Posting Summary: Library Assistants prepare materials for access by transcribing basic bibliographic information of material into the catalog and prepping shelves to hold the material. They perform searches to identify existing bibliographic records of held material and edit data in various databases. They also apply basic preservation techniques to repair damaged materials. Library Assistants are the first point of contact for library patrons, and interact with students, faculty, and library staff to answer questions related to their department. They resolve routine problems with library service points, solve or report equipment and facility problems, and do some administrative tasks. Work is performed under supervision, or done according to established protocol.
Required Minimum Level of Education: High School Diploma or Equivalent Required
Preferred Minimum Level of Education: High School Diploma or Equivalent Preferred
Required Minimum Level of Experience: Some - up to 4 years
Required Specific Experience: Customer service and experience with using a computer to do basic tasks
Preferred Minimum Level of Experience: Some - up to 4 years
Preferred Specific Experience: - Experience in an office setting with inventory, record keeping and statistics; experience with library systems and software.
Required License or Certification: Valid VA Driver's License
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: - Ability to work independently and with staff to solve problems. - Ability to perform heavy lifting to transfer library materials. - Excellent communication and customer service skills.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: - Knowledge of computer and library systems & software, - Knowledge of office procedures, including inventory, record keeping and statistics.
Founded by Thomas Jefferson, the University of Virginia opened in 1825 as the nation's first public university. A longstanding dedication to preeminence in both scholarship and teaching; top ranking in global satisfaction, collegiality and work/family issues on the COACHE survey of early career faculty; a commitment to excellence that is integrally connected with diversity and a broad array of ben...efits make the University of Virginia a prime choice for both faculty and staff. The University of Virginia is located in the small cosmopolitan city of Charlottesville near the Blue Ridge Mountains, 70 miles from Richmond and 110 miles from Washington, D.C. The University of Virginia remains the No. 2 best public university in the 2013 edition of the U.S. News and World Report rankings. In the 14 years since U.S. News began ranking public universities as a separate category, U.Va. has ranked either No. 1 or No. 2. U.Va. continues to rank in the Top 25 among the best of all national universities, public and private.