University Park Campus
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University Libraries
Knowledge Commons
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The Knowledge Commons in The Pennsylvania State University Libraries is currently seeking candidates for the position of Welcome Desk Assistant in the Pattee and Paterno Library at University Park. This part-time position will be responsible for providing a high level of customer service at the three entrances to the Pattee and Paterno Library. Welcome Desk Assistants are often the first point of contact for users entering the library and are expected to be approachable. Welcome Desk Assistants answer directional, informational and basic reference questions. They also provide support to users who are using the libraries group study rooms. This position will report to the Welcome Desk Supervisor. The Welcome Desk Assistants must be willing to work a combination of morning, day, late evening (until midnight) and weekend hours. Hours will vary from semester to semester and depend on the time of the year. Hourly pay begins at $9.50 per hour. A resume and cover letter are required in order to be considered for this position. Additionally, please include your typical weekly availability, class schedule, and other potential time commitments in your cover letter document. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to diversity, equity, respect and inclusion and the ability to follow directions, keep a schedule, and communicate in a collaborative, team-oriented work environment. The University Libraries values diversity of thought, perspective, experience and people, and is actively committed to a culture of inclusion and respect. We encourage candidates to apply who thrive in a welcoming multicultural environment. More information on Penn State’s commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusive Excellence, can be found by visiting For additional information about the Libraries’ diversity efforts, please visit

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088