Student Library Assistant

Federal Work Study (Springfield MA)

Post: Nov 12 2019

Type: FWS


May not work when class is scheduled even if class is canceled (no exceptions)

Must be eligible for Federal Work Study


Shea Library


Joseph Shea, Amy Schack & Robert Taskey

Purpose or role of position within the organization:

To greet all library patrons, to assist patrons with access to resources, to organize resources in library collections.

Duties and responsibilities associated with the position and how they relate to the purpose/role:

  • Staffing the Circulation Desk [greet patrons]
  • Charging out books and reserve materials to patrons [assist with access]
  • Directing patrons to the location of library services and materials [assist with access]
  • Using the online catalog to help patrons conduct basic searches [assist with access]
  • Maintaining the stacks by shelving materials and ensuring correct call number order on shelves [organize resources]

Job Description:

James J. Shea Sr. Memorial Library seeks to employ responsible, reliable, motivated individuals as student library assistants. * Work assignments beyond those listed above include: * Assisting patrons in the use of the library's computers and photocopiers * Maintaining the equipment listed above (clearing jams, light cleaning) * Retrieving the mail and answering the telephone * Providing technical assistance to patrons during the hours that the IT department is not open * Assisting in ongoing library projects designated by staff members

General qualifications:

  • Must be registered as a full-time student
  • Must be willing to work from the start of classes through finals week of each semester
  • Ability to respect the library atmosphere and purpose
  • Must be friendly and courteous, and able to interact with a diverse campus community
  • Must be detail-oriented
  • Technical computer experience is preferred
  • Must be able to speak and write in clear English

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