Hourly - Library Assistant

Seattle Community Colleges - Seattle, WA4.6

The Library Assistant provides library circulation service at a public service desk using Alma, an integrated library software system for maintaining patron records and library materials records. The library assistant also sorts, shelves, and locates materials and performs library support tasks that contribute to the library's effective operations.

This position has a schedule of up to 16 hours per week during the fall, winter, and spring quarters and reports to the Circulation Supervisor at the main campus.

This time hourly position will be assigned primarily to the library at the Health Education Center at Pacific Tower.

Hours will be scheduled as needed between 7:45 a.m. and 8 p.m. on weekdays

Applicants must submit a complete application including the following:

Online application form
A current resume
Names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references (included in the online application)
Respond to supplemental questions
First review will begin December 10th.

Seattle Colleges are committed to recruiting dedicated faculty and staff who together create a welcoming academic climate that reflects the diverse backgrounds of our community, including ethnicity, national origin, religion, race, gender, gender identity, age, status as a veteran or disabled veteran, disability, political status, and sexual orientation.

Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.

Essential Functions:
Performs basic circulation support duties, including but not limited to: checking materials out and in; renewing; placing holds; and running daily notices.
Assists patrons (students, faculty, staff, and guests of the college) with basic informational and directional questions about the library, including finding materials. Refers patrons to other staff members where appropriate.
Assists patrons with basic computer help that includes, but is not limited to: logging in, software support and adding money to pay for print accounts. Refers patrons to IT Help Desk when needed.
Assists with opening and closing of the library and maintaining the library's collections in a neat and orderly condition.

Required Education, Experience & Abilities:
Customer service and communication skills.
Organization and attention to detail.
Ability to work cooperatively and maintain effective interpersonal relationships with the public and co-workers.
Ability to operate relevant computer systems including hardware and software, such as Microsoft Word, electronic databases, email, and internet navigation in addition to other office equipment (scanner/copier).
High school graduation or equivalent.
Experience in the functional operations of a library or experience in a customer service environment.