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Library Assistant 1

City of Monona
Job Description

Salary: $13.90
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.

  1. Performs circulation desk procedures, such as checking materials in and out, registering patrons, collecting fines, etc.
  2. Checks in deliveries of interlibrary loan materials.
  3. Does keyboarding and filing.
  4. Processes, withdraws, repairs, or reconditions library materials.
  5. Shelves library materials and reads shelves.
  6. Sorts and routes mail.
  7. Assists with library programs and displays.
  8. Does bibliographic checking.
  9. Assists patrons with mechanical operations of library equipment.
  10. Assists patrons with ready-reference and routine reader's advisory service.
  11. Answers directional questions and refers patrons to appropriate personnel.
  12. Assists with library opening and closing procedures.
  13. Performs light housekeeping.
  14. Performs other related work as assigned.
  1. Two years of study at an accredited college, university, or technical school, as demonstrated by prior work experience or documented accomplishments.
  2. Keyboarding and general office experience.
  3. Some previous library experience or customer service experience.
  4. Must be able to work the schedule as outlined above.
Knowledge and Abilities
  1. Ability to learn pertinent computer programs (or software) and to effectively use them to perform assigned duties.
  2. Ability to effectively present information to patrons and respond to questions from patrons.
  3. Ability to maintain confidentiality of library patron information.
  4. Ability to follow detailed instructions.
  5. Ability to handle monetary transactions and to operate library business machines properly.
  6. Ability to work independently, organize and prioritize work, respond to varied and changing work demands and make decisions as required.
  7. Good interpersonal skills and ability to maintain and foster cooperative and courteous working relationships with the public, peers, and supervisors.
  8. Keyboarding and basic computing, Internet familiarity and searching skills, filing ability.
  9. Willingness to maintain skills in above-mentioned areas through active participation in appropriate continuing education activities.
  10. Working knowledge of English grammar and spelling.
  11. Working knowledge of library methods and procedures.
Minimum Physical Abilities Required to Perform the Job:
  1. Ability to work in confined spaces.
  2. Ability to see at 20 feet or further and at 20 feet or less.
  3. Ability to keyboard, write legibly, file, sort, pick up and place books on shelves.
  4. Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds and to push and pull carts weighing 300-400 pounds.
  5. Ability to travel to meetings outside library.
  6. Ability to sit, stand, walk, climb, stoop, kneel, and crouch, bend, and reach.
  7. Ability to talk and hear and use the telephone.
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