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Walla Walla Community College
Washington, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Sep 21, 2023

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Library & Archives Paraprofessional 2 - Clarkston

Walla Walla Community College

Salary: $18.07 - $23.40 Hourly

Job Type:

Job Number: 2023-262J PT

Location: Clarkston, WA


Closing: Continuous

Join our team to help inspire all students to discover their potential and achieve their goals by providing relevant, equitable, and innovative learning opportunities and services.

Walla Walla Community College is accepting applications to fill the part-time role of Library & Archives Paraprofessional 2 on the Clarkston Campus.

At Walla Walla Community College, we inspire all students to discover their potential and achieve their goals by providing relevant, equitable, and innovative learning opportunities and services. We have identified three core themes that describe the fundamental aspects of the College's mission by translating it into practice: Student Success, Strong Communities, and Resource Stewardship. As an organization, we value learning opportunities, a sense of community, diversity, health and humor, excellence, integrity, teamwork, innovation, personal and professional growth, and sustainability.

General Responsibilities:

This position will support operations and services at the Clarkston Campus Library. This position is essential for maintaining access to resources and services that support student learning and success. A current official organizational chart is not available.

Essential Functions:

Patron Support
Tasks include:

  • Contribute to a positive and welcoming atmosphere for all Library patrons
  • Assist with circulation transactions including check in/outs, renewals, and placing holds.
  • Assist Library patrons with technology support including basic Office, Canvas, and printing.
  • Assist patrons by providing directional and basic library and institutional information and referring to appropriate staff person, librarian, or department as needed for complex queries.
  • Design outreach and signage to support library and intradepartmental activities
  • Support library assessment by maintaining usage stats manually and electronically (MS Office-Excel).

  • Stacks and Collection Maintenance
    Tasks include:
  • Assist with stacks and collection maintenance, including shelving, shelf reading.
  • Book covering and labeling.
  • Basic book repair.

  • Competencies

  • Excellent customer skills and the ability to effectively support a diverse population is essential.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability and willingness to learn, troubleshoot, and problem solve.
  • Must possess a high attention to detail.
  • Ability to contribute to teambuilding in support of a positive work culture.
  • Excellent communication skills including verbal, written correspondence and electronic communication with department on both the Clarkston and Walla Walla Campus.
  • Ability to exercise good judgement in evaluating situations and making decisions.
  • Ability to practice active listening; treat others with respect, kindness and consideration; interact with all people in a positive manner.
  • Ability to understand, respect and maintain strict confidentiality regarding patron records and inquiries.
  • Ability to create a student-centered environment. Including effective support, referrals to the most appropriate staff, faculty and resources to support student need and sharing ways to improve efficiency and effectiveness of services based on observations of the student experience.
    Ability to learn essential electronic library systems including KOHA and basic fluency with library databases.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs.

  • Required Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • One year of clerical and/or customer service experience. Equivalent education may substitute for experience at the discretion of the college.

  • Preferred/Desired Qualifications:

  • Associate's degree
  • Experience working in a Library or Education environment.
  • Familiarity with CANVAS, Adobe, and Microsoft Office products
  • Bilingual-Spanish/English

  • Conditions/Terms of Employment
    Work is performed almost exclusively indoors in an Academic Library setting with fluctuations in quiet, noise level, and patron interactions and behaviors and uses standard office equipment, computing device, copiers, printers, and scanners. Schedule is as needed and may change quarterly. Working hours may fall within the operating hours of the Clarkston Campus, Monday-Friday, 7:30am-5:30pm. Customer interactions are frequent. In the case of a volatile patron, the LAPP 1 would seek additional support for the Clarkston Library Coordinator, the Dean of the Clarkston Campus (or designee) and/or the Director of the WWCC Libraries.

    This part-time temporary position (up to17-hours per week) is located at the Clarkston Campus. Vacation, sick leave and personal leave benefits are available on a pro-rated basis.

    Persons hired must be able to provide acceptable documentation of lawful authorization to work in the United States within three (3) days of employment. WWCC participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. Candidates may be subject to a criminal history background check as a condition of employment. Information from the background check may not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position. WWCC requires all employees to participate in direct deposit for payment of salary. WWCC is a tobacco free campus.

    Required Application Materials
    This position is posted as open until filled. Applications will be screened as received. To qualify for consideration, applicants must meet required qualifications and submit a complete application packet that includes the following:

  • Online NEOGOV application
  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • List of names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references.
  • Unofficial Transcripts (if applicable)

  • Please ensure you have attached all required application materials as you will not be able to attach any documents after you have submitted your application. If you have difficulty logging into your account, attaching documents, submitting your application, etc., please call NEOGOV Applicant Support at 1-855-524-5627 or email them directly at

    WWCC reserves the right to not fill this position, reject all applicants, reopen the position, or make a direct appointment. Applications received during this recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies at the College's discretion.

    Walla Walla Community College is committed to provide equal opportunity and nondiscrimination for all educational and employment applicants as well as for its students and employed staff, without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, including gender expression/identity, marital status, age (over 40), the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, the use of trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability, or status as a Vietnam and/or disabled veteran, National Guard member or reservist in accordance with the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Federal Rehabilitation of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and any other applicable Federal and Washington State laws against discrimination. To qualify for veteran's preference, you must attach a copy of your DD214 or NGB 22. The Human Resources Office is accessible to persons with disabilities. If you need accommodation in the application/ employment process, please call (509) 527-4323 - TDD (509) 527-4412.

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