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Palmer College of Chiropractic Technical Library Assistant in Davenport, Iowa

The Technical Library Assistant is responsible for performing a variety of both technical and specialty tasks and responsibilities in the Library’s Access, Collection Management, Information and Instruction and Special Collections and Archives departments.

Work Hours: 3:30pm - 12:00 Midnight, Sunday through Thursday


Responsible to the assigned administrator and has a support responsibility to all other departments and college personnel as necessary.

Responsible for the supervision of work study students as assigned.



  • Perform a variety of assigned technical and specialty tasks in support of the day to day Access, Collection Management, Information and Instruction, Special Collections and Archives Departmental operations of the Library

  • Communicate with staff on a regular basis regarding status of projects, new projects, changes in policies and procedures; coordinate assignments and coverage of service desks within the Library.

  • Utilize appropriate Library departmental software to manage, organize and perform data-entry as required; analyze the effects of Library software on Library procedures; recommend or make adjustments as required; trouble-shoot minor computer software problems.

  • Prepare narrative reports, basic analysis of statistical data each month as requested; create and update procedure manuals as requested; apprise supervisor of equipment needs for the unit.

  • Provide information assistance in the absence of Library staff.

  • Participate in meetings, seminars and workshops as assigned.

  • Perform all responsibilities in a manner that fully complies with Palmer’s Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action policy.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.



  • Ability to utilize personal computer and various Library software packages.

  • Ability to perform assigned duties with time pressures and frequent interruptions.

  • Ability to maintain multiple projects at one time.

  • Ability to utilize general office equipment and other necessary equipment.

  • Ability to analyze and resolve difficult problems.

  • Ability to work independently and autonomously.

  • Ability to calculate and analyze numerical data.

  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

  • Ability to lift and carry a minimum of 25 pounds.

  • Ability to work various hours as job requires.




Associate’s degree with library related course work required; Bachelor’s degree preferred; at least three years progressively responsible related Library experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Requires demonstrated customer service skills.



  • Performs sedentary to light work in a ventilated, lighted, and temperature controlled office setting.

  • May work in areas where dust, mold and mildew may be present.

  • Frequent need to stand, stoop, walk, sit, lift light objects (up to 25 pounds) and perform other similar actions during the workday.


Palmer College of Chiropractic provides a generous array of benefits for full time employees, including but not limited to:

  • Paid Time Off annually – 10 vacation days; 12 sick days; 16 holidays

  • Health Benefits – Health, vision, dental insurance, Flex spending, Health Savings Account

  • 403(b) Retirement – 6% of salary employer contribution after 1 year of employment, with immediate vesting and optional employee contribution

  • Free Chiropractic care for employees & their dependents

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

  • On-site recreation facility & personal training

  • Life insurance