Library Assistant- Part Time
At PCOM, we espouse to grow a culturally competent workforce to
advance healthcare 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.
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine 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. At
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine you will be part of a
caring, professional, and committed community focused on making the
PCOM experience the best possible for our students.
We are currently seeking to fill our Library Assistant- Part Time
position at the Georgia campus with a highly qualified and
Provide library services to PCOM GA Library users during evening
and weekend hours. Provide user support services in circulation and
reference, monitor Library and Information Commons facility and
equipment, troubleshoot user access problems, ensure that problems
encountered during evening and weekend periods are properly
identified and reported to Library, ITS, or Plant Operations staff
as appropriate. Maintains accurate records of circulation,
reference, and support transactions. Supervises student
Hours: 10a-6p- Sunday, Monday & Tuesday 3pm-10pm- This is a
Part Time position
· Education: High school
· Experience: 2-3 years’ library experience
· Good communication and interpersonal skills
· Ability to make good decisions in the absence of
· Strong customer service orientation
· Excellent computer skills
· Knowledge of database searching
· Familiarity with searching library or research databases (e.g.
· Knowledge of mobile app download and use
· Strong proficiency in using Google productivity tools (e.g. Mail,
· Proficiency in Word and Excel
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
1. Provides user services.
a. Charges, discharges and renews library materials; places and
deletes holds as necessary.
b. Answers questions related to library services and collections
in-person and through phone, email, and the library’s chat
c. Interprets and communicates library policies on access to
library facilities and use of collections .
d. Handles patrons’ special requests and concerns, forwarding to
other library staff or other departments as needed.
e. Troubleshoots problems with user access to library resources and
notifies appropriate staff.
f. Assigns work and monitors performance of work-study
2. Provides reference support.
a. Helps users find desired information.
b. Advises users in selection of appropriate resources based on
library subject guides.
c. Assists with searches of databases and other library
3. Provides e-resource management support.
a. Systematically reviews and verifies accuracy of library
navigation and linking.
4. Provides interlibrary loan support.
a. Processes ILL requests as needed to ensure prompt document
b. Notifies patron of loan receipt.
a. Participates in special projects as assigned.
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.