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Evening Access Services Assistant (Tue-Sat/ September to May)

Sarah Lawrence College

Bronxville, NY ~ September 19, 2022

Evening Access Services Assistant (Tue-Sat/ September to May)


Job Description


Reporting to the Access Services Supervisor, the Evening Access Services Assistant is a 9 month (September - May) full-time position with benefits. The hours are Tuesday through Saturday. The position serves the Rauschenberg Library, oversees student staff and building security, and enforces policies for maintaining a scholarly environment throughout the library. Primary responsibilities include monitoring student circulation staff, overseeing the lending, receiving and re-shelving of materials, monitoring library spaces, assisting patrons with access issues, and providing coverage due to student staffing absences. Other duties include answering patron questions relating to Access Services, troubleshooting printers and other library equipment and serving as a resource for questions relating to other library services as needed.


Essential Duties Summary




  • During shift, monitors student workers and library spaces, oversees circulation desk operations including receiving and lending of all circulating items.
  • Helps troubleshoot patron barcode and other issues related to accessing materials.
  • Enforces policies for maintaining a scholarly environment throughout the library.
  • Provides coverage of circulation desk operations on an as needed basis due to student staffing absences/vacancies.
  • Closes the building and handles general inquires relating to building and security while on duty. Provides initial response to emergencies.
  • Responsible for answering patron questions related to Access Services as needed and serves as a resource for other questions related to other Library services.
  • Collaborates with the Access Services Supervisor to distribute work to and monitor work done by student workers.
  • Troubleshoots common issues with library printers or other equipment as needed.
  • Checks in regularly with daytime Access Services Supervisor and collaborates on needs and special projects as they arise.
  • Performs other related work as needed.


Working Conditions


  • The regularly scheduled hours for this 9 month (September – May) position are: Tuesday through Thursday (5:00pm-1:00am), Friday (4:00pm-12:00am), and Saturday (4:00pm-12:00am). Hours are subject to change during study periods based on Library needs. Schedule may need to be adjusted in case of student worker absences or vacancies.
  • Office environment.
  • Ability to bend, crouch, or stoop.
  • Ability to carry or lifts loads of 25 to 49 lbs.
  • Ability to push/pull objects of 50 to 99 lbs.


Required Qualifications


Minimum Qualifications Work Experience:


Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through 2-5 years of work experience in a library or related job discipline.




  • Work experience in a library or equivalent environment.
  • Previous experience directing or overseeing the work of others.
  • Significant customer service experience.
  • Experience with MS Office, including Outlook and internet work applications.


Preferred Qualifications


Preferred Qualifications




  • Bachelor’s degree.


Preferred Competencies


  • Ability to both give and receive direction, to work independently and cooperatively as part of a diverse team.
  • Ability to serve patrons and enforce library policies with clarity, consistency, patience, and tact.
  • Ability to effectively manage staff and projects in accordance with departmental priorities.
  • Ability to identify, respond to, and refer problems while exercising discretion and sound judgment.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and professionally in oral and written English.
  • Ability to understand and troubleshoot common printer issues.
  • Familiarity with makerspace technology and software is a plus (e.g. 3D printing, audio/video editing, sewing machines, electronics/robotics, etc.).


Requirements for Employment


Effective October 15, 2021, all employees of Sarah Lawrence College must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Exceptions to this requirement will only be considered for documented medical reasons or sincerely held religious beliefs. Any offers of employment will be contingent on successful completion of a background check and submission of proof of vaccination.


Posting Number: S00305P


Open Until Filled: Yes


Special Instructions to Applicants


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