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Library Assistant 4, Access & Resource Services – OhioLINK

  • Case Western Reserve University
  • Cleveland, Ohio
  • Entry-Level
  • Full-Time

About this Job

POSITION DESCRIPTION. Work is subject to review within guidelines. Advanced knowledge of functional area policies and procedures is expected at this level with the ability to take responsibility for the unit in the absence of more senior staff. The library assistant manages workflows and oversees technical processing for resource-sharing services; hires, schedules, and trains staff and temporary employees; and may supervise students.

This role requires availability during evenings and weekends, specifically from Sunday to Thursday, 3:30 pm to 12:00 am. Must be flexible to adjust the work schedule to accommodate changes in operational hours, including over university breaks, summers, and holidays and to fulfill staffing requirements.

ENVIRONMENT. Consistently ranked as one of the country’s leading private research institutions, Case Western Reserve University is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU) that offers a robust learning environment for approximately 6,186 undergraduate and 6,080 graduate and professional students. Students enroll in the schools of dental medicine, engineering, management, medicine, law, nursing, and social work and the College of Arts and Sciences. Students can further engage with 100 interdisciplinary academic and research centers and institutes, all within an academic culture that promotes and values innovation of all kinds. Situated in Cleveland’s vibrant University Circle cultural community, CWRU is an integral partner with world-class cultural organizations such as the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Western Reserve Historical Society, the Cleveland Botanical Garden, and the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.

The Kelvin Smith Library is the knowledge and creativity commons of Case Western Reserve University and part of a library system with over three million titles in print and digital formats. KSL is home to the University Archives and Special Collections and manuscripts consisting of over 17,000 linear feet, the Kulas Music Collection, and the Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship which advances research by partnering with scholars and students to explore and develop new forms of scholarship. KSL is a member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), OhioLINK, the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI), HathiTrust, and the Center for Research Libraries. In 2019 KSL was the recipient of the ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Award. KSL affiliate libraries include the Cleveland Institute of Art Library, the Cleveland Institute of Music Robinson Music Library, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Library, and a cooperative relationship with the Western Reserve Historical Society Research Library.



Required Qualifications

High school education and 4 years of relevant experience, associate degree and 1 year of relevant experience, or a bachelor’s degree.

Employer Statement

CWRU LIBRARIES DIVERSITY STATEMENT The Case Western Reserve University Libraries are deeply committed to serving people across all dimensions of diversity (appendix 1) by promoting a culture of social justice, anti-racism, inclusion, equity, diversity, and belonging so all people are welcome, heard, empowered, and valued.

CWRU DIVERSITY STATEMENT In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

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Additional Instructions:

The full job description and application information are available at Job ID 12751. Please submit Resume and Cover Letter.

Posted On: Jun 14, 2024 / This posting expires: Sep 2, 2024