Gardner-Webb University maintains a policy of non-discrimination. No aspect of employment will be influenced by race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, veteran status, genetic information, age, or any other basis prohibited by statute.

Gardner-Webb University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity within its faculty, staff, and students.

Circulation and Periodicals Assistant

Gardner-Webb University invites applications for a full-time (40 hours per week) Circulation and Periodicals Assistant in the Library. This position works in multiple areas of the library, particularly staffing Circulation in the evenings, and maintaining Reserves and Periodicals.  Serves as backup to Interlibrary Loan and AV/Printing.


  • Staffs the circulation desk in the evening, handling checkout, check-in, issuing of community patron cards, reserves, overdues, etc.
  • Supervises and trains student workers in the evenings.
  • Assists students in use of computers, printers, and other Library equipment and in finding library resources.
  • Prepares materials for faculty reserves and oversees the reserves operation.
  • Processes incoming periodicals, including claiming missing issues, shelving or filing, and maintaining statistics and preparing reports.
  • Assists with catalog database projects.
  • Conducts inventory throughout the library on a rotational basis.
  • Remains up-to-date on library policies and procedures and enforces those policies on all floors.
  • Assists with library projects and other duties, as assigned.
  • Shares responsibility with other staff for covering library hours.
  • Requires four evenings (Monday-Thursday) (2:00-11:00 p.m.) and all day on Friday (8:00-5:00).

Required qualifications:

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree
  • Demonstrated evidence of a team-oriented, professional mindset with the experience and ability to be a creative problem solver
  • Experience in Blackboard and Microsoft Office technologies
  • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and flexibility
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Previous library experience preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to multi-task and show attention to detail in a professional environment
  • Excellence in verbal and written skills
  • Demonstrate pleasant, helpful attitude

Start date:  August 1, 2022, or when filled

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Candidates should complete the application using the link below and include a letter of interest, current vita, and contact information for three references with their submission. Questions regarding the position may be directed to Dr. Pam Dennis, Dean of the Library ([email protected]).