Access Services Technician I (part-time)
Warren Hunting Smith Library


Perform selected public service tasks in support of the overall library function. Technician must have strong verbal skills, both oral and in writing; patience and tact while participating in conversations with readers; computer data entry skills. Works without direct supervision evenings and/or weekends.


  • Monitor student assistant attendance, report problems to supervisor, and substitute when necessary.
  • Open and/or close facility.
  • Answer elementary directional and policy questions/concerns and refer to librarians when necessary.
  • Answer telephone.
  • Maintain photocopy, printer, and microform equipment by adding toner and paper, clearing paper jams, providing signage for out of service equipment.
  • Create current periodical bibliographic records when needed.
  • Pick up library materials left by readers and return to sorting shelves.
  • Assist the public with locating, retrieving, and checking out materials.
  • Sort books, bound journals, and magazines for shelving.
  • Walk through the facility periodically to monitor activity.
  • Record circulation desk activity statistics.
  • Retrieve interlibrary loan books for readers,
  • Charge/discharge books and other materials.
  • Performcirculation overrides as appropriate.
  • Work with Campus Safety staff to maintain safe environment.
  • Shelve library materials.
  • Telephone supervisor to report problems, incidents, etc. as appropriate.
  • Accept reserve materialsand/or lists from faculty.
  • Search for library materials when patron cannot locate it.
  • Train student workers as needed.
  • Empty book drops and sort contents.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

Associates degree or equivalent. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Experience in library services preferred.


This is a part-time, 12-month, administrative hourly paid position. This position description is not all-inclusive, as other tasks or responsibilities may be assigned.


Review of applications will begin immediately. Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume and the names with contact information of at least three references to:

Office of Human Resources
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
337 Pulteney Street
Geneva, NY 14456
email: ferran@hws.edu

Hobart and William Smith Colleges are committed to attracting and supporting faculty and staff that fully represent the racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity of the nation and actively seek applications from under-represented groups. The Colleges do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or any other protected status.

Hobart and William Smith Colleges are a highly  selective residential liberal arts institution located in a small, diverse city in the Finger Lakes region of New York State.  With an enrollment of approximately 2,200, the Colleges offer 62 majors and minors from which students choose two areas of concentration, one of which must be an interdisciplinary program.  Creative and extensive programs of international study and public service are also at the core of the Colleges’ mission.