Student Assistant - Art & Architecture Library

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Student Assistant - Art & Architecture Library
Art & Architecture Library
Academic Affairs
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Student Hourly
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Job Description Summary:
JobID: 6001 Student Assistants are the first tier of patron support at the Wertz Art & Architecture Library. They serve as a constituent and representative of Miami University Libraries. This is a public service position that requires good communication skills, a strong attention to detail, and the ability to work independently. Applicants must be currently enrolled as a Miami University student.
Position can start as early as Monday August 13th, 2018.
Student Assistant Responsibilities Include:
Provide basic directional and reference assistance to patrons.
Accurately record statistics and questions.
Assist patrons with online catalog and group study room reservations.
Provide accurate information regarding library books, materials, resources, and services.
Checkout/return library materials for patrons using computer circulation system (Sierra, Illiad, etc.)
Retrieval of books and/or course reserves for use by patrons.
Interpret and explain policies and procedures to patrons.
Assist with shelf-reading, light dusting and maintenance of stacks.
Clean up and straighten circulation desk, study rooms, and open study areas.
Troubleshoot photocopier, printer, and other minor technology issues.
Assist in setting out and putting away materials for special events, lectures, and classes.
Other duties and special projects as assigned.
Students may be responsible for opening and closing the library.
May require travel to other library locations for the retrieval of materials.
Duties/Physical Demands:
Minimum Qualifications:
Ability to work a set schedule; Student Assistants must be punctual and dependable.
Ability to work independently and exercise independent decision making.
Commitment to accuracy and a close attention to detail.
Competent with Google Suite (Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Slides, etc.).
Good oral and written communication skills.
Familiarity with online search engines and databases.
Friendly and approachable demeanor, and a commitment to excellent customer service.
Ability to lift up to 50 pounds on occasion.
Customer service experience.
Public or Academic library experience.
Desire to learn new things quickly and independently.
Experience with the Adobe Creative Suite and other raster and/or vector graphics editing software.
Skilled with Google Suite (Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Slides, etc.).
Schedules consist primarily of afternoon and evening hours. Student Assistants are required to work at minimum one weekend shift and one closing shift.
Preferred Qualifications:
Work Location:
Wertz Art and Architecture Library
Hours Per Week/Work Schedule (Student Jobs):
For Inquiries for Posting, Contact:
Sean Poppe
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Application Types Accepted:
Student Application
Criminal Background Check Required:

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