Library Assistant I - Access Services, Part-time

Job description

Position Statement:

Founded in 2005, Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) is the 31st member of the University System of Georgia. GGC is a premier 21st century liberal arts institution accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. With a current enrollment of over 12,000 students, enrollment is projected to exceed 13,000 students in 2017, including both residential and commuter students. GGC’s innovative practices, caring culture, and extremely affordable tuition are changing the game in higher education and changing the future for students at all levels, of all ages, and from all walks of life. Gwinnett County (pop. 850,000+) is home to a variety of businesses, including organizations involved in health care, education and information technology.

Position Title:
Library Assistant I - Access Services, Part-time

Job Category:

Library - 6010110

Academic Affairs

Required Documents:
Cover Letter, Resume, Unofficial Transcript 1

Under general supervision, employee performs specific library work in Circulation and Reserves, overseeing the Circulation Desk during open library hours (normally 7:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m., Monday-Thursday; 7:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., Fridays; 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., Saturdays; 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m., Sundays) and other hours as needed. Maximum 19 hours per week. Employee does not normally work during Intersession (between semesters), Spring Break, during holiday periods, or other times when the library is not open, but opportunities to do so may occasionally arise. Will require night, afternoon, and weekend hours/shifts.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Performs various Circulation Desk activities via both manual and automated systems (check-outs / check-ins / renewals)
  • Performs resource-sharing (GIL Express, ILL, etc.) and course reserve collection activities (check-outs / check-ins; processing; scanning)
  • Responds appropriately to library users' requests for information; provides referrals to other library or GGC staff/departments as needed
  • Assists library users in locating circulating and reference materials using LC classification system
  • Assists library users in locating periodical materials
  • Assists library users in machine usage (self-checkout; copiers; microfilm/fiche reader/scanner)
  • Accepts electronic payment for library fines/fees
  • Shelves library materials as necessary and helps maintain orderly arrangement of collection
  • Assists in the training and supervision of Student Assistants, especially at night and on the weekends; provides feedback on Student Assistant work performance for semester evaluations
  • Works on special projects as assigned, using word processing, spreadsheet, database, scanning, or other computer software
  • Performs other duties as assigned, including serving as back-up in the Information Commons


Commensurate with education and experience.

Minimum and Preferred Qualifications:

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Facility with computer keyboard/mouse; experience with Windows operating system and Microsoft Office
  • Ability to provide exemplary customer service and deal tactfully and courteously with a diversity of library users
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Ability to become knowledgeable in basic library methods and techniques and execute basic library procedures
  • Supervisory experience required
  • Library experience preferred
  • MLIS students preferred

Physical Requirements of the Job:

  • Periods of standing, sitting, walking, stooping, bending, reaching, and carrying of light to moderate loads
  • May require ability to move and shelve oversized or heavy books at times
  • May require pushing carts filled with books or other library materials
  • Extended periods of visual concentration
  • Manual hand dexterity with hardware (keyboard / mouse)
  • Hearing and spoken word abilities involved in interacting with library users in person and on the phone
  • Job takes place in normal environmental conditions

Position Disclosure:

Due to the volume of applications, applicants may not receive a reply from the College unless an applicant is selected for an interview. Review of applications will continue until positions are filled. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States and proof of eligibility will be contemporaneously required upon acceptance of an employment offer. Any resulting employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation and credit check if applicable to the position, as determined by Georgia Gwinnett College in its sole discretion. Georgia Gwinnett College, 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, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability or religion. Georgia is an open records state.

Physical Requirements

Position may require local travel. Ability to lift and carry files and materials. Ability to move from one office to another office on campus. Adequate vision, hearing and manual dexterity to interact with people in person, on the phone and in writing. Applicant must be able to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodations.

Work Hours:
Position may require non-standard work hours (nights and weekends).

Position Status:






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Job No:
Posted: 2/28/2018
Application Due: 4/29/2018
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