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Library Assistant-Circulation Manager – Friends University – Wichita, KS

Job Summary

Friends University is committed to work-life balance for its employees by offering flex work options, up to 4 weeks of vacation, 96 hours of sick leave per year, up to 13 1/2 paid holidays, half day Fridays June through July, up to 5% retirement matching, and free undergraduate tuition for you, your spouse, and your dependents.
Friends University seeks to hire individuals who will embrace our mission and celebrate our commitment to equipping students to honor God in their personal, professional, and spiritual lives by adhering to the University’s RISE Core Values (Respect, Inclusion, Service and Excellence). The mission of the University is: “Friends University, a Christian University of Quaker heritage, equips students to honor God and serve others by integrating their intellectual, spiritual, and professional lives.”

Job Responsibilities

Friends University is seeking to fill the Library Assistant – Circulation Manager position in Wichita, Kansas. This position will serve library patron’s needs in a cooperative, efficient, and informed manner that enhances their experience at the library and connects them to important library resources and services; to circulate library materials and manage patron records; and to retrieve materials on a timely basis. Manages Day Circulation Department, participates in Library instruction and reference services, and jointly hires, trains, and supervises Library student workers with the Evening Circulation Manager. Work hours are typically 7:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.

Educational/Experiential Requirements

Two years’ experience in a library setting preferred. Experience in and knowledge of office equipment and software required. Some experience in library systems preferred.

Master of Library Science degree required. Applicants currently enrolled and actively pursuing a Master of Library Science degree are invited to apply if they have successfully completed at least one half (1/2) of the Master of Library Science degree.

Courtesy, tact, and diplomacy are essential elements of the job. Work involves much personal contact with others inside and/or outside the organization for purposes of giving or obtaining information, building relationships, or soliciting cooperation. Excellent written, oral, and strong interpersonal communication skills are required. Computer proficiency and the ability to maintain confidential information in a professional manner is required. Specific experience in library office equipment and computer software (databases, internet applications, and library management systems) preferred.

Job Application Instructions

Please visit our employment site at to apply. Only applications submitted through this Friends University website application process will be accepted.
Friends University aspires to be a model of excellence in higher education. As an expression of our Christian faith, we aim to prepare our students for success in a diverse and interconnected world by providing transformative learning experiences that embrace different viewpoints. As we seek individuals to join our Friends University community, we encourage candidates who share our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion to apply. Join us as we continue on this journey towards a more just and inclusive future for all.
Friends University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.