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Library Assistant II - NB Libraries

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Notice to AFSCME Local 1761 union members: To submit an internal bid, an application must be submitted no later than 9:00 a.m. on Friday, 5/23/17. Although AFSCME Local 1761 members have priority consideration, outside applications are accepted as well. For additional information on positions posted on New Brunswick/Piscataway campuses call (848)932-3869.

Position Details

Position Information

Recruitment/Posting Title Library Assistant II - NB Libraries
Job Category AFSCME 1761 (COLT)
Department Rsrch & Instruct Svc-Libraries

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national research university and the state of New Jersey’s preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Established in 1766 and celebrating a milestone 250th anniversary in 2016, the university is the eighth oldest higher education institution in the United States. More than 67,000 students and 22,000 faculty and staff learn, work, and serve the public at Rutgers locations across New Jersey and around the world. Rutgers University–New Brunswick took root nearly 250 years ago. We are the state’s most comprehensive intellectual resource—the flagship campus of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, as designated by the Association of American Universities. We are the region’s most high-profile public research institution and a leading national research center with a global impact.

Posting Summary

Rutgers,The State University of New Jersey is seeking a library assistant to report directly to the Douglass Library Access Services Supervisor I.
The Library Assistant II assists with the management of the Douglass Library Access Services part-time employee staff pool; assists library users with circulation and information services at public service desks; and contributes to the development of system-wide policies and services through participation in New Brunswick Libraries’ working groups.
General summary:
Under direction, performs library clerical work of a specialist or generalist nature, involving the application of knowledge regarding online databases, software, library policies, and procedures.
Performs such work in direct support of an operating unit of a particular library and/or functional unit across multiple libraries. Maintains accurate data in the online catalog; creates online brief, control, and check-in records; locates and processes materials for reserve; assists library patrons with problems and questions; and performs related duties.

Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week 35
Daily Work Shift Day
FLSA Nonexempt
Grade 13
Position Salary
Annual Minimum Salary 35856.900
Annual Mid Range Salary 42194.270
Annual Maximum Salary 48531.630
Standard Hours 35.00
Union Description AFSCME - Local 1761 COLT
Payroll Designation PeopleSoft

Information about the benefits provided to Rutgers employees can be found at:

Seniority Unit
Terms of Appointment Staff - 12 month
Position Pension Eligibility PERS


Minimum Education and Experience

Requires a high school/vocational school education and three years of general library, library-related, or clerical experience. Two years of college study and one year of library, database management, or information systems experience may be substituted for the three years of library experience requirement. Requires accuracy, attention to detail, and the ability to work collaboratively in a diverse and multicultural work environment. Requires the ability to record and maintain data in computerized and non-computerized formats. Must have effective client service skills. Must be able to lift and move up to 30 pounds and push book trucks. May require specialist proficiencies and/or the ability to group lead.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge of the Rutgers Library system and SirsiDynix products.

Knowledge of Library of Congress Classification System.

Strong organizational skills.

Excellent inter-personal, problem-solving, and communication skills.

Equipment Utilized

Working knowledge of Windows-based office software applications such as spreadsheets and word processing programs. Experience with PowerPoint, HTML, and image manipulation software is desirable.
Working knowledge of basic World Wide Web searching and use of email programs.

Physical Demands and Work Environment

The incumbent will be required to lift and carry books and packages weighing no more than 50 lbs.

Special Conditions

Schedule during the academic year is Tuesday through Friday, 8:00am – 4:00pm and Saturday, 2:00pm – 10:00pm.
During Summer Session and Intersession periods, Monday through Friday, 8:00am – 4:00pm.

Posting Details

Posting Number 17ST2246
Posting Open Date 05/18/2017
Special Instructions to Applicants

Notice to AFSCME Local 1761 union members: To submit an internal bid, an application must be submitted no later than 9:00 a.m. on Friday, 5/23/17. Although AFSCME Local 1761 members have priority consideration, outside applications are accepted as well. For additional information on positions posted on New Brunswick/Piscataway campuses call (848)932-3869.

Regional Campus Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Home Location Campus College Ave (RU-New Brunswick)
Location Details

Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

It is university policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment. For additional information please see the Non-Discrimination Statement at the following web address:

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you currently a member of AFSCME 1761 (COLT)?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Optional Documents
  1. List of References