Circulation Assistant (Part-Time)


Carlow University invites applications for the position of Circulation Assistant (Part-Time). This position reports to the Executive Director of the Library & Learning Commons. The Part-Time Circulation Assistant will do the following:


  • Implements the following reference and circulation functions:
  • Assists in the management of the Circulation Desk.
  • Correctly uses WorkFlows to process all lending and item returns.
  • Ensures that all library operations and procedures comply with the official Library Policy & Procedure Manual (located at the Circulation desk). 
  • Assists in the supervision of work study students in circulation. 
  • Opens and closes the library per the Opening/Closing procedure specified in the Library Policy & Procedure Manual. 
  • Provides basic user education assistance in locating information, answers simple reference questions, and assists students in using the library website and accessing resources. 
  • Covers Saturday and Sunday library hours and some weekday evening hours and assumes complete responsibility for library operations at these times. 
  • Assist with management of the reserve collection including digital and print formats. 
  • Accepts fines and fees and discharges them from WorkFlows when paid in full. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Coordinator of Public Services and/or the Executive Director.


  1. Minimum of a High School Diploma or an Associate Degree.
  2. Experience in higher education preferred.
  3. Excellent interpersonal, communication, and writing skills.
  4. Ability to work independently and collaboratively.
  5. Intermediate computer skills (Outlooks, Microsoft Office).

Carlow University employees commit themselves to the highest standards of ethical conduct.  They commit to act with integrity, treat others with respect and dignity, carefully steward the University's resources, avoid conflicts of interest or commitment, maintain confidentiality, and to comply with legal and professional obligations.

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Carlow University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We strive for a campus that reflects our urban setting and is inclusive of underrepresented groups to enhance our University community.  

Full/Part/FT&PT: Part-time
Department: Library Services
Contact Name/Title: Search Committee
Contact Address: Carlow University 3333 Fifth Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15213
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