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Job Title: Library Assistant 4

Job Description:


Working under occasional supervision during nights and weekends, the Library Assistant 4 will operate as specialists to perform moderately complex tasks using advanced knowledge of functional area policies and procedures to perform duties. Work is subject to review within guidelines.



  1. Responsible for records and statistics for a library unit; prepare a variety of statistical reports.
  2. Hire, train, and schedule student assistants.
  3. Use appropriate technology to accomplish goals and objectives; analyze moderately complex data in order to compile, prepare and submit necessary data.
  4. Provide one-on-one training for faculty, students, and staff.
  5. Provide basic reference and directional reference services.
  6. Refer subject-specific questions to librarians.
  7. Perform complex acquisitions functions.
  8. Oversee major circulation activities during off-hours, including problem resolution and cash management.
  9. Assess collection space requirements, determines shelving adjustments, and oversees any required shifting of collection.
  10. Perform difficult specialized duties that require frequent independent application of general library policies and procedures.
  11. Organize workflow within the administrative team.
  12. Provide definitive information about established policies and procedures.
  13. Recommend improvements in processes to increase administrative efficiency.



  1. Engage regularly in professional development.
  2. Perform other duties as assigned.



Department: Frequent contact with library staff in all KSL teams

University: Frequent contact with faculty and staff and/or staff of other campus libraries primarily in reference to cataloging queries and other customer services.

External: Frequent contact with vendors in resolving departmental specific issues.

Students: Frequent and direct contact both with student staff and student patrons.



May monitor performance of student employees or assist with training of students.



Experience: 4 years of relevant experience.

Education: High school education.



  1. Ability to learn in detail a wide variety of constantly evolving policies concerning information resources at Case Western Reserve University libraries.
  2. Ability to handle details and multiple projects in an organized manner.
  3. Strong interpersonal skills required to communicate in a culturally diverse environment.
  4. Ability to convey policies or technical concepts to laypersons of varying skill levels under academic pressures.
  5. Willingness to assume responsibility.
  6. Ability to exercise good judgment in situations that warrant individual interpretation of policies and procedures.
  7. Ability to prioritize and assign priority tasks, and delegate portions as needed.
  8. Ability to effectively collaborate with other staff members to achieve optimum service levels.
  9. Ability to supervise students.
  10. Ability to be pro-active and creative in promoting change and development.
  11. Awareness of information tools, changes, and improvements preferred.
  12. Ability to work independently balanced with ability to take direction from others preferred.



Typical office/library environment. The employee will perform repetitive motion using computer mouse and keyboard to type. Nights and weekends will be required including Monday through Thursday from 3:30 p.m. to midnight (12 a.m.) and Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Must be flexible to adjust the work schedule so as to accommodate changes in operational hours, including over University breaks and holidays and to meet staffing needs.



The application information is available at https://employment.case.edu/psp/erecruit/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL

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What and Where is Siegal?

The notation "Siegal" in the online catalog refers to the Aaron Garber Library of the Siegal College of Judaic Studies at 26500 Shaker Blvd. Cleveland OH 44122. The Aaron Garber Library is the academic library of the College and the central library of the Cleveland Jewish community. It includes 30,000 volumes, plus periodicals, language tapes, music and text CDs in English, Hebrew and Yiddish. The Library's electronic catalog is part of the online library system managed by Case Western Reserve University, and is included in OhioLINK, the statewide electronic academic catalog system. Online borrowing privileges are reserved for students registered at Siegal College. Community members are welcome to browse the catalog, visit the Garber Library and borrow materials.

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