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Senior Circulation and Reserve Assistant, Africana Library

Company: Cornell University
Location: New York
Posted on: November 11, 2019

Job Description:

Cornell University Library seeks a part-time Senior Circulation and Reserve Assistant for the John Henrik Clarke Africana Library. The Africana Library provides a special collection focusing on the history and culture of people of African ancestry. The library supports the curriculum of Cornell University's Africana Studies & Research Center, and the Cornell community at large. University-wide the library serves as a reference and referral point by providing access to African, African Americans, and African Caribbean resources available either in the Cornell University Library or collections at other institutions. Check out the Africana Library at ************************************* The Senior Circulation and Reserve Assistant takes the lead in circulation/billing, course reserves, and collection management at the Africana Library: * Assists users of the library with their informational needs, primarily at the service desk and through digital reference services such as email and telephone. * Answers directional, factual, bibliographic, and basic subject reference questions. * Provides guidance to library patrons on how to navigate and use the online and print resources. Refers users to other staff and service points across campus when appropriate. * Process reserve requests from other libraries; includes searching online system and stacks; maintain online records of books sent to other libraries for reserve. * Check out library materials to patrons; includes knowledge of loan policies, creation of circulation records, and desensitizing item. * Supports departmental initiatives through the preparation of reports and collaborative decision making regarding policy and procedure. Work schedule is 30 hours per week during the academic year, 25 hours per week during the summer session. This is a part-time, full-benefits eligible position. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: * Associate s Degree with 1-2 years of customer service work experience or equivalent combination. * Organizational ability and aptitude for detailed work. * Experience with computers. * Ability to work effectively with a diverse population in a public services setting. * Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: * Academic library experience. * Completed course work in Africana studies. Cornell provides great benefits that include educational benefits, access to a plethora of wellness programs, employee discounts with local and national retail brands, health care options to choose from, generous paid leave provisions: 3 weeks of vacation, 12 holidays (including end of year winter break through New Year's Day) and superior retirement contributions. Cornell has also been nationally recognized as an award-winning workplace for our health, well-being, sustainability, and diversity initiatives. For more information, follow the link Benefits at Cornell. No Visa sponsorship or relocation assistance is available for this position. To be considered, please submit BOTH a cover letter and a resume. We have found it most efficient to save both in one document before attaching. For a more detailed description and instructions on how to apply online please click here as an external candidate or click here if you are an internal candidate. Please note: Cornell Employees must apply through the Internal Cornell Career site. University Job Title: Public Svcs Asst III Level: C Pay Rate Type: Hourly Company: Endowed Contact Name: Denise Smith Number of Openings: 1 Current Employees: If you currently work at Cornell University, please exit this website and log in to Workday using your Net ID and password. Select the Career icon on your Home dashboard to view jobs at Cornell. Online Submission Guidelines: Most positions at Cornell will require you to apply online and submit both a resume/CV and cover letter. You can upload documents either by dragging and dropping them into the dropbox or by using the upload icon on the application page. For more detailed instructions on how to apply to a job at Cornell, visit How We Hire on the HR website. Employment Assistance: If you require an accommodation for a disability in order to complete an employment application or to participate in the recruiting process, you are encouraged to contact Cornell University's Department of Inclusion and Workforce Diversity at voice **************, fax **************, or email at ****************. For general questions about the position or the application process, please contact the Recruiter listed in the job posting. Applicants that do not have internet access are encouraged to visit your local library, or local Department of Labor. You may also visit the office of Workforce Recruitment and Retention Monday - Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. 4:30 p.m. to use a dedicated workstation to complete an online application. Notice to Applicants: Please read the required Notice to Applicants statement by clicking here. This notice contains important information about applying for a position at Cornell as well as some of your rights and responsibilities as an applicant. EEO Statement: Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose, and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement. 2019-10-18-07:00

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