Please Wait. Loading Menu...
Job Details

Requisition Number 18-0018
Post Date 5/4/2018
Title Library Technician -- Part-time Evening/Weekend
City Frederick
State MD

Under the direction of the Librarian for Access Services, the part-time (20 hours per week) Evening/Weekend Library Technician for Access Services, acts as an integral part of the Beneficial-Hodson Library staff, working to build good relations within the college community; serving as the library’s primary service contact for faculty, students, staff, and other library patrons during evening and weekend hours, delivers high quality customer service; handles multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment; and works closely with the circulation team, library staff and the director to realize the library mission as it relates to circulation services. Performs specialized technical and clerical acquisitions duties. This position requires the abilities to set priorities, to utilize strong organizational skills, to consistently apply a keen eye for detail, and to successfully complete sometimes repetitive tasks. Evening and weekend work are an essential part of this position and will be required.

This is an hourly position, paying $13.00 per hour. Evening and weekend work are an essential part of this position and will be required. Flexibility as to hours worked is necessary, as they change periodically with the academic calendar.


Access Services (30%)

  • Operates the circulation desk.
  • Plans and executes special projects related to collection maintenance and organization.
  • On occasion may be required to manage all primary aspects of library service.

Supervision (30%)

  • Directly participates in and/or supports circulation team members in the following responsibilities involving student workers: training students, planning, assigning and directing work, appraising performance, providing performance feedback for student employees, addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Acquisitions (30%)

  • Performs pre-order search and verification of bibliographic and order data in electronic sources.
  • Searches vendor databases to obtain ordering information.
  • Receives materials, verifies book deliveries against invoices, and pulls book order cards to compare to order.
  • Receives, checks-in, processes and shelves periodicals and other serials in paper and micro formats.
  • Works with cataloger to identify and adjust catalog and check-in records for title changes, cessation, and other issues.
  • Sorts incoming mail.
  • Shelves serials and microforms.
  • Removes serials from shelf for binding.
  • Keeps abreast of changing technological tool as necessary for the scope of the work.
  • Processes unwanted gift materials and withdrawn bestsellers for the library book sale.
  • Serves as backup processor when student workers are not available (ex. Summer)

Education/Reference (10%)

  • Provides referrals and some other information services at the circulation desk.
  • Instructs users in the operation of photocopy and microform equipment.
  • Instructs patrons in the use of the Voyager system and Internet workstations.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

Associate’s degree and one to two years public service experience or equivalent combination of education and experience preferred.

Technology Skills

Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite such as Word, Excel, Access, etc., adequate typing speed, strong organizational skills with attention to detail and familiarity with Internet software for IBM or compatible equipment and email. Experience with FAX, microform, copying equipment and integrated library systems is desirable.

Language Skills

Strong command of the English language. Ability to read and interpret technical procedures and manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from faculty, staff, students and the general public.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to work with and apply basic business mathematical concepts timely and accurately, either manually or by using a calculator.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a number of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Ability to work independently or as a member of a group in developing and executing project plans. Ability to work in theoretical arena and apply logic as appropriate.

To Apply

Qualified candidates are invited to apply on-line via our electronic application which requires submission of a cover letter, résumé and three professional references. When saving documents, all document titles related to your application should include your name and the job requisition number. (i.e. c.smith, 18-0018).

The electronic application is found at the end of the job description on the lower right hand side, "Apply On-line". If you need assistance with the on-line application process, please email or call (301) 696-3592. Hood College is committed to diversity in its faculty and staff and subscribes to a policy of hiring only individuals legally eligible to work in the United States. An Equal Opportunity Employer/M/F/Vet/Disability

Hood College does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, marital status, pregnancy, disability, religion, or age in recruitment, admission and access to, or treatment, or employment in its programs, services, benefits, or activities as required by applicable laws including Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and complies with the law regarding reasonable accommodation for disabled applicants and students. Inquiries about discrimination or reasonable accommodation should be referred to the Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator at Alumnae Hall, 401 Rosemont Avenue, Frederick, MD. 21701 (AD 312), (301) 696-3592. For complete information on Hood College’s nondiscrimination policy, please visit

  • Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
  • Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.
  • The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
Apply On-line
Send This Job to a Friend