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General purpose:The Access Services Assistant engages in the full-range of Access Services functions including managing the service desk, supervising student workers, and overseeing the physical library space.Â
Summary of Essential Functions:Â
Assists with Access Service functions on evenings including the service desk, student workers, and overseeing the physical library space.Â
Assists with technical processing, collection maintenance, and preservation.
Serves as backup for Access Services staff.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Assists with circulation of library items, fines, stacks maintenance, ILL, Reserves and other related tasks.
Assists with pulling, processing and expiring holds.
Supervises student employees when covering the Access Services Desk.Â
Responsible for covering the desk when student staff are unavailable.
Resolves outstanding fines.
Assists in shelving library materials, shelf reading, and maintaining the appearance of the library collection.
Reshelves special collections materials as needed.
Processes booksÂ including wrapping and labeling.Â
Perform other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, and AbilitiesÂ :
Work flexibly, independently, and collaboratively with colleagues, staff, faculty, and students fostering a collegial work environment that encourages growth, inclusivity, innovation, curiosity, and rigor.
High School Diploma or equivalent
1-3 years of library experience
Willingness to learn and flexibility in scheduleÂ
Exceptional organizational skills, problem-solving skills, attention to detail and accuracy, and the ability to set and keep deadlines
Excellent communication, interpersonal, and customer service skills
Background in art, art history, or design
Customer Service Experience
Demonstrated experience with promoting social justice, equity, and diversityÂ
Reporting to this position: student staff on duty
Conditions of Employment:Â
Satisfactory Background Check
Position will require some evening and/or weekend work
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MICA provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact Human Resources at 410-225-2363.
Internal Number: R1328
About Maryland Institute College of Art
Founded in 1826, MICA is among the top visual arts colleges in the nation. The college enrolls 1,863 undergraduate and 306 graduate students from 48 states and 54 foreign countries, offering programs of study leading to the bachelor of fine arts (B.F.A.), master of arts (M.A.), master of fine arts (M.F.A.) degrees, and master of professional studies degrees (M.P.S), as well as post-baccalaureate certificate programs and a full slate of credit and noncredit courses for adults, college-bound students, and children. MICA is recognized as an important cultural resource for the Baltimore/Washington region, sponsoring many public and community-outreach programs-including more than 100 exhibitions by students, faculty, and nationally and internationally known artists annually-as well as artists' residencies, film series, lectures, readings, and performances.