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Background Check Statement:
Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University's receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report.
Eligibility for Employment:
Proper documentation of identity and eligibility for employment will be required before the hiring process can be completed.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Duties and responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to the following:
Serves as the first point of contact for in-person visitors to Special Collections.
Manages student assistants and service desk functions.
Provides high-quality reference service.
Hires, trains, schedules, supervises, and evaluates student assistants.
Works closely with Special Collections staff to provide service to archival material and rare books.
Provides informational tours to classes and groups.
Supervises circulation of materials.
Provides stacks maintenance for the browsable collections as well as the non-circulating rare book collections.
Maintains student payroll and Banner inputting.
Contributes to Special Collections outreach efforts.
Collaborates with other public services staff in the University Libraries.
Academic background in Appalachian Studies or life experiences in the Appalachian Region.
Experience providing public service in an academic library or historical research organization.
Appalachian State University, located in Boone, North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as engaged global citizens who understand their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. Appalachian enrolls about 18,000 students, has a low faculty-to-student ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors. It is one of 16 universities in the University of North Carolina system.