Library Services Assistant – University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law

Position: Library Services Assistant
Location: University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law – Baltimore, MD
Application Deadline: November 16, 2015
Start Date: December 15, 2015 for Orientation
Hourly Rate: $12.75

Originally posted to UMD iSchool listserv.


Under direct supervision, performs routine repetitive clerical and/or non-complex library duties using common computing software, automated library systems, or manual processes. The Thurgood Marshall Law Library at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law is hiring a part-time night and weekend employee . Schedules can change based on library’s need. Orientation date December 15, 2015 and start date in early January 2016.


Searches automated and/or manual systems to locate materials or verify information about materials in library collections.
Searches and retrieves materials from library collections.Sorts and shelves materials.
Charges and discharges circulating library materials using the library management system.
Provides customers with information and directional assistance about library collections and services.
Assists in processing new materials including verifying shipment contents and marking materials as library property; or other physical processing tasks.
Performs repetitive procedures such as photocopying or scanning, opening and delivering mail, collecting or compiling statistics, filing, data entry, and maintenance of library information resources.
Assists in monitoring, ordering, receiving and storing library inventory or supplies.

Note: The intent of this list of primary duties is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities of this job. Incumbents perform other related duties assigned. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary based upon departmental needs.


EDUCATION: High School Diploma or GED


Ability to communicate effectively, and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other staff and users.
Basic proficiency in computing software applications such as word processing and web browsers. Ability to learn how to perform basic and repetitive staff functions in the library management system and other library hardware, software and office equipment.
Skill in alphabetic and numeric filing.Ability to learn methods used by libraries to organize, store, and retrieve information resources.
Ability to learn library terminology and functions.
Ability to lift, transport, sort and shelve library materials.
Ability to identify and communicate relevant personal training needs to supervisors.

OTHER: Except for qualifications established by law, additional related experience and formal education in which one has gained the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the work of the job class may be substituted for the education or experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college credits being equivalent to one year of experience.

Hourly Rate: $12.75

To Apply: Interested applicants should send (a) cover letter, (b) resume, and (c) the names and telephone numbers of at least three references to:

Mary Alice Hohing, Director of Administration and Operations

Please submit all documents electronically to , with “Part-Time Library Assistant ” in the subject line.

Application DEADLINE: November 16, 2015
START DATE: December 15, 2015 for Orientation

The University of Maryland, Baltimore is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.