Thursday, March 9, 2017

Escondido – City of Escondido Library – Library Associate/Department Specialist

Job Type: Part-Time
Salary:  $18.23 - $22.15 Hourly
Closing Date/Time: 03/24/17 5:00 PM

This is the full journey level class within the Library Associate series. Employees within this class are distinguished from the Senior Library Associate in that the latter has responsibility for day-to-day operations in an assigned area, assumes lead supervision over lower level paraprofessional and clerical staff and is required to be fully trained in all procedures related to assigned area of responsibility. Positions at the journey level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise, and are fully aware of the operating procedures and polices of the work unit. Work is normally reviewed only on completion and for overall results.

Key Responsibilities:
The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.

Performs a variety of routine circulation and customer service duties such as registering customers and issuing library cards, checking out books, magazines, audiovisual materials and other items, receiving returned materials and computing and collecting fines.

Counts and records money collected from fines and fees; prepares cash for registers and daily cash pick up; prepares and sends out both automated and staff-generated overdue, lost/damaged, and collection notices; identifies delinquent accounts and works cooperatively with City Finance Department to recover materials/monies owed.

Assists in maintaining and updating the library database including removal of discarded items, adding items to catalog database, and updating patron information.

Receives and resolves patron questions and issues including circulation problems, location of specific materials, proper use of library equipment and computerized search applications, and regulations and procedures of the library.

Assists in planning and conducting library programs for a variety of audiences, including children, teens and adults; monitors expenses and compiles attendance statistics for programs.

Prepares informational materials, including book displays, exhibits, bulletin boards, book lists, flyers and routine publicity releases for library programs, events, and tours.

Participates with other library departments and teams on special projects, standing committees, and cross training activities.

Plans and participates in various community outreach activities; participates in coordinating library tours for various community groups; conducts school visits and presentations to promote library services.

Provides limited reference and reader's advisory assistance for the public using reference materials, local on-line databases and other appropriate tools.

May train volunteer staff in proper work procedures and use of library software applications.

Performs related duties as required.

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

Two years of college with major course work in library studies, education, liberal studies or a related field. Related experience within area of assignment may substitute for education.

Two years (full-time equivalent) of experience in a library including clerical, patron contact, or technical support experience.

License or Certificate:

Possession of a Library Technology certificate is desirable.

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