Library Assistant, Circulation & Acquisitions

Ankeny Campus
Oct 10, 2020
Institution Type
Community College
Position Details

Job TitleLibrary Assistant, Circulation & AcquisitionsCampusAnkeny CampusJob Number21-C01Employment DateJanuary 2021Job CategorySupport Staff PositionsApplication & Position Contact Information

Human Resources at (515) 964-6479 or [email protected] for information concerning the application process. Rebecca Funke at 515-964-6328 or [email protected] for information concerning the position or your status once the position has closed.

Salary Information

HIRING RANGE: $17.92-$21.08 per hour based on experience.
Pay Grade: 7

Job Summary

Assist users in the utilization of library services and materials.

Perform various tasks related to the acquisition and preparation of library materials, both physical and electronic.

Essential Functions

Assist at the library circulation desk each: checking materials in and out; preparing items for pick-up and inter-campus mail; answering routine questions about the library via phone, email, and in person; assisting user in the library with computers, printers, and copiers as needed; helping users locate items in the collection; accepting payment for items lost/damaged/overdue and updating the Library management system appropriately.

Perform acquisition and materials processing functions for the library, including but not limited to: pre-order processing to verify accuracy of new orders (both digital and physical); data entry and database query, via Microsoft Access and the library’s ILS, to ensure accurate tracking of items ordered; receive physical items (all formats) to ensure appropriate workflow to facilitate timely cataloging; expeditiously process physical items to provide students, faculty, and staff with prompt access new materials.

Perform other duties as assigned to include, but not limited to: inventory, shelf-reading, collecting and processing archival materials.

Required Qualifications

High school diploma or equivalent.

One year library or general office experience.

Knowledge of basic library services.

Knowledge of common Microsoft applications.

Ability to interact effectively, courteously and impartially with diverse populations.

Customer focused paired with attention to details and accuracy.

Desired Qualifications

Recent experience working with an automated library system.

Recent professional experience with Microsoft products; experience with Microsoft Access in particular.

Recent experience working for a college.

Physical Requirements

• Sit
• Lift Floor to Waist < 10 lbs
• Carry < 10 lbs x 100 ft
• Push/pull horizontal 10 lbs x 18 in
• Lateral Pinch
• Forward reach
• Crouch
• Neck Flexion, Extension & Rotation
• Fine Motor Coordination
• Hand & Foot Coordination
• Stand
• Walk

Physical Demand CategoryLightPost offer, Pre-Employment Physical TestN/AWork Schedule

Monday-Friday, day hours.

Posting Date10/07/2020Deadline for Submitting Applications10/15/2020Open Until FilledNoSpecial Instructions to Applicants

DMACC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Individuals with disabilities desiring a reasonable accommodation in the application process should notify Human Resources at 515-964-6301 or by email [email protected]

THIS VACANCY REQUIRES: A complete DMACC Employment Application (personal information, educational history, employment history, and supplemental questions). Incomplete applications and commenting “See Resume” will not be accepted. The application form will be used to screen applicants for required qualifications.

Quick Link for Internal Postings Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please describe in detail your experience working in a library, including specific examples of duties and responsibilities.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Please tell us about your current level of software proficiency. List specific programs and skills, library management systems, database applications, and general office applications.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Describe what you believe are the essentials of great customer service.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * How did you learn about this job opening?
    • DMACC Employee Referral
    • Friend/Relative
    • HigherEdJobs
    • CareerBuilder
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • LinkedIn
    • Iowa Workforce Development
    • DMACC Website
    • DMACC Applicant Interest Email
    • Other
  5. * Have you completed the DMACC Employment Application (all personal information, educational history, employment history, and supplemental questions)?
    • Yes
    • No (If no, please return to the application and complete all additional information.)
Documents Needed to ApplyRequired Documents
    Optional Documents
    1. Resume
    2. Cover Letter
    3. Transcripts
    4. Transcript 2
    5. Transcript 3
    6. Other