Library Assistant – School of Continuing Studies – Washington, DC

The School of Continuing Studies (SCS) branch library seeks a part-time temporary library assistant to support the activities and services of the SCS Library and Digital Media Center (DMC). The assistant will assist the campus librarian in administrative duties and may provide services in the absence of the campus librarian.

Responsibilities include:

  1. providing circulation services (processing and checking in and out of library items and digital media equipment);
  2. assisting patrons with computer software and troubleshooting, printing/ copying, and other technology-related inquires;
  3. instructing patrons on how to search and request library/ DMC materials using automated information systems;
  4. maintaining the security of the Library/ DMC and/ or Mac Lab.

Hours for this twelve hour/week position will include two weekday evenings per week (Monday through Thursday) and an occasional Saturday.  One weekday shift will be constant (ex. every Monday) and the second will be determined by the weekly needs of the Library/ DMC. The weekday shift will be approximately 4:30PM to 8:30PM or 5:00PM to 9:00PM and Saturdays from 10:00AM to 2:00PM.

MLS candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. If the selected candidate is currently enrolled in a MLS program, he/she will have the opportunity to gain experience in various public service roles, including reference and instruction.

Applicants should possess:

Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communications skills.

Knowledge of integrated library systems and other library-related technologies.

Knowledge of digital media equipment and related applications.

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