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
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
Interested and qualified candidates should submit a cover letter outlining qualifications, along with a resume and contact information for three references to:
Director of Human Resources
1000 El Camino Real
Atherton, CA 94027-4301
or via email to: email@example.com
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.