Library Specialist, Information Desk Services

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Regular Full-Time
Oxford College
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
Not Applicable
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Admissions & Student Life
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Oxford College
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Emory University is a leading research university that fosters excellence and attracts world-class talent to innovate today and prepare leaders for the future. We welcome candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.


This position is located 36 miles East of Atlanta on Emory's historic campus in Oxford, Georgia at Oxford College.


The Oxford College Library is seeking a full-time Library Specialist to provide information desk services during required library hours, and to serve as a back-up to support other library functions, as requested.


It is strongly preferred that applicants include a cover letter outlining their interest and transferable skills with their resume.



  • Responsible for completing start up and closing routines at the Information Desk, and reporting any building concerns to management.
  • Performs a variety of tasks associated with providing specific user services for the library users (e.g., circulating materials, verifying user status, communicating library policies, and organizing materials for public use) using a knowledge of multiple on-line products.
  • Responds to requests from users for information and circulation transactions.
  • Interprets library policies, handles specialized materials and instructs users in the use of internal and external information resources.
  • Communicates library policies/procedures to user community.
  • Organizes materials for shelving, prepares materials for loan, scanning, pick-up, online course reserves, and other user services.
  • Maintains required record keeping and statistics. Monitors traffic through library entrance and directs individuals accordingly.
  • Provides complex library services and research assistance, including bibliographic verification.
  • Triages requests for virtual library services. Opens and secures the library at closing, as scheduled.
  • May process, verify and change bibliographic information online.
  • Handles requests for borrowing and lending library materials.
  • May perform bibliographic management activities such as searches, checking the series and name authority files, and reviewing cataloging records.
  • May provide research assistance and answers complex research requests.
  • Performs related responsibilities and project assistance, as required.



  • A bachelor's degree in a related field.
  • Two years related experience.
  • May require computer skills, special skills or proficiency in a foreign language.



  • COVID-19 guidelines require a heightened in-person interaction with managing user compliance for appointments, wearing face coverings, sanitizing, and designated seating assignments.
  • For the Spring 2021 semester (ending mid-May 2021) the schedule will be as follows:
    • Monday – Thursday: 11am-8pm
    • Friday: 8am-5pm
  • The schedule is subject to change after May 2021 with notice as follows:
    • Sunday – Thursday: 3pm-12am


NOTE: Position tasks are required to be performed in-person at an Emory University location; working remote is not an option. Emory reserves the right to change this status with notice to employee.

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