Position in Library

Founded by North Carolina Baptists in 1905, Gardner-Webb University employs individuals who participate in and wholeheartedly support Christian values.

Library Assistant – Part-Time

Gardner-Webb University invites applications for a part-time (20 hours per week) Library Assistant. This position works in all areas of the library, particularly staffing Circulation, and assists with projects in other departments within the library.  Serves as backup to Circulation, Reference, AV/Printing, and Interlibrary Loan.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Staffs the circulation desk, handling checkout, check-in, reserves, overdues, etc.
  • Performs with strict adherence, the opening and closing procedures for the library.
  • Supervises student worker(s) when full-time staff are not available.
  • Helps maintain a neat and quiet facility.
  • Directs patrons to librarian for assistance as appropriate.
  • Assists patrons with technology (microform reader/printer, photocopier, printer, scanners, computers).
  • 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 two weekday evenings a week until 11:00 p.m., and every Saturday (1:00-5:00 p.m.) and Sunday (3:00-11:00 p.m.).

Required Qualifications:

  • Experience working with students in a college or university setting
  • 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:  September 1, 2021, or when filled

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Candidates should send a letter of interest, current vita, and contact information for three references to: 

Dr. Pam Dennis 
Dean of the Library 
P.O. Box 826 
Gardner-Webb University 
Boiling Springs, NC  28017 

Electronic submissions should be sent to  opens in a new window[email protected]create new email 

John R. Dover Memorial Library  The John R. Dover Memorial Library is an active and integral part of the University’s academic program. It holds collections that support all areas of the curriculum.  Professional librarians are involved in an extensive information literacy program and are available for individual and group instruction, via live chat, email, phone, and face-to-face appointments. Interlibrary loan, audiovisual, and production (lamination, color copies, posters, etc.) services as well as a thriving archives and robust digitization projects round out the library’s offerings. Visit the Library website.