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Shenandoah University

Student Employees Training Guide: Library Assistant Job Description

A guide to assist in the training of student employees


The purpose of this position is to assist librarians and staff with daily, routine library operations. 


  • Greet library patrons 
  • Answer directional questions and refer patrons to librarians
  • Utilize the computerized circulation system to perform a variety of tasks
  • Re-shelve books and other materials  
  • Help library patrons print using a WEPA kiosk
  • Shelf-read and search for missing items

Necessary Skills

  • Interpersonal skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Problem solving skills
  • Highly adaptable


You'd Be Great For This Position If...

  • You enjoy meeting new people
  • You're tech savvy
  • You’re a book worm
  • You’re well-organized