Utah State University

Library Assistant (Night)

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(7/28/2020 6:15 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
Category (Portal Searching)
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
University Libraries
Instruction Collections &Patron Svs
Advertised Salary
Minimum of $28,000, plus excellent benefits


This is a full-time position reporting to the Head of Patron Services. As the primary staff person during evening hours responsibilities include performing general assignments and tasks associated with the daily operation of the Merrill-Cazier Circulation Desk focusing on assisting students, faculty and staff with all services relating to the main Circulation Desk, supervising the student workforce and working regularly scheduled shifts at the Circulation Desk.
Hours for this position are 3:00 p.m.-midnight, Sunday-Thursday.


This position is also responsible for processing and performing duties related to "lost" books, "claimed returned books" and "missing" books and acting as liaison with the Collection Management and Resource Sharing Department in finding replacement prices and billing patrons for replacement costs and in working with the Registrar's office in placing graduation transcript holds and releasing these holds once searches and payments have reached a conclusion.


This position is responsible for booking events in the Merrill-Cazier Library room 101 including managing confirmations, billing and payments and configuring the room to meet the needs of the scheduled program. Scheduling Room 154 and the Foyer table is also part of this position.


The position also monitors and answers questions sent via e-mail to the library circulation account and operates the database and mechanical features of the Borrower Automated Retrieval Network (BARN) during assigned hours. The person needs to initiate communication with other members of the unit in order to ensure evening/night employees have the most up to date information.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED plus two years of post-secondary education or equivalent
  • Experience working in a public service setting.
  • Experience supervising others in a public service setting.
  • Demonstrated excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work alone with little or no immediate supervision.
  • Ability to organize work effectively, conceptualize and prioritize objectives, and exercise judgement.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships with library employees and USU students, faculty, and staff, as well as community patrons.
  • Ability to work with computer software applications, such as Word, Excel, and multiple web browsers.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior work experience in an academic library.
  • Experience with Innovative Interfaces integrated library system.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

1. Resume to be uploaded in the Candidate Profile under "Resume/CV"

2. Cover Letter to be typed/pasted at the end of the application


**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Minimum of $28,000, plus excellent benefits


Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms and may lift and/or move up to 40 pounds.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 27,800 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,140 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State’s statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 165 undergraduate majors, 138 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found here.


A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.


Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Alison Adams-Perlac, alison.adams-perlac@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266.

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visithttps://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov


USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.


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