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Library Assistant, Research and Instruction Services, Bryant University, RI


This is a full-time position working 21 hours per week, with excellent benefits. This position works Monday/Wednesday/Friday, 9 -5. Hours may be subject to change based on library needs.


  • Providing basic research services in the absence of librarians through face to face and digital services; accurately and quickly providing appropriate information to patrons. This requires knowledge of electronic and print information resources. 
  • Effectively working with a diverse population of faculty, staff, students, and community members. 
  • Providing accurate and timely administrative support to the librarians. 
  • Maintaining the reference collection, including filing serials, shelving and shifting books and keeping reference stacks in order. 
  • Providing basic troubleshooting of equipment such as copiers, microfilm readers, printers, scanners; assisting library users with MS Office suite and other software packages. 
  • Supervision and training of Research & Instruction student employees. 
  • Working on library services marketing via digital signage, social media, and more. 
  • Assisting other library departments as needed. 
  • Attending department and library staff meetings. 
  • Performing other related responsibilities as assigned.


  • Experience working with library materials, including print and electronic resources. 
  • Positive team player who is prompt, accountable and reliable. 
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative and focus on high-touch customer service. 
  • Detail-oriented, excellent organizational and communication skills, and comfort learning and using emerging technologies.  
  • Previous experience supervising student assistants or staff.  
  • A Bachelor’s degree is strongly preferred. 
  • Ability to develop credibility and trust with a wide range of constituent groups to be a successful resource to the Bryant campus community, students and families. 
  • Demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills to build and maintain relationships. 
  • Demonstrate flexibility and the ability to handle multiple priorities. 
  • Strong written and oral communication skills. 
  • Open and responsive to direction and feedback. 
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain composure, solve problems creatively and respond to questions and concerns in a timely and supportive manner. 

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