Human Resources

Public Services Library Assistant

Full-Time Position

Location:                Philadelphia  

Salary Range:            $38,000- $43,000 annually

Unifying, Learning, Serving: United Lutheran Seminary is a welcoming and diverse learning community equipping people to proclaim the living Gospel for a changing church and world. Formed in 2017, United Lutheran Seminary (ULS) joined two historic Lutheran institutions into one: Gettysburg (1826) and Philadelphia (1864). With physical campuses in both Gettysburg and Philadelphia in addition to a robust Distributed Learning community, ULS enrolls more than 325 students annually, offering seven different graduate degrees, three certificate programs, and many continuing education opportunities. ULS is a seminary of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, and is ecumenical in its outreach.

Position Purpose

Position reports to the Library Director and Archivist of the Krauth Branch of the United Lutheran Seminary Library and Archives.  Position functions as library circulation student supervisor, performs periodicals management, and library administrative-clerical work.

Essential Responsibilities

Serves as primary Circulation Desk attendant:

·      Operates specialized library software

·      Processes intercampus requests

Supervises student workers

·      In coordination with the director, posts job descriptions, interviews and hires student workers

·      Processes time sheets for student workers

·      Manages periodical services

Maintains Course Reserves

Processes materials for storage and disposal

Copies catalog gift materials

Assists Library Director in administrative tasks

Performs other tasks, including Cataloging, as assigned or required


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Ability to use the various software programs required by the position: Microsoft Office, Database programs, and library-specific software

Ability to operate email and internet searching

Ability to lift, bend, and reach; ability to maneuver boxes o fbooks weighing up to 25 pounds

Ability to load and push a full book cart

Ability to communicate effectively with the public, using tact and firmness as required when interacting with students, faculty, and staff of diversebackgrounds

Ability to work independently, as well as in a team-based, multi-campus environment

Strong attention to detail, and good organizational skills


Required Education and Experience

High School Diploma and a minimum of three years library-related clerical experience which included circulation duties and patron assistance.  Associate degree in office/business management or related area preferred.


To apply, email resume to


United Lutheran Seminary is an equal opportunity employer. Our seminary community commits to the acceptance and affirmation of all persons. We condemn any form of discrimination or harassment based on color, gender, race, ethnicity, social or socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, gendere xpression, or physical ability. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.