Library Assistant

Penn State University - Malvern, PA4.3

Penn State Great Valley seeks a part-time Library Assistant to work at the Knowledge Commons for 22 hours per week, Monday and Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. and Friday 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Duties include: Opening and closing library areas. Assist faculty, staff, students, and community patrons in use of the library, including library equipment. Perform basic circulation functions such as registering borrowers, charging and discharging library materials, and locating library materials online. Processing interlibrary loan items, and ordering, processing, and returning new materials as part of the library’s monthly book/DVD leasing.

Provide reference assistance (including virtual reference service). Candidate should possess good computer skills, communication skills (written and verbal), the ability to lift 30 pounds with or without accommodation and the ability to work independently. Candidates must possess a commitment to working with individuals from a variety of backgrounds and cultures, have a strong commitment to diversity, equity, respect and inclusion, and be supportive of a collaborative work environment. Successful applicants must be dependable, flexible, and dedicated to providing excellence customer service to library visitors.

Previous library or public service experience preferred.