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Part-Time Libraries Specialist

Company: Pennsylvania State University
Location: Reading
Posted on: September 15, 2023

Job Description:

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: + CURRENT PENN STATE EMPLOYEE (faculty, staff, technical service, or student), please login to Workday to complete the internal application process ( . Please do not apply here, apply internally through Workday. + CURRENT PENN STATE STUDENT (not employed previously at the university) and seeking employment with Penn State, please login to Workday to complete the student application process. ( Please do not apply here, apply internally through Workday. + If you are NOT a current employee or student, please click Apply and complete the application process for external applicants ( . JOB DESCRIPTION AND POSITION REQUIREMENTS: Join ( our team ! Penn State Berks Thun Library is looking for a part-time Library Specialist ( . This position is responsible for providing circulation services for up to 15 total hours per week, including Sundays (2 pm 8 pm) and flexible hours during the week ( . Scheduled hours will change during the academic school year ( , during breaks, and over the summer. This position is part-time, non-benefitted, and with a starting wage of $15.00 per hour. This is an on-site position with limited flexibility for remote work. Trainin g i s provid e d for al l functions of the position , no library experience is require d . I n this position, you will: + Be responsible for providing outstanding service to our community (direct interaction with students, staff, faculty, and community members) with empathy and clear communication. + Help others locate information and identify appropriate resources for additional support. + Make referrals for an in-depth library consultation . + Check out/in books and equipment and confirm room reservations. + Directly support students, including working with and learning from our Student Library Assistants (SLAs). + Learn about the library's catalog, electronic services, and various print collections with the support of our team. + Follow the procedures for opening and closing the library on time . On Sundays, you will independently supervis e the library with possible assistance from a Student Library Assistant (SLA) . + Notify the appropriate contact for any facility or security concern. + Communicate any service concerns to the supervisor and/or circulation team an d p rovide feedback to improve services . Looking for these requirements: + Customer s ervice experience through work, volunteering, or personal projects . + Ab ility to clearly communicate through chat, email, and in-person . + Competen ce in using multiple s ystems , w e bsites, and tabs to checkout items and locate information . + C an sit or stand at the circulation desk for 4+ hours at a time , guide a patron around the library, push/pull a book cart up to 50 lbs , lift books and/or equipment, kneel to browse low shelves , use a kick stool to browse high shelves . Reasonable a ccommodations are available ( . + Associate degree or higher plus one year of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. + Ca n positively navigate change and uncertainty . + Willingness to u phold our Penn State Values ( integrity, respect, responsibility, discovery, excellence, and community. + C ommi tment to DEIAB (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Accessibility, and Belonging) and embrace the Libraries Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) Commitment Statement ( Penn State University Libraries is committed to disrupting racism, hate, and bias whenever and wherever we encounter it and to creating the most inclusive and diverse community that we possibly can . + All members of the University Libraries community a re responsible for , and expected to, e xemplify and promote civility by following the University Libraries Civility Statement and Guidelines ( . + Employment with the University will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies. What We Can Offer: + Library team of ten to assist , train, and support your position . + Opportunities to work with Thun team members on spe cial projects and events. + Observation of quarterly University Libraries Wellness Days to focus on mental health and well-being . + Campus gym and exercise programs are available to employees . + Free campus parking . + Professional development and learning opportunities . + Opportunity to serve on University Libraries, Berks campus, or Penn State c ommittees + Be a part of our community! Penn State Berks ( , a learning-centered college, provides a Penn State education in a small campus setting that integrates high-quality teaching, research, and dynamic community outreach. Apply now ! To apply for this position, please complete the online application, and, in addition, upload a cover letter (including why you are interested in this position), resume, and provide contact information (phone and email) for three refere nce s . The Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and sustainability in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity in society and nature, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission. CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS: Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and the Pennsylvania Act of 1988, Penn State publishes a combined Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report (ASR). The ASR includes crime statistics and institutional policies concerning campus security, such as those concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. The ASR is available for review here ( . Employment with the University will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies. EEO IS THE LAW Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact 814-865-1473. Federal Contractors Labor Law Poster ( PA State Labor Law Poster Affirmative Action ( Penn State Policies Copyright Information ( Hotlines Reading, PA

Keywords: Pennsylvania State University, Reading , Part-Time Libraries Specialist, Other , Reading, Pennsylvania

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