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Part-time, Evening and Weekend Library Services Assistant

University of Maryland Baltimore
Baltimore, MD

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The Thurgood Marshall Law Library at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law is hiring part-time, evening and weekend Library Services Assistants. Mainly working unsupervised, the selected candidate performs routine clerical and/or non-complex library duties using manual and automated library systems.  Shifts currently available are:

 Sunday from 10:00am-3:00pm and 3:00pm-8:00pm,
Monday - Thursday from 6:00-11:00pm,
Saturday from 10:00am-3:00pm and 3:00pm-8:00pm

Schedules follow the academic calendar and can change each semester based on library needs. Successful candidates can expect between 10-15 hours of scheduled work per week with opportunities to pick up additional shifts on an unscheduled basis.

****This is a part-time non-benefited, Contingent Category 1 Contractual position ****


    Assisting patrons at the user services desk, answering directional questions and providing information about the library and the collection. Performing circulation transactions in accordance with library policies. Answering the phone. Updating loose-leaf binders and other print legal materials. Shelving, reshelving, and other collections maintenance tasks. Performing basic customer service troubleshooting (connecting to wireless, basic printer troubleshooting). Advises students and visitors on how to access and use library technology.  Other library projects as assigned.


EDUCATION:      High School Diploma or GED


Library experience preferred. Skill in alphabetic and numeric filing and a demonstrated history of customer service. Ability to learn and understand library terminology and functions; to work independently; to communicate effectively; to establish and maintain effective working relationships with library staff; to lift, transport, sort and shelve library materials; to operate standard library and office equipment including computing devices and photocopiers/scanners.

Salary: $15.00/hour

In the Fall of 2021, UMB will require all faculty, staff, and students to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Exemptions for medical or religious reasons will be processed through Human Resources.  

UMB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy. For assistance related to employment, please contact the Staffing department at [email protected]

If you anticipate needing a reasonable accommodation for a disability under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), during any part of the employment process, please submit a UMB Job Applicant Accommodation Request. You may also contact [email protected]  Please note that only inquiries concerning an ADA request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

Job: CI Exempt or Non-Exempt Staff
Shift: Day Job
Organization: Francis King Carey School of Law - Law Library
Job Posting: Jul 22, 2021
Unposting Date: Aug 8, 2021, 10:59:00 PM


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