University of Utah Library Aide in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 06/14/2017

Requisition Number PRN06932N

Job Title Library Aide

Working Title Security & Information Officer

Job Grade A

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Care Job Code?

Type Non Benefited Staff / Student

Temporary? No

Standard Hours per Week 19

Full Time or Part Time? Part Time

Shift Variable

Work Schedule Summary

Seven (7) positions available including, opening shifts starting at 6:45am, afternoon and evening shifts, closing shifts ending at 1:30am, and weekend shifts. Closing shifts pay an additional $2.00 per hour starting at 10:00pm.

For full consideration, all applicants are required to provide a copy of their Fall Semester 2017 Course Schedule as part of their resume or cover letter.

Upon job offer, applicants must be able to start no later than August 7th, 2017.

Is this a work study job? No

VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 00790 - Marriott Library - Operations

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 9.50

Close Date

NOTE: May close at anytime.

Job Summary

It is the mission of the J. Willard Marriott Library to provide a safe environment for employees and visitors of the library and to preserve and protect the facilities and collections. Library Security & Information is charged with the ongoing responsibility for security, fire prevention and protection, and safety within the library and its grounds.

This is a customer service position that will provide a wide variety of library-related information at the building’s entrances as well as by answering the library’s main informational phone line. Officers will be expected to provide directional assistance for the library as well as the University campus.

In addition to providing a security presence at the library’s entrances, individuals will be responsible for the circulation of library materials, and initiating conversations with individuals if the book gate alarm is triggered to guarantee that library materials are checked out. Officers will enforce all Library and University policies while on duty and will be responsible for contacting University of Utah Police if State or Federal laws are being broken.


Conduct regular building patrols and have a constant presence while in the building.

Maintain and ensure an environment that is conducive to research and learning.

Responsible for opening the building each day as well as clearing and securing the building and its contents each night.

Initiate conversations with individuals if the book gate alarm is triggered to guarantee that library materials are checked out.

Respond to emergency situations that may require immediate attention.

Responsible for total evacuation of the building and will serve as the liaison with campus emergency personnel to communicate when the building may be re-entered.

First responders to medical emergencies and direct emergency personnel to locations throughout the building.

Responsible for noticing problems with the building and reporting them to Library and University Facilities.

Enforce all Library and University policies in addition to resolving complaints and policy infractions appropriately. Officers may decide if an individual should be removed from the library for a specified period of time.

Determine when computer policies are being violated and determine if the individual must be banned from computer use. Officers will also issue temporary computer guest passes to community patrons.

Collect “lost and found” items from within the library and its immediate grounds, and maintain a record of items in the department database.

Document all incidents that occur within the library or its grounds – whether it is building-related or with individuals.

The duties and tasks included are representative of the position and not comprehensive. Duties may be added or deleted in the best interest of the organization and its patrons.

Minimum Qualifications

Six months clerical or customer service experience required; demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills are also required.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


Security & Information has a tremendous amount of responsibility. Emplopyees must be committed to providing outstanding customer service and be comfortable with enforcing policies. They must demonstrate good human relations, communication, conflict resolution, and problem solving skills. Employees must be confident in responding to any situation, including emergencies, that may arise in the building. They must also have the ability to remain calm in a stressful or crisis situation. Employees are expected to be honest and take full responsibility for their actions.

Special Instructions Summary

Must be a current University of Utah student enrolled in 6 undergraduate credit hours or 5 graduate credit hours during the fall and spring semesters.

For the Library to be able to appropriately monitor hours worked, part-time employees are generally asked to restrict their work with the University of Utah to Library employment only, unless an exceptions exists.

For full consideration, all applicants are required to provide a copy of their Fall Semester 2017 Course Schedule as part of their resume or cover letter.

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to applicants, consistent with University policy and Utah state law. To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801) 581-7447.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.