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Tuskegee University is an independent and state-related institution of higher education.  Its programs serve a student body that is coeducational as well as racially, ethnically and religiously diverse.


Posting Date:             June 13, 2014                                 Posting End Date:     July 31, 2014

Position:                     Library Assistant-Washington Collection/Rare Book Room

Location:                    Hollis Burke Frissell Library           



Essential Duties

  • Coordinate, organize and administer the daily operations of the Washington Collection/Rare Book Room
  • Provide assistance in the use of the collection to library patrons
  • Select books for acquisition
  • Handle correspondences that pertain to the Washington Collection/Rare Book Room
  • Prepare annual reports
  • Develop and maintain a manual of work routines for smooth operations
  • Maintain records and statistics
  • Maintain shelves
  • Schedule, train, assign duties and supervise the work of student assistants in order to ensure high quality services to patrons
  • Work nights and weekends on a rotating basis
  • Perform other related duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in History or related field
  • One year of experience in higher education
  • Ability to function in an automated library environment
  • Ability to meet the public pleasantly
  • Supervisory ability
  • Good organizational and problem solving skills
  • Good oral and written communication skills

Additional Desirable Qualifications

  • Master’s degree
  • Courses in library science


Commensurate with training experience, and University Compensation Plan

**The statements contained in this job announcement reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility.  It should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. **

APPLICATIONS will be accepted in the Office of Human Resources. Each applicant should complete a Tuskegee University employment application, and submit (3) letters of references and a copy of the appropriate transcript for the educational requirements with the submission. Incomplete application and/or application packets received after the deadline of July 31, 2014 at 4:00 p.m., CST will eliminate the possibility of an interview.  Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications and must submit a completed application in order to be considered for the position.  The University reserves the right not to fill the position in the event of budgetary or operational constraints.

Human Resources Department

Attn:  J. Roberts

101 Kresge Center

Tuskegee University

Tuskegee, Alabama 36088

Email Address: employment@mytu.tuskegee.edu               Fax: 334-724-4319

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