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Assistant, Library

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Job Number 1909025
Assistant, Library

Closing Date: 09/27/2019
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Position InformationLocationHighland Campus
Note: Library ServicesHours40 hours/week as assigned; Generally Monday-Thursday: 12:00 PM-9:00 PM, Friday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm, with occasional need for weekend hours.SalaryAssistant 4/114 ($31,200.00 - $36,267.00)FLSA StatusNon-ExemptReports ToHead LibrarianCriminal Background CheckPre-employment criminal background checks are required for all Staff and Faculty positions. Pre-employment urinalyses drug screens are also required for all top candidates considered for positions in ACC's College Police department.College Profile

Austin Community College is a public two-year institution that serves a diverse population of approximately 41,000 credit students each Fall and Spring semester. We embrace our identity as a community college as reflected in our mission statement. We promote student success and community development by providing affordable access, through traditional and distance learning modes, to higher education and workforce training, including appropriate applied baccalaureate degrees, in our service area. As a community college committed to our mission, we seek to recruit and retain a workforce that:
  • Reflects the diversity of our community
  • Values intellectual curiosity and innovative teaching
  • Is attracted by the college mission to promote equitable access to educational opportunities
  • Cares about student success and collaborates on strategies to facilitate success for under-represented populations
  • Welcomes difference and models respectful interaction with others
  • Engages with the community both within and outside of ACC
  • Our Mission

    The Austin Community College District promotes student success and community development by providing affordable access, through traditional and distance learning modes, to higher education and workforce training in its service area. For more information, see http://www.austincc.edu/about-acc/mission-statementCommitment to Equity and Inclusion

    ACC is committed to the ongoing systemic changes needed to ensure the increased recruitment, inclusion, retention and completion of historically underserved and under-represented populations. Through continual strategic community engagement and professional development of administrators, faculty, staff and students, the college demonstrates its dedication to fostering a culture and climate for equitable outcomes. As an open access and low-cost institution, ACC is proud to serve a diverse student body. Dedicated faculty members are excellent professors who help students achieve their educational goals and are sensitive to the diverse cultures and socio-economic backgrounds of our students. In 2017 our faculty adopted a Statement of ACC Faculty Values. This Statement affirms that ACC's faculty members value collaboration, service, agency, scholarship, inclusion, and teaching, all of which attest to our commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion at the heart of our mission.General Statement of Job

    Assist patrons and perform all circulation desk functions and other procedures in a highly automated, dynamic and diverse, customer service, and teamwork-oriented environment.Description of Duties and TasksEssential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Performs library services and procedures including checking-in, checking-out, sorting and shelving items, checking book drops, logging-on computers, and opening/closing library.
  • Assists patrons with directional questions, equipment use, and updating patron information. Reconciles money collected from library fines and fees.
  • Updates and maintains patron, periodicals, and reserves records.
  • Performs stack maintenance such as shelving, shelf reading, shifting, and inventory.
  • Processes and maintains one or more of the following: reserve materials and files, periodicals, the fines and fees process, records daily library statistics, and others such as minor edits and status changes to library records.
  • Monitors and troubleshoots problems with copiers, printers, and the security system.
  • Assists the head librarian in promoting and implementing library safety and security in coordination with the senior library assistant.
  • May assist with inventories, maintains circulation desk supplies. Picks up, sorts, and delivers mail. Participates in special projects as needed.
  • KnowledgeMust possess required knowledge and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

    Library operations in a higher education or similar environment.SkillsMust possess required skills and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

    Maintaining effective time management practices, including an established work schedule, possible weekend and evening hours, and/or work at multiple campus locations. Using effective oral and written interpersonal and workplace communication skills. Using effective organizational and planning skills with attention to detail and procedures or standards, and task completion, in an individual or group setting. Providing superior customer service. Applying problem solving skills. Maintaining confidentiality of patron information and work-related information and materials in compliance with Austin Community College policies and Teaching and Learning Excellence/Library Services (TLED/LS) guidelines, as well as federal and national standards. Establishing and maintaining effective work relationships. Adapting effectively in a multi-tasking, dynamic, and evolving work environment.Technology Skills

    Use a variety of spreadsheet, word processing, database, and presentation software. Use automated library systems within a web-based environment.Required Work Experience

  • Six months related work experience.
  • Preferred Work Experience

    Work experience in a library circulation department and use of proprietary library systems.Required Education

  • High school diploma or educational equivalent.
  • Preferred Education

    Associate degree or higher.Other Preferred Qualifications

    Knowledge of library services and operations especially in a community college setting.Physical Requirements

    Work is performed in a standard office or similar environment. Subject to standing, walking, sitting, bending, reaching, pushing, and pulling. Occasional lifting of objects up to 30 pounds.Safety

  • Work safely and follow safety rules. Report unsafe working conditions and behavior. Take reasonable and prudent actions to prevent others from engaging in unsafe practices.
  • ACC Benefits OverviewFull-time Faculty and Staffing Table employees who work in full-time and/or part-time positions at the College are eligible for ACC medical benefits effective the first of the month after their first 60 days of employment. Benefits include medical, dental, life insurance, short and long term disability, retirement plans and AD&D.

    ACC does not participate in Social Security. ACC participates in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) and the Optional Retirement Program (ORP-Faculty Only). Part-time and Hourly employees participate in the ACC Money Purchase Plan (ACCMPP) as a retirement program required by Federal law.

    DisclaimerThe above description is an overview of the job. It is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Duties and responsibilities may change with business needs. ACC reserves the right to add, change, amend, or delete portions of this job description at any time, with or without notice. Employees may be required to perform other duties as requested, directed, or assigned. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made by ACC as its discretion to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Austin Community College provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

    As required by the US Department of Education, employees are required to report violations under the Title IX and, under the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), select individuals are required to report crimes. If this position is identified as a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified, trained, and provided resources for reporting.




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    Posted: 9/15/2019
    Application Due: 10/1/2019
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