Library Assistant II

Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, TX
Closing date
Sep 13, 2021

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Library Assistant II

FLSA status:


Hiring Salary:

$2,090 – $3,076 per month

Occupational Category:



Newton Gresham Library

Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


Educational and Experience Requirement:

Associate’s degree or sixty hours of college required. No experience required. Library experience would be helpful. A combination of education, experience, and training that would produce the required knowledge and abilities could be considered.

Nature & Purpose of Position:

Responsible for customer service at the Library Service Desk and metadata projects in support of Special Collections & Archives.

Primary Responsibilities:

Responsibilities may include but are not necessarily limited to the following: Provide Circulation and Reserves services at the Service Desk. Answer patron inquiries of a complex nature by telephone, mail, or in person. Supervises student assistants, prioritizes, delegates, and monitors work. Assists in the training of student assistants. Recommends revisions to policies and procedures as needed. Responsible for building security along with all other Access Services staff. Supports metadata projects for Special Collections & Archives. Creates metadata (descriptive and preservation) for digital objects and scanned items. Formats metadata for ingestion into preservation software. Maintains and updates files relevant to metadata projects as needed. Compiles monthly logs of statistics related to work activities as needed. Recommends revisions to policies and procedures as needed. Assists students utilizing computers. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Other Specifications:

Data entry experience. Knowledge of different metadata schemes and knowledge of XML is preferred. Customer service and supervisory experience would be helpful. Must have computer skills and an ability to learn new programs. Must be detail-oriented and display a willingness to work with others, as projects may be large-scale with lengthy durations. Must be able to prioritize, exercise initiative, use good judgment and work independently. Expected to resolve work problems as they arise, make independent decisions, and work on most assignments with substantial independence.

Working conditions are normally in a semi-private or general working area of the library with little or no disagreeable conditions. Must be able to carry boxes, load and push book trucks, and shelve books.

Works on a rotation schedule with other Access Services staff and is required to work assigned Saturdays. During interim between semesters, hours will vary.

Work schedules will be between the hours of 3 p.m. – Midnight (closing), Sunday through Thursday. However, work schedules may vary according to library needs and on occasion may include evening work or weekends. Training in Library and University specific software will be provided.

Full Time Part Time:

Full Time


EEO Statement:

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action 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, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215.


For more than 140 years, Sam Houston State University (SHSU) has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. Its motto, "The measure of a Life is its Service," echoes across SHSU's eight colleges and beyond campus through student research, creative endeavors, service learning, volunteering and more. SHSU is an inclusive institution whose mission is to provide high quality education, scholarship, and service to student and to regional, state, national and international constituencies. 

SHSU offers over 90 bachelor degree programs, over 55 masters and 11 doctoral programs, including the nation’s first PhD in Forensic Science, SHSU offers an exceptional college experience. SHSU is classified as a "Doctoral Research University" by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education. The Chronicle of Higher Education named Sam Houston State University among the nation's best universities to work for in nine consecutive years "Great Colleges to Work For" survey results.

SHSU is a university that thinks big but feels small. With a student population of over 21,500 students, SHSU prides itself with creating a close community. Located in the "piney wood" region of East Texas, Huntsville is less than an hour's drive north of Houston, which enables the university community to maintain a small town atmosphere with easy access to the nation's fourth largest metropolitan area. 

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Plan Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace.  

A member of The Texas State University System  

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