Library Assistant 1
Job Type: Hourly Part-Time
Description and Terms of Employment
Under general supervision, the Library Assistant 1 assists library patrons, performs clerical tasks, and completes other library work as required. This is an hourly part-time position working 12 hours per week. Hours for this position are: Mondays 1-4 pm; Wednesdays 9 am-1 pm or 4-8 pm; Fridays 12-3 pm; one Saturday per month.
Duties and Responsibilities
The following duties are normal for this position. They should not be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive; other duties may be required as assigned.
- Performs circulation desk procedures, such as checking materials in and out, registering patrons, collecting fines, etc.
- Checks in deliveries of interlibrary loan materials.
- Does keyboarding and filing.
- Processes, withdraws, repairs, or reconditions library materials.
- Shelves library materials and reads shelves.
- Sorts and routes mail.
- Assists with library programs and displays.
- Does bibliographic checking.
- Assists patrons with mechanical operations of library equipment.
- Assists patrons with ready-reference and routine reader's advisory service.
- Answers directional questions and refers patrons to appropriate personnel.
- Assists with library opening and closing procedures.
- Performs light housekeeping.
- Performs other related work as assigned.
- Two years of study at an accredited college, university, or technical school, as demonstrated by prior work experience or documented accomplishments.
- Keyboarding and general office experience.
- Some previous library experience or customer service experience.
- Must be able to work the schedule as outlined above.
- Ability to learn pertinent computer programs (or software) and to effectively use them to perform assigned duties.
- Ability to effectively present information to patrons and respond to questions from patrons.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality of library patron information.
- Ability to follow detailed instructions.
- Ability to handle monetary transactions and to operate library business machines properly.
- Ability to work independently, organize and prioritize work, respond to varied and changing work demands and make decisions as required.
- Good interpersonal skills and ability to maintain and foster cooperative and courteous working relationships with the public, peers, and supervisors.
- Keyboarding and basic computing, Internet familiarity and searching skills, filing ability.
- Willingness to maintain skills in above-mentioned areas through active participation in appropriate continuing education activities.
- Working knowledge of English grammar and spelling.
- Working knowledge of library methods and procedures.
- Ability to work in confined spaces.
- Ability to see at 20 feet or further and at 20 feet or less.
- Ability to keyboard, write legibly, file, sort, pick up and place books on shelves.
- Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds and to push and pull carts weighing 300-400 pounds.
- Ability to travel to meetings outside library.
- Ability to sit, stand, walk, climb, stoop, kneel, and crouch, bend, and reach.
- Ability to talk and hear and use the telephone.