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Part Time Support Staff

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Salary: $15.00/hour
Location: Gumberg Library
Position Status: Part-time (28 hours/week)
Hours: Varied
Position Number: 70-47
Open Date: November 19, 2014
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Notes: Accepting Resumes

Reporting to the Circulation Manager, this position has responsibility as part of a team for supervising students and providing services at the Circulation desk during evening and weekend hours. Responsible for greeting and registering visitors according to library policies, responding to emergencies, preparing and filing Incident Report forms describing security and building incidents, and performing opening and closing procedures. Stacks maintenance functions include monitoring, and participating in shelving and shifting projects as directed. Duties include answering basic directional and reference questions; charging and discharging materials; and other projects as assigned. Work schedule is primarily evenings, and will vary during holiday and summer periods.

1. Greet and register visitors according to library policies.
2. Answer basic directional and reference questions at the service desk.
3. Monitor work of student assistants during evening and weekend hours. Assign additional work as needed.
4. File security and building incident reports and contact appropriate personnel when needed.
5. Open/close building following a checklist.
6. Charge/discharge materials through SIRSI system (books, AV materials, laptops, carrel keys).
7. Prepare and shelve materials.
8. Assist with organizing, and participate in stack maintenance functions, including collection shifting.
9. Operate and balance cash drawer.
10. Collect fines/maintain and update user records.
11. Assist library users with equipment photocopiers and microform machines.
12. Complete special projects as assigned.

The successful candidate will have earned a high school diploma (Bachelor's degree preferred) and have a minimum of one year experience working in a public service area of an academic library (supervisory experience preferred), or any equivalent combination of experience and training, which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the essential job functions. This includes, but is not limited to, the following: ability to prioritize tasks for self and others, and to adapt to changes in workflows; working knowledge of a library; strong commitment to customer service; strong organizational skills; basic computer literacy including the use of e-mail, word processing, spreadsheets; ability to maneuver 35 lb. book carts and move books, including reaching and lifting; ability to understand and willingness to support the University Mission Statement.

Duquesne University was founded in 1878 by its sponsoring religious community, the Congregation of the Holy Spirit. Duquesne University is Catholic in mission and ecumenical in spirit. Motivated by its Catholic identity, Duquesne values equality of opportunity both as an educational institution and as an employer.