Library Reference Assistant, Part time

Oregon, United States
Salary Not Specified
Sep 01, 2020
Employment Type
Part Time


Posting Number: 0600927-NC Position Type: Classified Pools Position Title: Library Reference Assistant, Part time Division/Department: Library Location Albany Campus, Albany, OR Job Summary:

Provides support to library patrons through assistance in locating and using all library materials and services, including responding to basic and intermediate reference and research questions. Works on library-related projects, possibly including Web site editing, collection development, cataloging, and programming. Assists students with software and hardware problems. Refers patrons to relevant services on campus and in the community. Provides backup for circulation services.

Required Qualifications:

Knowledge and Skills: Requires thorough knowledge of the practices of library operations. Requires considerable knowledge of the specific systems, materials and equipment used in the library. Requires good communication and organizational skills. Requires basic keyboarding, typing and general office skills. Requires working knowledge of modern office software.

Abilities: Requires the ability to independently perform all of the duties of the position efficiently and effectively both in person and in a remote environment. Requires the ability to communicate with patrons and staff using a variety of communication tools in a manner that meets their needs and reflects positively on the library and the college.

Education and Experience: Position requires a high school diploma or equivalent plus a minimum of three years full-time related experience, or an AA/AS degree with an emphasis in library or computer science plus one-year full-time related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience that would enable performance of the full scope of the position.

Preferred Qualifications:

Knowledge of library systems-software and databases, and webpage editing is preferred.

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:

Requires speaking and hearing ability sufficient to hear over phone and carry on routine conversations.

During the 2020-2021 school year, this position will work remotely. There is frequent customer contact. Considerable time is spent working on a computer.

Essential Duties:

Provides library support to users through information and technical assistance about locations/availability of materials, usage of resources, and all library services in person, by phone, email, and other channels.

Provides library users with basic and intermediate reference and research assistance, referring complex questions to a librarian, when appropriate.

Performs routine updates to the library website. Uses the library system software to complete a variety of task related to circulation, cataloging, and collection development.

Provides support to library users for a variety of software applications including word processing, spreadsheets, PowerPoint, Internet applications, email, and other library lab software. Refers students to Librarians or Library Computer Specialist when appropriate.

Works with teaching faculty and librarians to prepare research guides and bibliographies.

Assists the Librarians with collection development. Assists with the marketing of the library’s resources by creating displays and promotional materials.

Performs circulation duties, as needed, when circulation staff are unavailable.

May provide tours and basic instruction to classes on the use of the library’s resources.

Participates as a team member of the Library.

Performs other related duties as assigned or required to help facilitate student access.

Applicant Instructions:

Please complete the online application and upload or attach the following required documents:

1) Resume

2) Cover Letter

3) Academic Transcript(if needed to meet required qualifications)

Transcripts from a non-U.S. college or university must be accompanied by an international credential agency evaluation. Please see “Academic Transcript Information” on the Employment Opportunities home page for more information and a list of agencies which perform this service.

Applications are reviewed for minimum qualifications. In order to be considered, your application must clearly show you meet the minimum qualifications for this position.

U.S. Veterans must attach proof of honorable discharge (Form DD-214, Copy 4) to their application to qualify for veteran’s consideration.

Proposed Start Date: 09/22/2020 Full-time or Part-time Part-time Number of hours/week: 10-20 Posting Date: 09/01/2020 Closing Date: Open Until Filled: No Special Notes to Applicants:

As a condition of employment, all new employees are required to be compensated via direct deposit.

LBCC is an Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer.

Salary Grade 17 Salary/Rate


Supplemental Questions

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  1. * How did you learn about this position? Please select one.
    • Mid-Valley Sunday Newspaper
    • Lebanon Express Newspaper
    • Oregonian
    • Latinos in Higher Education
    • HERC-Higher Education Recruitment Consortium
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • State Employment Department
    • LBCC Employment Opportunities Website
    • Eugene Register Guard Newspaper
    • Other Online Website (specify below)
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  2. * If you selected other above, please specify the website or other resource from which you learned of the position.

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Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Academic Transcript
  2. U. S. Veteran Proof of Honorable Discharge DD-214, Copy 4