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Part-time Reference Services Assistant - Douglas Campus Library

Posted by: South Georgia State College

Posted date: 2017-Aug-17

Location: South Georgia State College

Provides reference, research, and instructional services
Assists in creating instructional and promotional materials and displays
Documents statistics including personal reference transactions and facility usage
Explains policies to users; monitors use of reference area, community computers, and other sections of the library; and takes action to resolve inappropriate conduct
Performs technical services, including processing and shelving of library materials
Assists with collection maintenance tasks, including shelf reading, occasional shifting, collection inventories, and the related follow-up work
Provides circulation services as circulation backup
Assists users with computer, copier/printer/scanning, microfilm reader/printer, and other equipment trouble-shooting
Assists with inventorying, comparison pricing, receiving, and stocking library supplies
Performs routine clerical duties such as word processing, filing, photocopying, scanning, and printing.
Supervises student assistants on specific tasks if assigned
Assists with grading and compiling reports of library instruction quiz grades and instructor evaluations
Assists with maintaining a safe library environment that is conducive to research and study, including locking and unlocking the library classroom between classes
Attends staff development and training programs as required to maintain awareness of changes in library automation, technology advances, and informational retrieval
Performs opening and closing library procedures
Reports to work as scheduled
Performs other job-related duties as assigned
Adapts work schedule as able to attend meetings and fill in for fulltime staff and/or other part-time staff
Job Title Part-time Reference Services Assistant - Douglas Campus Library
Start Date
Library/Institution Name South Georgia State College
Certification Required? No
City Douglas
State GA
Job Type Job Type -> Part-time
Type of Library Job Classification -> Academic

Considerable knowledge of library procedures, methods and techniques
Knowledge of computer software to include word processing, presentation, database, spreadsheet, and graphic programs
Knowledge of automated SGSC systems and automated library systems and applications
Ability to retrieve information effectively and efficiently from traditional library sources, online library catalogs, electronic databases, and the Internet
Ability to train and supervise student assistants
Ability to communicate effectively in written and oral forms
Ability to adapt instruction to enhance student learning, including the appropriate use of traditional, technology-assisted, hands-on, and other forms of instruction
Knowledge of academic culture, policies, and procedures
Ability to exhibit a positive attitude and to deal with coworkers, students, faculty and staff and community patrons tactfully and courteously in order to maintain effective service-oriented relationship
Ability to communicate effectively and follow oral and written instructions


The Part-Time Reference Services Assistant Douglas Campus reports to the Access and Circulation Services Manager who reports to the Director of Libraries.


Guidelines include college policies and procedures, department policies and Board of Regents policy and procedures. These guidelines require judgment, selection and interpretation in application.


The work consists of varied duties and coordination of primary functional areas. Strict regulations contribute to the complexity of the position
Success in this position contributes to the efficiency, effectiveness, and regulatory compliance of all department operations


Contacts are typically with students, co-workers, other college personnel and members of the general public
Contacts are typically to provide services; to give or exchange information; to resolve problems; to motivate or influence persons; or to justify, defend or negotiate matters


The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table, or while intermittently sitting, standing, stooping, bending or crouching
The employee occasionally lifts light objects
The work is typically performed in an office setting


The work consists of varied administrative and supervisory duties and coordination of primary functional areas
Strict regulations and responsibilities related to department systems and applications contribute to the complexity of the position

Required Qualifications:

Associate's Degree

Desired Qualifications:

Bachelors Degree

Masters Degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or from a program in a country with a formal accreditation process as identified by the American Library Associations Human Resource Development and Recruitment Office.
Application Instructions Please apply online at
Web Link http://
Special Notes The Part-time Reference Services Assistant will be expected to work evening and Sunday hours for a total of up to 19 hours per week.

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