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2 Apr 2021

Full-Time Access Services Specialist (Library and Archives Paraprofessional 4)

3609922105 – Posted by Vancouver, Washington, United States

Job Description

Can you create and maintain a welcoming and supportive environment with diverse multicultural, socioeconomic, and academic backgrounds? Are you excited to work with a diverse student population, where one-third are students of color? If these questions resonate with you, then we invite you to consider joining our team. Clark College is currently accepting applications for a full-time, permanent classified Access Services Specialist Library and Archives Paraprofessional (LAPP) 4.

We welcome applicants with the ability to work effectively and collaboratively with students and colleagues from diverse backgrounds in an urban campus climate that is striving to advance all aspects of equity. This includes but is not limited to race, ethnicity, religion, ability, age, gender identity, and sexual orientation. Primary responsibilities include overseeing and processing Resource Sharing (interlibrary loan), oversight of our branch operations at Columbia Tech Center (CTC), assisting with course reserves, using expert level technical knowledge and customer service skills to ensure that the library provides information resources necessary for student learning specifically by facilitating access to other libraries’ collections, and maintaining library open hours. This position advances the College’s mission by providing services to support student success and providing access to free resources outside of the library collections. It also advances the mission of Social Equity by supporting and encouraging staff and student employees to attend trainings and participating in weekly discussions on topics of power, privilege, and inequity. This position will report to the Access Services Manager. To be successful the candidate should have a strong commitment to social equity, diversity, and inclusion.

At Clark, we value equity, diversity and inclusion. We have not always gotten it right, but are committed to growing, learning, and supporting our employees. Our Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI) supports individuals with their academic, personal, and professional development, as well as provides training and educational resources for all members of the college community around diversity, inclusion, power, privilege, inequity, social equity, and social justice. The college offers further professional development for our employees through opportunities such as Employee Resource Groups, Social Justice Leadership Institute, Cross Institution Faculty of Color Mentorship program, Administrators of Color Leadership Program, and Faculty and Staff of Color Conference.

Clark College values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator. Protected group members are strongly encouraged to apply. Clark College provides equal opportunity in education and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, creed, religion, honorably discharged veteran or military status, citizenship, immigration status or use of a trained guide dog or service animal. Prohibited sex discrimination includes sexual harassment (unwelcome sexual conduct of various types). The college considers equal opportunity, affirmative action, and non-discrimination to be fundamental to the mission, vision and values of the college. All faculty and staff hired at Clark College are encouraged to embrace, continually support and enhance social equity on our campus and in our community. The college provides reasonable accommodations for qualified students, employees, and applicants with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Federal Rehabilitation Act. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, Title II and Title IX, and Affirmative Action: Darcy Rourk, Interim Vice President of Human Resources, 360-992-2119,, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Baird 012, Vancouver, Washington 98663. Clark College is a smoke-free/drug free environment.  This recruitment announcement does not reflect the entire job description and can be changed and or modified without notice.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee compilation of statistics needed for reports, grants, and budgets, ensuring accuracy of the data.
  • Respond to difficult, stressful, or sensitive interpersonal situations in ways that reduce or minimize potential conflict and maintain good working relationships among internal and external customers.
  • Oversee and process resource sharing operations (also referred to as “interlibrary lending”, “interlibrary borrowing”).
  • Configure and provide support for complex library systems, such as the integrated library system; works with system vendors to bring about improvements.
  • Perform advanced research consultation, using knowledge of complex reference resources, including interpreting and conferring on reference research strategies with clients.
  • Create a safe, bias-free working environment that engenders respect for differences.
  • Overseeing and processing resource sharing operations.
  • Develop, implement, and monitoring training of student employees. Supervising, leading, training and directing the work of lower level staff, student employees, volunteers, or interns.
  • Strong understanding of equity, diversity, and inclusion, especially experience lading with racial equity.
  • Perform related duties as required.


Position Requirements and Competencies:

Candidates will be evaluated based on application materials, including the supplemental questions and personal interview(s), and will be required to demonstrate competencies in the following areas:

  • Two (2) years’ experience in the functional operations of a library and/or archives, including one year beyond the entry level.
  • Experience with the development and implementation of policies.
  • Experience using an integrated library system especially ExLibris.


Job Readiness/Working Conditions:

  • Ability to work well with people of all ages from academically, culturally, and socioeconomically diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to work cooperatively in a variety of department-level activities, willingness to contribute to college-wide projects, and represent the college and collaborate with library consortia, task forces, and committees – locally, statewide, and regionally.
  • The initial appointment will include a 6-month probationary period and the employee will earn permanent status after successfully completing probation.
  • This position is represented by Washington Public Employees Association.
  • Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform in the position.




Starting Salary:  $3,616/month                   Range:  46                         Code:  262M

Benefits package includes insurance, retirement, annual and sick leave, disability, flexible spending account, and tuition waiver.



Application Deadline: 

Required application materials must be completed and submitted online by 3 p.m., April 15, 2021.



  • Clark College online application
  • Current resume
  • Responses to the supplemental questions included in the online application process
    • Please describe how you how you have implemented practices and/or participated in initiatives that promote racial and cultural equity.


Please apply online at


To contact Clark College Human Resources, please call (360) 992-2105.



Upon request, accommodations are available to persons with disabilities for the application process. Contact Human Resources at (360)  992-2105 or by video phone at (360) 991-0901.



The security of all the members of the campus community is of vital concern to Clark College. Information regarding crime prevention advice, the authority of the Security/Safety Department, policies concerning reporting of any crimes which may occur on or near college property, and crime statistics for the most recent 3-year period may be requested from the Clark College Security/Safety Department, (360) 992-2133 or The most recent Annual Security Report, written in compliance with the Clery Act, can be reviewed here:



If you are hired, you will need proof of identity, and documentation of U.S. citizenship or legal authorization to work.


Corrected or extended notices will be posted online and in the Human Resources Office.


Clark College Human Resources

April 1, 2021


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