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Library Assistant

Savannah State University
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Job Title: Library Assistant
Location: Savannah State Recruiting Loc
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 227337
About Us

Savannah State University established in 1890, is the oldest public historically black college or university in Georgia and the oldest institution of higher learning in the city of Savannah. The university’s students select majors from four colleges — Business Administration, Education, Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, and Sciences and Technology. The campus is by far the most picturesque in the state of Georgia. The moss-laden sweeping oak trees, expansive marsh and historic architecture create a resplendent yet tranquil atmosphere. Beneath the beauty and splendor is a vibrant residential campus bursting at the seams with the vim and vigor of quality collegiate life: relevant academic majors, engaging lectures, cutting-edge research, quality student-faculty engagement and a nurturing environment.

Job Summary

This position provides point-of-need service to library patrons at the circulation desk, including circulation of materials, managing collection and patron records in Alma, and maintenance of the stacks and reserves collections. The Circulation Library Assistant is often the first point of contact for students, faculty, and community users of the Asa H. Gordon Library. Excellent customer service skills and a commitment to student success combined with some library knowledge or experience will define the successful candidate.


Reporting to the Access Services Librarian and collaborating with Technical Services, the successful candidate will:

    Provide primary circulation desk services in rotation with other library assistants and student assistants;Use Alma, the library’s Integrated Library System, to charge books/materials out and help patrons locate specific circulating materials or reserve items; Explain circulation policies and procedures to patrons in person and by phone;Answer directional and general information questions both in person, by chat, telephone, and email, and refer patrons in need of professional assistance to librarians;Send books requiring repairs, relabeling or bibliographic changes to Technical Services;Maintain supplies in various forms used at the circulation desk; adequate inventory of paper, equipment, equipment maintenance supplies, and other office supplies needed to provide on-going service to library users; Open and close the library; Maintain and gather statistics as needed; Assist with the library's public relations and outreach services; Sort and shelve library materials;Participate in both ongoing and special stacks maintenance projects.
Required Qualifications
    Associates degreeExcellent customer service skillsFamiliarity with an integrated library systemKnowledge of library operations and services Proficiency with Microsoft Office and basic computer skills Effective written and verbal communication skillsAbility to effectively contribute in a team-oriented, patron-focused environment
Preferred Qualifications
    Bachelor's degreeSome experience with data management Academic library experienceExperience with Alma Integrated Library SystemKnowledge of a library classification system (Dewey or LoC)

Contact Information

For more information or questions about a job posting, please contact the Department of Human Recourses at [email protected] For technical support, please call OneUSG Connect Support at (877) 251.2644, or by email at [email protected]

Conditions of Employment

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with Savannah State University, as determined by Savannah State University, its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug test. Offers are made expressly subject to the applicable federal and state laws, to the statutes, rules and regulations of this institution and to the Bylaws and Policies of the Board of Regents (BOR) of the University System of Georgia (USG), which are available for your inspection upon request.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Savannah Stare University is an equal employment, equal access, and equal educational opportunity and affirmative action institution. It is the policy our institution to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to race, color, national or ethnical origin, age, disability, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status as required by applicable state and federal laws (including Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, Sections 503, and 504, AREA, ADA, E.O. 11246, and Rev. Proc. 75-50). Savannah State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution. For questions or more detailed information regarding this policy please contact the Savannah State University, Office of Human Resources at [email protected] Individuals requiring disability related accommodations for participation in any event or to obtain print materials in an alternative format, please contact the Office of Human Resources at [email protected]

Special Applicant Instructions

Please provide names and contact information (email addresses and phone numbers) for at least three professional references.

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