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Part-Time Public Services Librarian

  • Ohio Dominican University
  • Columbus, OH
  • Entry-Level
  • Part-Time

About this Job

With a strong service orientation, provide assistance in the supervision of the library's circulation services; perform functions within OhioLINK; provide patrons with research assistance; fulfill general building duties; assist fulltime librarians with projects; perform other assigned duties.

Essential Job Duties & Responsibilities:

Library Student Assistants
Assist with the training of student workers on operations, policies, and procedures of the Circulation Services unit.
Supervise student workers in general circulation functions, online library systems, and patron services.
Evaluate student worker performance and provide feedback and guidance to students when necessary.

Circulation Services
Work as part of a team, with the Library Administrative Assistant, other librarians, and other staff members to provide high quality customer service.
Assure coverage of the circulation desk at all times. If student workers are not available, fill in by being present at the desk.
Conduct basic circulation activities such as answering the phone, checking out items to patrons, processing returns, assisting students in locating course reserves, answering directional questions, etc.
Supervise and assist in the maintenance of library stacks.
Process overdue and replacement payments.

Supervise student assistants in the processing of OhioLINK items both incoming and outgoing
In the absence of students, accurately process OhioLINK items.
Guide and assist student assistants in the planning, strategizing, and assessment of OhioLINK processing, statistics, label creation, supply use, and potential issues.

Reference Services
Assist patrons with research needs, remotely (via phone, chat, e-mail) and in-person.
Conduct in-depth research appointments with patrons.
Stay abreast of reference assignment alerts.
Work on reference projects, such as constructing and editing research guides and tutorials.
Complete research requests from faculty and staff.

Spangler Learning Center Building
Follow pre-determined procedures for both opening and closing the Spangler Learning Center.
Monitor the behavior of patrons utilizing the building to prevent theft and/or destruction of library materials and equipment.
Work with ODU Public Safety Officers when there is a safety concern, building issue, emergencies, or patrons that need assistance from Public Safety (escorts, lost and found, etc.)

Other Duties
Cover extended hours during finals weeks
Collaborate with library and building staff to ensure efficient operation of the library department and of Spangler Learning Center.
With direction from full-time librarians, complete special projects in a variety of areas.
Serve as a team member of the library staff.
Other duties as assigned.



Required Qualifications

  • MLIS from an ALA accredited institution.
  • Experience with library systems and general computer software, such as MS Office.
  • Experience assisting patrons with research using online catalogs, the Internet and research databases.
  • Working relationships: Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, faculty, staff, and administrators.
  • Team work: Ability to work as a team member to establish agreed upon goals and to share a common purpose that is service oriented.
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Flexibility and adaptability: Willingness to work in changing environment to meet the needs of the patrons. Flexibility with schedule, a plus.
  • Able to use math to add, subtract, multiply or divide and may work with fractions, decimals, or percentages.

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Posted On: Jul 28, 2021 / This posting expires: Aug 13, 2021