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University of Southern Mississippi Library Assistant in Ocean Springs, Mississippi

Library Assistant

The University of Southern Mississippi is currently accepting applications for the position of Library Assistant.

Position Details

Location Gulf Coast Research Laboratory

703 East Beach Drive

Ocean Springs, Mississippi, 39564

United States

Division GCRL Gunter Library

Position Type Staff

Employment Status Part Time

Grant Funded No

Salary Range 11.00 - 11.00

Posting Close Date 5 days after posted

Job Summary

This is a part-time, temporary (less than 20 hours a week) position. Activities include general library duties. Hours may include weekends and evenings during the Summer Field Program.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Adheres to University and department policies, procedures, and regulations.

  • Uses integrated library system and other tools for circulation, count use, campus intra-library service. Uses library databases including reprints and staff publications. Provides general orientation to new users and maintains library usage statistics log. Helps staff, faculty, students, and the public in use of the photocopiers, computers, printers, and other library equipment; checks status of paper, toner, and other supplies; refills equipment as necessary; reports on equipment condition and supplies as needed.

  • Assists with collection maintenance including shelving, shifting, shelf reading, and inventories; removes and returns books, journals, and other library materials to assigned shelf locations; identifies materials in need of repair or cleaning. Sort, organize, digitize, and preserve materials related to the history of the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory. Resolve routine problems, identify, and refer complex problems to supervisor.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and six months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Keyboarding Skills

  • Familiarity with Microsoft, computer, and library software applications.

  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with library users.

  • Able to prioritize competing responsibilities.

Preferred Qualifications

A ssociate degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university; or six months to one-year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

About The University of Southern Mississippi

Since our founding in 1910, The University of Southern Mississippi has remained dedicated to preparing students for success. We deliver programs to more than 13,000 students in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, at teaching and research sites across the Mississippi Gulf Coast, as well as online. We are a community-engaged Carnegie R1 university, earning distinction as one of the nation's leading research institutions.

Southern Miss is known for pioneering work in polymer science, ocean science, spectator sports safety and security, and bringing language to children with communication disorders. We are also a national leader in a broad range of disciplines, including cybersecurity, hydrography, nutrition, aquaculture, kinesiology, and economic development, among others.

We produce graduates ready to enter fields that are leading the way in emerging technologies through programs such as computer engineering, information technology, and ocean engineering. We’re developing the next generation of business leaders, while also responding to critical workforce shortages by producing skilled professionals in education and nursing. With a tradition of excellence in the arts, we are one of only 36 public institutions in the nation accredited in four major areas of the arts. Home to the Golden Eagles, our student-athletes compete in 17 NCAA Division I sports. With a culture marked by passion and persistence, Southern Miss is delivering graduates who are ready for life. For more information, visit

As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer/Americans with Disabilities Act institution, The University of Southern Mississippi encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.