Job Opening - Support Staff

Library Assistant

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  • Work Department: Libraries
  • Class Title/Code: Library Assistant (4901)
  • Effective Date: Aug 7, 2020
  • Responsibilities:

    A(n) Library Assistant typically -

    assists with organizing of information (including verifying and/or editing bibliographic information such as name, subject, and series authorities; maintaining catalog statistics).

    1. performs data processing activities (including database searching; responsibility for quality control and verification of database information; maintaining related files and records).
    2. performs interlibrary loan requests (including verifying requests using on-line database and print resources; receiving and processing requests requiring the use of complex information retrieval and multi-language databases).
    3. performs basic query responses and finding activities (including customer service support to users; conducting basic reference interviews; interpreting queries).
    4. assists with reserve activities (including scanning documents; creating paper and electronic reserve records and linking them to appropriate course(s) in course management system database).
    5. maintains patron records and items in circulation.
    6. participates in training of peers, lower level employees, and student workers.
    7. performs all duties normally required in the lower level of the series.
    8. performs other related duties as assigned.
  • Required Qualifications:
    • High school graduation or equivalent
    • Any one or any combination totaling 1 year (12 months) from the following categories:
      • work experience in a library or equivalent setting or general clerical or office/clerical related customer service experience.
      • college course work in any field as measured by the following conversion table or its proportional equivalent
        • 30 semester hours equals six months
        • 60 semester hours or an Associate's degree equals one year
  • Starting Salary: $1957/month
  • Application Deadline: Aug 21, 2020

Employment - Information & Instructions

Complete an Employment Application online. Submit supplemental application materials, which may include transcripts, licenses, certifications, resume, and a copy of the DD214 (if applicable), via email to HR-Testing@wiu.edu.

All application materials are due in the WIU Human Resources Office no later than 4:30 p.m. the day of the application deadline.

Western Illinois University is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity and a non-discrimination policy that includes sex, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

For questions regarding the application process, please contact:

Human Resources Office
Sherman Hall 105
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455

Phone: (309) 298-1971 ext. 1
Fax: (309) 298-2300

Email: HR-Testing@wiu.edu

Open: Monday – Friday; 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.