Access Services Technician II (full-time, days)
Warren Hunting Smith Library


Perform routine library public service tasks in support of the overall library mission. Technician must have strong verbal skills, both oral and in writing; patience and tact while participating in conversations with readers; computer data entry skills and ability to work with sophisticated library applications including circulation, reserve, and interlibrary loan software.


  • Perform the duties of the Library's Access Services Technician I.
  • Perform basic online circulation activities including generating reports, updating circulation database in response to report results.
  • Consult with readers in cases of disputed transactions.
  • Perform basic online reserve activities including creating lists, adding items to lists, removing books from reserve during and/or after the term.
  • Maintain arrangement of reserve book shelves and shelfread items found there.
  • Perform preliminary searching needed before processing outgoing interlibrary loan requests.
  • Perform interlibrary loan lending and shipping activities.
  • Participate in the development, implementation, and administration of student training tools.
  • Provide training to student assistants in a variety of assigned tasks.
  • Participate in inventory of print and microform collections.
  • Participate in shelfreading of print and microform collections.
  • Create and maintain patron records in database for regular and special borrowers.
  • Participate in unit planning activities.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

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


This is a full-time, 12-month, benefits-eligible, 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.