Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture - and benefits - that just aren't found together anywhere else. If you're curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future - then take a look at this opportunity.
ACCESS SERVICES ASSISTANT , MIT Libraries-Dewey Library , to assist with circulation, reserves, and service desk operations; handle physical space management; and assist patrons using library equipment and systems. Responsibilities include providing in-person assistance regarding library services, collections, and equipment at a variety of service points; interpreting policies/procedures for users and providing information about access to collections and space; opening/closing the library; reporting facilities and safety incidents/issues; training staff and student employees; contributing to the development of documentation/training materials; participating in other activities like book searching, shelving, collecting statistics, financial transactions, sorting and delivering library materials, and identifying opportunities for service improvements; performing some materials processing, working with staff to resolve problems, correct errors, and maintain the physical condition of collections; participating on committees/teams/groups/projects; and other duties as assigned.
Job Requirements REQUIRED : high school diploma or its equivalent; six-months' direct/related experience that provided an understanding of library or service functions; experience using library catalogs and basic business software (e.g., MS Office, e-mail, calendar); an interest in mastering new software/systems/technology; strong organizational, interpersonal, communication, and customer service skills; initiative; flexibility; ability to contribute both independently and collaboratively with a diverse group of people; ability to manage competing priorities and meet deadlines in a diverse and dynamic environment; good attendance record; ability to lift 40 lbs., move loaded carts up to 150 lbs., and shelve library materials; and tolerance for exposure to dust. PREFERRED : college degree or related coursework; academic and/or research library experience; basic training or teaching experience; experience with library-specific software used at MIT (e.g., Aleph, Alma, ILLiad/RAPID ILL); and experience compiling, manipulating, and presenting data (e.g., Excel, Access, Tableau). Job #19879-4
The schedule is subject to change over holiday and summer period, or in response to changes in Libraries' services.
Hourly rate: $18.69/hour minimum, with actual rate based on qualifications and experience.
Applications must include cover letter and resume. The position will be open until filled, with priority given to applications received July 30, 2021.
Internal Number: 19879
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