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Springfield Technical Community College
  • Position Number: 2375406
  • Location: Springfield, MA
  • Position Type: Libraries

Circulation Assistant (Library Assistant II)

Category: Other
Department: Library
Locations: Springfield, MA
Posted: Jul 8, 2021
Closes: Jul 22, 2021 - 11:59 PM EDT
Type: Full-time
Position ID:: 133394

About Springfield Technical Community College :

Located on 35 acres of the Springfield Armory National Historic Site and founded in 1967, Springfield Technical Community College is a major resource for the economic vitality of Western Massachusetts. As the only technical community college in Massachusetts, STCC offers a variety of career programs unequalled in the state. Digital Multimedia, IT Security, Nursing, Robotics, Sonography, Mechanical Engineering Technology (Advance Manufacturing) and dozens of other career programs produce potential employees each year. STCC's highly-regarded transfer programs in Business, Engineering, Liberal Arts, Science and Technology continue to provide the most economical option for students pursuing a four-year degree. With an annual enrollment of over 6,500, evening, weekend and online students, STCC is a vibrant campus rich in diversity and justifiably proud of our designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution. Respect, is one of the Core Values of the College and we strive to nurture mutual respect among faculty, staff and students. With respect, we embrace differences to create an inclusive environment for all. Together, we support students as they transform their lives through intellectual, cultural, and economic engagement while becoming thoughtful, committed and socially responsible graduates.

Job Description:

The STCC Library is seeking an innovative, self-directed, and team oriented Circulation Services Assistant.

This is a full-time benefited position within the AFSCME Bargaining Unit. The Library Assistant collaborates with other staff to offer a variety of services focused on delivering convenient and seamless access to library materials, enhancing the visitor experience, and increasing awareness of library offerings. The Circulation Services Assistant offers responsive services at the circulation desk and creates a welcoming atmosphere. Responsibilities include collaborating with the Circulation Supervisor to coordinate the daily workflow; participating in the interlibrary loan process; helping to manage the ILS including course reserves; helping to create library marketing materials; assisting students in the use of library technologies, including printers, scanners, and the catalog; and assisting the librarians in providing information about library resources and services online, in-person, and through social media. This position requires excellent communication skills, collegiality, adaptability and integrity working within a diverse community. The ideal candidate will have a strong commitment to advancing the college mission, service standards and library initiatives.


  • Minimum of one year of full-time work as a library paraprofessional
  • Strong knowledge of library operations and procedures
  • Experience in the use of library circulation software
  • Familiarity and ease with current and emerging technologies
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to interact with students and faculty effectively
  • Ability to work independently and with others in a collaborative environment
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Good organizational skills and ability to work accurately with detail
  • Reliability, flexibility, and commitment to provide excellent customer service

  • BA or BS degree from accredited institution of higher learning
  • Experience in academic library
  • Experience in student outreach, library marketing, or programming
  • Experience creating infographics, signs, or promotional materials
  • Familiarity with Publisher or web-based graphics programs a plus

Physical Requirements:
  • Work involves constant light to moderate physical activity including walking and standing for extended periods of time
  • Ability to bend, reach, climb stairs, push book trucks, and lift materials weighing up to 40 lbs. is necessary
  • Sufficient vision is essential to read, sort, shelve, and shelf read library materials, create and maintain patron records, and use multiple computer programs
  • Extensive computer work required

Additional Information:

Salary: $1,485.09 (Biweekly) AFSCME

Schedule: Full time, 37.5 hours per week, Monday - Friday.

Anticipated hours for fall 2021: Monday-Thursday 9AM - 5PM, Friday, 8AM - 4PM - Spring 2022 hours may change.

Starting Date: August 16, 2021

Closing Date: July 22, 2021

Application Instructions:

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: All applicants must apply online by submitting a cover letter**, resume and three (3) professional **Cover letter must demonstrate how your education and experience qualifies you for this position.


STCC conducts a pre-employment screening. Initial and continued employment is dependent upon meeting National Background Check, Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) and/or Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) check and if applicable, Physical and Alcohol/Drug Testing requirements. Screening also includes verification of academic credentials, licenses, certifications, and/or verification of work history. Finalist(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment screening as a condition of employment.


The Board of Higher Education and the Boards of Trustees of the Community Colleges maintain and promote a policy of non-discrimination on the basis of race, creed, religion, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information maternity leave, military service and national origin ("protected class(s)/classification(s)." Further, this policy prohibits retaliation and incorporates by reference, and where applicable, the requirements of Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1968; Titles I and II of the Civil Rights Act of 1991; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and its regulations found at 34 C.F.R. part 106; Equal Pay Act of 1963; Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1988; Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990; Section 402 of the Vietnam-era Veterans Readjustment Act of 1974, Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA); Age Discrimination Act of 1975; Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, as amended; Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993; Federal Executive Order 11246 of 1965, as amended by Executive Order 11375 of 1967; Federal Executive Order 12900 of 1994; Federal Executive Order 13145 of 2000; Federal Executive Order 13160 of 2000; Federal Executive Order 13166 of 2000; Massachusetts Civil Rights Act; Massachusetts General Laws Chapters 151B, 151C, and Chapter 149; directives of the BHE, the Boards of Trustees of the Community Colleges and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts; and other applicable local, state and federal constitutions, statutes, regulations and executive orders.


STCC's personnel and academic decisions, programs and policies are formulated and conducted in a manner, which will ensure equal access for all people and prevent discrimination. As part of this effort, a College will ensure that employment and academic decisions, programs and policies will be based solely on the individual eligibility, merit or fitness of applicants, employees and students without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, marital status, military service, gender identity, genetic information, sexual orientation or political or union affiliation.


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