Performs routine library activities (e.g., prepares material for circulation, shelves material, processes orders, etc.); responds to routine inquiries from library patrons and provides clerical support; follows established guidelines and procedures in performing tasks. Reports to Senior Library Associate, Library Associate, Senior Library Assistant, or other designated supervisor.
Additional Basic Function – if applicable:
Reports to the East Liverpool Campus Assistant Dean and Salem Campus Library/Learning Commons Coordinator.
Examples of Duties:
Duties/essential functions may include, but not be limited to, the following:
Gathers and prepares material for binding or circulation (e.g., proofreads bibliographic descriptions, call numbers, labels, etc., applies labels and barcodes, inserts pockets, files looseleaf updates, examines items to determine appropriate binding treatment).
Checks library material in and out, using manual or online systems; sorts and shelves items according to location and call numbers; collects fines for overdue material; responds to basic inquiries (e.g., directions, location of material).
Processes orders for library material; may post invoices and issue claims for non-received items.
Searches shelves to locate material requested by patrons; assists patrons using microform or other equipment.
Performs basic bibliographic searches (e.g., control numbers, author-title); retrieves and transfers (i.e., downloads) records to local databases.
Maintains records and statistics; may compile statistics when requested; answers telephone; receives and distributes mail and shipments; types correspondence, work forms, dissertations, etc., according to established procedures.
May drive vehicle to deliver and retrieve library material as requested.
May train and direct student or temporary employees; may participate in training new employees.
Performs related duties as required.
Additional Examples of Duties – if applicable:
Responds to inquiries from users of the East Liverpool Campus Library/Academic Learning Commons regarding tutoring and other support programming.
Searches shelves to locate material requested by patrons; assists patrons using equipment housed in the East Liverpool Campus Library/Academic Learning Commons (e.g. public computers, poster printer, photocopier/fax machine).
High school diploma or equivalent. A minimum of six months of experience performing general office or library tasks.
Valid Ohio driver's license with safe driving record, if driving required by position.
Library or office procedures Standard procedures for alphanumeric filing
Interpersonal communication to effectively interact with University personnel and public in person and over the telephone (e.g., to assist patrons in locating material and in the operation of equipment)
Operate microcomputer or CRT terminal Read, write, and accurately follow oral and written instructions Sort items according to established methods Maintain accurate records Perform basic mathematics (e.g., add, subtract, multiply, and divide whole numbers, fractions, and decimals, and to calculate percentages)
Preferred Qualifications – if applicable:
Asterisk (*) indicates knowledge, skills, abilities which require assessments
Working Conditions / Physical Requirements:
Library environment; exposed to dirt and dust; may require frequent use of video display terminal; may require light physical effort (e.g., stooping, bending and lifting) and frequent movement from floor to floor; may work varied hours and shifts to include evenings and weekends.
This is an intermittent opening, on-call, as needed position. Hours will vary to meet departmental needs.
Must pass a security check.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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The intent of this description is to illustrate the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and should not be interpreted to describe all the specific duties and responsibilities that may be required in any particular position. Directly related experience/education beyond the minimum stated may be substituted where appropriate at the discretion of the Appointing Authority. Kent State University reserves the right to revise or change job duties, job hours, and responsibilities.
Internal Number: 995478
About Kent State University
Kent State University's eight-campus system, among the largest regional systems in the country, serves both the development of a true living/learning approach at the Kent Campus and the regional needs on seven other campuses throughout Northeast Ohio.The Kent Campus provides the resources and facilities of a large, diverse Ohio university, while the Regional Campuses – Kent State University at Ashtabula, Kent State University at East Liverpool, Kent State University at Geauga, Kent State University at Salem, Kent State University at Stark, Kent State University at Trumbull and Kent State University at Tuscarawas - offer the friendly, casual atmosphere of small liberal arts colleges. Today, Kent State has become an engine for economic, cultural and workforce development locally and internationally as one of the premiere Ohio universities. Kent State is ranked among the nation's 77 public research universities demonstrating high-research activity by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The Liquid Crystal Institute, for example, conducts research that translates into technologies used globally in laptops, calculators and flat screen televisions.