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Position Title Library Clerk
Department Learning Resource Center
Employment Group Staff
FLSA Non-Exempt
Part Time
Temporary? No
Site Location RFUMS Main Campus (MAIN)
Grant Funded No
Salary Grade 9

Job Description Summary
The Boxer Library at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science invites applications for a part-time Library Clerk. The University encourages applications from individuals belonging to groups underrepresented in their field and those that can add new and valuable perspectives to the academic environment. The Library Clerk will assist in the daily operation of the Boxer Library, including the provision of circulation services and answering patron questions. Hours are 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status or status as an individual with a disability. All qualified applicants will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, a national leader in Interprofessional medical and healthcare education, is a graduate-level health sciences university situated on an attractive 85-acre campus in North Chicago, Illinois, approximately 40 miles north of the city of Chicago and 50 miles south of Milwaukee. As such, the University benefits from active collaborations with local hospitals, as well as academic institutions in both cities. The campus is shared with the North Chicago VA Medical Center and the Great Lakes Naval Training Center, both of which provide the University with potential research and clinical training resources.

Rosalind Franklin University is comprised of five Schools: the Chicago Medical School, College of Health Professions, Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine, the College of Pharmacy and the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. Rosalind Franklin University enrolls approximately 2,000 students per academic year, and is supported by 1650 full and part-time faculty and 415 staff members. Founded in 1912, Rosalind Franklin University has educated more than 17,000 medical and advanced health sciences degree graduates in the United States and worldwide.

Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science promotes a dynamic learning environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives and cultural backgrounds pursue academic goals with mutual respect and shared inquiry.

The mission of Rosalind Franklin University is “to serve the nation through the interprofessional education of health and biomedical professionals and the discovery of knowledge dedicated to improving the health of its people”. Life in Discovery.

Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individual with Disabilities

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Perform all evening circulation desk duties:
•Check in/out/renew monograph, serials, anatomical models, and other circulating/reserve items;
•Shelve and help maintain Reserve Collection;
•Input new patron records and update existing patron records in Alexandria cataloging system;
•Assist with creation/maintenance of other basic catalog records;
•Assist with the processing of Interlibrary loan and print scanning requests;
•Assist with the maintenance of circulating and reserve collection;
•Assist with collection shifting, weeding, and other library space planning activities;
•Assist with general maintenance of library environment, including cleaning dry-erase boards, rebooting/troubleshooting computers, returning furniture to original location, etc.;
•Answer phone in a professional manner and route calls appropriately;
•Answer email questions in a professional manner and route messages appropriately;
•Assist patrons in locating materials;
•Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor(s) and library staff as needed.

Required Education & Experience
•High school diploma or GED equivalent;
•Basic library and/or clerical experience;
•Basic computer and software skills.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
•Strong verbal and written communication skills;
•Excellent organization skills;
•Strong attention to detail;
•Ability to create a courteous and pleasant first impression of the Library;
•Strong customer service skills;
•Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with co-workers, supervisors and library patrons (faculty, staff, and students);
•Demonstrate computer proficiency, especially in Microsoft Office programs such as Word and Excel;
•Flexibility to deal with multiple or unexpected tasks and patrons simultaneously.
•Must achieve a background check clearance.

Preferred Qualifications
•Experience working in a library environment, including familiarity with circulation services, reference, and electronic resources;
•LTA degree;
•Current enrollment in a graduate-level library science porgram.

Typical Physical Demands and Working Conditions
•Selected candidate must have the mental and physical capabilities to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.
•Selected candidate must achieve the positive results of a background check.
•Work is normally performed in a typical interior/ office work environment. Limited physical effort required.

Posting Detail Information
Open Date 09/17/2015
Open Until Filled Yes
PeopleAdmin Posting Number 20110726

Required Documents

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter