JOB: Library Assistant, Bowman Library, Menlo College, Atherton, CA

The Menlo College Bowman Library seeks a creative, dynamic, innovative, and team-oriented individual for the position of Library Assistant. This is a part-time position during the semester, reporting to the Dean of Library Services. The position is 20 hours per week, Monday through Fridays from 1 to 5 pm during the Fall and Spring semesters.

The Library Assistant’s primary responsibilities include providing research and user services at the Library Desk during the afternoon. Bowman Library is a small, dynamic library focused on serving the population of Menlo College. Menlo is a small, urban, diverse, 4-year residential college granting degrees in Business and Psychology; it is located in Atherton, CA. The library team cultivates and maintains strong relationships with faculty; nurtures an understanding of Menlo College teaching programs; and collaborates on campus-centered initiatives to deliver timely and effective library services.

This position is a great opportunity for a Library Sciences student or a recent graduate who seeks to develop alternative ways of providing library services and gain professional experience. Bowman Library allows and fosters a space of innovation and experimentation in a small academic library setting focused on student-centered initiatives. The ideal candidate will have a strong commitment to providing excellent public service in a dynamic environment.

Minimal Qualifications and Skills

Working knowledge of library methods and procedures
Attention to detail
Strong written and oral communication skills
Demonstrated commitment to excellent customer service

Desirable qualifications

An ALA-accredited MLIS or coursework in Library Science
Conversant in user services
Ability to work both independently and in a team environment
Ability to set priorities, direct work, manage time, and multi-task
Ability to work harmoniously with colleagues, faculty, staff and students in a busy, changing environment

Screening of applications will begin immediately; the position will be open until filled

Application Instructions

Interested and qualified candidates should submit a cover letter outlining qualifications, along with a resume and contact information for three references to:

Menlo College
Director of Human Resources
1000 El Camino Real
Atherton, CA 94027-4301
or via email to:

All prospective Menlo College employees are required to satisfy a criminal background check, as well as clearance annually for the operation of a motor vehicle on behalf of Menlo College.
Menlo College is committed to a firm policy of equal employment opportunity.