Library Assistant

DIVISION: Academic Affairs
DEPARTMENT: Learning Resources Center (Library)
WORK SCHEDULE: 8:00 a.m. – I :00 p.m. (Monday- Friday), 1 :00 p.m. -5:00 p.m. (rotating Saturday); Approximately 29 hours per
SALARY: Hourly Rate
REPORTS TO: Library Director

Associates Degree or higher. •Previous library experience preferred, however, will consider strong public service background. •Basic knowledge of library software, ILM systems, and processes preferred • Knowledge of Library of Congress classification scheme desirable •Proficiency in using a computer/keyboard, Microsoft Office programs as well as a willingness to learn new technology. • Possess the ability to independently perform specialized duties. •  Supervisory experience helpful.

Clear and effective oral and written communication. •Ability to establish and maintain collegial working relationship with library staff, students, faculty, and College personnel. •Good organizational skills. •Ability to multi-task office activities. •Ability to exercise sound judgement.


  • Ability to bend, stoop, reach, stand, move from one area to another on a regular basis.
  • Ability to push book carts and lift up to 20 pounds, if needed.
The Library Assistant will be highly visible and responsible for the prompt and daily opening of the library and ensures quality service to students, faculty, college personnel, and visitors from the library’s information service desk. The Library Assistant complies with the College policies and procedures and that of the Learning Resources Center.


  • Checks out books and course reserves.
  • Operates the print management system, scanners, microfiche/film readers, photocopiers, and other library equipment
  • Provides basic reference services by developing familiarity with all library databases, online indexes, and ready reference resources.
  • Assists students in finding library resources using the library’s webpage and online catalog.
  • Assists students with Microsoft software
  • Assists with stacks management.
  • Participates in library orientation.
  • Supervises work study students.
  • Answers telephone.
  • Performs other duties as requested.

Qualified applicants should submit a Benedict College Application for Employment, resume, official transcripts, and three letters of reference to:

Office of Human Resources
Attention: Leaming Resources Center (Library)
Benedict College
1600 Harden Street
Columbia, SC 29204
Position is open until filled.
No Phone Calls Please.

NOTE: A criminal background check will be required on the candidate.

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