LIBRARY ASSISTANT JOB POSTING
Performs a variety of clerical tasks as well as reference tasks. Works under supervision of Circulation Supervisor, but at times may work unsupervised and may be expected to solve problems and serve patrons independently.
Training and Experience: Bachelor’s degree preferred, or any equivalent combination of education, experience, and training which provides a basic knowledge of library procedures.
HOURS: Part-time 24 hours per week, consisting of days, evenings, and weekends.
BENEFITS: One week paid vacation after one year of service, paid holidays off.
PAY: starts at $10.18 an hour, depending on experience
- Basic circulation tasks: checking materials in and out, renewals, placing reserves, collecting fines and charges, etc.
- Handles circulation questions and basic reference services in person or by telephone.
- Covers the Circulation desk, Reference desk, and Children’s desk.
- Assists patrons with the internet computers, public catalogs, and eBook downloads.
- Sorts mail and distributes to the proper person.
- Instructs and aids adults, young adults, and children in the use of library and reference tools; provides one on one assistance.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Aptitude and interest in library work.
- Ability to meet, communicate and deal with people effectively, including staff.
- Ability to keep records accurately.
- Proven computer skills and other clerical knowledge.
- Willingness to learn basic library procedures, rules, and other regulations as found in the library’s policy and procedure manual and other handbooks.
- Knowledge of computers, software, and related technology.
- Ability to life and move up to fifty pounds.
- Ability to stand for extended periods of time as scheduled.
- Accountable for the performance of specific tasks which require independent judgment, maturity, and initiative in assigned areas.
- Works with minimum supervision.
- Develops a knowledge and understanding of basic library procedures and current technology.
- Keeps informed of developments and participates in activities of professional and community organizations.
- Makes recommendations for improvements in services and collections.
- Attends monthly staff meetings.
- Attends pertinent meetings or training courses and undertakes special training activities as directed.
- Other related duties may be required by the Supervisor.
- Work is performed in an office-like setting, but with need for considerable mobility; light lifting, bending, stooping, stretching, and sitting at a variety of desks and service points.
- Must have keyboard skills, read print and on-screen information, answer telephone, and assist patrons who may have any type of disability.
- Is sometimes the only staff member available to help patrons.
- Must be available to work evening and weekend hours, including Sundays; schedules may be altered depending on the needs of the Library.
Please email cover letter and resume to :
Deadline: Until Filled