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Summer Library Assistant

Bucknell University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Apr 11, 2024

Job Details

Summer Library Assistant

Bertrand Library

Position Title:
Summer Library Assistant

Position Type:
Part time

Bertrand Library

Staff Non-exempt

Job Summary:
The Summer Library Assistant will primarily work on library projects both individually and with members of a team. Up to 1-2 hours of each day may be spent providing customer service to patrons at the Library Services Desk. Library Services Desk staffing entails all aspects of circulating library materials using the library's online circulation module. This position provides basic directional assistance to patrons regarding the library and campus, helps patrons search the online library catalog, and answers the desk telephones.

This is a part-time position (May - August), non-benefits eligible, working 25 -40 hours per week.

The hourly rate for the the position is $12.50/hour.

Job Duties:
  • Arrange returned circulating materials on appropriate book trucks and accurately reshelve library materials in the stacks.
  • Search for missing or misshelved items requested by patrons.
  • Collect books used within the building and prepare them to be reshelved.
  • Perform shifts of sections of the collection as needed.
  • Perform inventories of the library's assorted collections.
  • Visit faculty offices to assist with the return and/or renewal of library books.
  • Verify the accuracy of the book placement on the shelves (shelf reading).
  • Clean out lockers and study carrels, and verify keys work.
  • Edit library documentation, photocopy documents, and collate as necessary.
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated ability to understand oral and written instructions.
  • Customer service oriented.
  • Computer and software knowledge including word processing, spreadsheet, and email.
  • Detail oriented and demonstrated ability to take initiative.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Willingness to work scheduled shifts and arrive on time.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusiveness.

Physical Demands:
  • Ability to bend, kneel, stoop, push, pull and reach above and below shoulders.
  • Ability to move objects (books and boxes of books) up to 25 pounds unassisted.
  • Ability to climb and work on stools and ladders.

Job Exempt:

The offer rate will be based on a review of the candidate's credentials compared to the qualifications of the position, internal equity, and our overall compensation philosophy.

This role is not budgeted for visa sponsorship at this time, all candidates must be authorized to work in the US at the time of submission of the application.



Eligible full- and part-time employees are compensated beyond base salary through our total rewards package that includes (but is not limited to):
  • Flexible scheduling options determined by role;
  • Medical, prescription drug, vision, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance options
  • An outstanding 10% employer contribution to your retirement plan (no contribution requirement for non-exempt positions)
  • Generous paid time off, including vacation and sick time, a community service day, and 19 paid holidays (including two full weeks off for Winter Break!)
  • Full-time and part-time members of the faculty and staff are eligible for tuition remission for themselves. Additionally, full-time members of the faculty and staff are eligible for tuition remission for their spouse/spousal equivalent and are eligible for various tuition programs for their children. Credit for full-time benefits eligible employment at other institutions of higher education will be applied to waiting periods.
  • A comprehensive employee wellness program including program incentives
  • A myriad of other benefits, including parental leave, an employee assistance program, fitness center membership, and the power of your Bucknell ID card

To learn more about Bucknell's benefits, click here! (*Eligibility criteria and waiting periods may apply.)

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion:
Bucknell is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. We endeavor to enhance our capacity to value and capitalize on the cultural richness that diversity brings. We encourage all individuals to apply and do not discriminate in admissions, employment, educational programs and/or activities on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, pregnancy, sex/gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, marital or family status, military or veteran status, or genetic information.
E-VerifyBucknell University participates with the United States Customs and Immigration Services (USCIS) E-Verify program. We will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S.For additional information regarding Bucknell's E-Verify requirements, please contact the office of Talent, Culture & Human Resources (570) 577-1631 or email Posters (sharing the link to the posters, which are also attached)

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