Summary of Duties
General library tasks as requested, including but not limited to:
- Emptying book drops,
- shelving books and periodicals,
- picking up and delivering mail,
- inventory, discharging and charging library items
Minimum Qualifications / Required Skills:
- Punctuality and dependability.
- Excellent attention to detail.
- Excellent communication skills, both oral and written. This includes the ability to speak clearly and fully comprehend written and spoken English and to communicate clearly with native and non-native English speakers. Work is typically performed in a setting which requires standing and/or sitting for extended periods.
- Previous library work experience and/or familiarity with academic libraries.
Approximate Hours Per Week:
10 hours per week
Days and Hours Needed:
No days or times are specifically required. The library’s preference is for a schedule of approximately three days/week for approximately 3 or 4 hours per day from approximately 11am to 2pm, but days and hours can be worked out with supervisor to accommodate students’ class schedules.
Preferred Start Date:
Rate of Pay:
$15.74 / hour
Library/Media Center, B-Building
William Parnell, WParnell@pencol.edu, 360-417-6274
Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform in the position.
In keeping with the College's Guiding Principles, we seek to achieve the following learning outcomes for all student work study employees (where applicable):
1. Time Management/Organizational Skills: Student worker will demonstrate techniques for effective organization and task prioritization, and understand how time management affects his or her job performance and the ability of others to do their jobs, along with appropriate record keeping skills.
2. Professionalism: Student worker will understand expectations for professionalism in the workplace including language, dress, behavior, personal hygiene, and phone/email etiquette.
3. Customer Service: Student worker will be able to meet and exceed internal and external customer expectations by listening to customer needs, responding in a timely manner, and anticipating what a customer may need in the future or may need more information or clarification on in the present.
4. Teamwork/Collaboration: Student worker will work successfully in team settings which require flexibility, conflict management at lowest level of resolution possible, and cooperation.
5. Communication Skills: Student worker will communicate in a professional manner and understand the appropriate style of communication based on the audience and the setting or type of meeting.
6. Work Ethic: Student worker will understand the value of a strong work ethic, honesty, integrity, observance of health and safety standards, and the impact those values have on success in the workplace.
7. Critical Thinking/Problem Solving: Student worker will demonstrate the analytical ability to gather facts, suggest solutions, discern flaws in reasoning, and make decisions which are sound and timely.
8. Technology: Student worker will develop proficiency in common technology tools, including phone, email, online searches, Zoom or other online meeting platforms, Microsoft Office applications, and specific technology used in the student worker's job duties.
9. Upward Management Skills: Student worker will demonstrate competency on how to communicate needs, concerns, and requests to immediate supervisor and other managers.
10. Workplace Simulation Mastery: Student worker will learn how to receive and learn from feedback, importance of regular input to and from the supervisor, and the supervisor will perform genuine performance evaluations and exit interviews.