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Library Assistant

Company: Connecticut State Community College
Location: Hartford
Posted on: March 16, 2023

Job Description:


Level: Educational Assistant
Hours: Part-time up to 17 hours per week
Closing Date: Continuous Recruitment-Filled on an as-needed basis

Multiple Colleges

CT State Community College Mission:

Connecticut State Community College (CT State) provides access to academically rigorous and innovative education and training focused on student success. The College supports excellence in teaching and learning, makes data-informed decisions, promotes equity, advances positive change for the students, communities, and industries it serves, and awards associates degrees and certificates.

CT State Community College Vision:

CT State will be recognized for exceptional student success, educational leadership, and transformative collaboration with business and industry, government, educational, and key stakeholders while advancing diverse opportunities for Connecticut's citizens and communities.

CT State Community College Equity Statement:

The CSCU system commits to bold and disruptive change by actively identifying, naming, and dismantling structural racism, systemic poverty, and other barriers; establishing equitable and anti-racist policies and practices; and empowering students, faculty, staff, and administrators to advance racial, social, and economic justice. Our core collective responsibility is to continuously assess practices and policies and transform the world we live in by eliminating inequities.

Anticipated Start Date:

Continuous open recruitment

Application Deadline:

Filled on an as-needed basis, depending on specific college needs. Applications will stay active for 1 year.

Position Summary:

The Library Assistant performs support services in one or more library functions in the library or learning resource center of a Community College which provides library services to students, faculty, staff and citizens. These functions may include: circulation; periodicals processing; acquisitions processing; interlibrary loans; reserves; on-line copy cataloging; basic reference and readers' advisory; and audio-visual equipment lending.

The position provides services to assist the library in its support of the College's learning and instructional goals. The position may be required to provide coverage for the library at designated times in the absence of more senior positions.

Incumbents must possess proven ability to effectively work with a culturally, linguistically, and ethnically diverse faculty, staff, and student. They are expected to have excellent oral and written communication skills along with strong Information technology literacy skills such as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, Teams etc.)

Minimum Qualifications:

Associates degree, with preference for Library Technical Science or a subject area related to library services in the academic field.

Successful Candidate must have or must possess:

  • Experience with Librarianship functional areas.
  • Experience with library patrons. Substitutions Allowed:
    Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications as stated are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them for the responsibilities of this position and by providing appropriate references. Exceptions to the degree requirements may be made for compelling reasons.

    Preferred Qualifications:
    • Two (2) years of related experience Example of Job Duties:

      Under the direction of the Librarian, Director of Library Services, or other administrator the incumbent is accountable for providing useful and helpful services to the library and its patrons in support of the College's learning mission through effective performance of essential tasks in one or more of the following functional areas, as assigned:
      • Circulation.
      • Interlibrary loans.
      • General public service.
      • Technical services.
      • Periodicals processing.
      • Audio-visual equipment lending. This posting includes qualifications, experience and skills but is not limited to the full specifications stated in the job description. Candidate may perform some or all of the job functions.


        $30.75 hourly.

        Application Instructions:
        To apply you must submit a cover letter and resume.

        Incomplete applications or those submitted after the closing date will not be considered and links to other sources to view resumes are not acceptable.

        All employment, if offered, is contingent upon proof of citizenship or employability under the requirement of the Immigration and Control Act (IRCA) and the successful passing of a background check. CSCU is committed to providing a safe campus community. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check and, when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

        Continuing Notice of Nondiscrimination

        CSCC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or criminal record. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Nicholas D'Agostino Manager of Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion Ndagostino@commnet.edu


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Keywords: Connecticut State Community College, Hartford , Library Assistant, Other , Hartford, Connecticut

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