Library Assistant III, Educational Resource Center

Aug 26, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Department Summary: Library Services is located in the Clement C. Maxwell Library and is open during the academic year on average 94 hours each week. It is a busy, dynamic space with classrooms, academic and administrative offices throughout the building. The library serves all BSU students, faculty, staff, administrators from across the campus, residents of the Commonwealth as well as those at the satellite campuses in Attleboro and on Cape Cod. The Educational Resource Center is located on the second floor of Maxwell Library. The position is supervised by the Education librarian, who manages all processes conducted in the unit and who supervises the Center's positions.

Position Summary: The Library Assistant III in the Education Resource Center is responsible for a number of crucial functions, including but not limited to: providing general library and research assistance, creating and revising curriculum resource lists, circulating specialized education-related materials, processing a variety of new materials, preparing monthly service statistics, participating in collection inventory projects, and other duties as assigned. Besides such duties, the position shelves materials, prepares children's periodicals for the bindery, participates in library-wide meetings, attends workshops to enhance job knowledge, and provides excellent customer service. Tour of Duty: 8:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (Saturdays and Sundays as days off) Subject to change This is an AFSCME position and is subject to the terms of that union agreement.

Essential Duties: * Provides general library, research and reference assistance in person, electronically, or via the telephone. * Assists customers with online database searching and discovery, with searching the library's online catalog, and with using a variety of education-related resources and reference materials, including K-12 textbooks, juvenile literature, test reviews, curriculum guides, teaching kits as well as other relevant resources. * Updates, creates and revises curriculum resource lists, other relevant Center documents, and web pages. * Circulates specialized education-related materials such as standardized tests, reserve items, and special permission loans of non-circulating materials when appropriate. * Process newly-acquired standardized tests, teaching kits, and curriculum guides. * Assist with the management of the physical collections by re-shelving and re-filing resources, and as directed rearranging the Center's various collections. * Physically prepares children's periodicals for binding. * Compiles and prepares on a monthly basis a variety of statistics using standard tools. * Conducts group tours and under the direction of the Education librarian offers bibliographic instruction sessions as needed. * Operates equipment including but not limited to printers, scanners, and photocopiers and assists others with their use as needed; provides routine maintenance for area equipment by filling paper trays, replacing toner cartridges, and restoring standard settings. * Assists with training, supervising and evaluating student workers. * In consultation with supervisor, assists with developing and documenting policies, goals and procedures. * In consultation with supervisor, attends workshops, seminars, and other educational opportunities to enhance job knowledge and performance. * Performs other duties as assigned within the LAIII classification specifications

Required Qualifications: * Applicant must have at least two years of full-time or equivalent part-time paraprofessional experience as a library assistant, including at least one year in a supervisory capacity, or any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions per the state job specifications. * Ability to communicate effectively. * Ability to follow oral and written instructions. * Ability to deal tactfully with others and provide effective customer service. * Ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with others. * Ability to maintain accurate records. * Knowledge of and ability to prepare general reports. * Knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of supervision. * Ability to exercise sound judgment. * Ability to stand for prolonged periods of time, to bend, stoop, reach, and push heavy book carts. State Job Specifications are available in the Human Resources Office and/or the department web page:

Preferred Qualifications: * Knowledge of and ability to use Microsoft Office productivity applications. * Associate's degree or higher. * Academic library experience, especially in customer services. * Familiarity with basic concepts in teacher education, educational pedagogies and practices. * Experience using library automated systems. * Knowledge of educational library research and reference materials and general library services.

Physical Demands: Bridgewater State University complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants and employee with disabilities. Job duties are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting, subject to standing for prolonged periods of time, bending, stooping, reaching, lifting, pushing heavy book carts and occasional lifting of boxes weighing 10+ lbs.

Special Conditions: Please be aware that employment at Bridgewater State University is contingent upon completion of a successful background check.

EEO Statement: Bridgewater State University (BSU) is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer which actively seeks to increase the diversity of its workforce. We are dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people.

Salary Range: $1,531.50 bi-weekly (Grade 14, Step 1)

Special Instructions: Please note the following information is required to complete your application for this position: *a minimum of one (1) employment history entry. *a minimum of three (3) professional reference entries.