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Library Assistant

Employer
Houston Community College System
Location
Houston, Texas, West Loop Center
Closing date
Jun 20, 2021
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Library Assistant🔍Houston, Texas, West Loop CenterNew📁Administrative & Clerical Support📅21001JG Requisition #📅1 day ago Post DateThe Organization

Houston Community College (HCC) is an open-admission, public institution of higher education offering a high-quality, affordable education for academic advancement, workforce training, career development and lifelong learning to prepare individuals in our diverse communities for life and work in a global and technological society. We’re proud to say that 98 percent of our graduates step into a job in their field of study immediately upon graduation. One of the largest community colleges in the nation, HCC has served the Greater Houston area for over four decades. Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and the Schools Commission on Colleges, we offer 300+ associate degree and certificate programs to 75,000+ students across 13 Centers of Excellence and online each semester. We are proud to be No.1 among all community colleges in the nation in providing associate degrees to minorities and No.1 in educating international students, with 10.4 percent of our student population from outside the USA. Our vision is to become the Employer of Choice in support of our mission for Student Success by attracting, retaining and motivating the best employees.

The Team

Play a central role at HCC as you keep our everyday operations running like clockwork. You’ll get the chance to make things happen and work closely with inspiring leaders across different parts of the institution. Whether your role is supportive, administrative, financial or something else, you’ll be part of a dynamic team that not only provides HCC students with cutting-edge academic and career tools, it also takes care of its people.

We are currently seeking a Library Assistant who will advance the institution’s proud tradition of excellence in academics, student life and community service.

The Opportunity

If information is power, then there could be no hero mightier than a library assistant. Warning: This is not a desk job, and it’s anything but routine. Whether you’re assisting with the training and supervision of work-study students or shelving books, doing an equipment inventory or helping someone use the online catalog, we’ll depend on you to keep the library running at peak performance and ensuring library users can access the information and resources they need.

If you’d like to play a critical role in an innovative and highly regarded organization; and if you’re excited about the idea of contributing to the amazing HCC student experience – apply for this position today!

Location

Houston is a city with limitless possibilities:

• Third-largest city in the U.S. and home to 54 Fortune 500 companies, second only to New York City’s 55.

• 145 languages are spoken here.

• Overall after-taxes living costs are 5.6 percent below the average for all 308 urban areas recently surveyed.

• Houston is a major-league sports town, and don’t forget the annual Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo.

• The weather is great! Mild winters ensure that outdoor activities can be enjoyed year-round.

• World-renowned medical care. The Houston metro area has long been known for its first-rate health care system, with many Houston area hospitals consistently ranking among the nation’s top institutions.

• With over 150 museums and cultural institutions in the Greater Houston area, museums are a large part of Houston’s cultural scene.

• Houston is the Culture & Culinary Capital of Texas with more than 7,500 restaurants and eating establishments covering 60+ cuisines.

If this sounds like the role for you and you’re ready to join an amazing team, please apply right away.

It is the policy of the Houston Community College System to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or veteran’s status. Individuals with disabilities, who require special accommodations to interview, should contact the Employment Services Office at (713) 718-8565.

HCC values its employees and their contributions, promotes opportunities for their professional growth and development, and provides a positive working and learning environment that encourages diversity, innovation and creativity, and inclusion.

SUMMARYResponsible for carrying out circulation procedures, both automated and manual, and assisting library users as well as maintaining library files and shelves. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned. Assist students, faculty, staff and other authorized users regarding library related needs in person and via telephone. Provide back-up information and reference to library users including instruction in the use of the on-line catalog. Release and receive library materials, equipment, etc. Record identifying data and due date on cards to issue books to patrons. Review automated records to compile list of overdue books and issues overdue notice to borrowers. Inspect returned books for damage, verifies due date, and computes and receives overdue fines. Sort and shelve publications according to Library of Congress Classification and other specified filing systems. Examine materials on shelves to verify accuracy of placement. Schedule the use of computers, and performs minor maintenance of audio-visual equipment, printers and other related library equipment. Assist in the training and supervision of work-study students. Gather, maintain and report statistical information as needed. Perform inventory of library equipment, furniture and materials, under the supervision of a Librarian. Perform clerical keyboarding duties as needed. QUALIFICATIONTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential duties and responsibilities listed above. The qualifications listed below are representative of the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. EDUCATIONHigh school or GED required. EXPERIENCEOne (1) year experience in customer service in a library preferred. Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred. Experience using People Soft skill preferred. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIESGood oral and written communication skills Ability to organize information Ability to work independently Computer skills required Ability to interact professionally with faculty and students This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor. This job description may be revised upon development of other duties and changes in responsibilities. EDUCATIONHigh school or GED required. EXPERIENCEOne (1) year experience in customer service in a library preferred. Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred. Experience using People Soft skill preferred. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIESGood oral and written communication skills Ability to organize information Ability to work independently Computer skills required Ability to interact professionally with faculty and students

Organization

Houston Community College is an open-admission, public institution of higher education offering a high-quality, affordable education for academic advancement, workforce training, career development, and lifelong learning to prepare individuals in our diverse communities for life and work in a global and technological society.

Houston Community College offers more than 300 degrees and certificates as well as over 2,000 courses.

Working at HCC

Houston Community College System (HCCS) employs a competitive hiring process for Faculty, Staff and Administrators. We offer a wide-range of benefits for our employees and their family members. To view our employee benefits, visit HCC Summary of Benefits. We employ full-time, part-time/adjunct and temporaries for a composite institutional staffing of approximately 6,000 employees.

About Houston

Houston is a business leader and has a vibrant economy with an abundance of amentities and resources. The City of Houston is home to more than 2.2 million people and the Greater Houston area has a population of more than 5 million. The city has a diverse mix of food, music, sports, amenities and resources.

 

 

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