Library Assistant I P/T

Palatine IL
Jan 23, 2018
Institution Type
Community College

Schedule Information: Monday-Thursday: 2:00pm-10:00pm

Hours Per Week: 28 hours/week; 46 weeks/year

Benefits: Prorated Sick & Vacation; Holiday Pay; 2 Harper Tuition Waivers per semester


Characteristic Duties:

Responsible for closing the library.

Registers students, staff, and community borrowers and updates borrowing status of patrons.

Checks materials and laptops in and out.

Collects fines and fees for lost, damaged, and overdue materials.

Receives, processes, and helps maintain reserve materials for faculty.

Provides information to patrons in person and by telephone, and makes necessary referrals; assists patrons as needed.

Assists with library programming and events.

Maintains stacks and general physical space of the library. 

Inspects damaged materials and refers them to appropriate department for repair or replacement.

Troubleshoots copiers, printers, DVD players, microform reader/printers, computers, print stations and book-scanning stations.

Monitors and manages group study room use.  

Assists with library marketing initiatives, including helping to create displays. 

Assists in directing the day-to-day activities of student aides.

Processes materials borrowed and lent through ISHARE consortium, notifying patrons that requested item(s) have arrived and returning items to the lending libraries.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:

Work is primarily indoor and sedentary in nature.  Work may involve lifting books and materials up to 25 lbs. of force on an occasional basis, pushing loaded book or media carts, and moving about in the work area.  

Equipment/Tools Used:

Utilizes standard office equipment, including computers and associated software, in order to perform the duties of the job.


Under the general supervision of the Circulation Supervisor, receives oral and written instructions on work to be performed. 

Minimum Acceptable Qualifications:

Education:          High school graduate or equivalent.  Some college preferred.  Library Technical Assistant (LTA) certificate preferred.

Experience:        One year library circulation experience preferred and customer service experience preferred. PC experience required.

Application Review Date:  Applications are accepted until the position is filled though priority will be given to applications received on or before: February 6, 2018

Required Documents***A resume and cover letter are required to complete the application process***

* Official transcripts required upon hire 
* Employment is contingent upon Criminal Background Check.

* Employment sponsorship is not available.

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