Emory University Stacks Assistant/Shelver in Atlanta, Georgia


Job Requisition ID:



946000:LITS: WHSC Library

Job Description:

Part-time, 20 hours per week, evenings and weekends shift.

Reporting to the Information Desk Coordinator, the Stacks Assistant/Shelver is responsible for maintaining the order and appearance of library collections, especially the book and journal stacks. Primary duties include accurately shelving library materials, ensuring that stacks and study areas are neat and orderly, participating in Library closing procedures, assisting library users in locating materials, collecting and compiling statistics to represent stacks activities. The Stacks Assistant/Shelver will cover breaks at the Information Desk.

JOB DESCRIPTION: Performs a variety of routine tasks associated with providing specific user services for the university and external community (e.g. circulating materials, verifying user status, communicating library policies, and organizing materials for public use) using a knowledge of on-line databases. Responds to requests from university and external users for information and circulation transactions. Communicates library policies/procedures to user community. Organizes materials for shelving or prepares materials for loan, reserves or other user services. Collects fines/fees. Maintains required record-keeping. Provides direction to student staff members. Performs related responsibilities as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: One year of college. One year of related experience.

Operating Unit/Division:

LITS: Library and IT Services

Job Title:

Stacks Assistant/Shelver

This position involves::

Not Applicable

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Additional Job Details:

Stacks Organization and Maintenance;

  1. Collects, straightens and picks up library materials.

  2. Arranges library materials on book trucks or in re-shelving areas; reshelve in proper order.

  3. Shelf-reads collections and maintains proper arrangement on shelves; search for missing or lost volumes.

  4. Attaches security strips.

  5. Completes statistics forms.

Library Operations and Security:

  1. Assists with library closing procedures.

  2. Conducts regular “walk-throughs” of library space to ass re library maintains neat condition and safe environment.

  3. Maintains and distributes InfoDesk supplies; prepares photocopies of flyers, forms, and class hand-outs.

  4. Enters data for gate statistics.

  5. Assists with computer workstations and related equipment by re-suplying paper for printers, cleaning keyboards and monitors as assigned.

Information Desk Services:

  1. Covers breaks at the Information Desk, assisting users with basic circulation procedures and providing answers to directional questions.

Directed and Self-Directed Learning:

  1. Surveys the Health Sciences Center Library website to stay aware of resources and services.

  2. Learns about specific resources or software, as directed

Emory University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all applicable Federal and Georgia State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action in its programs and activities. Emory University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran's status. Inquiries about this statement should be directed to the Office of Equity and Inclusion, 201 Dowman Drive, Administration Bldg, Atlanta, GA 30322.