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Library Associate – Curriculum Resource Center (CRC)

Work Schedule:  Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm with period shifts on weekends and evenings   Position Summary:  Under...

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Bowling Green, Ohio

Wood County


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Job Description

Work Schedule:  Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm with period shifts on weekends and evenings

Position Summary:  Under the general supervision of the Head Librarian of the Curriculum Resource Center (CRC), serves as an education subject specialist for the CRC; provides specialized reference, instruction and circulation services to patrons including some evenings and weekends; serves as resource person for CRC circulation functions; processes teaching aids; coordinates suggestions from staff for materials to purchase; provides clerical support for the CRC; compiles statistics; processes gifts; maintains operations related to die-cut machine; oversees the picture collection; prepares books for pre-cataloging; links materials in the catalog .

Essential Duties, Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Serves as resource person for CRC circulation, including: processing reserve requests, sending reserve reports to faculty, resolving circulation problems with library patrons, sending overdue notices, calculating replacement costs, maintaining associated records and materials, and working with Access Services staff.
  • Prepares and delivers library instruction presentations, orientations, and tours in collaboration with BGSU faculty; completes online report of instructional activities.
  • Provides reference and circulation services at the CRC reference desk, including regular evening and weekend shifts.
  • Recommends materials for purchase for the CRC to the Head Librarian and examines new materials.
  • Serves as unit manager of the CRC during assigned shifts.
  • Processing Teaching Aids, including: preparing them for cataloging, coordinating student employees’ pre-cataloging efforts, and repairing them as necessary.
  • Coordinates activities related to acquiring new materials, including: routing vendor catalogs and periodicals to staff for review, collating and sharing staff suggestions, and, upon Head approval, submitting orders of selected items.
  • Maintains day-to-day operations of die cut machines including maintenance of machines and dies, recordkeeping of subscriptions, tracking die requests, placing orders for dies or supplies, contacting departmental subscribers.
  • Evaluates, acquires and oversees the processing of materials for the picture collection.
  • Prepares books for cataloging, including coordinating student employees pre-cataloging efforts, flagging materials as appropriate, and repairing books.
  • Links standing orders and periodicals issues, newly cataloged books, and newly cataloged Teaching Aids. Provides clerical support for the CRC such as: compiles, confirms, and forwards CRC hours to Access Services, updates hours message on voicemail; maintains and orders supplies; submits maintenance requests; compiles equipment requests.
  • Compiles annual and monthly CRC statistics, including: student employees’ compilation of daily statistics for access services, reference services and area usage; die cut usage; gifts received; and circulation and reserves.
  • Processes gift materials and maintains gift records.
  • Prepares monthly report for the Head Librarian on activities/projects completed that reflect the University Libraries strategic goals and the CRC’s Strategic Initiatives.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned, e.g. participates on Library and other committees or teams, performs other miscellaneous technical and clerical tasks.

The above statements are not intended to include all responsibilities, duties and skills, but rather to describe the general nature and level of work.

Essential Competencies

  • Knowledge of basic mathematical skills
  • Knowledge of basic reading skills
  • Ability to carry out verbal and/or written instructions
  • Ability to effectively communicate, verbally and written
  • Detailed oriented and highly accurate
  • Ability to work in changing environment
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Ability to interact effectively with students, faculty and/or staff or the public and represent BGSU appropriately
  • Ability to coordinate or lead others in accomplishing work activities
  • Knowledge of computer skills, such as MS Office, presentations, spreadsheets and/or database entry/query
  • Ability to access and maintain document imaging systems, including scanning and filing documents
  • Ability to operate computers and peripheral equipment such as printers
  • Ability to draft office correspondence

Diversity Statement

In addition to your cover letter and resume, you will be required to upload a written response to the diversity and inclusion question listed below.  The Diversity Statement should not exceed 1 page that is double-spaced with 1-inch margins, using 12pt. font. 

  • How have you incorporated equity, diversity, and/or inclusion in to your current or a previous position?


Full-time Classified position available. Classified Staff pay grade 26/$17.19 per hour. Full benefits package available.



Bowling Green State University provides a comprehensive benefit program as part of a total compensation package.  This includes medical, prescription, dental, vision, health accounts (medical & dependent), life & disability insurance, retirement plans, employee assistance program and tuition fee waivers for employees and their eligible dependents as well as paid time off, holidays and parental leave.  For more information please visit Benefits-at-a-Glance.pdf (

To Apply

For a complete job description & to apply for this position visit or contact the Office of Human Resources at (419) 372-8421. BGSU. AA/EEO/Disabilities/Veterans. In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with Bowling Green State University, please call 419-372-8421.

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:


Required Experience

  • One-year related experience required

Required Education

  • High school diploma or GED required
  • Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license and be insurable under the University’s insurance

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience searching online library catalogs and electronic databases.
  • Knowledge of and experience with children’s and young adult literature.
  • Knowledge of and experience with pre-K-12 educational curriculum and practices.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent presentation skills.
  • Strong commitment to providing excellent public service to a diverse community of users.
  • Proficiency with operating computer software, audiovisual, and office equipment.
  • Experience and interest in emerging educational technologies.
  • Associates or Bachelor’s degree in education or related fields (preferred)

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