Senior Library Assistant, Night Weekend

George Washington University
March 16, 2023
Offerd Salary:Negotiation
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Contract Type:Open-ended
Working Time:Full time
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Job Description Summary:

The George Washington University (GW) is the largest research university in the nation's capital and is located in the heart of Washington, DC. GW offers undergraduate and graduate program in many disciplines including medicine, health sciences, public health, and nursing. The Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library at The George Washington University supports the educational, clinical, and research needs of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, the Milken Institute School of Public Health and the School of Nursing both on campus and through distance education programs. The library collections consist of over 6,700 electronic texts, 6,500 journals, and 125+ databases in addition to print collections of approximately 75,000 items. Himmelfarb Library provides services and resources to foster learning and intellectual growth including state-of-the-art systems that seamlessly integrate, retrieve, organize, analyze and preserve information.

The Senior Library Assistant, Night Weekend performs specialized functional duties that assist in the routine operation and management of the Circulation Desk during the evenings and on weekends. Assists in the supervision and support of overnight library monitors (OLM). Maintains and updates circulation-related computer files. Responsible for responding to Library facilities emergencies.

Responsible for the maintenance of loan equipment and public workstations. Provides any assistance needed to Reference Desk during evening hours. Hours: Sunday-Thursday (1:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.)

  • Responds to routine problems and inquiries from the University community regarding Library policies and practices.
  • Assists in staffing and supervising the Circulation Desk and enforces the library's general policies and procedures during evening hours.
  • Assists in hiring, training and scheduling for 11:30pm-8:00am shift of Overnight Library Monitors (OLM) and for identifying substitutes as needed; and provides backup for hiring, training, and scheduling of Circulation Desk Assistants.
  • Provides basic reference assistance to users when the reference desk is closed. Includes assisting users with online catalog searches.
  • Conducts weekly checks of all public workstations in the Library and creates maintenance report for SMHS IT. Maintains computer equipment for checkout.
  • Provides basic support to Library's 3D printing service, including initiation of print jobs and maintenance of supplies.
  • Maintains Alma user records and supplies any necessary manual creation, deletion, and update of records in the system.
  • Ensures all distance education materials are prepared for mailing on a timely basis.
  • Produces and mails delinquent user and other reports as needed.
  • Responsible for routines required for proper closing of the Library, in situations when closing occurs.
  • Replenishes the supply of forms used at the Circulation Desk and maintains a file of master copies, as needed.
  • Assists in training new desk assistants (OLMs) in routine circulation operations and any retraining required for more experienced OLMs.
  • Monitors the operations of the access turnstile and performs floor checks during busy periods to enforce access policies. Maintains monthly access statistics as reported by the GWorld office.
  • Keeps Associate Library Director informed of all evening problems and events through a written weekly and monthly report.
  • Maintains an updated procedures and position manual accessible on shared drive, intranet or other system utilized to ensure its availability to all within the library.
  • Coordinates deliveries to the Library.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.
  • Minimum Qualifications:

    Qualified candidates will hold a high school diploma/GED plus 1.5 years of relevant professional experience, or, a Bachelor's degree or higher in a relevant area of study. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

    Additional Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum Qualifications: Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Prior experience in a library setting
  • Strong problem solving and decision-making skills based on sound reasoning and appropriate to library policies and procedures
  • Ability to work independently and diplomatically with patrons and library staff
  • Demonstrated proficiency using software such as Google Docs, Word, and Excel
  • Experience adapting to new technology
  • Typical Hiring Range Commensurate with Experience


    Campus Location: Foggy Bottom, Washington, D.C.

    College/School/Department: School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) Family Libraries Sub-Family Library Services - Staff Stream Service and Support Level Level 2 Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Hours Per Week: 40 Work Schedule: Sunday through Thursday, 1:30pm - 10:00pm Will this job require the employee to work on site? Yes Employee Onsite Status In-Person Telework: No Required Background Check: Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search Special Instructions to Applicants:

    Employer will not sponsor for employment Visa status

    Internal Applicants Only? Posting Number: S011903 Job Open Date: 02/13/2023 Job Close Date: If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until:

    Background Screening Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire. EEO Statement:

    The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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  • GW's requires that all employees are either fully vaccinated or have obtained a religious or medical exemption, approved by the university, prior to starting work. More information can be found at https: // I understand that I will need to be vaccinated or have an approved exemption from Occupational Health prior to starting work.
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