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Library Assistant

  • Otterbein University - Courtright Memorial Library
  • Westerville, Ohio
  • Entry-Level
  • Part-Time

About this Job

Otterbein University’s Courtright Memorial Library is seeking a part-time Library Assistant responsible for overseeing the evening circulation functions necessary to maintain library operations, as well as archives and digitization projects. The position is 20 hours/week and includes required work hours during the academic term of Sundays 3pm-7pm, Monday-Thursday 6pm-10pm. Hours may vary during university breaks/holidays as needed.

Main Responsibilities Include:
• Assisting the Archivist in the processing and arrangement of existing materials and incoming donations, with an eye toward digitization whenever possible.
• Assist with uploads to the DigitalCommons@Otterbein including data entry to create records for the institutional repository and some scanning of archival materials. May also research copyright information regarding publications and accomplishments of Otterbein staff/faculty for metadata purposes.
• Work with the Circulation Supervisor in the maintenance of the library’s circulating equipment collection (both the technology and self-care collection) including reviewing annual usage, replacing broken equipment as needed, and reviewing user/staff recommendations.
• Provide general reference assistance in the evenings while University librarians are on-call. Refer urgent reference questions that they are unable to answer to the on-call librarian. Refer non-urgent questions to the user’s personal librarian, liaison librarian, or the opening librarian on our next operating day.
• Provides evening supervision to student circulation assistants and the building. Motivates those student assistants to perform duties effectively, including desk activities and stack maintenance.


up to $16/hour

Required Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education/Experience: Bachelor’s Degree and at least 1 year of library experience required. Academic library experience preferred. Must demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills. Strong interpersonal skills are also required. Must be competent in general math and able to count change accurately. Experience with III Sierra Software preferred. Ability to apply knowledge of library methods and techniques to perform complex duties; ability to meet and serve the public effectively and to assist users with basic informational questions, and ability to supervise others effectively. Must possess excellent attention to details; must be a team player and interact collegially with co-workers and other constituencies. Must be able to work independently and with frequent interruptions.

Employer Statement

This description is intended to indicate the kinds of tasks and levels of work difficulty that will be required of positions that will be given this title and shall not be construed as declaring what the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position shall be. It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct and control the work of employees under supervision. The use of a particular expression or illustration describing duties shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of similar kind of level of difficulty.

Otterbein University is an EEO educator and employer

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Posted On: Mar 12, 2024 / This posting expires: May 16, 2024