University of Utah Library Aide in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 07/12/2017

Requisition Number PRN07004N

Job Title Library Aide

Working Title Public Services Library Aide

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

Afternoon to evening shifts, with some flexibility. Evenings and weekends mandatory.

Is this a work study job? No

VP Area Health Sciences

Department 00820 - Eccles Hlth Sci Library Oper

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 9.25

Close Date

NOTE: May close at anytime.

Job Summary

Performs routine clerical procedures and patron services at the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library – in the public services department..


Provides quality service to the patrons of the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library. Primary duties include welcoming patrons, assisting patrons with print and electronic resources, answering in person, telephone, chat or email reference questions, assisting with software applications, checking out materials, and performing other transactions using a computerized library system. Assists with in-house checking of materials, shelving, shifting and retrieval of materials, statistics gathering, and special projects. Researching responsibilities include database and online catalog searching, the utilization of specialized software, and the pulling, scanning, and processing of requests. Refers patrons to other library services and campus resources. Assists librarians and administrators with project-based tasks. Implement social media marketing on behalf of the library.

Assumes additional duties and responsibilities during evening and weekend hours when other library staff members are not present. Other duties as assigned.

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.


Demonstrated interpersonal and communications skills. Approachable and service-oriented. Punctual and reliable in fulfilling assigned shifts and projects. Flexible and willing to learn new tasks. Computer and social media expertise preferred. Microsoft Office, Excel and Powerpoint knowledge preferable. Customer services or library public services experience. Knowledge of campus electronic databases and research tools. Knowledge of quality consumer health resources.

Special Instructions Summary

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.