Part-Time Public Services Assistant (2 Positions Available)

Location
Oneonta, New York
Posted
Sep 05, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Hours: Approximately half-time (.55 FTE and .62 FTE) covering evening and weekend hours, predominantly during the academic year.

Description: Stevens-German Library at Hartwick College seeks a Public Services Assistant to help in the delivery of library services. Under the supervision of the Library Circulation Manager, Public Services Assistants are responsible for efficient and accurate performance of all aspects of library circulation, being aware of library security, training and supervising student employees, aiding patrons in their search for information and assisting in the care of library computers and equipment. The PSA is the sole staff responsible for the effective functioning of the library during evening and weekend hours.

Responsibilities:  

  • checking in and out library materials
  • answering ready-reference questions
  • verifying and processing interlibrary loans
  • light maintenance of library computers, copiers, and microform readers
  • general awareness of the security of patrons and the library equipment and space
  • training and supervision of student workers
  • closing of the library at the end of a shift, and other tasks as assigned
  • physical requirements include the ability to move books on carts, shelve books, and shift the location of books between shelves.

Qualifications: The minimum requirements for this position are a high school diploma and at least one year of relevant experience.  Mastery of library of congress call number system is required. Public Services Assistants must have good oral and written communications skills, and excellent customer service skills.  The position requires experience with computers, including Microsoft Office software and knowledge of library databases and book and journal collections.  Post-secondary education and experience working in a college/university environment or library is preferred.  Familiarity with TLCS library software components are a plus.

An independent, residential liberal arts college enrolling approximately 1,400 full-time undergraduates, Hartwick embraces the teacher-scholar model, with teaching excellence as the first priority and seeks to recruit, retain and promote a diverse workforce.

Located in the scenic Susquehanna River valley in Oneonta, NY, near the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains, the College features a Liberal Arts in Practice general education curriculum and aspires to "be the best at melding liberal arts education with experiential learning."

Hartwick offers health benefits to domestic partners of employees, and prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation/preference and gender identity/expression.  Hartwick is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to broadening “the understanding, awareness, and appreciation of diversity among all members of the Hartwick community.”  Women, minorities, and other underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

Hartwick College is committed to provide a safe and secure educational environment. Employment at Hartwick College is therefore contingent upon a successful background check on every new employee. Candidates to whom an offer of employment is made will be required to sign a Release of Information Form authorizing the College to conduct a thorough background check.

Hartwick College is committed to a diverse candidate pool, values an inclusive workforce and workplace environment, and wishes to minimize or eliminate the impact of implicit bias during the search and hiring process. 

Hartwick College is committed to a diverse candidate pool, values an inclusive workforce and workplace environment, and wishes to minimize or eliminate the impact of implicit bias during the search and hiring process. To apply, please follow the detailed application instructions found at https://www.hartwick.edu/about-us/employment/human-resources/employment-opportunities/staff-positions/.