Desk Assistant

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
University Libraries
EMS Library
Full/Part Time:


The Earth and Mineral Sciences Library seeks a customer service-oriented individual to provide assistance at the reference and circulation desk. Responsibilities include providing service to library users; performing circulation transaction functions; opening and/or closing the library; assisting in the location of materials in the stacks, Course Reserves, reference, and online collections; shelving library materials, shelf-reading and maintaining collections; miscellaneous clerical, technological, and problem solving activities and projects assigned by or in absence of full-time staff; and answering general information and basic reference questions. Experience in a public service setting preferred, especially library experience, and excellent computer skills preferred. Excellent interpersonal and oral communication skills required. Requires the ability to follow directions and keep a schedule. Must be a dependable team player. Hours are subject to change during the change of semesters, breaks, and holidays. 20-24 hours a week. Night and weekend availability is preferred. To apply for this position, please complete the online application, and, in addition, please upload a cover letter and resume to indicate the hours that you are available to work.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088