Library Assistant I

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Posting Details

Posting Information

This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.

Requisition201900234STitleLibrary Assistant IFLSA statusNon-ExemptHiring Salary

$1,846 – $2,726 per month

Occupational CategoryClericalDepartmentNewton Gresham LibraryOpen Until FilledYesEducational and Experience Requirement

High school graduate or G.E.D. equivalent. Minimum of two years relevant clerical experience; library experience would be helpful; two years of customer service experience is preferred. A combination of education, experience, and training that would produce the required knowledge and abilities could be considered.

Nature & Purpose of Position

This is specialized clerical work involving the application of standard library techniques and procedures related to a specific library function. Work involves performing duties requiring basic knowledge of library practices and procedures.

Primary Responsibilities

Responsibilities will include the following:
– Opens the library and the Circulation Desk weekday mornings.
– Works the Circulation and Reserves desks: responsible for majority of weekday, daytime hours at the desk.
– Processes all Courtesy Cards and TexShare cards.
– Gathers statistics on Courtesy Cards and TexShare cards.
– Processes Requests and Recalls.
– Oversees book searches and manages Missing Books list.
– Monitors and audits faculty checkout of periodicals.
– Assists in training of student assistants as requested.
– Assists in supervision of student assistants.
– Notifies Billing Staff when charges for recalls should be placed on a patron’s account.
– Explains charges to patrons who inquire.
– Interprets policy to patrons.
– With all other Access Services staff is responsible for building security.
– Performs other related duties as assigned.

In addition, all Circulation Staff are on a rotation schedule with other Access Services staff and are required to work assigned Saturdays.

Other Specifications

Normally will be involved in routine contacts with faculty, staff, students, and other patrons and some important contacts with other universities up to or more than 50% of the time. Therefore, ability to deal effectively in contacts with people is necessary. Working conditions are normally in a semi-private or general working area of the library with little or no disagreeable conditions. Ability to operate general office machines and familiarity with Windows type computer applications is needed. Must be able to lift and carry boxes; load and push book trucks; and shelve books. Normal hours are 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, except during interim periods between semesters when the hours will change.

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EEO Statement

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Plan Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code 51.215.

Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Reference Contact Information
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
Screening Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you legally authorized to work in the United States?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * How did you learn about this position?
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • HBCU Connect - Historically Black Colleges and Universities
    • HACU - Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities
    • The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education
    • Association for Women in Science
    • TWC - Work in Texas
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Higher Ed Jobs
    • HERC - Higher Education Recruitment Consortium
    • SHSU Website
    • SHSU Employee
    • Other
  3. If your response to the question above was "Other" please indicate from what source.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * What is your highest level of education?
    • High School/GED
    • At least 30 undergraduate credit hours, but have not obtained an Associates degree
    • Associates degree
    • At least 90 undergraduate credit hours, but have not obtained a Bachelors degree
    • Bachelors degree
    • At least 18 graduate credit hours, but have not obtained a Masters degree
    • Masters degree
    • Ph.D.
  5. * How many years of clerical experience do you have?
    • None
    • Less than 1 year
    • More than 1 year but less than 3 years
    • More than 3 years but less than 5 years
    • More than 5 years but less than 8 years
    • More than 8 years
  6. * Do you have customer service experience? If so please describe your experience and the number of years you worked in customer service?

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. * Are you willing to work weekends?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. * Do you have any experience working in a library? If yes, describe your responsibilities.

    (Open Ended Question)

  9. * Do you have any supervisory experience? If so, please describe your responsibilities.

    (Open Ended Question)

  10. * Have you had job experience handling money?
    • Yes
    • No




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Posted: 8/22/2019
Application Due: 9/3/2019
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