Job: Library Assistant - Access Services

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Library Assistant - Access Services

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Position DOES NOT require a Master's degree from an ALA accredited program.



Serves as morning service desk staff and opens the library M-F during session. Performs circulation duties including check-out, renewing, and discharging materials using the library operating system and other appropriate software. Provides support to Public Services Department by participating in surveys and assessments, database search and entry, clerical organization and other support as needed.  Serves as Course Reserves and Library Textbook Collection Coordinator. Assists in training and supervision of student workers.  Some weekend and evening hours may be required.


Verifies Copyright compliance status of materials presented to Access Services staff for placement on Reserve.  Processes Reserve materials submitted by instructors, entering or removing item data from the library circulation software.

Provides Public Services Department with support by copying, clerical organization, data entry, and other computer services and support as needed.  Searches for and retrieves bibliographic data from various library databases as requested by Reference staff.

Responsible for coordinating Course Reserves Management, particularly working with librarians and faculty on the Library Affordable Textbook Initiative. Each semester, maintains databases and statistics of current reserve, professors, courses, and titles.

Performs circulation duties of checking out, renewing, and discharging library materials (including laptops and other electronic devices) using ALEPH, the library management system software.  Responds to telephone and in-person inquiries regarding library programs and services.  Routes library materials requiring special treatment to the appropriate destinations.  Assist in training and supervising 1-2 student workers for Circulation Desk support.  Opens the library according to established procedures M-Th when classes are in session. Assists patrons with basic service questions in the librarians' absence.

Assists professional staff in conducting library assessments and patron surveys as needed.  Enters data in software.

Participates in shelf reading and shifting projects.  Represents the department, personnel division, or University on occasional and recurring committees as requested.  Performs other duties as required.



This position requires a high school diploma and one year of paraprofessional library experience. Appropriate college coursework may substitute at an equivalent rate for the required experience.


Prefer Associate's or Bachelor's Degree.  Appropriate library public service experience may substitute at an equivalent rate.


Information for Applicants

This position is subject to a Level 1 criminal background check.





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Library Type:
  • Academic Libraries

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Job Location

Physical address where the job position is located.

Job Place:
Nelson Poynter Memorial Library

Job Location:
Central Florida

140 7th Avenue S

Address 2:
POY 118

St. Petersburg



Institution Information
Institution Name :
University of South Florida St. Petersburg

140 7th Avenue South

Address 2:
POY 118

St. Petersburg



Contact Information / How to apply
Contact Name:
USF St. Petersburg Human Resources

Contact Email:

Contact Phone:
727 873-4105

Contact Fax:
727 873-4164

How to apply

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Search for the Library position. Click on the Library Assistant position.

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Apply online by completing the required information and attaching your cover letter and resume. Please include your experience as it relates to the qualifications stated above.  YOUR COVER LETTER AND RESUME, PLUS ANY OTHER REQUESTED MATERIAL, MUST BE IN ONE ATTACHMENT. Only online applications are accepted for this position.

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