Library Assistant Job summary 1
Under direct supervision, the
Library Assistant assists in performing overall daily maintenance of the library to include ordering, cataloging, classifying, circulation, and maintaining all library periodicals, books, and materials. Provides information and assistance on use of the card catalog.
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Library Assistant Job summary 2
Library Assistant is responsible for the physical integrity and efficient updating of various materials in a large, fast-paced library collection comprising different classification systems over several floors of shelf space.
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Library Assistant Job summary 3
The purpose of this position is to provide the highest level of specialized skills necessary to the operation of a unit of the library. The
Library Assistant is responsible for providing high-quality service in the Cataloging, Children, Circulation, Reference and/or Systems Department, as well as promoting an accommodating, welcoming library environment. Library Assistants help customers with information needs and general library usage.
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Register borrowers, issue library cards and keep records of new registrants; check materials in and out; process hold items and inform patrons when material is ready for pick-up; notify patrons of overdue materials and collect fines; respond to inquiries from the public concerning library services and library policies; answer telephone and route calls; establish and maintain good relations with the public; assist patrons with locating requested materials and with computer searches; keeps daily statistics for monthly reports; perform related receptionist duties.
Organize and shelve/return books, magazines, CDs, and other related library materials to their proper locations; reorganize shelves to make room for new materials; ensure shelved books are in order; coordinate the repair of damaged books; empty book drops; classifies and catalogues library materials using a variety of on-line databases.
Assist patrons with library electronic databases, search tools including online catalog, computers, copiers, and reference questions.
Maintain café neat and clean on a daily basis; keep café shop supplies current and assist with re-stocking merchandise; price merchandise and put on display, in accordance with prices set; inventory and appropriate inventory levels; assist with food preparation; open and close shop.
Participate in library events, programs, art events and puppet shows; assist with event set up and break down; publicize events by distributing fliers; maintain count and record attendants; assist in occasional story time, book recommendation, and library outreach.
Process all new and donated materials received for the collection, including stamping with ownership stamps, attaching security strip, pocket, and barcode, and typing and attaching spine labels.
Assist with troubleshooting network and computer issues, set up of new computers and software and computer updates.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Library Assistant Requirements & Skills 3
Requires knowledge of a specific vocational, administrative, or technical nature which may be obtained with a two-year Associate's degree, diploma or equivalent from a college, technical, business, vocational, or correspondence school. Appropriate certification may be awarded upon satisfactory completion of advanced study or training.
Requires under and including one (1) year of library experience.
Applicant will be subject to a complete background investigation. Incomplete, inaccurate and/or failure to report information will cause the applicant rejection from consideration.
Requires a working knowledge of all library procedures and policies.
Work may require providing advice to others outside direct reporting relationships on specific problems or general policies. Contacts may require the consideration of different points of view to reach agreement. Elements of persuasion may be necessary to gain cooperation and acceptance of ideas.
Intermediate computer skills in a Microsoft Windows environment; includes Excel, Word, Publisher, database management, and record keeping.
Knowledge of Dewey Decimal System.
Customer Service skills.
Library Assistant Job summary 4
Library Assistants assist with the daily operations of the libraries.
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Open and close library
Run the Circulation desk which involves checking books in and out, preparing classroom circulation reports, maintaining patron accounts, resolving overdue book issues, collecting and resolving fines, initiating overdue reports
Prepare print and or non-print-materials for circulation
Place orders with vendors for materials needed for the libraries
Perform clerical tasks (e.g. typing, answering phone, processing, photocopying, and sending requests for maintenance of work areas, and/or computer issues)
Shelve print material and “read” shelves to maintain collection accessibility
Support Librarians with library classes, assist with research projects involving the integration of Information Literacy skills (finding, accessing and using information) and Computer skills
Assist with the annual library inventory
Keep the libraries clean and orderly
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Library Assistant Job summary 5
Library Assistant provides direct and administrative support for the Learning Center, and ensures that it is an extension of the classroom by helping students, staff and faculty develop the information literacy skills needed for academic and professional success. You will be working independently and need to complete all assigned tasks in a timely manner.
The Library Assistant maintains library records related to meetings, correspondence, policies, purchases and procedures. Additionally, you are responsible for gathering, analyzing and editing information for various administrative projects.
