The Sheridan Libraries are seeking an innovative, creative, user- focused library assistant to assist with the delivery of services to faculty and students based on the Homewood Campuses. General Nature and Purpose of the work - provide assistance to users of course reserves by processing materials in multiple formats. Seasonal position that will run from July - October
Create access to course materials: interpret and organize course information and use library and electronic reserve management systems to execute circulation functions, create indexing, track orders/requests, and solve problems; search full text subscription databases; use PDF conversion software and operate scanners.
Interact with faculty to clarify information, explain policy, and redress problems.
Other duties as assigned.
The Sheridan Libraries and University Museums are strongly committed to diversity. A strategic goal of the Libraries and Museums is to work toward achieving diversity when recruiting new staff and promoting existing staff. The Libraries and Museums prize initiative, creativity, professionalism, and teamwork. For information on the Sheridan Libraries, visit www.library.jhu.edu. For information on Evergreen Museum and Library and Homewood Museum, visit www.museums.jhu.edu.
High school diploma or GED required. Bachelor's Degree preferred. Two years of related experience is required. Additional education can be substituted for experience. Exposure to automated library systems preferred.
Special Knowledge and Skill
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; aptitude for detail and organization
Ability to manage multiple tasks with urgent deadlines
Ability to manage and contribute to change
Ability to work in a team environment
Capacity to exercise good judgment and make independent decisions
General knowledge of microcomputer software applications and web coding; familiarity with academic environments and bibliographic utilities.
Johns Hopkins University remains committed to its founding principle, that education for all students should be grounded in exploration and discovery. Hopkins students are challenged not just to learn but also to advance learning itself. Critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, and entrepreneurship are all encouraged and nourished in this unique educational environment. After more than 130... years, Johns Hopkins remains a world leader in both teaching and research. Faculty members and their research colleagues at the university's Applied Physics Laboratory have each year since 1979 won Johns Hopkins more federal research and development funding than any other university. The university has nine academic divisions and campuses throughout the Baltimore-Washington area. The Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, the Whiting School of Engineering, the School of Education and the Carey Business School are based at the Homewood campus in northern Baltimore. The schools of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing share a campus in east Baltimore with The Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Peabody Institute, a leading professional school of music, is located on Mount Vernon Place in downtown Baltimore. The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies is located in Washington's Dupont Circle area.