Library Associate for Access Services

  • Northfield, Minnesota, United States, 55057
  • Staff

About the Role:

Do you thrive working in an active and collaborative academic environment? Do you enjoy daily interaction with students, faculty, and staff? Do you love libraries, their unique spaces, and the mission of connecting people to knowledge?

The Library Associate for Access Services works as part of a team to support the daily operations at Rolvaag Library and create a welcoming and stimulating space in which our campus community can gather and learn. This position participates in delivering a variety of student-facing services in Rolvaag Library: processing and organizing course reserves, helping library users locate physical and electronic resources, and checking materials in and out. This position also monitors and manages Rolvaag Library’s physical space, liaising with Facilities as needed, updating and improving signage, and ensuring a welcoming, inclusive environment.

The ideal candidate will bring an aptitude for organization and problem-solving. They will also possess the confidence and curiosity to explore new workflows and services, and are comfortable seeking out expertise from a network of colleagues and collaborators.

What You’ll Do:

● Manage all course reserves requests by updating records in our library management software, monitoring student employee contributions, and communicating with faculty and colleagues as needed.
● Interact with students, faculty, staff, and campus visitors both in-person and online, providing assistance locating materials, using public equipment, searching online resources, and making referrals.
● Oversee signage and maps throughout Rolvaag Library, editing maps and signs as needed.
● Facilitate space planning and management efforts in Rolvaag Library.
● Create training tools for student employees consisting of written documentation, screencasts, and interactive tools.

Who You Are:

What you need:

• Associate’s degree or equivalent work experience
• 1+ years of customer service or relevant experience


What skills you should bring:

● Enjoy daily, in-person interaction with an energetic team of students, staff colleagues, and faculty.
● Are self-motivated and thrive off of finding creative solutions to organizational and technological challenges.
● Are flexible and can quickly redirect your focus/attention in response to changing needs in a busy, student-centered department.
● Are highly organized and self-directed.


If you like new challenges and might enjoy working in a library at the heart of our campus community, apply to join the St. Olaf Libraries.

Please review the job description here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/16lbcXF7b_X-6MMsUgtmnu9l5_q9a3Y-1/view?usp=sharing 

This is a part-time (0.5 FTE) position expected to work 26.5 hours per week from late-August through late-May. 

Pay rate: $19.75-$20.75 per hour

Who We Are:

Founded in 1874, St. Olaf College is a residential, coeducational liberal arts college with approximately 3,000 students and 800 faculty and staff employees. The college is located on a picturesque 300-acre campus in Northfield, Minnesota, a vibrant, restored, historic river town of 20,000 located 45 minutes south of culturally rich and diverse Minneapolis and St. Paul. 

The college offers an academically rigorous, nationally ranked liberal arts education that fosters the development of the whole person in mind, body, and spirit and emphasizes learning in an inclusive and globally engaged community. We encourage applications from candidates committed to multicultural understanding and the enrichment of our diverse community.

The college offers a comprehensive benefits package including a 9% company retirement match, company monthly contributions to a retirement healthcare account, company contributions to eligible employee’s health savings account, significant tuition discount (up to 80% off) at ACM and ELCA colleges and universities for employee’s children, and generous paid time off. For a full review of benefit offerings, see the summary of the benefits program here: https://wp.stolaf.edu/hr/benefits/

To provide a safe and secure educational environment, St. Olaf College verifies the accuracy of all credentials presented by applicants and conducts a criminal background check on every new hire.

 

A summary of the Flexible Work Policy: https://wp.stolaf.edu/hr/flexible-work-policy/

A link to our DEI page: https://wp.stolaf.edu/equity-inclusion/

A virtual campus tour: https://www.stolaf.edu/multimedia/play/?p=483

An overview of Northfield: https://wp.stolaf.edu/admissions/visit/northfield/

An overview of the Twin Cities: https://wp.stolaf.edu/admissions/visit/twincities/

 

St. Olaf College requires all employees to be up to date with their COVID-19 vaccination, as defined by the CDC. A reasonable accommodation may apply because of a disability or sincerely held religious belief. Compliance with St. Olaf's COVID-19 policy is a condition of employment. Under current guidelines, "up to date" means one updated (bivalent) booster, which became available on September 7, 2022. If and when this guidance changes, employees will be required to get additional boosters as indicated by CDC guidelines.

 

St. Olaf College is an equal employment opportunity and voluntary affirmative action employer.  The College is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our community.  With regard to its hiring and employment practices, the College prohibits all forms of discrimination and harassment based upon an individual’s legally protected status including race, color, creed, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, marital status, veteran status, or status with regard to public assistance.

 

For Staff Application Assistance:
employment@stolaf.edu
507-786-3068

For Faculty Application Assistance:
facultysearch@stolaf.edu
507-786-3356

Title IX Contact Information:
Pamela McDowell, Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator
1520 St. Olaf Avenue, Tomson Hall 180
Northfield, MN 55057
507-786-3465
mcdowell@stolaf.edu

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