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Library Associate I

Denison University
Granville, OH

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Administrative Jobs
Academic Affairs, Librarians & Library Services
Employment Type
Part Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Position Type:

Support Staff

Classification Title:

College Support Services

Position Title:

Library Associate I

Position Number:


Pay Grade Level:



Minimum rate of $17.27



Posting Number:

S 121301225

Full or Part Time:

Part Time

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Work Schedule:

During the academic year, excluding summer and term breaks:

Sunday – 10:00 am – 3:00 pmTuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday – 9:00 pm – midnightSaturday – 4:00 pm – midnight

Basic Function:

Perform a variety of library duties requiring judgment in the application of policies and procedures within the access services area, involving superior service to library users, use of library automation systems, various software packages, conventional and digital library media equipment, materials and office equipment. This is an entry-level library staff position.

Essential Job Functions:

Perform public service and/or technical processing duties that involve crucial knowledge of library policies and procedures.

Primary Patron Services:

  • Identify and respond to user needs; provide preliminary basic screening and initial service users and refer unique/complex situations to a higher level for action
  • Contribute to the department’s programs, goals and objectives related to quality, user satisfaction and image through teamwork, cooperation, suggestions and personal productivity and conduct.
  • Provide initial screening for patron problems with library computer equipment and software programs provided on public access computers.

Primary Technical Operations:
  • Enter fundamental information into online systems, search simple, identifiable records, and/or check in/out materials, and generate reports from present parameters using library automated system modules.
  • Assist with materials processing for course reserves, interlibrary loan or other library operations.
  • Apply basic knowledge computer hardware operations and of limited number of software packages such as email, print and electronic document processing or specialized application used by the department.

May cover rotating shifts at service desks, and implement established procedures during emergencies or unusual situations.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

High school diploma or equivalent and one year of relevant work experience; equivalent combination of college and work experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Two years of library staff experience, or a combination of some college and one year of work experience.

Our preferred candidate will have:

  • Technical knowledge to provide initial screening for patron problems with library computer equipment and software programs provided on public access computers.
  • Good organizational skills, ability to follow through on problems and good oral and written communications skills a must.
  • Ability to apply established guidelines, policies, procedures, standards, regulations, practices, and/or laws in order to perform operations and resolve problems, including protecting user privacy.

Physical Demands:

Must be able to navigate the library. This position is responsible for opening and closing the building.

Must be able to push heavy book trucks weighing approx. 50 lbs.


Human Resources

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Open Until Filled:


Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please provide as one of the required documents, contact information for three (3) work-related references including name, address, phone number and email address.

Additional Information:

Candidates applying by September 22, 2023 will be assured full consideration. Position open until filled.

Denison University Background Check Statement:

The final candidate will undergo a background check as a conditional offer of employment.

Denison University EEO Statement :

Denison University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To achieve our mission as a liberal arts college, we continually strive to attract and hire candidates
with diverse backgrounds, experiences and identities. Denison fosters a campus community that
recognizes the value of all persons regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender expression and
identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or socio-economic background. For
additional information and resources about diversity at Denison, please see our commitment to
inclusion, diversity, equity and antiracism (IDEA) at Denison Forward.

If you require a reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please contact the Human Resources Department at (740)587-6299 or by email at


<p>&nbsp;</p> <p>As one of the nation's leading liberal arts colleges, Denison offers an authentic education in the fine arts, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences. Founded in 1831, Denison is one of the earliest colleges to be established in the old “Northwest Territory,” west of the Allegheny Mountains and north of the Ohio River. Denison is located in Granville, Ohio; 27 miles east of Columbus, the state capital.<img alt="denison_university1.jpg" src="" style="border-width: 2px; border-style: solid; margin: 5px; float: right;" typeof="foaf:Image" /></p> <p>Innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in the pursuit of knowledge and the cultivation of independent thinking. And because Denison is a residential college, students are deeply engaged as citizens of the campus community. They learn from one another in a rigorous academic setting, but also in rich social, cultural and political environments.</p> <p>As a residential undergraduate liberal arts college, Denison is among those places that have been called “distinctively American” in their contribution to higher education worldwide. In fact, it is one of a select number of institutions that today defines the type.</p> <p>Confident in the distinction of its graduates and advantaged by unusual resources, Denison has pointedly resisted the tendency in higher education to add layers of graduate degrees, professional schools, and service functions beyond the scope of baccalaureate education of the highest order. Entering its 177th year, Denison has maintained a fully residential campus based upon the well-tested premise that learning flourishes in community.</p> <p>Denison selectively admits successful, confident, and motivated students who seek to take advantage of highly participatory learning within classroom, laboratory, and studio and who expect to learn and grow through their investment in the challenges and opportunities of college life.<br /> The college attracts matriculants from across the country and more than three dozen nations. Denison engages students with outstanding professors in small classes that encourage men and women to take a high degree of personal responsibility for learning. Students pursue a major field of study selected from 39 areas offered by 28 disciplinary departments and interdisciplinary programs in the divisions of Natural Science, Humanities, Social Science, and Fine Arts as well as complete a sequence of General Education and a personalized curriculum of electives from across the college.</p> <p><img alt="denison_university2.jpg" src="" style="border-width: 2px; border-style: solid; margin: 5px; float: left;" typeof="foaf:Image" />A Denison education is not just for a living but for a life. Denison graduates are educated to be curious, resourceful, and reflective. They are expected to begin a life of learning at Denison, not complete it. They are well prepared for the rapidly changing world of the 21st century.</p> <p>Nothing defines a Denison education more than the mutually enriching relationships that develop between students and faculty. The heart of the college is a full-time faculty of almost 200. These men and women, who hold the most advanced degrees in their fields, are selected on the basis of pedagogical and scholarly ability and are encouraged to be innovative teachers whose continuing growth in their discipline through active scholarship allows them to be among the best at their craft. They look forward to the challenge and stimulation of their students even as they seek to draw the best efforts from them. Many Denison students come to regard professors as mentors, who frequently oversee students' independent scholarly projects.</p> <p>Denison’s faculty is committed to undergraduate education. As teacher-scholar-advisers, their principal responsibility is effective teaching informed by the best scholarship. Faculty members place a priority on working closely with students, interactive learning, and partnerships with students in original research. Denison’s low student/faculty ratio allows for close supervision of independent research and collaborative work in small groups and classes.</p> <p><img alt="denison_university3.jpg" src="" style="border-width: 2px; border-style: solid; margin: 5px; float: right;" typeof="foaf:Image" /></p> <p>At Denison, men and women learn and grow in community, and the residential character of the campus is more than a convenience but a way of engaging the full student body in a shared enterprise. The college actively seeks academically superior students who bring diverse talents, interests, backgrounds, and experiences, believing that out of the classroom as well as within learning takes place by sharing, questioning, and growing together. Denison students have unusual opportunities to participate in the arts, in athletics and recreation, in service to others beyond the campus, in student organizational life, and in campus governance.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>

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