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

Full-time, Classified, Non-exempt
Position #00022
Longwood University is an institution of higher learning dedicated to the development of citizen leaders who are prepared to make positive contributions to the common good of society.  In support of this mission, the Greenwood Library invites qualified applicants to apply for the position of Library Information Associate/Library Specialist I in the Greenwood Library.  This position 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, including up until 2:00 am.   


  • Provides direct service to Library patrons at single service point known as “the Desk” throughout the year including weekends and evenings.
  • Process print and non-print library materials to prepare for inclusion in the library’s collection
  • Assists with daily operations of the interlibrary loan and document delivery services
  • Provide superior customer service to students, faculty and staff
  • Perform circulation, financial, and clerical functions
  • Resolve customer service issues using established policies
  • Maintain an area of the Library’s collection including inventory, organizing and shelving library materials
  • Input and update data on computer systems
  • Place and/or clear holds in the Library’s automated system
  • Responsible for providing accurate reports
  • Assist with the training of student assistants


  • High school diploma or equivalent required
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred and/or several years of equivalent library work experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified
  • Supervisory work experience in a public library setting preferred
  • Library work experience in a customer service environment preferred
  • Working knowledge of library principles, practices, and terminology
  • Ability to follow procedures and related standards
  • Working knowledge of procedures and standards for the processing and/or maintenance of library materials
  • Working knowledge of business and mathematical processes to reconcile financial and statistical data
  • Proficiency in computer skills in a Windows based environment required (word processing, spreadsheets, Internet, and email applications); in a Mac environment preferred
  • Extensive customer service work experience
  • Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills to include the ability to train others on tasks and to explain technical issues to non-technical personnel
  • Ability to safely lift up to 50 lbs., unassisted
  • Ability to stand and/or sit for long periods of time

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
Email: [email protected]

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 [email protected].

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