Library Assistant II

Requisition #: 314706

Range: OD

Level: 2

Salary: $14.52 - $19.97 hourly

Status: Casual / On Call

School: Libraries

Location: Homewood Campus

Location City: Baltimore

Location State: MD

Resume Required for Application: Yes

Area of Interest: Other

Contact: Central Talent Acquisition Office 443-997-5100

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General Description

The Sheridan Libraries are seeking an innovative, creative, user- focused library assistant to assist with the delivery of services to faculty and students based on the Homewood Campuses. General Nature and Purpose of the work – provide assistance to users of course reserves by processing materials in multiple formats. Seasonal position that will run from July – October


  • Create access to course materials: interpret and organize course information and use library and electronic reserve management systems to execute circulation functions, create indexing, track orders/requests, and solve problems; search full text subscription databases; use PDF conversion software and operate scanners.
  • Interact with faculty to clarify information, explain policy, and redress problems.
  • Other duties as assigned.

The Sheridan Libraries and University Museums are strongly committed to diversity. A strategic goal of the Libraries and Museums is to work toward achieving diversity when recruiting new staff and promoting existing staff. The Libraries and Museums prize initiative, creativity, professionalism, and teamwork. For information on the Sheridan Libraries, visit For information on Evergreen Museum and Library and Homewood Museum, visit


High school diploma or GED required. Bachelor's Degree preferred. Two years of related experience is required. Additional education can be substituted for experience. Exposure to automated library systems preferred.

Special Knowledge and Skill

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; aptitude for detail and organization
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks with urgent deadlines
  • Ability to manage and contribute to change
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Capacity to exercise good judgment and make independent decisions
  • General knowledge of microcomputer software applications and web coding; familiarity with academic environments and bibliographic utilities.

NOTE: The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

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