Stratford University

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Library Assistant

Library Assistant

Job ID 
2017-3462
City 
Falls Church
State/Province 
Virginia
Country 
United States
Posted Date 
8/30/2017

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At Stratford University employees take enormous pride in their work and the work of the University. Stratford is not just your next job -- it is a career where employees find their true calling and feel tremendous joy in making a difference in the lives of others. Every employee is empowered and encouraged to contribute innovative ideas to enhance the student experience and learning outcomes. This is made evident by our motto, Changing lives, one student at a time.”  Visit our University blog at http://www.stratford.edu/blog

 

Overview: 

 

The Library Assistant provides direct and administrative support for the Learning Resource Center, and ensures that it is an extension of the classroom by helping students, staff and faculty develop the information literacy skills needed for academic and professional success.  You will be working independently and need to complete all assigned tasks in a timely manner. The Assistant maintains library records related to meetings, correspondence, policies, purchases and procedures. Additionally, you are responsible for gathering, analyzing and editing information for various administrative projects.

Functions

  • Identify and provide access to the resources needed to support Stratford’s academic programs.
  • Provide a safe haven for every student, while they use the resources of the Learning Resource Center.
  • Treat all students and faculty with dignity and respect
  • Assist students and faculty in locating materials pertinent to their informational needs
  • Assist the Librarian in continually developing, evaluating, and maintaining the library collection to meet the needs of the students and faculty
  • Maintain an inventory of supplies and place orders as supplies become low
  • Prepare library invoices (books, periodicals, services) for payment, working with the Librarian and Accounting Office
  • Assist the Librarian and Textbook Coordinator in the implementation and coordination of the textbook program and distribution
  • Recommend changes and improvements in processes

 

 

The Skills:

 

  • Strong personal accountability and attention to detail orientation
  • High energy, outgoing personality and professional attitude
  • Committed to quality service to students, faculty, and staff
  • Able to complete tasks independently with a very high quality of performance
  • Show strong compassion and concern, while respecting privacy and engaging users through active listening.
  • Truly care about student and faculty academic and professional success
  • Take pride and be passionate about helping others

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Good knowledge of:  research process and library procedures, computer skills, current copyright law, Library of Congress classification system, use of electronic databases
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong technology skills

 

 

 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

 

Stratford University is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

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