Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Livermore-City of Livermore-Library Assistant

Link: http://www.cityoflivermore.net/citygov/admin/hr/jobs/default.htm
Salary: $4,550 - $5,530/per month
Closing Date: April 17, 5 pm

Under general supervision, plans, develops, operates, or leads a work unit of the library, such as circulation, cataloging, materials acquisition, youth services, and automated system; operates and maintains the computerized library systems; communicates with library patrons; performs clerical and support functions; and performs other duties as assigned. This is a paraprofessional position with some responsibility for the planning and the operation of a work unit of the library. Incumbents in this classification perform a variety of regular assignments following standard procedures without instructions and are responsible for scheduling and completing their work with minimal supervision. This class is distinguished from the Supervising Library Assistant in that the latter has ongoing responsibilities as a first line supervisor. General supervision is provided by a department or section supervisor. May provide direction to Library Aides and Clerks in their assignments and prioritizing their work.

Essential Functions:
·       Assists patrons in person or by telephone by providing information on library policies and services; provides information and answers ready-reference questions; resolves complaints using tact and good judgment; operates a computerized circulation system to check-in and check-out library materials; monitors delinquent library materials and fines, and reserves library items for pick up; search and catalog library materials utilizing the library automated system; performs tasks using automated system modules and various manual and electronic ordering programs designed by vendors; plans and implements presentations for children, such as crafts and storytelling; maintains bibliographic records of library holdings; tracks encumbrances and expenditures; monitors computer operation and performance; and controls and distributes printed reports and notices.
·       Courteously interacts with the public in person and on the telephone; promotes good customer relations with library patrons, other agencies, vendors, and City departments; assists library patrons with inquiries and daily library business in a congenial, patient, and professional manner; encourages and demonstrates an enthusiastic, resourceful, and positive customer service attitude; communicates effectively, verbally and in writing; works in any age level program of the library; develops, plans, and implements programs for a work unit; provides direction to clerks assigned to work unit; answers questions and resolves basic operational problems; and works with volunteers.
·       Uses a computer to perform such functions as: circulation of library materials; operation of specialized library software; database, word processing, spreadsheet, Internet, and Windows operating system; enter data and verify the accuracy of the input; create and maintain databases; and generate reports.

Demonstrated Knowledge of: 
Library terminology, computer literacy, familiarity with library automated systems, Internet, Windows operating system, Microsoft Office software, and peripheral equipment and processes; effective communication techniques; basic principles and practices of supervision; modern office methods and procedures; and principles and practices of exceptional customer service.

Demonstrated Skills to: 
Communicate effectively verbally and in writing to give direction and general information about library policies, procedures, and resources; make public presentations; relate to patrons of all age levels; collect money and make accurate change; work well under pressure and interruptions, and be flexible and adapt to changing conditions; use initiative and independent judgment within specified guidelines while performing routine duties; gather and compile information and statistics; initiate, recommend, and implement new procedures to improve operations; utilize computers to perform word processing, desktop publishing, spreadsheet functions, database management, and other related library functions; prioritize and schedule work assignments; prioritize and plan the work of an assigned unit; and exemplify an enthusiastic, resourceful, and effective service attitude with the public and those contacted in the course of work.

Experience, Education, and Training Guidelines: 
Any combination of experience, education, and training that would provide the best qualified candidates. A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills, and abilities would be:
·       Experience: Two years experience in a library or public service setting. Experience providing lead direction or supervision is desirable.
·       Education: An Associate degree in library technology or a related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
·       Training: Any recent training such as academic courses and certification programs which are relevant to this job classification. 
·       License: May require the possession of a valid California Driver's license and a satisfactory driving record as determined by the City.

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