs. An aptitude for details, a good public service attitude, and an ability to work independently are required.

**Physical Requirements**:
- Fingering: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with whole hand or arm as in handling.
- Grasping: Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.
- Repetitive motions: Making substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
- Standing: Remaining upright on the feet, particularly for sustained periods of time.
- Climbing: Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles and the like, using feet and legs and/or hands and arms. Body agility is emphasized. This factor is important if the amount and kind of climbing required exceeds that required for ordinary locomotion.
- Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
- Pulling: Using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.
- Lifting: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position to position. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires the substantial use of the upper extremities and back muscles.

**Working Conditions**
The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (as in typical office or administrative work).

**Types of Work**
Medium work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, a

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