Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Folsom Public Library - Library Technician

Library Technician Temporary

Part Time

Deadline: May 22, 2015

Salary: $17.63 per hour

The Position
Under direction, perform a variety of activities such as acquisition, cataloging, and patron assistance; perform a variety of paraprofessional support duties related to the functions and programs of the libraries. Supervision Received and Exercised: Receives immediate supervision from the Library Manager or his/her designee.

Example of Essential Duties:
  • Act as a liaison with cooperative libraries and fill requests from other libraries
  • Plan, coordinate, and/or conduct special programs such as story hours or reading programs
  • Perform community outreach programs
  • Conduct and oversee inventories of books and other library materials
  • Maintain bibliographies and create book lists; conduct bibliographic searches using a library computer system
  • Provide patrons with information about library resources, materials, and services; maintain an automated, comprehensive, accurate and current database of information on available library resources
  • Develop promotional materials, including news releases and flyers
  • Collect fines and fees; assist patrons in locating library materials and using library resources
  • Acquire, process, and maintain library materials including basic cataloging
  • Register patrons, establish eligibility status, and input information into database
  • Participate in the preparation and maintenance of displays and exhibits
  • Give group tours to children, parents, and organizations
  • Communicate effectively verbally and in writing
  • Perform related duties as assigned

Knowledge of:
  • General procedures involved in receipt, circulation, and storage of library materials
  • General library classification and filing systems
  • Principles and practices of work safety
  • Standard library practices, techniques and terminology
  • Standard public library procedures including cataloging, bibliographic search, procedures, and the use of reference sources and materials
  • Modern office procedures
  • Methods and computer equipment
  • Alphabetical, numerical, and chronological filing systems
  • Basic mathematical principles
  • Record keeping practices and principles

Ability to:
Review documents related to library operations
  • Observe, identify, and problem solve library operations and procedures
  • Work with various cultural and ethnic groups in a tactful and effective manner
  • Work fairly and courteously with the public; and work effectively with interruption
  • Learn to prepare effective technical reports with recommendations and findings
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
  • Learn computerized cataloging, bibliographical, and circulation system databases and rules for entry of materials
  • Learn library practices and procedures
  • Learn location of materials in the library
  • Work accurately with alphanumeric codes
  • Assist patrons in the location and use of library materials
  • Type at a speed necessary for successful work performance
  • Operate a personal computer and use software; use a calculator, telephone, facsimile machine, photocopy machine
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work

Experience and Education:
Any combination of experience and education that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:

  • Education: Equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in library science, English, Liberal Arts or a closely related field from an accredited college.
  • Experience: Two (2) years of full-time clerical experience working in a library.
  • Substitution: Additional qualifying experience can substitute for the required education on a year-foryear basis up to two years.

Special Certification Requirement: 
  • Possession of, or the ability to obtain and retain, a California Class C driver’s license by the time of appointment. Individuals who do not met this requirement due to a disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Physical Requirements:
Work is performed in a typical office environment.
  • Mobility: frequent use of keyboard; frequent sitting and standing for long periods of time; occasional bending or squatting.
  • Lifting: frequently up to 10 pounds; occasionally up to 25 pounds.
  • Vision: constant use of overall vision; frequent reading and close-up work; occasional color and depth vision.
  • Dexterity: frequent repetitive motion; frequent writing; frequent grasping, holding, and reaching.
  • Hearing/ Talking: frequent hearing and talking, in person and on the phone.
  • Emotional/ Psychological: frequent decision-making and concentration; frequent public and/or coworker contact; occasional working alone.
  • Environmental: frequent exposure to noise.

Final Filing Date: Friday, May 22, 5:00 p.m. or
the first 25 qualified applications whichever occurs


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