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
Earth and Mineral Sciences Library
Full/Part Time:


The Branch Libraries 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 on-line 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. Current work schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday (8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.). Hours are subject to change during the change of semesters, breaks, and holidays. To apply for this position, please complete the online application and, in addition, please upload a cover letter and resume to indicate your interest and qualifications.

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