Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Library Technical Assistant

Recruitment #220706-5411AR-001

Introduction

Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU) is a constituent unit of the Board of Regents for Higher Education (BOR), Connecticut State Colleges and Universities.  As one of the State of Connecticut institutions of higher learning, we are a diverse and student-centered university dedicated to academic excellence, access, and service for the public good. Southern provides a supportive and welcoming environment for all members of its community through a campus wide commitment to social justice.

Founded as a teachers college in 1893, Southern has evolved over the past century into a comprehensive public university of more than 10,000 students, offering graduate and undergraduate programs in the liberal arts and professional disciplines. It is one of four universities in the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities System. The University is located in New Haven, a city rich with arts and culture, and less than 90 miles from New York City and 140 miles from Boston.

We are currently recruiting for one (1) Library Technical Assistant position in the Hilton C. Buley Library.  This a full-time, second shift position (3:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m., Sunday through Thursday).  Preference may be given to current BOR/CSCU employees and/or current State of CT employees.

Selection Plan

To comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.   Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as indicated to apply for this position.  NOTE:  You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application for this posting to the JobAps system.

At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position.  This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs). You can access these RQs via an email that will be sent to you after the posting's closing date or by visiting your JobAps Personal Status Board (Certification Questionnaires section). Your responses to these RQs must be submitted by the question's expiration date. Please regularly check your email and JobAps Personal Status Board for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders on a daily basis in the event an email provider places auto-notification emails in a user's spam. 

Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience most closely meet the preferred requirements of the position.  Applicants invited to interview may be required to submit additional documentation, which may include: a resume, performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.

Should you have questions pertaining to any phase of this recruitment, please contact the hiring agency's human resources office: Tisha Miller, millert33@southernct.edu.

All application materials must be received by the recruiting agency by the time specified on the job opening for the position for which you are applying. Late applications may not be submitted and will not be considered. Exceptions are rare and limited to documented events that incapacitate a candidate during the entire duration of the job posting time period.  It is the candidate’s obligation and responsibility to request an exception and provide a legally recognized justification to accommodate such exception.  Requests should be made to das.shrm@ct.gov.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In the State Library, a state college or university or a state agency, this class is accountable for performing a full range of supportive and/or paraprofessional tasks in any function of the library including acquisition, cataloging, interlibrary loans, reference and circulation.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Circulates books and other library materials using manual and/or automated systems; performs catalog maintenance activities such as filing, transferring, updating, revising and withdrawing cards/files; retrieves bibliographic information from automated library systems for circulation, interlibrary loan or copy cataloging purposes; receives and processes orders for print and non-print materials; performs and/or supervises performance of stack maintenance activities including sorting, shelving and shifting of material; assist patrons in locating and using library materials and equipment; compiles statistics on particular function of library; pulls and organizes library materials for binding; may enter bibliographic information onto automated library systems; may process interlibrary loan requests by filling those received from other libraries and/or searching for and requesting materials from other libraries; may instruct and supervise students and others in performance of library activities; may check in books and other library materials; may process invoices; may be responsible for monitoring student hours and payroll for those assigned; may correspond with vendors, publishers and library patrons as required; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Basic knowledge of library science techniques and practices; basic knowledge of library classification systems; knowledge of recordkeeping procedures; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to operate automated library systems.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Two (2) years of experience in library work.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED

Two (2) years of college training equalling sixty (60) semester hours with at least twelve (12) semester hours in library science may be substituted for the General Experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Knowledge of library science techniques and practices including library classification and cataloging basics. 
  • Experience using integrated library systems and productivity software (e.g., Microsoft Excel, Adobe Acrobat). 
  • Understanding of basic budgeting principles.
  • Good interpersonal, oral and written communication skills. 
  • Ability to work in team-based, cross-training environment. 
  • Strong attention to detail. 
  • Strong commitment to service. 
  • Must be able to lift heavy boxes and push heavy book trucks.

Conclusion

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.







The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.