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Hobart and William Smith Colleges ACCESS SERVICES TECHNICIAN - Per Diem in Geneva, New York

Number of Available Positions: 3-5

The Warren Hunting Smith Library is establishing a pool of applicants to fill our per diem (part-time) Access Services Technician position. The per diem employee may be filling in for a sick or vacationing worker either during the day or without direct supervision evenings and/or weekends or fulfilling a seasonal need. The candidate(s) will perform selected public services tasks in support of the overall library function.


  • Provides high-quality customer service to a diverse body of students, faculty, staff, and community members either in person, online, or by phone

  • Supervises student assistants and reports problems to a supervisor

  • Responsible for opening and/or closing the library, depending on the schedule

  • Uses the library‚Äôs integrated library system for various circulation transactions including but not limited to charging/ discharging library materials and registering community borrowers

  • Has a thorough knowledge of library circulation services policies, practices, and procedures

  • Assists patrons with directional questions and responds to simple questions regarding the use of Library resources, such as locating items in the online public access catalog, using the Library website to locate information about services, etc.

  • Works with other campus units to maintain a safe and supportive environment

  • Performs other duties as assigned

  • Associates degree or equivalent

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Basic computer knowledge and skills

  • Experience in library services preferred


This position is considered as a casual, as-needed (per diem), part-time (less than 20 hours per week), non-benefits-eligible, hourly paid administrative staff position. This position description is not all-inclusive as other tasks or responsibilities may be assigned. Hourly rate: $16/ hr


Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants are encouraged to submit a cover letter, resume and the names with contact information of at least three (3) professional references to our application service, Interfolio.

Hobart and William Smith Colleges are committed to providing a non-discriminatory and harassment-free educational, living and working environment for all members of the HWS community, including students, faculty, staff, volunteers, and visitors. HWS prohibits discrimination and harassment in their programs and activities on the basis of age, color, disability, domestic violence victim status, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other status protected under the law. Discrimination on the basis of sex includes sexual harassment, sexual violence, sexual assault, and other forms of sexual misconduct including stalking and intimate partner violence, and gender-based harassment that does not involve conduct of a sexual nature.