Library Assistant Job at Metropolitan Community College Nebraska, Omaha, NE

  • Metropolitan Community College Nebraska
  • Omaha, NE

Job Description

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Posting Summary

Position Title Library Assistant Position Number 860 Branch Academic Affairs Division Academic Success Department Library Job Description

This position assists students, faculty, staff, and other patrons in using College library print and online resources to locate appropriate information and materials. Teaches patrons how to use various online computer databases and how to search the Internet and to use software programs such as MS Office. Assists the Library Supervisor in daily operation of the library.


1. Instructs patrons in using online library catalogs and databases to locate desired information.

2. Answers reference questions and provides other assistance to patrons.

3. Checks material in and out, updates patron records.

4. Handles intra-campus and interlibrary loan requests.

5. Maintains various library records and statistics.

6. Responsible for library operations in absence of Supervisor.

7. Intermittent guidance of work-study students.

8. Assists in maintaining the environment of the library.

9. Operates and performs basic cleaning and maintenance of audiovisual equipment.

10. Consistently and dependably attends work, activities, and functions as scheduled or assigned.

11. Other duties as assigned.


1. Knowledge of library practices.

2. Knowledge of Microsoft Office and Window software and skill in operating a computer.

3. Skill in interpersonal communications. Skill in the use of English spelling and grammar.

4. Skill in organization, time management and prioritization.

5. Ability to use active listening skills to answer questions and problem solve and converse on the telephone and in person with employees, vendors and students.

6. Ability to write and maintain accurate records.

7. Ability to play close attention to detail.

8. Ability to work well with minimal supervision in a team-oriented environment.

9. Ability to maintain professionalism, patience and understanding in stressful situations.

10. Ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks.

11. Ability to communicate with members of a diverse culture in a courteous, professional manner.

12. Ability to express oneself clearly in written and oral communications.

13. Knowledge of audiovisual equipment.

14. Ability to move up to 20 lbs. occasionally, and/or up to 10 lbs. frequently

The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all inclusive. They represent typical elements and criteria considered necessary to perform the job successfully. Metropolitan Community College recognizes that an individual with a disability may require an accommodation to enable the candidate to successfully perform a job function. Consideration will be given to reasonable accommodations.

Required Qualification

High School/GED plus two years related work-related experience.

Equivalent combination of education and/or work experience considered.

Preferred Qualifications

Spanish/bi-lingual is preferred.

Physical Demands

Ability to move up to 20 lbs. occasionally, and/or up to 10 lbs

Salary/Hourly Rate $12.76

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number 2024046PTT Number of Vacancies Job Open Date 04/19/2024 Job Close Date 06/30/2024 Special Instructions to Applicants

Schedule: Work up to 25 hours a week max.

Location: South Omaha Campus (SOC)

Hiring process includes passing a background check.

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Job Tags

Hourly pay, Work experience placement, Interim role,

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