Public Services Assistant

Galesburg, Illinois
Feb 12, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Knox College is seeking a service-oriented individual to serve as a Public Services Assistant in the Circulation Department of the Knox College Library. This temporary position is part-time (20 hours per week during the weekend and late evenings) and 10 months per year.  Hours will vary during academic breaks.

Duties include supervising student employees, circulating library materials on an automated library system and using interlibrary loan and serials software to perform a variety of public service and collection maintenance tasks. Critical skills include the ability to:  interpret and apply circulation policies and procedures, work independently, model excellent customer service and work proficiently with computer software.

Qualifications: A two-year college associate degree or higher, customer service experience, and advanced computer & touch typing skills are required. Supervisory experience is preferred.

Experience with the Voyager ILS system, Illiad Interlibrary Loan software, and working in an I-Share library are preferred.

Please send cover letter, resume, Knox College Application found at and the names of three professional references to the Human Resources Department at

Knox College is a nationally ranked, private, residential liberal arts college of 1,420 undergraduate students located in Galesburg, Illinois. Founded in 1837 by social reformers strongly opposed to slavery, Knox was one of the first colleges in the United States open to all, regardless of race, gender and financial means. With a campus population that includes students from 48 states and 51 countries, significant representation of first-generation college students, and substantial cultural and racial-ethnic diversity, Knox is a vibrant and creative community.

 Notice of Non-Discrimination

 Knox College does not discriminate on the basis of sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, religion or religious affiliation, sexual orientation or preference, age, marital or family status, disability, veteran status, or other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law in admission, financial aid, employment, athletics, or any other aspect of its educational programs or activities. Any inquiries regarding Title IX or the College’s policies that prohibit discrimination should be directed to the Title IX Coordinator or the Department of Education Office for Civil Rights.

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