Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Lincoln - Seasonal Library Assistant - PT
Close Date: Feb 3, 2017
Under general supervision, performs a wide variety of library support services related to patron assistance, circulation, automation, acquisitions, and processing; demonstrates a full understanding of all applicable policies, procedures and work methods associated with assigned duties; performs customer service duties as assigned; performs related duties as required.
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: The Library Assistant is the working level position in which incumbents are expected to independently perform the full scope of assigned library support duties. This class is distinguished from the next higher class of Library Coordinator in that the latter has supervisory and management responsibilities.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED/EXERCISED: Receives general supervision from the Library Coordinator or Director of Library Services. Incumbents of this class do not routinely exercise supervision.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (include but are not limited to the following) • Maintains the library in a neat and orderly condition. • Maintains inventory of equipment and supplies in various areas of responsibility as directed and assures equipment maintenance upkeep. • Assists in training patrons with the online catalog programs, computers, and other library equipment and electronic resources including printers, scanners, and self-checkout machines. Demonstrates and trains in proper use of the equipment and assists when issues arise and escalates complex concerns. • Assists the public with library materials including checking materials in and out, issuing library cards, collecting fines and payments for lost and damaged materials, updating library customer records and placing holds on materials. Answers directional, informational, reader’s advisory and basic reference questions, directs customers in locating the materials within the library, and assists patrons through redirection and referral to alternative library resources. • Receives payments, provides receipts reflecting transactions, and addresses minor overdue and library customer circulation record issues and escalates more complex concerns. • Mends and repairs library books and non-book materials. • Prepares press releases and event calendars for supervisor review and distribution. • Creates assigned book displays. • Performs opening and closing procedures. • Plans library programs as directed, including activities related to the appropriate customer base’s age group. • Maintains files of information on various subjects; assists with inventory of library materials. • Establishes positive working relationships with representatives of community organizations, state/local agencies, City management and staff and the public.
QUALIFICATIONS: (The following are minimal qualifications necessary for entry into the classification.) Education and/or Experience: Any combination of education and experience that has provided the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for a Library Assistant. A typical way of obtaining the required qualifications is to possess the equivalent of one year of general clerical experience and a high school diploma. Experience working with children desired. Technological expertise desired (particularly with tablets). License/Certificate: Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid class C California driver’s license.
KNOWLEDGE/ABILITIES/SKILLS: (The following are a representative sample of the KAS’s necessary to perform essential duties of the position.)
Knowledge of: Standard library routines, procedures and services; standard library automated circulation and borrower services; library cataloging and classification systems; information sources and methods; collection evaluation and materials selection techniques; applicable federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations; standard office procedures, practices and equipment; modern office equipment including a computer and applicable software; methods and techniques for record keeping and report preparation and writing; proper English, spelling and grammar; occupational hazards and standard safety practices.
Ability to: Perform a variety of technical and paraprofessional library support services related to patron assistance; use coding and other technical cataloging standards; interpret, explain and apply applicable laws, codes and regulations; read, interpret and record data accurately; organize, prioritize and follow-up on work assignments; work independently and as part of a team; make sound decisions within established guidelines; follow written and oral directions; observe safety principles and work in a safe manner; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships.
Skill to: Operate an office computer and a variety of word processing and software applications. Some of these requirements may be accommodated for otherwise qualified individuals requiring and requesting such accommodations.
Benefits: There are no benefits associated with this position