DATE ENTERED: February 8, 2018
POSITION: Library Information Associate/Library Specialist I
LOCATION: Greenwood Library, Longwood University, Farmville, VA
APPLY BY: No date specified

Classified, Non-exempt, Full-time
Position #00385                    

Longwood University is an institution of higher learning dedicated to the development citizen leaders who are prepared to make positive contributions to the common good of society.  In support of this mission, we invite qualified applicants to apply for the position of Library Information Associate/Library Specialist I in the Greenwood Library.  This person will work from The Desk, the Library’s single service point for information and research services, to provide support to students, faculty, and staff.  This position is required to work days, nights, and weekends.  


  • Provide superior customer service to students, faculty, and staff
  • Assist with the staffing of the Desk, including nights and weekends
  • Responsible for assisting with the training of student assistants to help patrons
  • Perform circulation, financial, and clerical functions
  • Resolve customer service issues using established policies
  • Maintain an area of the Library’s collection and places and/or clears holds
  • Responsible for providing accurate reports on monthly activities
  • Assist with interlibrary loans and the technical processing of materials


  • High school diploma or equivalent required
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • Library experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities above or an equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience
  • Working knowledge of procedures and standards for the processing and/or maintenance of library materials
  • Working knowledge of library principles, practices, and terminology
  • Demonstrated proficiency in computer skills, including Windows and Mac based environments, word processing, spreadsheets, Internet, and email applications
  • Demonstrated commitment to providing outstanding customer service
  • Strong organizational and time management skills to complete major projects and daily tasks under strict time constraints, and with shifting priorities
  • Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
  • Ability to accomplish tasks that are physically demanding, such as pushing, pulling, walking and standing for extended time periods and safely lifting up to 50 lbs. unassisted
  • Required to work nights and weekends including closing shifts until 2 a.m.

Pay Band 3.  Minimum of $29,253.  Commonwealth of Virginia benefits accompany this position.  A successful criminal background check is required.  Position will be posted a minimum of five days.  Review of applications will begin immediately.  AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.  Submit a completed Commonwealth of Virginia application online at  Applicants must include all qualifications and work history on the State application. Consideration for an interview is based solely on the information within the application. Resumes will not substitute for a complete application.  

Human Resources
Longwood University
201 High Street
Farmville, VA  23909
Phone:  434-395-2074
Fax:  434-395-2666

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Longwood University will provide, if requested, reasonable accommodations to applicants in need of accommodations in order to provide access to the application and/or interview process.  You are not required to note the presence of a disability on your application.  If, however, you require accommodations in the application and/or interview process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 434-395-2074 or

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A diversified workforce is an important part of our strategic plan.  EOE/AA (02-08-2018)