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Library Assistant 5

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

About this Job

Case Western Reserve University seeks a forward thinking, inclusive, and collaborative individual for the Library Assistant 5 position.
POSITION DESCRIPTION The Library Assistant 5 oversees multiple administrative tasks for the Access and Resource Services team, including, but not limited to managing the functions and operations of the Knowledge and Creativity Commons and staff oversight. The library assistant works independently; however, the library assistant’s work is subject to review when the solution of problems involves new interpretations of applications of established guidelines. The Library Assistant 5 manages all aspects of the evening and weekend operations of the Access and Resource Services team and multiple advanced administrative tasks for the team, including, but not limited to library operations Sunday through Thursday, 3:30 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. The library assistant transitions the library to overnight access; collaborates with Library and University Public Safety to manage access to the facility and emergencies; and supervises library assistants, student workers, and other support staff. The library assistant works collaboratively to develop policies and procedures, create manuals, implement new procedures and systems, and plans and implements special projects. The work of the library assistant supports and collaborates with the department’s team leader in the completion of the team's goals.
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 5,792 undergraduate and 6,400 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

QUALIFICATIONS High school education and 6 years of relevant experience, Associate’s degree and 3 years of experience, or a Bachelor’s degree.

Employer Statement

CWRU LIBRARIES DIVERSITY STATEMENT The Case Western Reserve University Libraries are deeply committed to achieving racial justice, and promoting a culture of anti-racism, inclusion, equity, and diversity, 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.

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Additional Instructions:

Job ID 11904. Please submit Resume and Cover Letter.

Posted On: Oct 19, 2023 / This posting expires: Jan 18, 2024