Access Services Technician I (part-time evenings and/or weekends)
Warren Hunting Smith Library


Perform selected library 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 patrons; computer data entry skills with attention to accuracy. 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 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.
  • Perform circulation 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 materials and/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, non-benefits-eligible, administrative hourly paid position. The starting payrate is $14.00 per hour. This position description is not all-inclusive, as other tasks or responsibilities may be assigned.


Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants are encouraged to submit a cover letter, CV/resume and the names with contact information of at least three references to our application service, Interfolio https://apply.interfolio.com/46974.

If you have any questions about using Interfolio, please send to ferran@hws.edu.


Hobart and William Smith Colleges are committed to providing a non-discriminatory and harassment-free educational, living and working environment for all members of the HWS community, including students, faculty, staff, volunteers, and visitors. HWS prohibits discrimination and harassment in their programs and activities on the basis of age, color, disability, domestic violence victim status, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other status protected under the law. Discrimination on the basis of sex includes sexual harassment, sexual violence, sexual assault, and other forms of sexual misconduct including stalking and intimate partner violence, and gender-based harassment that does not involve conduct of a sexual nature.

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.



Preparing Students to Lead Lives of Consequence.