Administrative/Resource Sharing/Circulation Assistant
Robert Morris University - Township of Moon, PA

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Administrative/Resources Sharing/Circulation Assistant

The Human Resources Department announces the position of Administrative/Resource Sharing/Circulation Assistant reporting to the Dean or Director of the University Library/Access Services Librarian.

Responsibilities include: answers telephones and responds to general Library inquiries; prepares and processes routine correspondence and maintains related files; processes and maintains documentation associated with expenditures through University purchase cards, purchase orders and equipment service contracts; counts, wraps and deposits money from the microform machines and the Library's change machine as well as Library fines and item replacement charges; utilizing Excel, tracks the employment of student assistant hours and associated budget expenditures, tracks the recording of departmental monthly statistics, tracks budget expenditures and generates reports; assembles the Library's Annual Report; orders and maintains supplies; sorts and distributes mail; works at the Circulation Desk on an as-needed basis and performs service functions associated with that location; in the absence of the Access Services Assistant, opens the Library at the beginning of the workday (typically 7:15 AM); processes books, journal articles and other materials requested and received through the EZ-Borrow and OCLC systems; performs initial searches of appropriate sources and databases (ROBCAT, LinkSource, Google); creates and submits OCLC interlibrary loan and article requests when materials cannot be obtained through other channels; locates and scans materials owned by the RMU Library; and performs other duties as assigned .

  • High School Diploma required; Associate's degree preferred.

  • Three years of office experience preferred; preferably in a higher education library environment.

  • Proficient knowledge of computer software including Microsoft Office packages including Word and Excel.

  • Ability and willingness to learn library circulation and resource sharing systems as well as new software and technologies.

  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills.

  • Superior professional demeanor and customer service orientation.

  • Ability to perform basic research and comfortable utilizing sources and databases for responding to inquiries.

  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with co-workers.

  • Ability to lift up to 20 pounds.


Internal Application Deadline: March 28, 2013

External Application Deadline: Until Position Is Filled

Starting Date: As Soon As Possible

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