CASUAL Circulation Assistant

Bowdoin College

CASUAL Circulation Assistant

Posting Number: C00119JP

Department: Library

Job Summary:
Under the general supervision of the Circulation Supervisor, participate in the daily activities of the circulation/reserve desks in H-L Library, the Media Commons and branch libraries, supervise student assistants staffing these desks, prepare materials to be placed on reserve, physically maintain library collections, and assist library users with a variety of information and technical questions.

Education/Skills Requirements:
A high school diploma or GED equivalent (or equivalent combination of education and experience) required, with some college strongly preferred. Applicants must possess outstanding interpersonal, supervisory, customer service, and written and oral communication skills. Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills are necessary. Proficiency with Microsoft Office required.

Experience Requirements and/or Equivalents:
Required: One year of library, customer service or related experience.

Preferred: Experience working at a library’s circulation or service desk and with an automated circulation system; experience in supervision and training.

Standard Work Days and Hours:
10-30 hours per month, on an as-needed basis.Hours generally include evenings (5:00 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.) and weekends, with occasional daytimes (8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.).

About Bowdoin:
Bowdoin College is a highly selective liberal arts college, enrolling approximately 1,800 students. Through a need-blind admissions policy, the College meets 100% of students’ demonstrated financial need with no loans. 32% of students identify as students of color, an additional 5% are international, and 45% receive financial aid. Bowdoin is a dynamic living and learning community committed to fostering pluralism, building intentional community, and nurturing a commitment to the common good.

The College seeks academically and culturally diverse faculty and staff, welcoming applicants from diverse backgrounds, and/or who have experience working collaboratively with diverse populations. Bowdoin is set in the coastal New England town of Brunswick, Maine. Brunswick, a town of 22,000 residents, brings together elements of both city and country living including cultural offerings, a variety of restaurants, and four season activities for outdoor enthusiasts. Bowdoin’s historic 215-acre campus, comprising 120+ buildings, is a brief walk to downtown Brunswick, and is 25 miles from Portland and about 120 miles from Boston.

Shift: Rotating

Employment Category: Casual - with email

Benefits Eligible: No

Pay Type: Hourly

Background Check Package Requirements: Support Staff

Is driving a Bowdoin vehicle an essential function of this job?:

Is a pre-placement physical required for this position?: Yes

Posting Date: 09/23/2016

Applications Accepted Until:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants:

EEO Information:
Bowdoin College is committed to diversity, inclusion and equality, and is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage inquiries from candidates who will enrich and contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our College. Bowdoin College does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, creed, color, religion, marital status, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, veteran status, national origin, or disability status in employment, or in our education programs.

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