Library Assistant at the Fine Arts Library
The Fine Arts Library is seeking undergraduate student workers for 2021/2022 school year and beyond. Student Assistants provide front-line customer service in a busy library that specializes in subjects such as art, architecture, archaeology, and classics. The Fine Arts Library is attached to Campbell Hall, behind the Fralin / UVa Art Museum. Work takes place at a Public Services Desk, so reliability is essential.
This position primarily focuses on tasks related to circulation services, such as checking out and discharging library materials. But student assistants may also be called upon to assist with shelving books, retrieving books, searching for lost items, or special projects. Students interested in this position should be dependable, have good attention to detail, and be proactive in helping others. Data entry skills, knowledge of standard office programs, and the ability to work within library guidelines and policies are expected. Students Assistants will also need to be able to work independently, and to learn the Library of Congress call number system.
This position will start in mid to late August of 2021 and hours will be less than 20 hrs per week.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
· Help create a welcoming, informative environment for library patrons by answering basic directional, circulation, and library policy questions.
· Charge, discharge, and renew library materials for patrons
· Help patrons locate materials in the stacks.
· Provide basic assistance with printers and other assorted library technology.
· Assist in opening or closing the library during the first or final shifts of the day.
· Assist in maintaining the orderly appearance of the library.
· Must work a minimum of 8 hours a week (maximum of 20 hours/week), including weekends and during exam periods.
· Adhere to all library policies and procedures
· Assist with general library duties as required and special projects as assigned.
· If unable to work for an assigned shift, you must find a substitute for that shift.
· Be available to work from the date of hire through the last day of exams for Spring 2017.
· Willingness and ability to work within an established schedule and the flexibility to cover occasional extra shifts if needed
· Commitment to working scheduled shifts and to working no less than 8 hours per week
· Being on time for each assigned shift
· Dependability, accuracy, attention to detail, and ability to work independently
· Ability to use computers and to learn library automation systems
· Must have good customer service skills and enjoy working with the public.
· Must be able to provide service to library users (in person or on the telephone) in a courteous, efficient manner
· Must be able to push a fully loaded book cart
GPA: 3.0 minimum
Education: Current undergrad UVA student
This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require walking some distance to attend meetings, and programs.