Location: Lakewood, NJ Category: Support Staff Posted On: Tue Aug 29 2017 Job Description:
This is a part-time, 12 month position which supports the area of Access Services of the library. The Library Assistant provides service at the circulation desk, maintains machines, notifies patrons of overdue or lost item charges, maintains new book and circulation displays and maintains the library collections.
The anticipated schedule for the first position is: Monday & Thursday: 4:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.; and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The anticipated schedule for the second position is: Tuesday: 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.; Wednesday & Thursday: 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
However, the schedules will vary and this requires flexibility on part of the incumbent in order to meet department needs, especially during breaks between semesters and summer session. Since this position will work less than 1000 hours per year, it is not eligible for benefits.
Responsible for the timely opening and closing of the library as scheduled.
Perform circulation desk functions, including but not limited to: check materials in/out, collect fines and fees, register new borrowers, and provide information concerning the library and collections to patrons in person and on the phone.
Greet visitors as they enter the building.
Rotate with team members in staffing the Circulation Desk.
Manage and maintain assigned sections of the library collection using the Library of Congress classification system to ensure ease of accessibility to these library materials by patrons.
Update new student information to accommodate students' changing status and to provide the correct library privileges to students.
Assist with shelving, shelf reading and collection maintenance.
Maintain microfiche/film and copier machines and demonstrate usage of microform/film machines to faculty, staff and students; and troubleshoot microform machines.
Correspondence via email and fax.
Enhance technical and professional knowledge by attending workshops and reviewing publications.
Assist in training and supervision of student assistants as needed.
Assist other departments as needed, and participate in team meetings and projects.
Integrate the Mercy core values of respect, integrity, compassion, justice and service in all aspects of interaction.
Perform other duties as assigned.
High School diploma required, college preferred.
Excellent interpersonal, customer service and communication skills, both written and oral.
Excellent computer skills, including MS Word and Excel, familiar with database applications, e-mail and internet use.
Detail-oriented with the ability to handle multiple priorities.
Ability to work independently within a team-based environment.
Library experience and/or knowledge of OCLC, WorldCat Local, and other library systems highly desirable.
Availability to work a flexible schedule that includes evenings and/or weekends.
Ability to lift 20 lbs., push/pull a 50 lb. cart, bend and reach to high/low shelves and work standing or sitting for long periods.
Georgian Court University: History, Culture and Academic Excellence
Georgian Court University offers more than 30 undergraduate degrees, 10 graduate Founded and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy of New Jersey, Georgian Court University is located in residential Lakewood, New Jersey, on a magnificent 156-acre estate formerly belonging to financier George Jay Gould. The campus is conveniently s...ituated 60 miles from New York and Philadelphia and only 10 miles from the beautiful Jersey Shore. Bordering Lake Carasaljo, the site is a National Historic Landmark with magnificent statuary, beautiful architecture and lush gardens, making it a truly breathtaking and inspiring place to learn, study, and live. After a long history as a women's college with coeducational graduate programs and undergraduate evening programs, Georgian Court has become fully coeducational as of Fall 2013. All degree and certificate programs during the day and evening are now open to both women and men.
Open to students of all faiths, Georgian Court University provides comprehensive liberal arts education in the Roman Catholic tradition with a special concern for women. The university offers a curriculum that is broad enough to be truly liberal, yet specialized enough to provide in-depth preparation for careers or further study.
The unique Georgian Court University atmosphere is one of a small college ambiance in a technologically advanced, highly esteemed university setting. Centered around the core values of the Sisters of Mercy, the university offers an extremely safe and nurturing campus environment with individualized attention and guidance.
The Georgian Court faculty is committed to teaching and individual mentoring, with an outstanding 92% holding doctorates or terminal degrees in their field. They are dedicated and caring educators and experts in their respective industries, while demonstrating public service and a personal affinity to our core values—respect, integrity, justice, compassion, and service.
degrees, and a variety of certificates in a wide range of areas through our three schools: The School of Arts & Sciences, The School of Business, and The School of Education.
Benefits of a Georgian Court University education include: small classes, with a student-to-faculty ratio of 15:1; personalized education—faculty members readily available for mentoring ; all classes taught by faculty members, not graduate assistants, and inclusive core values of respect, integrity, justice, compassion, and service.