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Library Assistant 5, Access & Resource Services (Overnight)

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

About this Job

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 overnight operations of the access and resource team and multiple advanced administrative tasks for the access and resource team, including, but not limited to basic library operations on Sunday through Thursday, 10 p.m. to 6:30 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; provides support to maintain collections; prepares the building and equipment for opening services and may supervise 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.

ENVIRONMENT The Kelvin Smith Library is a dynamic, technology-rich, highly collaborative organization and the recipient of the 2019 ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Award. KSL is a member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), OhioLINK, and CNI. Supported by an endowment, the services of the Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship advances research by partnering with scholars and providing expertise on suite of digital scholarship services. Founded in 1826, the University is an internationally recognized private research university serving 5,792 undergraduates and 6,277 graduate students with a full-time faculty of 3,657. 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. KSL affiliate libraries include the Cleveland Institute of Art, the Cleveland Institute of Music, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Library and Archives.


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Required Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS High school education with related 6 years of experience required, Associate’s degree and 3 years of experience, or Bachelor degree and no experience.

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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Posted On: Mar 24, 2023 / This posting expires: Jun 23, 2023