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Library Assistant I
Harper College in Palatine, Illinois
Date Posted 08/24/2020
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Job no: 493860

Schedule Information: Maintains a flexible 37.5 hours work per week schedule. May work one evening each week and one Saturday each month.

Hours Per Week: 37.5

Benefits: Health, Dental, Life & Disability Insurance; Sick, Vacation, and Holiday pay; Personal Business; Educational Assistance: Tuition Waivers at Harper & Professional Expense

Working Conditions: Work is primarily indoor and sedentary in nature. Work may involve lifting books and materials up to 25 lbs. of force on an occasional basis, pushing loaded book or media carts, and moving about in the work area.

Duties of Position:

  • Responsible for providing public service within the Circulation Department.

  • Responsible for opening and closing the library.

  • Provides virtual library support through live chat and ticket queues.

  • Creates, schedules, and maintains virtual study rooms for students.

  • Assists with updating library website and creating content for social media.

  • Registers students, staff, and community borrowers and updates borrowing status of patrons.

  • Checks materials and technology in and out.

  • Collects fines and fees for lost, damaged, and overdue materials.

  • Receives, processes, and helps maintain reserve materials for faculty.

  • Provides information to patrons in person, online, and by telephone, and makes necessary referrals; assists patrons as needed.

  • Assists with library programming and events.

  • Maintains stacks and general physical space of the library.

  • Inspects damaged materials and refers them to appropriate department for repair or replacement.

  • Troubleshoots copiers, printers, DVD players, microform reader/printers, computers, print stations and book-scanning stations.

  • Monitors and manages group study room use.

  • Assists with library marketing initiatives, including helping to create displays.

  • Assists in directing the day-to-day activities of student aides.

  • Processes materials borrowed and lent through ISHARE consortium, notifying patrons that requested item(s) have arrived and returning items to the lending libraries.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Education Requirements: LTA Certificate or Associate’s degree required.

Experience Requirements: One year library circulation experience preferred and customer service experience required. Proficiency in Microsoft Word & Power Point required.

Application Review Date: Applications are accepted until the position is filled though priority will be given to applications received on or before: September 7, 2020

Required Documents: ***A resume and cover letter are required to complete the application process***

  • Official transcripts required upon hire

  • Employment is contingent upon Criminal Background Check.

  • Employment sponsorship is not available.

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