Library Associate - Circulation

Gainesville, GA
Aug 01, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Library Associate - Circulation

Position Number: 53059352

Benefits Eligible: Yes

Campus Location: Gainesville

Job Close Date: 08/13/2017

General Summary: The University of North Georgia is currently accepting applications for a Library Associate. The Library Associate will provide circulation and access services to the students, faculty, staff, and visitors of the University of North Georgia's Gainesville Campus library. The Library Associate will be responsible for the localized processing of loaned and borrowed materials and for processing and maintaining the library's print serials collections. Occasional night and weekend work is required. The position reports to the Library Services Coordinator.

Located in the fastest-growing region of the state, the University of North Georgia is a multi-campus university with an enrollment of over 18,000 students, making it one of the largest institutions in the University System of Georgia. UNG is focused on a mission of educational excellence, leadership development and community engagement opportunities that develop students into leaders for a diverse and global society. Through a variety of educational pathways that provide access and range from certificates and associate degrees to a professional doctoral program, UNG is responsive to regional education and economic development needs. Federally designated as a senior military college, one of the university's signature leadership programs is its 800-member Corps of Cadets on UNG's Dahlonega Campus.

Job Duties & Responsibilities: The Library Associate will:
  • Assist students, faculty, staff, and community patrons in person or by telephone. Provide check-in and check-out of library material and basic information about library and university services. Resolve patron account disputes and makes referrals as appropriate.
  • Coordinate all aspects of library's localized processing of materials for resource sharing, including GIL Express lending and borrowing and local tasks needed for Interlibrary Loan.
  • Process and maintain the library's print serials collections, including periodicals and continuations. Check-in individual issues and maintains records using the ILS.
  • Perform daily opening duties and monitors the safety and security of library users, library property, and facility.
  • In the absence of the Library Services Coordinator, supervise library student assistants.
  • Complete other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Must have knowledge of application software (Word, Excel, etc.).
  • Knowledge of automated systems including integrated library systems, Banner etc.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills; excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Positive, customer-focus in a fast-paced learning environment.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent technology troubleshooting skills.
  • Ability to exercise initiative and good judgment as a team member.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize duties
  • Ability to stand for long periods, push/pull book trucks up to 100 lbs. max, lift up to 25 pounds

Certifications/Licenses & Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Two years related experience. The ideal candidate will have experience in an academic library.

Required Documents: Cover Letter, Resume/Curriculum Vitae, Unofficial Transcripts

Special Instructions to Applicants: Please submit contact information for three professional references.

Employer Information: All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation, as determined by the University of North Georgia in its sole discretion. The University of North Georgia, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sex or national origin, age, disability, religion, genetics or veteran status. Georgia is an open records state. Also, UNG is a federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans.

We provide equal employment opportunities to minorities, females, protected veterans, and disabled individuals, as well as other protected groups.

The University of North Georgia is committed to providing equal opportunity to all qualified applicants without discrimination at the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, disability or handicap as a matter of college policy and as required by applicable state and federal laws.