Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Long Beach – Los Angeles Community College District – Library Technician (temp)
Salary: 40 hr/week, $3,545.78 per month
Closing Date: 5/20/16
Length of Assignment: 90 days
Performs technical and specialized clerical duties in one or more assigned functional areas of acquisition, circulation, periodicals, or cataloging in a library or learning resources center.
· Performs technical work in the acquisition of books, media, and other library materials by searching journals, catalogs, vendor websites and databases, and other resources for bibliographic and order information; preparing orders for the purchase of all library materials; contacting vendors to obtain information, expedite orders, and follow up on problems; processing invoices for payment; receiving and checking orders; maintaining files.
· Performs technical work in the cataloging process by searching reference and electronic sources for cataloging and classification information; transferring or updating minimal or interim-level cataloging records; transferring descriptive information from online or digital sources; adding items bibliographic records; maintaining files based on cataloging routines; assisting with inventory; mending books and other materials; performing all necessary steps to prepare materials for use.
· Performs technical circulation work by creating and updating user records; performing book searches and placing holds; establishing and maintaining library routines for overdue notifications and collection of fines and replacement fees; preparing and updating materials and book records.
· Performs technical periodicals work by maintaining records of periodicals received; updating periodicals holding list; processing periodicals; processing invoices; claiming issues not received; and contacting vendors or using vendor databases to follow up on orders and problems; and performs all necessary steps to prepare periodicals for use.
· Provides technical assistance to librarians with orientations, bibliographic instruction, and information competency labs, classes, and/or workshops as needed.
· Fully utilizes software available through the integrated library system such as the on-line acquisitions, serials, cataloging, and circulation systems.
· Operates library and office equipment such as microfilm/fiche readers/printers, copiers, computers, printers, scanners, and related equipment.
· Provides customer service such as answering and directing telephone calls, responding to on-site and electronic inquiries, directing reference and research questions to the appropriate librarian, assisting library patrons with directions and general library information, explaining library, media, and learning resources center policy and procedures, locating, retrieving, charging, renewing, and receiving library materials, and assisting library patrons in the use of equipment such as copiers, microfilm/fiche readers/printers, computers, printers, and other related equipment.
· Utilizes standard office software applications to prepare correspondence, reports, and data/information summaries concerning library services.
· Processes intra-library loan requests by gathering or receiving library materials and distributing the materials to the requestor.
· Shelves, shelf-reads, and shifts books and other materials.
· Maintains files and records.
· Assists in preparing bibliographies.
· May provide work direction and training to Library Assistants and student employees.
· Performs other related duties as assigned.
A Library Technician perform technical and specialized clerical duties in one or more of the functional
areas of acquisition, circulation, periodicals, or cataloging in a library or learning resources center. A
thorough knowledge of technical library resources and procedures is continuously applied in performing
the duties of this class.
A Library Assistant performs specialized clerical duties which include circulation work; preparing new
acquisitions; mailing overdue notices and billing letters; typing of bibliographies, correspondence,
purchase orders and requisitions for supplies and equipment; filing; and operating various library
Immediate supervision is received from the Library Department Chair. Functional supervision may be
received from a Librarian. May provide work direction and training to Library Assistants and student
Education and Experience:
A. Graduation from high school or its equivalent AND two years of full-time paid library
B. Graduation from high school or its equivalent AND successful completion of three core
courses in library media technology from a recognized college or university AND one year
of full-time paid library clerical experience.
C. Graduation from high school or its equivalent AND successful completion of six core
courses in library media technology from a recognized college or university
Claudette L. McClenney, Administrative Analyst
Phone: (310) 233-4346