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Assistant Librarian

San Marcos, California Job ID: 1023 Date posted: 02/21/2024


At the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences (USAHS), we seek innovative people that focus on supporting our learners through every stage of their educational journey. Working at USAHS allows you to put students first, while being a force for good. We believe that advancing our communities starts with a diverse employee base, so that as we interact with others, we can build bridges to trust, respect, and understanding. At USAHS, we understand how important it is to be able to come to work as your full, authentic self, bringing with you all of the experiences and ideas that are uniquely 'you'. Grow not only in your career but as a person. Be a force for good. Be the University of St. Augustine.

Success Profile

What makes a successful staff member at the University of St. Augustine? Check out the traits we’re looking for and see if you have the right mix.

  • Student First
  • Collaborate
  • Innovation
  • Customer Focus
  • Committed to Vision and Values
  • Accountable

Our Values

The mission of the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences is the development of professional healthcare practitioners through innovative, individualized, and quality classroom, clinical, and distance education.

  • Student first
  • Professionalism
  • Promoting excellence and innovation in education
  • Collaboration
  • Integrity
  • Health and wellness
  • Responsiveness
  • Creative and critical thinking


As a Certified B Corp institution since 2015, we are proud to be a part of a global movement that empowers businesses to meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency and legal accountability to balance and purpose. As part of the B Corp community we are committed to working toward reducing inequality, lowering levels of poverty, a healthier environment, stronger communities, and the creation of more high-quality jobs. As part of our family, you will be given the opportunity to participate in a wide range of community projects focused on environmental sustainability and community support.

Key Benefits

  • Generous Medical, Dental & Vision Plans

  • Higher Education Tuition Assistance

  • Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Short and Long Term Disability Coverage

  • Life and Accident (AD&D) Insurance

  • 401(k) Retirement Plan

The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences offers competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits that include various options for health and wellness, income planning and protection, a generous paid time off policy including holidays, and professional development opportunities. See the full summary

Position Description

Job ID 1023 Date posted 02/21/2024

The mission of the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences is the development of professional health care practitioners through innovation, individualized, and quality classroom, clinical, and distance education.


Under the supervision of the Campus Librarian, responsible for library management, including but not limited to: acquisition; cataloging; circulation procedures and policies; inventory and purchasing; technological support including computers, printers and 3D Printers; desk coverage; and supervision of student workers. The Assistant Librarian also supports the Campus Librarian with reference duties on desk and online; inter-library loan requests, online chat, and library instruction, as needed. Knowledgeable with Library Information Systems.

Note: this position requires regular weekend hours.


Patron Services

  • Assist students and faculty with locating, checking in / checking, out and renewing library materials.
  • Support and train faculty and students on usage of library technologies, including 3D Printer, and Virtual Reality.
  • Serve as a point of communication between the Library and the University, and students and faculty on the weekends.
  • Assist with online chat.
  • Process inter- and intra-library loan requests.
  • Proctor individual student exams in the library as requested according to the Library Proctoring Policy.
  • Maintain and supervise borrower records in library information management system.
  • Gather data, compile, and maintain monthly statistics.

Inventory, Purchasing, Cataloging, and Equipment Support

  • Maintain, operate, support, and troubleshoot library technology such as printers, copiers, 3-D printers, computers, and other technologies.
  • Process, withdraw and repair collection items.
  • Assist with cataloging library materials and course reserve materials.
  • Supervise the shelving of books and special materials collections, locating missing items and identifying need for replacement.
  • Order supplies for the department, process requisitions forms, follow up on backorders.
  • Maintain all library technology and equipment, including annual inventory.
  • Record and process incoming serials, special materials, and other items as needed.

Library Coverage and Maintenance of Library Space

  • Hire, train, schedule, and supervise student library workers.
  • Uphold and enforce official library policies and procedures.
  • Assist with the library book and special materials display and library promotional and marketing materials.
  • Support and assist the Campus Librarian, including maintaining sole responsibility of the library and all Librarian duties when the Librarian is absent.


May perform other duties that management may deem necessary.


Reports to:  Librarian

Positions Supervised:   Library Student Workers


To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Incumbents will be evaluated, in part, based on performance of each essential function.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

  • Excellent written and face-to-face communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently or with little supervision.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and perform tasks in a timely manner, even while multi-tasking.
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Professional demeanor.
  • Excellent computer skills and the ability to learn new software, programs and platforms easily.
  • Working knowledge of office management software packages.


  • Required: Bachelor’s Degree
  • Preferred: one or more years of experience in a library setting


Occasional travel may be required.


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Collaborates - Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.
    Accountability - Willingness to accept responsibility for actions and prioritize the success of the team and take ownership of work duties
    Being Resilient - Rebounding from setbacks and adversity when facing difficult situations.
  • Instills Trust - Gaining the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity.
  • Drives Results - Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances.
  • Innovation - Creating new and better ways for the organization to be successful.
  • Customer Focus - Building strong customer relationships and delivering excellent customer-centric solutions.
  • Drives Engagement (People Managers Only) - Creating a climate where people are motivated to do their best to help the organization achieve its objectives.
  • People Leadership (People Managers Only) - Leads by example when it comes to finding and developing talent, with a focus on talent acquisition strategies, setting performance targets that raises standards and development of high potential talent.

Work is performed primarily in a standard office environment but may involve exposure to moderate noise levels. Work involves operation of personal computer equipment for six to eight hours daily and includes physical demands associated with a traditional office setting, e.g., walking, standing, communicating, and other physical functions as necessary.

Hiring Range $20.19 - $26.35
Compensation is a reasonable estimate and will be determined using the hiring range listed above and factors including, but not limited to, skillset, level of experience, education, and physical work location, to the extent consistent with applicable law.

The University is committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, color, creed, religion, ethnicity, genetic information, national origin ancestry, disability, marital status, military status, or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state, or local laws, regulations, or ordinances.


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