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Job Posting: Graduate Assistant-Design Library (Temp, PT), NC State University, Raleigh, NC

Essential Job Duties:

Provide reference and circulation service at the desk in the Design Library. May be responsible for closing or opening the library on weekends or evenings. Assist on Design Library Image Database project. Duties may include image cataloging, data enhancement, image digitization, digital image management, and digital copywork.

Minimum Experience/Education: Current enrollment in a graduate level library science program.

Departmental Required Skills:

Enrollment in a graduate level library science program. Completion of or enrollment in a basic reference services course. Excellent customer service skills. Demonstrated ability to work independently and to work effectively with a team. Familiarity with searching library catalogs, databases, and the Internet. Interest in or background in design, art or architecture, with undergraduate degree or coursework in art, architecture or design preferred.

Open until August 25, 2016 (Positions will be posted until 5:00 PM ET on this date. Positions remaining posted after this date are still accepting applications but may close at any time)

Full post: https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/73709

Job Posting: Library Assistant, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA

Background: If you have always dreamed of living and working in a world class city, while honing your professional energy in a fast-paced, challenging and engaging work environment, then we are the employer for you — Academy of Art University, the leading art & design university in the nation. As a student-focused and dynamic institution, we believe our employees are direct contributors to the future of art and design.

Library Assistant

  • Provides public service and performs a variety of duties related to the operation of the circulation desk
  • Works with the integrated library system (Millennium by Innovative Interfaces, Inc) and performs routine clerical work as assigned
  • Provides circulation, ready-reference and reserve services to library patrons at assigned service points. Works on special projects as assigned
  • Checks materials in and out
  • Registers borrowers and updates borrowers’ records
  • Calculates and receives fines and fees
  • Carries out and explains circulation policies and procedures to patrons
  • Answers telephones and routes calls if necessary
  • Assists patrons with access to reserve materials
  • Provides basic ready-reference services in person and by telephone
  • Opens and closes the library on weekends and evenings
  • Works on special projects as assigned. Includes: bar coding library materials, shifting library collections and moving shelves, book repair, and moving light furniture
  • Demonstrates excellent attention to detail when working on library tasks
  • Demonstrates familiarity with library technology, such as online catalogs, wikis, blogs, databases, etc.
  • Troubleshoots basic problems with library equipment, including computers (Mac and PC), scanners, copiers, and printers
  • Assists patrons with basic computer functions and programs including Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Preview, and Photoshop
  • Ad hoc projects such as shelving, inventory, and other general library duties as assigned
  • Maintains knowledge of current practices in library and information technologies and educational trends, particularly in relation to Circulation and Public Service in libraries
  • Cooperates in a teamwork fashion with all coworkers and provides excellent customer service to all library patrons
  • Demonstrates excellent oral and written communication skills


  • Previous customer service experience required
  • Previous library experience and/or completion or current enrollment in a library technician certificate program is preferred
  • Excellent knowledge with Mac and PC computers required
  • Experience with troubleshooting basic technical problems strongly desired
  • Required to work at least one closing shift and/or one weekend shift
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Friendly, outgoing, team player is a must

This position works 40 hours per week during Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters. This position works 37.5 weeks per year.

Full post: http://www4.recruitingcenter.net/Clients/academyart/PublicJobs/controller.cfm?jbaction=JobProfile&Job_Id=12479&esid=az

Job Posting: Library Assistant IV (temporary), Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University, NYC

The Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library seeks an industrious and motivated night and weekend Library Assistant IV, reporting to the Avery Access Supervisor. The incumbent:
— is responsible for operations at the Avery Service and Reserves Desk at regularly assigned times, including but not limited to: in-house CLIO circulation of Avery and Fine Arts materials using status patrons; CLIO circulation of Ware materials and materials from other campus libraries and ReCAP; CLIO circulation of reserve books; manual circulation of reserve periodicals and manual circulation of assorted materials (primarily to non-affiliates); creating on-the-fly records; processing holds and recalls; sorting and sending materials to other Columbia Library sites; maintaining Paw Print printers and routine scanner functionality.
— processes Interlibrary Loan (ILL) lending requests from other institutions and Electronic Document Delivery (EDD) requests for eligible Columbia affiliates. Duties include verifying/checking citations in multiple languages, pulling books for loan, and scanning of books and articles.
— acts as primary access services representative to the public during evening hours and handles patron directional and informational inquiries in-person, on the phone, and via email including direct patron assistance with scanners.
— closes library, including sweeping for patrons, turning off all applicable lights and appliances, and locking secured areas.
— submits mediated offsite requests from non-affiliates during evening/weekend hours, and processes incoming offsite materials as needed.
— assigns, revises and trains student workers for circulation tasks (CLIO in-house, CLIO reserves, CLIO general circulation), ILL and EDD tasks (pulling books from stacks, checking citations, scanning), and for stack maintenance duties (picking up, sorting, shelving, straightening, shelf-reading, shifting).
— maintains statistics for activities such as interlibrary lending, electronic document delivery.
— performs Reserves operation tasks, including but not limited to: verifying citations; searching CLIO; pulling materials from the stacks; creating flags and folders; linking materials for e-reserves.
— maintains Service Desk work space: including but not limited to sorting and shelving, shelf-reading, and shifting reserves stack, ensuring that office supplies and paperwork are stocked, and contacting Access Supervisor regarding supply needs.
— performs other duties, as assigned.

Some heavy lifting required.

Semesters: Mon.- Thurs. 3-11pm; Sun. 2pm-10pm
Summer: Tues.- Thurs. 1-9pm; Fri. 9am-5pm; Sat. 11:30am-6pm
Intersession: Mon.- Fri. 9am-5pm

** This is a temporary one-year position with possibility of extension**

Position is responsible for closing Library on all scheduled days. Schedule subject to change to accommodate semester scheduling. Schedule subject to change if operationally necessary.

More information and application: https://jobs.columbia.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1467294435797

Job Posting: Library Assistant, University of Cambridge, Faculty of Architecture and History of Art Library, UK

The Faculty of Architecture and History of Art Library is looking for an enthusiastic and motivated library assistant to join our small and experienced dedicated and friendly Library team.  You will provide support for the two part-time Faculty Librarians in delivering information services tailored to the specific needs of Faculty Library users, undergraduates and postgraduates alike. You will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and a demonstrable commitment to providing an excellent customer service.

You will play a key role in supporting the Faculty Librarians in delivering reader services. You will need to demonstrate an ability to think creatively, to problem-solve, and adapt quickly to changes in a busy work environment. You should be proactive and be able to engage positively and confidently with team members and library users.

You will assist with communication to users on a daily basis using email and web interfaces, and develop effective ways of promoting key library services. You will work to promote the library and its provision of newly purchased books and communicate new and existing online resources using various technologies and social media applications, as well as making a contribution to new initiatives, projects and in-house displays.

Accuracy and attention to detail are essential, as is the ability to work cooperatively in a team.

Some knowledge and interest of art and/or architecture as an academic discipline would be desirable.

Full posting and application: http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AMG585/library-assistant/