Library Assistant

Position Description

The Millsaps Libary seeks a Library Assistant. This position assists the Acquisitions and Serials Librarian with ordering, receiving, and paying for new materials, and assists the Catalog and Systems Librarian with processing books and media for the collection. The position is responsible for receiving and processing serials; and preparing bindery shipments. Duties include some oversight of the Circulation Desk, supervision of student assistants, opening the library on weekdays, stacks management, and sorting mail. 

The library has 5 librarians with faculty status and 2 staff members serving a college population of approximately 1,000 students, faculty and staff. The collection contains over 200,000 print volumes, a wide variety of online resources, the College Archives and the Mississippi United Methodist Archives, and a number of special collections. The Library is a member of LYRASIS and uses a SirsiDynix system. 

The Library Assistant position is a full time, twelve month, benefits-eligible position including TIAA, partially paid health insurance, vacation and sick leave. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Required: At least two years of college; aptitude for detail-oriented work; good communication and time management skills; knowledge of Microsoft Office applications; excellent public service attitude; and ability to work in a small, close-knit environment with library staff, faculty, and students. 

Preferred: library experience in acquisitions, serials management, circulation or interlibrary loan; experience with SirsiDynix acquisitions, circulation, and serials modules.


Send letter of application and resume electronically to the Library Assistant Search Committee at Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applicants may be asked for professional references and further information after initial reviews are completed. Employment is contingent upon successful background verification.

Or mail to:

Millsaps College
ATT: Jamie Wilson
Campus Box 151066
1701 N. State St.
Jackson, MS 39210

Millsaps College is a nationally recognized, selective four-year liberal arts college in Jackson, Mississippi, hosting the first Phi Beta Kappa chapter in Mississippi and featuring the Else School of Management, which offers undergraduate and graduate degrees accredited by the AACSB. Millsaps occupies a beautiful 100-acre residential campus in the heart of Jackson, Mississippi, a growing metropolitan area (MSA 500,000). Millsaps College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.