Career Opportunities with Jamestown Community College

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Career Opportunities with Jamestown Community College

Library Technical Assistant, Part-time

Department: Staff
Office: Olean, NY
Location: Olean, NY

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About Jamestown Community College:

Jamestown Community College, a SUNY institution, is a comprehensive community college with degree granting campuses in Jamestown and Olean, New York. JCC is an innovative, open access institution that meets regional education needs by providing transfer degree programs, career programs, community service, developmental education, and training programs for business and industry. Guided by principles that emphasize student success and continuous improvement, JCC welcomes applications from qualified, enthusiastic candidates.

Position Description:

Part-time, 25 hours per week on the Cattaraugus County Campus, performs public service duties and technical operations relating to circulation, interlibrary loan, and other areas as assigned.

Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for assisting patrons in the circulation and use general of library materials, including checking print materials in/out, study room scheduling, and the basic use of library technology (computers, copiers, printers, peripheral devices, etc.).
  • Responsible for the hiring, training, and supervising of 3-4 student workers and with the training and orientation of new librarians in circulation functions.
  • Assists with a wide variety of tasks designed to facilitate the smooth and efficient operation of the library, including scheduling, clerical and administrative support, inventory of supplies, opening and closing the library, recordkeeping, and the processing of fines and copier fees.
  • Provides support to reference librarians in the performance of their essential functions.
  • Responsible for the enforcement of library policies and procedures.  
  • Responsible for processing of library reserve materials and maintenance of the periodical collection. 
  • Responsible for stack maintenance of all library collections, including shelf-reading assignments and the withdrawal of print materials. 
  • Facilitates interlibrary loan services.
  • Gathers and maintains statistics.


  • A commitment to providing excellent customer service (see the Code of Ethics of the American Library Association).
  • Initiative and organizational skills.
  • Written and oral communication skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Interpersonal skills for team-building, conflict resolution, and problem solving.
  • The ability to fulfill the responsibilities of the position with minimal supervision. 
  • Effective use of time and resources. 


Required: Associates degree and three years relevant experience in a library setting; proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite; demonstrable proficiency in written and oral communication.

Preferred: Bachelorís degree; relevant experience in an academic library setting; supervisory experience; and demonstrable knowledge and skills with current computer systems/software.

Additional Information:

Salary:  $15.60 - $16.60/hour, commensurate with qualifications and experience, plus excellent benefits package.

Final candidates are subject to a pre-employment criminal background investigation.

Please note that Jamestown Community College does not sponsor H-1B Visas.

Application Instructions:

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit the following, which are required for consideration, by clicking on the link below:

  1. Resume.
  2. Cover letter.
  3. Transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable at application but official transcripts will be required prior to appointment).
  4. Names and contact information for three professional references.

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