Public Access Assistant

Position Details

Position Information

Posting Number S00027P
Position Title Public Access Assistant
Department Scribner Library
Position Status Full-Time
Position Type Regular
Months per Year 12 Months
Work hours

In a range of 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. to 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. as needed. Some weekend hours may be necessary.

Start Date (For temporary positions only)
End Date (For temporary positions only)
Position Band/Level 120 = SS15
Pay Range $16.00 - $17.00 per hour commensurate with experience. Internal candidates may fall outside of this range and should contact Nancy Bruno with any individual questions.

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Job Summary

This position fills a variety of needs in the Public Access department focusing primarily on the day-to-day operations of Circulation. The Department is responsible for the hiring, scheduling, training and supervision of a large and diverse student workforce. The Assistant is on the front lines of the library, interacting with a variety of constituencies (faculty, staff, students, alums, guests, and the public), applying a complex and evolving set of policies and guidelines, and providing access to an array of materials (books, periodicals, CDs, DVDs, Blu-Rays) and various equipment related to the use of those materials. The Public Access Assistant must be fluent with many systems that enable proper operation of the library; including circulation modules, public catalogs, reserve systems, shelf holds, shelf-check software, remote barcode readers, security alarms, lighting, public address systems, room reservations systems, ConnectNY, and interlibrary loan systems.

Minimum Qualifications

Associate’s degree or equivalent and a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience or an equivalent combination of coursework and experience. The successful candidate will possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills, be able to manage several projects simultaneously, and work in an organized manner with emphasis on detail and accuracy. Candidates must display a demonstrated ability for independent work and good judgment in decision making. Computer skills are required, as well as a commitment to flexibility and collaboration in a team environment. Excellent customer service skills are essential. Library experience preferred. Must be able to perform moderately demanding physical work related to book stacks maintenance.

Preferred Qualifications

Prior experience supervising students in an academic library Public Services department.

Physical Demands (For Union Positions Only)
EEO Statement

Skidmore College is committed to being an inclusive campus community and, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, domestic violence victim status, familial status, dating violence, or stalking, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

Employment at Skidmore College is contingent upon an acceptable background check result.


Special Instructions to Applicant

To be considered for this position, please fill out an online application and attach the following documents: cover letter, resume and list of three references to include name, title, company, email address and telephone number of three professional references.
Documents must be attached through the application system. If you encounter difficulty, please contact Clarissa Sawyer, Employment Coordinator in Human Resources at: or 518 580.5802

Posting Information

Posting Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Closing Date 02/23/2018
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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Inside Higher Education
    • LinkedIn
    • New York State Department of Labor
    • Saratoga Chamber of Commerce
    • Saratogian
    • Scholarly Hires
    • Skidmore Website
    • Times Union
    • Twitter
    • Career Fair
    • Invited by Department to Apply
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by Skidmore Employee
    • Other
  2. * How many years of experience do you have in this type of position?
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    • 3-5
    • 5-7
    • 7+

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. List of Three References
Optional Documents