Library Assistant, 12 Months (Campbell Library)

Glassboro, New Jersey
Jun 30, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Rowan University is a public comprehensive state-designated research institution with approximately 17,300 students. Its main campus is located in Glassboro, N.J., 20 miles southeast of Philadelphia, with additional campuses in Camden and Stratford. The University comprises seven colleges and five schools: the William G. Rohrer College of Business; the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering; the Colleges of Communication and Creative Arts, Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, Performing Arts, and Science and Mathematics; the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University; the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine; the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences; the School of Health Professions; and the School of Earth and Environment. Rowan is one of two public universities in the country to offer M.D. and D.O. medical degree programs. The institution is also home to the South Jersey Technology Park, which fosters the translation of applied research into commercial products and processes. Rowan has been recognized as one of the top 100 public universities in the nation and is ranked third among public institutions in the North by U.S. News & World Report.

Job Summary:

    Reporting to the evening Principal Library Assistant, under the supervision of the Head of Access Services, this position performs a variety of paraprofessional, detailed library duties as established in Campbell Library’s policies, rules, and standardized procedures. There are specified assignments; however, the essential duties are to staff the Public Services desk and to participate in the closing of the library building on each of the scheduled days.This position will assist with stacks maintenance including shelving of library material, examining the collection for the condition of books, and shifting when necessary. Performance will be reviewed periodically to ensure compliance with procedures and standards.
Examples of Work:

    Charging and discharging library material; inspecting books and media for damage.Upon patron request, locate books and publications, based on call number; accompany the patron to the location when feasible.Answering patron inquiries about the physical location of library material, including an explanation of searching the online catalog, referring complex questions to the reference librarian on duty. Performing accurate shelving tasks utilizing the Library of Congress Classification System. Using a hand-held scanner system to scan books browsed by patrons on 2nd, 3rd, & 4th floors to enable Supervisor to provide accurate usage statistics of books not charged out.Entering new patron information into the Voyager System, verifying name, address, and necessary personal information.

Work Schedule (Please note that the currently listed shift and availability of same are subject to change to meet the operational needs of the department):
  • Tuesday through Thursday, 4:00pm-12:00am
  • Friday, 12:00pm-8:00pm
  • Saturday, 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Sunday and Monday are scheduled days off.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to learn complex computer systems.
  • Adaptable to a flexible work schedule.
  • Library work experience.

Please note that this position is subject to the NJ First Act, requiring public employees to establish residency in the State of New Jersey. See N.J.S.A. 52:14-7 (L. 2011, Chapter 70) for further information.

Rowan University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.

All positions are contingent upon budget appropriations.