Assistant, Library (Northridge)

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Northridge, CALIFORNIA
Job Type: FullTime

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Austin Community College is a public two-year institution that serves a diverse population of approximately 41,000 credit students each Fall and Spring semester.  We embrace our identity as a community college, as reflected in our mission statement.  We promote student success and community development by providing affordable access, through traditional and distance learning modes, to higher education and workforce training, including appropriate applied baccalaureate degrees, in our service area.
As a community college committed to our mission, we seek to recruit and retain a workforce that:

  • Reflects the diversity of our community

  • Values intellectual curiosity and innovative teaching

  • Is attracted by the college's mission to promote equitable access to educational opportunities

  • Cares about student success and collaborates on strategies to facilitate success for under-represented populations

  • Welcomes difference and models respectful interaction with others

  • Engages with the community both within and outside of ACC

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Job Posting Title:

Assistant, Library (Northridge)

Job Description Summary:

40 hours per week as assigned; includes evening and weekend hours. Assist patrons and perform all circulation desk functions and other procedures in a highly automated, dynamic and diverse, customer service, and teamwork-oriented environment.

Job Description:

Description of Duties and Tasks

1) Performs library services and procedures including checking-in, checking-out, sorting and shelving items, checking book drops, logging-on computers, and opening/closing library.
2) Assists patrons with directional questions, equipment use, and updating patron information. Reconciles money collected from library fines and fees.
3) Updates and maintains patron, periodicals, and reserves records.
4) Performs stack maintenance such as shelving, shelf reading, shifting, and inventory.
5) Processes and maintains one or more of the following: reserve materials and files, periodicals, the fines and fees process, records daily library statistics, and others such as minor edits and status changes to library records.
6) Monitors and troubleshoots problems with copiers, printers, and the security system.
7) Assists the head librarian in promoting and implementing library safety and security in coordination with the senior library assistant.
8) May assist with inventories, maintains circulation desk supplies. Picks up, sorts, and delivers mail. Participates in special projects as needed.

* Library operations in a higher education or similar environment.

* Maintaining effective time management practices, including an established work schedule, possible weekend and evening hours, and/or work at multiple campus locations.
* Using effective oral and written interpersonal and workplace communication skills.
* Using effective organizational and planning skills with attention to detail and procedures or standards, and task completion, in an individual or group setting.
* Providing superior customer service.
* Applying problem solving skills.
* Maintaining confidentiality of patron information and work-related information and materials in compliance with Austin Community College policies and Teaching and Learning Excellence/Library Services (TLED/LS) guidelines, as well as federal and national standards.
* Establishing and maintaining effective work relationships.
* Adapting effectively in a multi-tasking, dynamic, and evolving work environment.

* Valid Texas Driver's License and reliable transportation needed for local Austin area travel.

Technology Skills
* Use a variety of spreadsheet, word processing, database, and presentation software.
* Use automated library systems within a web-based environment.

Required Work Experience
* Six months related work experience.

Preferred Work Experience
* Work experience in a library circulation department and use of proprietary library systems.

Required Education
* High school diploma or educational equivalent.

Preferred Education
* Associate degree or higher.

Other Preferred Qualifications
* Knowledge of library services and operations especially in a community college setting.

Physical Requirements
* Work is performed in a standard office or similar environment.
* Subject to standing, walking, sitting, bending, reaching, pushing, and pulling.
* Occasional lifting of objects up to 30 pounds.



Number of Openings:


Job Posting Close Date:

April 4, 2023
Clery Act

As required by the US Department of Education, employees are required to report violations under Title IX and, under the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), select individuals are required to report crimes. If this position is identified as a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified, trained, and provided resources for reporting.


The above description is an overview of the job. It is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Duties and responsibilities may change with business needs. ACC reserves the right to add, change, amend, or delete portions of this job description at any time, with or without notice. Employees may be required to perform other duties as requested, directed, or assigned. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made by ACC at its discretion to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions of the job.

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