Library and Archives Paraprofessional 2 (LAP2)
Seattle Community Colleges - Seattle, WA

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The Library and Archives Paraprofessional 2 (LAP2) is a full-time, classified position in the Instructional Resource Services Division at Seattle Central Community College (SCCC). Reporting directly to the LAP4 and as a member of a strong collaborative library team, the LAP2 assists students and faculty by performing the functions of circulation, acquisitions, and periodicals as well as interlibrary loan, reserves, and close copy cataloging as needed. Successful applicants must be able to work effectively in a complex, changing environment with a positive, flexible, and innovative attitude.

To be considered for this position, the following items must be included in your application. Applicants who do not complete and submit all required materials will not be considered for this position. Application packet includes:
A current resume.
The names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references.
A letter of application detailing education and experience as related to the position.
High school diploma or degree transcript (unofficial acceptable). Complete application packets received by December 21, (Friday) will receive first consideration. Applications received after the application due date may be considered until the position is filled.

Seattle Community Colleges are committed to recruiting dedicated faculty and staff who together create a welcoming academic climate that reflects the diverse backgrounds of our community, including ethnicity, national origin, religion, race, gender, gender identity, age, status as a veteran or disabled veteran, disability, political status, and sexual orientation.

Essential Functions:
Perform complex circulation functions; assist clients at the circulation counter; provide circulation and reserve services; explain procedures and policies; assist in locating, retrieving, and checking in/out specific library and media items; make authorized decisions regarding exceptional circumstances.
Process and maintain records of library materials such as books, periodicals, newspapers, audio-visual, and other non-print media, including the updating of periodical holdings.
Search and verify library materials orders and receipts using manual and/or automated systems, Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) records, and other bibliographic sources.
Process acquisitions orders, including standing orders for continuation titles and replacement materials.
Discard and withdraw items identified by professional staff as not needed for collection; reinstate and relocate materials.
Prepare circulation and other statistics as directed by supervisor.
Process and maintain automated and/or manual records of reserve materials; communicate regularly with faculty members relating to the updating of their reserve titles; maintain statistical records; resolve related problems.
Perform interlibrary loan functions of borrowing and lending library materials, including basic searching for bibliographic citations; record and maintain various statistical records.
Assist clients with recurring quick information and routine reference questions on general subjects and in the use of basic bibliographic tools; refer clients to appropriate employees for other services.
Perform simple maintenance such as adding paper and toner, releasing paper jams, and dusting on equipment, e.g., copy machines, computers, and printers as well as assist clients in the use of equipment.
Provide support with ongoing operations of public services, including the library opening and closing procedures.
Direct the work of work-study students and/or other hourly assistants.
Perform related duties as assigned.

Required Education, Experience & Abilities:
High school graduation or equivalent, and three years’ experience in the functional operations of a library including one year beyond the entry level.
Experience and knowledge of library organization, practices, and technical procedures in library circulation that includes reserves and interlibrary loan; acquisition of library materials and processing of periodicals; bibliographic control; and reference techniques.
Proficiency in using computers and email systems.
Experience using an integrated library system.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Ability to direct the work of others; read quickly and accurately.
Ability to interact courteously with clients; experience working collaboratively with faculty, staff, and administration; and ability to communicate effectively and respectively with people from diverse educational, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications:
Associate's degree in library technology/information services from an accredited program, and one (1) year of technical experience in the functional operations of a library; OR
Bachelor's degree, and one (1) year of technical experience in the functional operations of a library, or a related field.