Library and Archives Paraprofessional 2

Website Clark College

Clark College is currently accepting applications for a full-time, permanent, classified, Library and Archives Paraprofessional 2 – Access Services Technician, who will report to the Access Services Manager. The position promotes student success by providing high-quality, flexible, accessible resources and services and Social Equity by helping create an accessible and inclusive environment in the library. Primary responsibilities include staffing service desk, leading the equipment lending program, assisting with the course reserves program, and assisting with the Resource Sharing program (interlibrary loan and Summit).

At Clark, we value equity, diversity, and inclusion. We are committed to growing, learning, and supporting our employees.

JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide service desk coverage with courteous and timely customer service. Guide patrons in finding and using resources.
  • Perform circulation functions in ExLibris or other library systems including managing holds, creating and updating patron and item records, and preparing regular statistical reports.
  • Lead our equipment program by tracking and processing circulating equipment.
  • Assist with our course reserves program by creating item records, processing materials, and working with staff and faculty.
  • Process resource sharing requests such as consortial or interlibrary loan lending and borrowing.
  • Work cooperatively in a variety of department-level activities, contribute to college-wide projects, represent the college and collaborate with library consortia, task forces, and committees – locally, statewide, and regionally.
  • Create a safe, bias-free working environment that engenders respect for differences.
  • Assist with library social media posts. Select and arrange materials for physical and virtual displays that create a welcoming and inclusive space.
  • Respond to difficult, stressful, or sensitive interpersonal situations in ways that reduce or minimize potential conflict and maintain good working relationships among internal and external customers.
  • Help develop policies and procedures by providing input for areas of responsibility.
  • Lead, train, and direct the work of student employees.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by the direct supervisor or unit Dean. 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS AND COMPETENCIES:
Candidates will be evaluated based on application materials, including the supplemental questions and personal interview(s), and will be required to demonstrate competencies in the following areas:

  • High school graduation or equivalent AND one (1) year of experience in the functional operations of a library. Equivalent experience will be considered.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.

JOB READINESS/WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Ability to work well with people of all ages from academically, culturally, and socioeconomically diverse backgrounds.
  • The initial appointment will include a 6-month probationary period and the employee will earn permanent status after successfully completing probation.  
  • This position is represented by Washington Public Employees Association.
  • Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform in the position. 

WHAT WE OFFER:

  • A healthy work/life balance for our employees with the opportunity for flexible work schedules and remote work depending on position and college needs.  
  • McClaskey Culinary Institute offers fast, fresh, and healthy dining options for students, faculty, staff, and the community. The space, located in Gaiser Hall, features three kiosks, a full-service retail bakery and barista bar, grab-and-go items, and a student-run restaurant.  
  • Coffee Lounge in Hannah Hall and Clark Café in Joan Stout Hall.  
  • Campus bookstore offers snacks, apparel, and specialty supplies.  
  • On-campus early childhood education care program (pending registration and availability).
  • Gym and recreation facilities available for membership.  
  • Clark promotes wellness with a variety of different workshops and events. 

SALARY/BENEFITS: 
Salary Range: $3,145 – $4,174/month | Step A-M (commensurate with qualifications and experience) | Range: 37 | Code: 262J
Successful candidates typically start at the beginning of the salary range and receive scheduled salary increment increases.
Clark College offers an exceptional benefits package that includes vacation/sick leave; medical, dental, life and long-term disability insurance; retirement; and tuition waiver.
 
APPLICATION DEADLINE:  
Required application materials must be completed and submitted online by 3 p.m., February 20, 2024.
 
REQUIRED ONLINE APPLICATION MATERIALS: 

  • Clark College online application
  • Current resume, with a minimum of three (3) references listed.
  • Responses to the supplemental questions included in the online application process.

 Please apply online at www.clark.edu/jobs. 
 
To contact Clark College Human Resources, please call (360) 992-2105 or email [email protected].
 
DISABILITY ACCOMMODATIONS
Upon request, accommodations are available to persons with disabilities for the application process. Contact Human Resources at (360) 992-2105 or by video phone at (360) 991-0901.
 
SECURITY
The security of all the members of the campus community is of vital concern to Clark College. Information regarding crime prevention advice, the authority of the Security/Safety Department, policies concerning reporting of any crimes which may occur on or near college property, and crime statistics for the most recent 3-year period may be requested from the Clark College Security/Safety Department, (360) 992-2133 or [email protected]. The most recent Annual Security Report, written in compliance with the Clery Act, can be reviewed here: http://www.clark.edu/campus-life/student-support/security/report.php.  

ELIGIBILITY VERIFICATION
If you are hired, you will need proof of identity, and documentation of U.S. citizenship or legal authorization to work.

CORRECTIONS OR EXTENDED NOTICES 
Corrected or extended notices will be posted online and in the Human Resources Office.                                                            
Clark College’s Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI) supports individuals with their academic, personal, and professional development, as well as provides training and educational resources for all members of the college community around diversity, inclusion, power, privilege, inequity, social equity, and social justice. The college offers further professional development for our employees through opportunities such as Employee Resource Groups, Social Justice Leadership Institute, Cross Institution Faculty of Color Mentorship program, Administrators of Color Leadership Program, and Faculty and Staff of Color Conference.
 
Clark College values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator. Protected group members are strongly encouraged to apply.  Clark College provides equal opportunity in education and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, creed, religion, honorably discharged veteran or military status, citizenship, immigration status or use of a trained guide dog or service animal. Prohibited sex discrimination includes sexual harassment (unwelcome sexual conduct of various types). The college considers equal opportunity, affirmative action, and non-discrimination to be fundamental to the mission, vision and values of the college. All faculty and staff hired at Clark College are encouraged to embrace, continually support and enhance social equity on our campus and in our community. The college provides reasonable accommodations for qualified students, employees, and applicants with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Federal Rehabilitation Act. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, Title II and Title IX, and Affirmative Action: Gerald Gabbard, Director of Labor and Compliance, 360-992-2317, [email protected], 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Baird 142, Vancouver, Washington 98663. Clark College is a smoke-free/drug free environment.  This recruitment announcement does not reflect the entire job description and can be changed and or modified without notice. 
 
Clark College Human Resources
January 30, 2024
24-00007

To apply for this job please visit www.clark.edu.

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