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Job Title: Weekend-Evening Circulation Assistant

Department: Library

Reports To: Director of the University Library

Job Type: This is a part time, non exempt position.

General Description:

Manages the operation of the Library during weekend and evening hours during the academic year; supervises weekend/evening work study students.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

·         Opens and closes the library building according to established procedures

·         Maintains order and safety in the library during open hours and acts as building supervisor; enforces library policies and procedures

·         Supervises weekend/evening library work study students, assigning tasks as appropriate

·         Operates circulation desk: charges and discharges library materials, collects fines, reserves equipment, registers on-site borrowers, etc.

·         Answers the main library telephone and responds to callers’ needs

·         Assists in the setup and use of equipment in the Library Auditorium

·         Assists with basic discovery and access to library resources

·         Answers basic procedural and directional questions

·         Provides basic computer/printer support for student lab computers

·         Performs other duties and special projects that are essential to efficient library operations

·         Assists with library programming or events occurring during scheduled shifts

·         Cooperates with others in the timely and effective completion of assigned responsibilities

Position Requirements:



·         High School diploma required; bachelor degree preferred

·         One year office experience, preferably in an academic library

·         Supervisory experience




·         Dependability

·         Ability to express ideas clearly both in written and oral communications

·         Ability to assign tasks to and check the work of work study students

·         Ability to operate a personal computer

·         Ability to work well with people of varying educational and cultural backgrounds and experience levels

·         Ability to work cooperatively with other library and university employees

·         Ability to prioritize tasks effectively, solve problems creatively and constructively, cope with a changing environment, and be self-motivated

·         Ability to lift, move, and carry a minimum of twenty pounds up and down stairs

·         Ability to conduct business over the telephone

Typical Physical Demands:

Ability to lift, move, and carry a minimum of twenty pounds up and down stairs

Work Schedule:

This is a 9-month position (August 15 – May 15). It requires a combination of 1-2 weekend shifts and 1-2 evening shifts, totaling 20-24 hours per week in three shifts. The set weekly schedule is negotiated from the following openings: 


12:00 pm - 4:00 pm, Saturday

2:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Sunday

2:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Monday-Thursday

William Woods University is an independent institution chartered by the State of Missouri with main campus facilities in Fulton, MO.  It has been operating continuously since 1870, taking its current form as a coeducational university with undergraduate and graduate programs in 1993.  Today, William Woods draws approximately 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students from 35 states and approximately 11 foreign countries.  William Woods has been ranked as a Top 100 Midwest University by U.S. News and World Report, and has been recognized for the quality and affordability of its online degree programs.  With a full liberal arts curriculum, William Woods also offers a strong professional tradition, with nationally ranked programs in Equestrian Studies and American Sign Language. Its graduate education program figures strongly in the administration and leadership of Missouri's state school system.  William Woods University is governed by a self-perpetuating board of trustees, and remains committed to serving the public good by helping students link intellectual development with the responsibilities of citizenship and professional life.

William Woods University is an Equal Opportunity Employer