Evening Library Assistant

Company Name: 
Benedict College
Columbia, SC
Job Description: 

The Evening Library Assistant will perform a broad range of duties from the library’s information service desk while ensuring the delivery of quality service to the user community which encompass students, faculty, staff, alumni, and visitors. The individual will be responsible for the closure of the library at night and the execution of proper procedures to secure the facility. The Evening Library Assistant complies with the College policies and procedures and that of the Learning Resources Center.

Responds to general inquiries at the library’s information service desk in person, by telephone, or utilizing video conferencing technology.

Helps the user community in finding electronic resources using the library’s webpage and online catalog.

Assists the user community in the retrieval of library materials from the stacks.

Charges, discharges, and renews library materials using the integrated library management system (IMLS).

Operates computers, printers, scanners, photocopiers, microfiche/film readers, and other library equipment.

Monitors the library to ensure a conducive study and research environment.

Assists the librarians with the weeding of worn and obsolete library materials.

Uses Microsoft Office and related software in the completion of work assignments, as required.

Engages in maintenance of the library book stacks to include sorting, and shelving of books according to their Library Congress classifications.

Supervises College work-study students and library volunteers.

Answers the telephone.

Performs other duties as assigned to advance the strategic goals of the Library in connection with the strategic goals of the College.


Basic computer knowledge

Familiarity with video conferencing

Experience with Microsoft Office programs

Willingness to learn new software technology 

Good organizational skills 

Ability to multi-task office activities.


Associate Degree or higher

Previous library experience preferred, however, will consider strong public service background

Basic knowledge of integrated library management systems (ILMS), working with library resources in print and electronic formats, and other library processes preferred 

Knowledge of Library of Congress classification scheme desirable

Clear and effective oral and written communication

Ability to establish and maintain a collegial working relationship with library staff, students, faculty, and College personnel

Possesses the ability to independently perform specialized duties 

Ability to exercise sound judgement


Ability to bend, stoop, reach, stand, move from one area to another on a regular basis

Ability to push book carts and lift approximately 45 pounds, if needed.

How to Apply: 

Qualified applicants should submit a Benedict College Application for Employment, résumé, official transcripts, and three letters of reference to:

Office of Human Resources
Attention: Learning Resources Center (Library)
Benedict College
1600 Harden Street
Columbia, SC 29204

Position is open until filled.

No Phone Calls Please.

Note: A criminal background check is performed on candidates.