This is a part-time position supporting the SMJC Library Access
Services Department. Access Services library assistants are the
first point of service for nearly everyone entering the SMJC
Library building and are absolutely critical to creating a
welcoming environment and ensuring all library users and visitors
have an outstanding experience. The Library Assistant in this role,
will provide high quality, friendly and effective library services
to patrons and staff, ranging from materials movement and
performing routine circulation support.
The person in this position will work regularly scheduled
evening/weekend hours during the Fall and Spring semesters
The anticipated schedule for this position is:
Friday: 2:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Since this position will work less than 1000 hours per year, it is
not eligible for benefits.
Responsible for the timely opening and closing of the library
Perform circulation desk functions, including but not limited
to: check materials in/out, collect fines and fees, register new
borrowers, and provide information concerning the library and
collections to patrons in person and on the phone.
Greet visitors as they enter the building.
Rotate with team members in staffing the Circulation Desk.
Manage and maintain assigned sections of the library collection
using the Library of Congress classification system to ensure ease
of accessibility to these library materials by patrons.
Update new student information to accommodate students’
changing status and to provide the correct library privileges to
Assist with shelving, shelf reading and collection
Maintain microfiche/film and copier machines and demonstrate
usage of microform/film machines to faculty, staff and students;
and troubleshoot microform machines.
Correspondence via email and fax.
Enhance technical and professional knowledge by attending
workshops and reviewing publications.
Assist in training and supervision of student assistants as
Assist other departments as needed, and participate in team
meetings and projects.
Integrate the Mercy core values of respect, integrity,
compassion, justice and service in all aspects of interaction.
Perform other duties as assigned.
High School diploma required, college preferred.
Excellent interpersonal, customer service and communication
skills, both written and oral.
Excellent computer skills, including MS Word and Excel,
familiar with database applications, e-mail and internet use.
Detail-oriented with the ability to handle multiple
Ability to work independently within a team-based
Library work experience and/or knowledge of OCLC, WMS, and
other library systems highly desirable.
Availability to work a flexible schedule that includes evenings
Ability to lift 20 lbs., push/pull a 50 lb. cart, bend and
reach to high/low shelves and work standing or sitting for long