Library Associate - Public Services, Andrew L. Bouwhuis Library, Canisius College - Buffalo, NY
Posted: Monday, November 2, 2020 Permalink

Title:  Library Associate – Public Services

Department:  Andrew L. Bouwhuis, SJ Library

Supervisor:  Head of Public Services

  1. Job Summary:  Position involves a variety of work within the public services department of the library.  The primary duty is interlibrary loan. Other duties include working at the library service desk; assisting library patrons; and supervising work study students.
  2. College Mission: The Library Associate for Public Services works in the context of the mission of Canisius College by “supporting students, faculty, and staff in achieving academic excellence in the Catholic intellectual tradition. It is our Ignatian calling to be men and women for others in service to the College and community.”
  3. Responsibilities:
  • Process interlibrary loan requests placed by patrons and those requested by other institutions.
  • Process Connect NY requests.
  • Train and supervise student employees who work in the interlibrary loan departments.
  • Assist library patrons as needed.
  • Order supplies for department
  • Assist with library service desk as assigned.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to high level customer service; model excellent customer service for student employees.
  • Interpret library policies and procedures for patrons while handling their questions or concerns in a professional and friendly manner.
  • Exhibit a commitment to support the Canisius College and ALB Library mission, vision, goals, and objectives.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Head of Public Services or the Library Director.

The Office of Human Resources at Canisius College utilizes an online recruitment management system.

Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the ADA in order to participate in the search process should contact the office of human resources at (716) 888-2240.

To apply, go to Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Please include your cover letter and resume with your application. 

Canisius College, a Catholic and Jesuit University, has as its foundation the fundamental values of academic excellence, leadership, faith and social justice.  Canisius is committed to educating and preparing men and women to become leaders in their professions and their communities, and in service to humanity.  The college is an equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students.

Compensation and Benefits:

This is a full-time, 12-month hourly position. Benefits are available the first of the month after the full-time employee’s date of hire and include – health, dental and vision insurance, life and long term disability insurance, and retirement plan enrollment is available to full-time employees with contribution from College after one year. Paid holidays, vacation, personal leave and sick leave.  Tuition benefits are also available for full-time employees and their qualified dependents.