The James A. Canavino Library is currently welcoming applications for the position of Library Assistant to fulfill duties primarily associated with Public Service and Collections Maintenance. Primary Responsibilities include working with patrons and with student employees, shelving and maintaining collections, and book repair.
The ideal candidate will be a high school graduate. Candidates should have 3-5 years of progressively responsible secretarial/ clerical work, or any combination of training, experience and education sufficient to indicate an ability to do the work. All candidates must also be able to demonstrate computer proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.
6B-Intermediate Office Organization
Consistently demonstrates ability to manage operational aspects of the office with minimal to no supervision, including time management, information distribution, and project deadlines. Consistently demonstrates ability to file documents and student records using standard filing procedures as well as a familiarity with retention policies
7B-Intermediate Record and Data Processing
Consistently demonstrates ability to process routine forms and records quickly and accurately, using multiple programs, and investigate and resolve problems such as missing or inaccurate data. Consistently demonstrates attention to detail
14B-Intermediate Data Searching (Software)
Effectively demonstrates intermediate knowledge of various web-based search engines used in department. Consistently demonstrates ability to operate navigational tools with no guidance
15A-Basic Interpersonal Communication
Consistently demonstrates courtesy, tact and professionalism, as well as sensitivity to the concerns or interests of others in conveying information. Demonstrates patience and the ability to handle difficult people
Consistently demonstrates ability to reference operational procedures within department on routine matters and select suitable response with minimal guidance
Consistently demonstrates ability to prioritize, coordinate and complete (start to finish) basic work assignments, with either assistance or instruction, such as supervising student workers
18A-Basic Organizational Knowledge
Consistently demonstrates working knowledge of immediate work area and department
Library Assistants at the James A. Cannavino Library perform the following essential functions:
Order, receive, process, lend, borrow, research and claim library materials and supplies using a variety of systems
Covering the Archive's Research Room desk, assisting researchers (pulling collections, preparing Use Agreements, etc.) and digitizing various archival materials.
Support patrons in accessing library materials
Purchase and catalog library materials using OCLC, Voyager, and the Integrated Online Library System (IOLS) holdings information
Maintain IOLS shelf-list, bibliographic records, and OCLC holdings information
Maintain and process reserve items in the database files
Sort and distribute office mail on a daily basis
Assist in processing of gifts and maintaining of circulation and patron files shortages
Fill in at the Circulation Desk during peak periods or staff shortages
Greet all queries and requests with courtesy and tact, and in a manner consistent with policies and procedures
Make contact with College Housekeeping, Maintenance, and Security to report problems, keep logs,and follow up on requests
Provide upkeep of reprographic machines, carry out bindery repairs
Perform other job-related duties as required
The James A. Cannavino Library at Marist College
The James A. Cannavino Library at Marist College is truly the heart of campus, both physically and academically. Librarians and staff work collaboratively to support teaching and student research through our collections, extensive instruction program, and online course pathfinders. Librarians engage with the campus community through programming, outreach and committee services. Students consistently rate library facilities and services as some of the best the campus has to offer.
Located on the banks of the historic Hudson River, on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, and at its Florence, Italy campus, Marist College is a comprehensive, independent institution grounded in the liberal arts. Its mission is to “help students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century.” Marist is consistently recognized for excellence by The Princeton Review (Colleges That Create Futures and The Best 385 Colleges), U.S. News & World Report (10th Best Regional University/North, 5th Most Innovative School/North), Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (“Best College Values”), and others. The College is top-ranked for long-term study abroad (#4 in the U.S.) by the U.S. State Department’s Open Doors report. Marist educates more than 5,000 traditional-age undergraduate students and 1,400 adult and graduate students in 47 undergraduate majors and numerous graduate programs, including fully online MBA, MPA, MS, and MA degrees, and also Doctor of Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant programs. To learn more, please visit https://www.marist.edu/about
Marist College is strongly committed to the principle of diversity and is especially interested in receiving applications from members of ethnic and racial minority groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and persons from other under-represented groups.
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
About Marist College
Marist is dedicated to helping students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century. The College fulfills its mission by pursuing three ideals: excellence in education, a sense of community, and a commitment to service. These ideals were handed down to us by the Marist Brothers who founded the College. Now an independent institution governed by a lay board of trustees, Marist continues to embrace the three ideals as an integral part of the College mission.