Library Support Specialist (part-time)

Columbus, OH
LAC Group
20 hours per week

LAC Group is seeking an ongoing, part-time, Library Support Specialist to work providing library support services to our client, an international law firm. This position will provide support services for the law firm library and research staff and will work 20 hours per week. The work days are flexible. This position will work from our client’s site in Columbus, Ohio.


  • Provide library local support services, including, but not limited to: open and process mail, data entry, log receipt of material into the library catalog, distribute newspapers, process new acquisitions, process returns, assist with basic orders, basic renewals, and basic cancellations, route print and electronic material, process and distribute office copies/desk-books, provide customer service;
  • Process invoices
  • Assist attorneys in locating local print and electronic holdings;
  • Manage the physical library collection, including shelving, weeding and shifting of library material, noting when items are damaged and/or missing from the collection, etc.;
  • Maintain an inviting clean library space;
  • Perform document and case pulls and handle basic research requests;
  • Assist with library invoice processing;
  • Assist with cataloging;
  • Assist with interlibrary loans;
  • Perform related tasks as assigned and participate in special project as requested
  • Associates/BA/BS Degree Preferred;
  • Minimum two years of library experience performing required duties, experience in a law firm library preferred;
  • Familiarity with legal publications is required;
  • Experience handling basic research requests, document and case pulls;
  • Knowledge of legal software products, publications, OCLC, library call numbers, shelving, shifting and weeding collections is desired;
  • Working knowledge of EOS or other Library Management System;
  • Must have an excellent work ethic and exceptional attention to detail;
  • A professional attitude and good customer service skills are a must;
  • Self-starter and the ability to work independently.
Contact Info: 
May 1, 2020

Homework Help Center

Westerville, OH
Westerville Public Library
Monday – Thursday 5-8pm; Saturdays 11am – 3pm Summer hours may vary


Responsible for operating or assisting in the operation of the Homework Help Center (HHC) under the guidance of the Youth Services Manager. Provides general Youth Services public service when the HHC is not open.



  • Assists students K-12 with homework using textbooks, websites, computers and other sources.
  • Answers appropriate questions related to homework assignments.
  • Reviews homework instructions with students and help them understand what is being asked.
  • Proofreads homework papers, looking for errors and ways for the student to easily improve their assignments. Points out information that is incorrect or missing.
  • Teaches students to use reference materials.
  • Reinforces basic study skills.
  • Monitors customer behavior in the HHC to maintain a good learning environment.
  • Models literacy and good study skills.
  • Directs volunteers in the HHC to ensure the highest quality of service is being offered to students. 
  • Utilizes computer applications and library equipment, maintains current knowledge of system wide and location specific procedures, processes, policies and operations. Utilizes e-mail and voicemail to maintain open channels of communication.
  • Coordinates with Youth Services Librarians to ensure efficient services throughout the department.
  • During non-HHC hours works with customers to provide appropriate resources to satisfy their informational, educational, and recreational needs by providing coverage of the Youth and Teen public desks and by means of reference interviews or reader's advisory services.
  • Works within the guidelines established by the Youth Services Manager.


  • Experience or education in teaching or training youth K-12th grade.
  • High level math skills is required for the HHC.
  • Associate degree or 2 or more years credit from an accredited college or university in early childhood education or child development or a related field.
  • Ability to build rapport well and is easy to approach and talk to. Spends effort to put others at ease, is sensitive to others’ anxieties and is a good listener.  (Approachability)
  • Ability to express self effectively and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Is a settling influence in a crisis. Is considered mature and can be counted on to hold things together during tough times.  (Composure)
  • Positive attitude towards public service work (courteous).
  • Must be able to demonstrate good judgment and problem-solving skills.
  • Must be reliable
  • Bilingual communication skills (reading, writing, speaking) in English and either Spanish or Somali would be a plus.
  • Familiarity with the following technology (commonly used, not all inclusive):
    • Microsoft Office suite, electronic resources, library systems software, and other miscellaneous applications (i.e., telephone system, copier, printing stations.)
  • Ability to effectively present in a variety of formal settings- one on one, group, peers, direct reports, etc.  Command attention and manage group process. (Presentation Skills)


Optional Info: 

Part-time (20 hrs/week); Non-Exempt

Monday – Thursday 5-8pm; Saturdays 11am – 3pm

Summer hours may vary


March 6, 2020
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