Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Norwalk - Cerritos College - Library Technical Clerk - Full Time

Posting Number CLS00025P

Open Date           10/14/2016

Close Date          11/14/2016

Salary/Fringe Benefits    
Grade 25 on District Classified Salary Schedule ($3,332-$3,996/month).

Distinguishing Career Features    
The Library Technical Clerk requires the ability to provide customer service, circulation, basic technical service activities such as basic cataloging and reference.

Job Description 
Performs clerical library duties in a library involving processing and circulation of library materials, basic cataloging, and customer service. Provides information and assistance to library customers.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Checks in/out, renews, and reserves books and other library materials. Issues and collects fines and processes student holds for unpaid charges.
  • Assists faculty, staff, students, and other visitors with use of the library. Assists them to find materials, pointing out them to use resource guides.
  • Assists in demonstrating the use of library resources.
  • Circulates, stores, and inventories books, periodicals, and audiovisual materials including those that are overdue.
  • Processes a full range of library materials within established parameters. Maintains records of library subscriptions, deliveries, cancellations, and reinstatements.
  • Collects and records funds for fines, books, periodicals, and copying. Prepares deposits for receipts.
  • Assists with preparation and updating of subject bibliographies.
  • Receives, records, and prepares periodicals, microforms, and electronic databases for use by patrons.
  • Receives materials for the library reserve area. Records instructor requirements and forwards materials to the Library’s technical services for cataloging and shelving for circulation.
  • Shelves new and returned materials (books, media, or periodicals) in the absence of student employees and assures data entry into the library system.
  • Prepares and processes library materials for circulation, including applying covers and installing security devices.
  • Provides technical services such as interlibrary loan including those required for cooperative library system materials, and maintaining the course reserve collection.
  • Maintains current procedures manuals for the position. Cross-trains other staff members.
  • Performs routine clerical and record keeping duties.
  • Maintains a clean and orderly environment. Maintains photocopiers in working order by cleaning screens and resolving common problems such as coin and paper jams.
  • Provides guidance and training to student and temporary employees.
  • Maintains currency of knowledge and skills related to the duties and responsibilities.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


Knowledge and Skills
  • Requires basic procedural knowledge of standard library methods, practices, and terminology including use of computer-aided carding and cataloging systems and basic reference sources. Requires basic knowledge of a library classification system, subject headings, and library filing rules. Requires basic knowledge of automated carding systems and records. Requires sufficient communication skills in order to serve customers and to interact with staff and faculty. Requires sufficient arithmetic skills to arrange materials in numerical sequence and calculate sums needed for handling cash and recording circulation data. Requires sufficient English writing skills to document instructions on library procedures. Requires sufficient human relations skills to convey technical information to patrons, exercise sensitivity, and to provide work instructions to others.

  • Requires the ability to follow detailed procedures such as standard library cataloging and filing rules. Requires the ability to understand Library operations, goals and objectives.
  • Must be able to maintain a circulation area in a manner that supports research and studying. Must be able to apply and explain library rules, regulations and policies.
  • Requires the ability to deal courteously with library patrons. Must be able to perform routine clerical and record keeping duties. Requires the ability to work cooperatively and productively with others.

Licenses and Certificates
May require a valid driver’s license.

Required Qualifications  
  • The position requires a high school diploma or the equivalent, and two years of experience in a library or instructional setting. Additional post-secondary education will substitute for experience.

Preferred Qualifications 
  • At least 24 units of college credit. Demonstrated excellent customer service skills. Ability to speak at least one other language than English.

Transcripts and Foreign Degrees 
  • It is the applicant’s responsibility to provide copies of all transcript(s) verifying all educational degree(s) and/or coursework required for the position. Transcripts must be from regionally accredited institutions. A foreign transcript must be evaluated by a NACES certified agency. The website address is www.naces.org.

Physical Demands            
  • Incumbent must be able to function indoors in an office and/or library circulation desk environment engaged in work primarily of a moderately active nature. Requires hearing and speech ability for ordinary conversation and to project voice to a small group.
  • Requires sufficient manual and/or finger dexterity to type/keyboard and otherwise operate microcomputers and other office equipment. Requires ambulatory ability to sit, stand, walk, to move about office environs, and to lift and carry light to medium weight materials on an intermittent basis.

Health and welfare benefits include District contribution for medical/dental/vision benefits and employee life insurance ($50,000). (Cash in lieu option available on medical insurance.)

Participation in the Public Employees Retirement System and Social Security.

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