Stacks Assistant, Main
Position Number: 900132
Department or Office: Library & Information Services
Level: Level A (General)
Reshelves/files library materials and maintains library bookstacks to a high standard of order and tidiness. May be asked to assist with "hands-on-materials" support to Interlibrary Loan, Reserves and Circulation work groups.
You should plan to commit 8-12 hours per week, and you need to be available to work mornings, or early afternoons, starting no later than 1:00pm.
Regular duties include reshelving, shelfreading, dusting, culling materials in need of repair or reclassification, reporting problems related to the library environment and physical plant, eg lighting, water incursion, damaged furnishings.
Other tasks may include general cleaning; relocation of books and furniture, assembly and disassembly of shelving; measurement and survey projects as required for planning; inter-branch light delivery; clearing public spaces and sorting/organizing collected library materials.
Must become familiar with the technical aspects of a variety of shelving classifications and filing protocols as they apply to multiple library collections in a significant number of formats and languages.
Education & Training
Training provided. Position calls for a capacity for independent work, sound judgement with respect to time management, attention to detail, accuracy and commitment to maintaining a first-class research resource.
Independent, able to work effectively with minimal supervision.
Flexibility to work in other branch or department when necessary.
Ability to tolerate daily task repetition. Some moderate lifting may be required, and applicants should be tolerant of dust and common household cleaning products.
Attention to detail and accuracy required.
Flexible schedule, must be available weekday mornings & early afternoon.
Commitment to schedule required. Applicant must agree to maintain work schedule through the hire period.
None required, prior library experience highly desirable. Some ability to distinguish and function in otherwise unfamiliar languages helpful.