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Reference Associate PT - Plano Campus
Collin College in Plano, Texas
Date Posted 09/08/2020
Employment Type Part Time
Application Deadline Open until filled

Institution:Collin College
Location:Plano, TX
Category:Admin - Libraries
Reference Associate PT - Plano Campus
2800 E Spring Creek Pkwy,, Plano Campus
Plano, Texas, 75074
United States

We are searching for an experienced Reference Associate PT - Plano Campus.

Job Purpose:
Provide reference services to patrons. Maintain current and accurate periodical information. Educate students on how to search databases and the library catalog.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Provide reference services to patrons of the library. Explain and assist in the use of reference sources, books, online databases and internet web search engines to locate information.
Request inter-library loans from other library systems.
Provide assistance in the computer lab, as needed. Assist students, faculty and staff with computers, software problems, computer access and printing.
Maintain and process library periodicals collection. Prepare periodical issues for shelving. Claim missing periodical issues with the periodical vendor.
Must be available to work Tuesday and Thursday evenings 5:00pm - 9:45pm and Sundays 1pm-5pm.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Perform all duties and maintain all standards in accordance with college policies, procedures and Core Values.
Required Qualifications:

A minimum of eighteen (18) credit hours completed toward a master's degree in library science or library and information science from a regionally accredited American Library Association (ALA) institution required.
Two (2) years of library related work experience required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of search strategies
Knowledge of college resources
Knowledge of the reference interview process
Knowledge of college and library policies
Knowledge of library databases
Knowledge of library equipment
Customer service skills
Instructional skills
Computer and applicable software skills
Analytical skills
Organizational skills
Research and problem solving skills
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
Ability to analyze information sources
Ability to process reports
Ability to maintain budget for ordering
Ability to help customers with their basic computer needs, including e-mail, answering Microsoft product questions, and navigating the internet
Physical Demands and Working Conditions:
Light Work - Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly having to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for the Sedentary Work category and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated Light Work. Positions in this class typically include talking, hearing, seeing, grasping, standing, walking and repetitive motions, plus stooping, kneeling, crouching, and reaching. Relatively free from unpleasant environmental conditions or hazards. Office environment. Little physical effort required.

***This is a Security Sensitive position. Therefore candidates will be subject to a criminal background check.***

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of the positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Fair Labor Standards Act (exempt/non-exempt) is designated by position. The employer actively supports Americans with Disabilities Act and will consider reasonable accommodations.

Employment Type: Part-time Staff

Compensation Type: Hourly

Compensation Range: $17.48 - 17.48

For any employment questions, please contact HR at (972) 985-3783 or email employment@collin.edu

Collin College provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

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