Abbot Vincent Taylor Library Library Collections Assistant


The ideal candidate is dependable, detail-oriented, punctual and responsible, and customer-service oriented. He or she must be able to lift up to 20 pounds, refrain from cell phone use during one's shift, and record statistical information.

Work Schedule

The Periodicals Assistant will, in conjunction with the Administrative and Instructional Librarian, make a semester-long schedule at the beginning of the semester, between 8 AM and 12 AM (midnight) Mondays through Thursdays, 8 AM and 5 PM on Fridays, 10 AM to 5 PM on Saturdays and 1:30 PM to 12 AM (midnight) on Sundays, for up to 11 hours per week. 




This position is assigned to Abbot Vincent Taylor Library departments and offices.


Specific duties include but are not limited to:

  • Complete training with the Learning Technologies and Information Fluency Librarian and the Media, Serials, & Digitization Librarian
  • Keep the library environment as comfortable as possible for patrons
  • Set up the newspapers and return periodicals to the proper position
  • Keep records of periodical usage
  • Answer the phones and take messages
  • Answer basic reference questions, such as basic directional questions, and take the statistical count each hour
  • Special tasks requested by the library staff

The successful candidate will have an exemplary work ethic, be able to assist the Abbot Vincent Taylor Library staff, students and patrons, understand the “big picture” while also not be afraid to roll up his or her sleeves to do the work that will support an academic community that nourishes the mind, body, and spirit of the whole student.

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