Monday, October 12, 2015

Sacramento Public Library - Publishing Assistant

This is not a traditional library position. However, it will provide a foot in the door with the Sacramento Public Library and the skills would be useful to any library organization.

Sacramento Public Library is home to a community-based publishing center at the Central Library in downtown Sacramento. We are seeking flexible and talented people to help local authors make their publishing dreams come true. The Publishing Assistant works as part of the team responsible for overseeing the operation of Sacramento Public Library’s Espresso Book Machine (EBM), a print-on-demand publishing solution.

Essential Functions:

-Oversee operation and maintenance of the EBM.

-Assist authors in preparation of manuscripts to be printed through the EBM.

-Assist customers with print-on-demand.

-Train coworkers as necessary in operation of machine and in the mechanics of self-publishing.

-Track and evaluate EBM performance, income, volume, material costs and client pricing.

-Provide customer assistance as needed.

-Perform other duties as assigned by a supervisor.

Experience and Skills Required:

-Demonstrated ability and strong desire to provide high standard of customer service with enthusiasm and energy.

-Ability to work independently, multi-task and creatively problem solve.

-Demonstrated expertise in Microsoft Word, Adobe Acrobat Pro, and Excel.

-Experience using layout/design programs, especially InDesign.

-Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

-Ability to respond to computer/mechanical challenges with curiosity and a sense of purpose.

-Detail-oriented approach to tasks and ability to work well under pressure.

-Well-groomed and professional appearance.

-Excellent record of attendance and reliability in previous employment.

-Ability to stand for long periods of time, lift up to 50lbs. on a consistent basis, 50% to 100% of a shift.

-Ability to work a flexible schedule including evenings and/or weekends.

-High school diploma or GED required

Additional Information:

The position is currently housed at Sacramento Public Library’s Central Library.


Equal Employment Employer

Ideal Candidate:

The ideal candidate will be exceptional in the following areas:

* Customer Service
* Effective communication both verbal and written
* Trouble-shooting problems on the EBM machine
* Demonstrated expertise in Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Pro, and Excel.


This is a non-benefited position.

In addition to the application and resume, candidates must submit a separate attachment (one file in PDF format) that contains a copy of their high school diploma or GED and a cover letter.

Incomplete applications will be rejected.

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