Library Assistant

The Library Assistant is responsible for the successful completion of a variety of assigned tasks and projects supporting the Access, Collection Management, Information & Instruction and Special Services departments.



  • Responsible to the assigned administrator and has a support responsibility to all other departments and college/university personnel as necessary.
  • Responsible for the supervision of work study students as assigned.



  • Assist patrons in identifying or locating materials; referring patrons to either information sources or Library faculty in an efficient, helpful, and courteous manner; review material and information requests for errors and difficulties according to approved Library standards
  • Monitor monetary transactions by maintaining fines and fees collection, recording and balancing cash drawers, and prepare deposits.
  • Order materials, verify invoices and materials received; maintain and prepare complete and accurate statistical reports as assigned; perform materials accessioning, processing and repairs.
  • Verify donation lists and materials received; maintain and prepare complete and accurate statistical reports as assigned
  • Perform data entry through additions, deletions, and modifications to various library databases, records and accounts, both computerized and manual; verify accuracy and completeness of data.
  • Perform clerical duties on a variety of office equipment including computer workstations, printers, photocopiers, fax machines; maintain familiarity with campus software, library utilities software, and technological advances that increase the efficiency of operations; troubleshoot library equipment and refer unresolved problems to appropriate individual.
  • Performs all responsibilities in a manner that fully complies with Palmer’s Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action policy.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Ability to perform assigned duties with time pressures and frequent interruptions.
  • Ability to maintain multiple projects at one time.
  • Ability to utilize general office equipment and other necessary equipment.
  • Ability to utilize personal computer and various software packages, including Library based software.
  • Ability to analyze and resolve difficult problems.
  • Ability to work independently and autonomously.
  • Ability to calculate and analyze numerical data.
  • Ability to lift and carry a minimum of 25 pounds.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to sit and use computer workstation for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to work various hours as job requires.



High school degree or equivalent plus two years additional schooling; one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Demonstrated customer service skills.



  • Performs sedentary to light work in a ventilated, lighted, and temperature controlled office setting.
  • Frequent need to stand, stoop, walk, sit, lift light objects (up to 25 pounds) and perform other similar actions during the workday.

Palmer College of Chiropractic provides a generous array of benefits for full time employees, including but not limited to:

Paid Time Off annually – 10 vacation days; 12 sick days; 16 holidays

Health Benefits – Health, vision, dental insurance, Flex spending, Health Savings Account

403(b) Retirement – 6% of salary employer contribution after 1 year of employment, with immediate vesting and optional employee contribution

Free Chiropractic care for employees & their dependents

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

On-site recreation facility & personal training

Life insurance