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Library Assistant, Engineering Library

Penn State
Job Location:
University Park, Pennsylvania

Job Number: REQ_0000016425


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The University Park Engineering Library seeks customer service oriented individuals to provide assistance at the service desk. Responsibilities include providing services to library users: performing circulation transaction functions; assisting in the location of materials in the stacks, course reserves, reference, and on-line collections; answering general information and basic to in-depth reference questions; and troubleshooting technology and ensuring follow-up with appropriate individuals.

Additional duties may include: responsibility for opening or closing the unit; providing basic and in-depth instruction to patrons in Libraries resources; assisting with processing library materials; processing daily circulation reports; assisting with maintaining appearance, safety, and security of library facility; and miscellaneous clerical and problem solving activities and projects assigned by or in absence of full-time staff.

Excellent computer skills and experience in a public service setting preferred. Excellent interpersonal and oral communication skills required.

Requires the ability to follow directions and keep a schedule.

To apply for this position, please complete the online application, and, in addition, upload a cover letter and resume.

This is not a complete description of the job.

WORK DAYS/WORK HOURS: Weekdays and weekends required/Hours between 7:45 AM and 11:00 PM -- 5 to 15 hours/week.

Hours may vary based on the needs of the library.

Penn State is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.
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