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Posting Date:  2.3.2020                                                                                         Posting End Date:  3.3.2020 

Position:  Library Assistant-Collection Development/Acquisitions            Department:  Veterinary Medicine Library/College of Vet Med

Status: Full-time, exempt

Special Qualifications

In keeping with the President’s commitment to Tuskegee University demonstrating “Excellence in Every Way”, the ideal Library Assistant-Collection Development/Acquisitions will possess the willingness to use his or her expertise to assist in the university’s efforts to be a sustainable academic organization committed to excellence.

Essential Duties and Job Responsibilities

  • Assist with the organization and administration of the daily operations of the Library
  • Performs the acquisition process of ordering library books, periodicals, and electronic resources.
  • Performs quality control for processing receipts of library material, communicates problems related to shipments, billings, and returns to vendors
  • Prepares invoices and receipts for payment and forwards to the appropriate office.
  • Prepare newly received library materials document for distribution
  • Effectively communicates with vendors and maintains vendor related documents
  • Assist library users regarding the location of and questions about library materials, automated library catalog, electronic resources, and interpretation of the bibliographic record
  • Provide instruction in the use of print and electronic resources
  • Provides assistance with interlibrary loan and document delivery
  • Assist with keeping essential records and statistics
  • Supervises work-study students
  • Provide assistance in the use of library computers
  • Assist with charges and discharges of library materials at circulation/reserve desk
  • Provide standard information on Library policies and procedures
  • Assist with the daily operation of the Copy Center
  • Help maintain the physical appearance and ease of use of the Library
  • Work effectively with faculty, staff, and students
  • Work assigned weeknights and weekends
  • Perform other related duties as assigned


  • Associate’s degree or Bachelor’s degree
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, accuracy, and attention to detail
  • Self-motivated and ability to work independently in a team environment
  • Ability to follow instructions and perform tasks as directed
  • Ability to effectively communicate, interact, and work in a team-based environment
  • Supervisory ability
  • Good computer skills and knowledge of computer software programs and automated library system
  • Library experience desired


Commensurate with education, training, and experience

**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, including all current/existing employees, must complete and submit a Tuskegee University employment application, resume/CV, three (3) letters of reference (with detailed contact information) and copies o unofficial transcripts (official transcript(s) will be required upon hire). Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications and submit a completed application packet in order to be considered for the position. The University reserves the right not to fill the position in the even budgetary or operational constraints.

Tuskegee University

Attn:  OHR Employment/Recruitment

1200 West Montgomery Road

101 Kresge Center

Tuskegee, Alabama  36088

Email Address:  |  Fax: 334.724.4319

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer-Male/Female/Veteran/Disabled

Federal law requires identity and employment eligibility verification on Form I-9 within three (3) business days of employment. Must be able to pass a drug screen and background check.