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Job Application: Work at the Library

Our Hiring Process

The library hires student workers for the circulation and technical services departments. You may complete applications for one or both departments.

The application process has several steps:

1.   Fill out and submit an application for the department you'd like to work for. You may do this online, or in person at the circulation desk.

2.   If your schedule of availability meets our needs, you will be asked to come to the library to complete a test. Tests must be done in person at the library.

3.   Those who score high enough on the test will be asked to schedule an interview.

4.   After the interview, we will let you know when you can expect to be contacted with our hiring decision.

Job Descriptions

Circulation Student Employee

  • Summer Library hours: Mon - Thurs 8A-5P; Fri 8A - 12P.
  • MUST be enrolled at LCSC for summer and/or fall 2018.
  • Must be able to work 8-15 hours/week.  
  • Students must plan to continue working in the fall.
  • Hourly pay rate is $7.60 to start. After successful probation period, pay rate is increased to $7.75/hour. This is not a part time/full time position.

Job description: Provide direct customer service from the library's main desk area. At least fifty percent of the job is to understand the needs of and communicating at length with the students, faculty and staff of LCSC, as well as community patrons.

Essential Qualities: Time management skills, strong communication skills, promptness, responsibility, self-starter, reliable and desire to provide great customer service.

Desired Qualities: Demonstrate customer service skills, computer experience, telephone etiquette, ability to organize numerically and alphabetically, and the ability to work well with the public and peers.

Duties: Include checking in/out library materials, operating cash register, shelving and shifting library materials, answering telephone and referring calls, working independently with the library's computer system, knowing and following library policies and procedures, perform light custodial duties. Other duties as assigned.

Resource Management Student Employee

  • Hourly pay rate is $7.60
  • Pay increases to $7.75 after probation period
  • Must be able to work 10 to 15 hours per week
  • No evening or weekend work

Job Description: A Resource Management Student Employee does not deal directly with library patrons. The entire job is behind the scenes, making various items such as books, DVDs, etc. shelf-ready.

Skills: Requires good keyboard ability, computer experience, alphabetical and numerical skills. Must have the ability to work independently and with other staff, follow written and oral instructions, and lift some heavy loads of 20 to 50 pounds. Must be reliable, prompt, responsible, and have strong communication skills.

Duties: Include processing/labeling new books, serials, gifts, Federal and Idaho Government Documents, CDs, DVDs and other items. Mending damaged books. Working independently in the electronic catalog, using a copy machine, and other duties as assigned.

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