Senior Library Assistant (part-time 20 hrs/week)

Job description

Eligibility: This is an internal promotional opportunity for current TCNJ employees who are permanent in one of the following titles and have at least one (1) year of permanent service as of the posting's closing date: Library Assistant, Senior Library Assistant, and Principal Library Assistant.

Reporting to the Access Services Librarian, the Senior Library Assistant supports the scholarly needs of the library's users by providing access to the broadest possible range of materials from outside sources and providing collection access to other institutions. Processes and fills lending requests for articles and books from other libraries in the most efficient and cost effective way. Assists in performing procedures for Interlibrary Loan Borrowing and Document Delivery Services. During scheduled times, oversees proper workflow in the Access Services circulation area. Assumes full responsibility for the proper functioning of the Access Services desk during assigned weekend or evening hours. Charges/discharges library material, places holds and recalls, creates/updates library users records, collects and records fine/lost book/ILL payments, answers the phone, takes messages and provides directional information. Answers users' inquires pertaining to library hours and physical location of library material. Assists in supervision and training of student assistants in Access Services duties. Works evening and weekend hours.

This is a 10-month, 20 hour per week position. Works a flexible schedule when classes are in session but must work Saturday 9:30AM-4:30PM Sunday 10:30AM-3:30PM

Required Qualifications

  • High School diploma
  • One (1) years of experience in library work. Equivelant combination of experience and education may be considered.
  • Strong computer and other related technology skills, including MS Word, Excel.
  • Ability to work well with individuals with various backgrounds and communicate effectively orally and in writing and interact effectively with students, faculty, staff and the general public.
  • Ability to work well with minimal supervision.

About Access Services

Access Services is one of three public service points within the library and includes the on-site use and the routine circulation of resources in all formats, special circulation of course-reserved or other restricted- use materials, on-site and remote reciprocal circulation with users of partner libraries, interlibrary loan, and document delivery.

About TCNJ

Founded in 1855, TCNJ is a highly selective institution that has earned national recognition for its commitment to excellence. Emphasizing a residential experience for its 6,500 undergraduates, TCNJ is one of Barron's 75 "Most Competitive" American colleges, and U.S. News & World Report's No. 1 public institution of its kind in the northern region of the country. The College also offers focused graduate programs in nursing, education and English. In 2006, TCNJ was awarded a Phi Beta Kappa chapter-an honor shared by less than 10 percent of colleges and universities nationally. A strong liberal arts core forms the foundation for programs offered through TCNJ's seven schools-Arts & Communication; Business; Culture and Society; Education; Science; Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science; and Engineering. TCNJ faculty members are teacher-scholars who share a commitment to liberal learning. TCNJ is located within an hour, by train, of NYC and Philadelphia. The College's campus is set on 289 tree-lined acres in suburban Ewing Township and is known for its natural beauty. TCNJ has 39 major buildings, including the 4th-best college library in the nation, according to the Princeton Review. The School of Engineering enrolls over 700 majors across 8 programs. The school offers Bachelor of Science degrees in biomedical, civil, computer, electrical and mechanical engineering and engineering science with specializations in policy & society and management. Additionally the school offers a bachelor of science in technological education and Master of Education degree in integrative-STEM education.

To enrich education through diversity, The College of New Jersey is an Affirmative-Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The College has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff, and strongly encourages women and members of underrepresented groups to apply.




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Job No: 9133
Posted: 4/29/2019
Application Due: 6/28/2019
Work Type:
Salary: Negotiable