Employment Opportunities

Library Assistant
Harvey Library
Date Posted:
Closing Date:
Open Until filled


Perform all duties associated with the implementation and delivery of efficient and effective interlibrary loan services for the university libraries.

*This is a grant paid position.

Duties and Responsibilities

The job duties of the Library Assistant for Interlibrary Loan are as follow: 

  • Submit requests from the Hampton University community of users to other libraries using the Illiad Interlibrary Loan software system.

  • Download and update interlibrary loan lending requests. 

  • Prepare items received from other libraries for patron pickup. 

  • Answer questions for member libraries concerning interlibrary loan requests and activities.

  • Maintain adequate supplies of materials needed for interlibrary loan processing.

  • Maintain statistical data on interlibrary loan activities.

  • Staff reference and other service desks as needed. 

  • Promote interlibrary loan services to the university community through various methods of outreach.

  • Preform other duties assigned by supervisor. 


  • Knowledge of computer applications, and ability to learn specialized library software, including OCLC, required.

  • Ability to pay attention to details required.

  • High level of accuracy required.

  • Strong interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to work a flexible schedule.

  • Willingness to engage students in the learning process.


  • Associate’s degree strongly preferred.

  • Minimum one year previous experience working in a library environment preferred. 

  • Must be able to work some evenings and weekends.

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and a completed Application for Educational Support Staff Employment either in person, via email at HROffice@hamptonu.edu, or fax to (757) 727-5969: 

Office of Human Resources

Hampton University

Hampton, VA 23668

 **No phone calls

**Incomplete applications will not be considered

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