Library Associate I

Killeen, TX
Jul 11, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

diversity employer

Texas A&M University-Central Texas was born in the spirit of community cooperation on May 27, 2009 as a member of The Texas A&M University System, one of the largest systems of higher education in the nation. A&M-Central Texas is a military friendly, upper-level institution offering bachelor's and master's degrees for life's next chapter.

Males, age 18 through 25, must be properly registered with the Selective Service System to be eligible for hire. This position is designated as a security sensitive position and requires a satisfactory criminal history background check.

In order to comply with federal export control regulation, applicants must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident, temporary resident, refugee or asylee to be considered for this position.

Proof of education required upon hire.

Texas A&M University-Central Texas, a member of the Texas A&M University System, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer and Educator and is committed to excellence through diversity.

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Position Details

Posting Number 085S

Position Title Library Associate I

Work Site Location Killeen

Duration of Position Budgeted- FT

Salary Minimum $28,701

Physical Demands

Ability to move medium weight boxes, books, heavy book truck or similar items.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Other Requirements

• Ability to handle material which can contain dust or microscopic mold spores.

Job Summary/Basic Function

The Library Associate I, under general supervision, provides advanced customer support and performs complex library functions in one or more library units. May supervise subordinate staff and student employees.

Minimum Education/Experience/Skills

High school diploma or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Seven years of related experience in a public or academic library or archive.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet applications. Knowledge of email and complex and varied library online research database searches and/or processing.
Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others. Basic keyboarding skills.

Preferred Education/Experience/Skills

Prior experience working in a college or university library.

Work Hours

Variable hours to be determined.

Posting Date 07/10/2017

Closing Date 07/24/2017

Open Until Filled No

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Proposed Job Duties

On this screen, please list in order of importance, and in detail, the job function and duties assigned to this position and estimate the percentage of time given to each function.

Job Duties
Percent of total time 40 Responsibility / Duty

Coordinates Circulation Area of the Library
- Oversees activities at one or more service desks, including those performed by other staff, to ensure that established guidelines are followed and excellent customer service is provided.
- Monitors all functional areas within Circulation Services, including interlibrary loan, library fines and fee, stack maintenance, and periodicals.
- Collaborates with other circulation personnel to staff the circulation desk during the library's hours of operation, to include assisting patrons, acting as a cash custodian, maintaining the operation of equipment and the availability of supplies, and conducting opening and closing procedures.
- Approves circulation schedules, and makes recommendations for staffing circulation desks.
- Recommends guidelines and procedures to library management for the ongoing operation of the circulation area, including customer service guidelines and standards.
- Recommends goals for the circulation area to library management.
- Tracks and report statistics related to circulation, as requested.
- Uses sound judgement to direct other circulation staff when circulation-related issues arise.
- Uses sound judgement to respond to complaints related to the circulation.
- Trains full-time, part-time, and student circulation staff on circulation guidelines and procedures.

Percent of total time 35 Responsibility / Duty

Manages Functional Areas
- Manages the day to day workflow for interlibrary loan, item delivery, TexShare, and WarriorConnect.
- Manages the day to day workflow in one or more additional functional areas of the library, which may include periodicals, lost and paid, media, stacks maintenance, booking, and holds.

Percent of total time 20 Responsibility / Duty

Supervises Student Workers
- Supervises circulation student workers, including hiring, training, attendance, payroll, evaluations, and work quality.

Percent of total time 5 Responsibility / Duty

Library Service, Reference Support, and Other Duties as Assigned
- Serves as a member of library committees, including the Library Circulation Committee.
- Maintains an awareness of current library issues and trends affecting circulation through ongoing training.
- Provides reference assistance for patrons on the use of databases and other library materials face-to-face, on the phone, or online when a professional librarian is not available.
- Performs other duties as assigned.

Supplemental Questions for Posting

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a High School diploma and seven years of related experience in a public or academic library or archive or equivalent combination of education and experience?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Document
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Reference 1
  2. Letter of Reference 2
  3. Letter of Reference 3