Library Assistant (Evenings and Weekends) 

Georgia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jan 26, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Library Assistant (Evenings and Weekends)
PCOM South Georgia

At Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM), we espouse to grow a culturally competent workforce to advance medicine that touches the lives of underserved communities. Diversity and inclusion is the core component of our institutional identity and a key pillar of PCOM’s strategic vision. PCOM affirms that diversity and inclusion are crucial to the intellectual vitality of the campus community. It is through freedom of exchange over different ideas and viewpoints in supportive environments that our graduates develop the critical thinking and citizenship skills that will benefit them throughout their lives.

Since 1899, PCOM has trained highly competent, caring physicians, health practitioners and behavioral scientists who practice a “whole person” approach to care - treating people, not just symptoms. As the field of medicine has changed, we've changed with it - adapting our program offerings to better meet the needs of healthcare providers and the communities they serve. At the main campus in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (PCOM), the branch campus in Suwanee, Georgia (PCOM Georgia), and our newest location in Moultrie, Georgia (PCOM South Georgia), PCOM students learn to approach problem solving in a more professional, more team-oriented manner, which prepares them to work successfully in integrated healthcare settings with other health professionals.

Position Description

Responsible for providing library services to the PCOM South Georgia library users on evenings and weekends. Provides user support services in circulation and reference, monitors library and Information Commons facility and equipment, provides troubleshooting for user access problems, ensures that problems encountered during evening and weekend periods are properly identified and reported to librarians and ITS staff. Maintains accurate records of circulation, reference, and support transactions.

This position is based at PCOM South Georgia (Moultrie, Georgia) and is expected to work evening and weekend hours.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Duties and responsibilities include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Provides circulation services:
    • Charges, discharges, and renews library materials; places and deletes holds as necessary.
    • Accepts fines.
    • Answers questions related to circulation and library collections.
    • Interprets and communicates library policies on access to library facilities and use of collections.
    • Handles patrons’ special requests and complaints, forwarding ITS staff as needed.
    • Troubleshoots problems with user access to library resources and notifies librarians as needed.
    • Assigns work and monitors the performance of work-study students.
  • Provides reference support:
    • Helps users find desired information.
    • Advises users in selection of appropriate resources.
    • Assists with searches of databases and other library resources.
  • Provides e-resource management support:
    • Systematically reviews and verifies accuracy of library navigation and linking
  • Provides interlibrary loan support:
    • Processes ILL requests as needed to ensure prompt document delivery.
    • Notifies patrons of loan receipt.
  • Miscellaneous:
    • Participates in special projects as required.

Position Requirements
*Applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S. and pass a criminal background check. Education
  • High school degree required.
  • Two to three years of work experience in a service related industry required. Library experience preferred but not required.
Skills and Abilities
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong service orientation.
  • Excellent computer skills.
  • Knowledge of library web site resources.
  • Knowledge of databases searching and e-journals retrieval.
  • Knowledge of app download and use.
  • Detail-oriented.
  • Excel and Word proficiency.

Application Instructions

All inquiries MUST include:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume

PCOM is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration. We adhere to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.