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Library Assistant (FT) - William Carey University - Gulfport/Biloxi, MS


Under the supervision of the Regional Librarian, the Library Assistant assists with daily operations at the WCU Tradition campus library in Gulfport/Biloxi.
This job description does not state or imply that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Duties and responsibilities listed are essential job functions and exclude functions which are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties.
  • Provides support for the Regional Librarian by providing effective circulation and reference services.
  • Provides instruction in the use of library resources and services as needed.
  • Assists with the training, management, and supervision of Tradition library student employees.
  • Assists in checking in serials and preparing them for patron use.
  • Assists with the collection and maintenance of library usage statistics and with the preparation of reports as needed.
  • Assists with the reconciliation and submission of deposits for funds collected in the library for such things as fines, fees, copies, lost books, and sales.
  • Monitors use of the library photocopier and printers.
  • Oversees evening library operations, providing circulation and reference assistance to patrons as needed.
  • Performs other duties and tasks as needed to ensure the normal operation of the library.



Required Qualifications
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to use common office productivity software, including Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, and Outlook). Ability to learn WCU’s accounting and student database software.
  • Ability to respect and adhere to confidentiality requirements related to student and library records.
  • Ability to make mathematical computations quickly and accurately.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Staff experience within a library.
  • Supervisory experience.
Physical Demands
  • Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting, and to use standard office equipment including a computer and 10-key calculator
  • Must have the vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone
  • Must have the ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time
  • Must have strength and agility to move files, paper boxes, minor office equipment, and to shelve books
  • Must have the ability to lift and carry 25 pounds


For more information on the job and how to apply, go to and select “open positions” under PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYEES.