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Saturday, November 24, 2012

P/T - Library Aide - FIT (NY)

Part-time Library Aide
Fashion Institute of Technology


The Library Aide is responsible for providing general Circulation assistance and services of a more complex and specialized nature to the FIT/SUNY community in a courteous and efficient manner and in accordance with the Library’s policies and procedures; and all other duties as required.


Works under direct supervision of the Access Services Managers to carry out the Library’s goals and objectives.
  • Compiles statistics, maintains records on library integrated online software, processes materials daily and provides support to the unit and its functions
  • Finds, checks out and processes requested materials for students, faculty and other patrons at the service desk
  • Provides information concerning locations of library resources and other directional inquiries
  • Assists patrons with the use of print and online catalogs; responds to patrons’ questions and requests for Library materials
  • Manages incoming and outgoing interlibrary loan requests using the OCLC computer network, generates requests using the ILLiad Interlibrary Loan system along with accompanying Odyssey email system, maintains interlibrary loan records
Other projects may include but are not limited to:
  • Simple book or material mending
  • Linking items in ALEPH, the Library’s integrated library system
  • Replacing or creating item barcodes
  • Assisting with inventory
  • Shelving items and shelf-reading
  • Maintaining the neat and orderly appearance of the shelves
  • Occasionally supervises and trains approximately 14 Federal Work-Study Student Aides
  • Responsible for opening or securing the closing of the Library each day as scheduled
High School diploma and completion of one year in an accredited post secondary institution of learning plus one year of appropriate business experience; or high school diploma plus two years appropriate business experience.

Work experience must include not less than one year in a fast paced, customer-oriented service work environment. Experience working with students in an academic environment or library is preferred.

Fundamental knowledge of operation of an integrated library management system, with ALEPH experience desirable. Experience using technology applications such as ILLiad and Odyssey, Banner, or similar systems highly preferred. Ability to work quickly and accurately with detailed data. Ability to keyboard at least 25 wpm and proficiency in utilizing word processing and database software, preferably Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel. Ability to trouble-shoot basic computer problems. Must possess the ability to work with a diverse community, while exercising good judgment and common sense.

Excellent customer service skills, including professional and courteous telephone communication and electronic mail correspondence. Must possess excellent conflict resolution skills, strong communication skills, tact, resourcefulness and the ability to identify and solve problems. Knowledge of laws related to interlibrary loan copyright. Strong customer service orientation, excellent communication skills, ability to work independently and effectively in a collegial manner in a changing environment, understanding of the needs of an academic library.

Additional Information:

Work is performed under typical library conditions with requirements for frequent sitting and standing for long periods of time, as well as frequent lifting and carrying of heavy library materials and maneuvering carts full of books. Ability to sit or stand for long intervals. Ability to lift up to 50 pounds and push and pull 100 or more pounds.

Current Salary Schedule: 88/0 $22.62 per hour

Department: Library

Schedule: Wed – Thurs 9:00am – 2:00pm, Fri 11:00am – 6:30pm, Sat 10:00am – 5:00pm

Schedule subject to change based on department needs
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