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Library Assistant Requirements & Skills 6
A high school diploma or any equivalent combination of experience
Knowledge of general library services and practices
Good organizational skills, ability to sort materials in alphabetical and numerical order
Tactful and courteous communication skills
Computer skills: turning on/off, soft reboot, mouse, keyboarding, saving a file, email
Ability to become proficient on library's circulation software, adapt to changes
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
Ability to work as a team member, maintaining effective relationships with co-workers
Ability to stand and walk for several hours at a time
Ability to lift at least 30 lbs.; push a loaded book cart (200 lbs.) on carpeting
Ability to read fine print (font sizes of 8 or larger)
Ability to hear the library's security gate alarm, computer alerts, a normal speaking voice
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Library Assistant performs a variety of specialized library work at the public library. Work is performed under general supervision.
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Interacts with patrons in order to assist them in using library services/equipment, programs, and facilities, collect/cancel fines or fees as appropriate, answer questions, identify patron service needs or locate materials.
Trains staff in the use of a variety of databases, activities, policies/ procedures, and office equipment in order to ensure that employees complete assignments correctly and use the equipment properly.
Supports staffing of the Check-Out Desk(s) in order to assist patrons in checking materials in or out, placing holds, registering patrons, taking fines and fees, and resolving problems.
Processes requests for library materials/information received by phone, fax, email, or in person in order to provide patrons with requested materials/information.
Supports circulation technology including the circulation module, scanners and printers.
Supports the collection and reporting of circulations and other statistics as assigned.
Assists in the identification, selection and purchasing of library materials and resources. Assists with the selection of vendors and arranging for standing orders.
Prepares and submits requisitions and purchase orders; processes orders via the integrated library system or directly with vendors; processes invoices for payment by the City Finance Department; monitors fund account balances.
Library Assistant Requirements & Skills 7
Awareness of library principles, methods, materials, programs, and practices.
Advanced skills in the use of personal computers, basic software applications, peripheral devices, and the Internet.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other library employees.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with library patrons.
Ability to understand, follow and explain a variety of library policies and procedures.
Ability to learn/perform a variety of work activities with the assigned Department/Division.
Ability to explain/demonstrate procedures for performing a variety of work activities.
Ability to express ideas effectively, both orally and in writing.
An Associate's degree from an accredited college or university or equivalent (60 college or university credits). Bachelor's degree preferred.
Minimum of one (1) year work experience working in libraries, bookstores, educational or cultural organizations preferred.
Minimum of one (1) year experience working with the public or supporting public services.
Library Assistant Job summary 8
Works the librarys service desk and performs general library functions, including customer assistance and technology help.
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Greets patrons, answers questions, provides directions, and answers telephones.
Checks out items to patrons and checks in materials returned from patrons using integrated library software.
Helps patrons search for information and materials, and request materials from other libraries.
Handles money and credit card transactions for fines and fees. Issues new library cards.
Provides technology assistance with internet access, e-mails, searching the online library catalog, eBooks, and other digital library materials.
Provides help with faxing, scanning, and copying documents.
Keeps current on latest published materials to offer reading suggestions.
Helps to keep periodicals organized and current.
Assists with library programming, promotion, and outreach events.
Re-shelves library materials and helps maintain a clean and orderly collection.
Demonstrates relevant knowledge of the librarys essential functions and processes.
Library Assistant Requirements & Skills 8
Skill using small office equipment, including copiers, fax machines, multi-line telephones, and scanners.
Skill using computers for data entry, word processing, and creating promotional and other handouts.
Skill using handheld technology and downloading apps.
Skill researching on the internet and traditional sources.
Able to communicate and interact with people from all walks of life and maintain positive working relationships.
Able to organize effectively.
Able to make independent judgments in the absence of supervision within the job duties and tasks.
Able to use mathematical formulas, handle money, and make change. Knowledge of customer service skills including tactfully dealing with complaints and upset patrons.
Able to focus and perform under stress when dealing with deadlines, high patron volume, and a busy library setting.
Able to be flexible and adapt on short notice to a dynamic library and city environment.
High School Diploma and experience working with computers and handheld devices required; knowledge of library functions with six (6) months of library work experience desired.
Experience with Microsoft Excel, Word, and Publisher preferred.
Certificate from a technical school; related experience or training or an equivalent combination, which provides the knowledge and skills necessary to perform required duties desired.