Library Assistant -- University of the Incarnate Word -- San Antonio, TX

Position Title Library Assistant
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UIW Mission
University of the Incarnate Word is a Catholic institution that welcomes to its community persons of diverse backgrounds, in the belief that their respectful interaction advances the discovery of truth, mutual understanding, self-realization, and the common good.

Position Summary
The Library Assistant for Public Services works under the general supervision of the Library Director for the School of Osteopathic Medicine. This position is responsible for performing circulation duties, maintaining a collection of reserve materials and informing faculty of copyright guidelines, linking materials on course pages, processing holds and recalls, assisting with interlibrary loan/document delivery, shelving, facilities and basic equipment maintenance in the library as well as other tasks which involve networking with users for access to collections and services. The position requires some clerical work for the director. The position also requires contact with the public and may occasionally require varied work schedules, to include working evenings and weekends.

This position is considered a "Responsible Employee" under Title IX federal regulations and "Mandatory Reporter" under Texas state law and The UIW Sexual Misconduct Policy. As a Mandatory Reporter this position requires you as the employee to promptly report any incident that you witness or receive information about violating Title IX. These reporting responsibilities are set out in the UIW Sexual Misconduct Policy.

Job Duty Name Circulation/Access Services

Description of Job Duties
Check-in/out of library materials; verify user status; maintain and circulate printed reserve items, shelve physical items. Create “on-the-fly” reserve pieces from personal items provided by instructors (articles, books, realia) in accordance with established main library policies; fulfill tasks in Alma associated with holds, recalls, etc., generate fulfillment reports upon request. Maintain and update course pages. Work closely with Mabee Library circulation staff to ensure that procedures and practices are consistent. Provide input on the development of circulation policies. Perform necessary clerical tasks. Supervision of student workers.

Job Duty Name Interlibrary Loan

Description of Job Duties
Market and assist users with interlibrary loan functionality. Work with the Mabee library and other UIW Health Science libraries to fill requests for documents located at other UIW libraries and/or check on the status of non-UIW owned ILL requests for SOM faculty and students.

Job Duty Name Directional, Informational and Referral

Description of Job Duties
Answer general information and directional questions about library collections and services. Conduct general research interviews and refer users to the appropriate librarian.

Job Duty Name Facilities and Equipment Maintenance

Description of Job Duties
May open and/or close the library. Monitor library security points, address general facilities concerns using School Dude software to report problems that cannot be managed locally. Maintain equipment and perform basic troubleshooting of the library’s printers, computers, scanners and AV equipment and instruct users on the proper operation of equipment. Monitor group study room use. Enforce Library policy as necessary.

Job Duty Name Other duties as required

Description of Job Duties
Serve on library and university committees and other job related duties as required.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities
Strong oral, written and interpersonal skills. Demonstrated experience with library operations, databases, and discovery tools. Previous experience with Libguides and other instructional platforms is a plus. Able to troubleshoot minor problems with copiers, printers, and scanners. Demonstrated experience with Microsoft Office applications. Able to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures. Employee shall adhere to all applicable rules and regulations of the University, the Conference, and the NCAA.

Required Education High School Diploma or GED

Required Work Experience
Two years relevant experience working in an academic/research library in a public service/customer service/access service capacity.

Preferred Qualifications
Library Assistant certification or Bachelor's degree from ALA approved program. Experience in a health sciences library. Familiarity with ALMA library management system.

Work Hours
Normal work hours are: Varied schedule to be determined by the director. Evening and weekend hours may be necessary.

Physical Demands
Able to lift at least 20 lbs. and push book trucks weighing at least 100 lbs

Posting Number AS920PO
Number of Vacancies 1
Job Type Full Time
Job Category Staff (non-exempt)
Reports to SOM Library Director
Open Date 02/06/2020
Open Until Filled Yes

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