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Circulation Associate

Department: Library Services
Location: Jackson

Union University seeks a qualified individual for the position of Circulation AssociateThis full-time position is responsible for providing customer service and oversight for the library during assigned hours. Working primarily evening and/or weekend hours, the person holding this position must demonstrate maturity and professionalism in dealing with library customers.  Good decision-making skills and a working familiarity with computers and printers is required.  Assisting library customers with technological issues will be a routine responsibility. The Library Circulation Associate must be comfortable working independently as well as with others.

Union University is a private, coeducational liberal arts-based university offering bachelorís, masterís and doctoral degrees. The campus is located in Jackson, Tenn. (80 miles northeast of Memphis) with additional campuses in Germantown, Hendersonville, and Memphis, Tenn. Union University currently enrolls about 3,200 undergraduate and graduate students from 48 states and 15 countries. Union University stands as a national leader among colleges and universities in promoting a Christian worldview and a Christ-centered approach to education. Union is consistently ranked among the nationís premier Christian universities and has been recognized as a top tier institution each year since 1997 by U.S. News & World Report, which also recognized Union at a national level for undergraduate teaching excellence.

Position Description:

  • Monitor the service desks and customer activity on the libraryís first floor.
  • Greet and assist all library patrons while maintaining a helpful and courteous attitude.
  • Learn to fully operate the OCLC WorldShareTM computer system; assist library customers and student workers in the use of WorldShare.
  • Maintain order in the library while demonstrating professionalism in all encounters.
  • Coordinate the orderly shelving of books, serials, and other library materials.
  • Maintain operational continuity among the library work teams and departments by documenting and communicating relevant actions and information.
  • Learn and develop knowledge of basic research techniques to assist patrons.
  • Troubleshoot and assist coworkers and patrons with library technology.
  • Provide a basic level of reference and referral service.
  • Maintain all patron use copiers and printers during assigned hours.
  • Monitor and assist student library workers in their areas of responsibility.
  • Assist in the maintenance of the reserve collection.
  • Maintain the archives database using MS Access.
  • Work with Safety and Security personnel to monitor all areas of the library to ensure a safe and orderly environment for patrons.
  • Perform other duties and projects as assigned by the Director for Library Services.


Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelorís degree in a related field or an appropriate combination of four years of college education and professional work experience is preferred.  Good communication and customer service skills are required.  Good computer skills, maturity, and professionalism are also required.  Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated experience working in a library or information center.

Successful candidates must be professing Christians who are active members of a local church, enthusiastically support Union Universityís Identity, Mission, and Core Values, and articulate a Christian worldview in their work and life.

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