Library Assistant Job Description Sample
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New York Institute of Technology seeks a Library Assistant for the Wisser Library at our Old Westbury campus. Reporting to the Director, the Library Assistant will be primarily responsible for the circulation activities and will be the front end person to assist students and patrons as they enter the library.
Oversee circulation services such as lending reserve and circulating books, laptops, ipads and other technological equipment.
Answer basic information questions and assist patrons.
Maintain student records, over dues, fines, notices, etc.
Process intra-library loan book requests from the other branch libraries.
Stacks management/weeding and shifting of books in the collection.
Oversee student aides and grad students: scheduling, training, approve timesheets
Data entry and maintenance of student records for library fines and other monetary transactions
Assist students with printer/copier problems and monitor supplies of copy paper, toner, ink cartridges and various other equipment.
Collect all of the database statistics and compile into departmental spreadsheet.
Assist students with 3D printer problems and other technological equipment as needed
Cover the Reference desk and Innovation center when needed.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's Degree required.
Library experience preferred.
Knowledge of ILS systems, preferably SIRSI Dynix and LC Classification a plus.
Knowledge of Microsoft Excel.
Good organizational and problem solving skills with attention to detail
We offer a competitive benefits package, including tuition remission, along with a professional environment designed to enhance your career development.
Please submit cover letter & resume for consideration
EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability
The Job Benefits Supplemental Questions
The County Library System is recruiting for Library Assistants who are prepared to work in a highly-interactive and fast-paced customer service environment. Library Assistants have responsibility for implementing system-wide programs in the areas of youth, adult, literacy, volunteer, and/or technology. Library Assistants will also provide reference services and circulation services, including backroom operations and shelving books.
The resulting eligible list will be used to fill current and future vacancies throughout the County. The Library System has 32 branches located in the cities of: Adelanto, Apple Valley, Barstow, Big Bear Lake, Bloomington, Chino, Chino Hills, Crestline, Fontana, Grand Terrace, Hesperia, Highland, Joshua Tree, Lake Arrowhead, Loma Linda, Lucerne Valley, Mentone, Montclair, Muscoy, Needles, Phelan, Rialto, Running Springs, San Bernardino (Administration), Twentynine Palms, Wrightwood, Yucaipa, and Yucca Valley.
For more detailed information, view the Library Assistant job description.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Work Schedule: Most positions are part-time and are scheduled for up to 38 hours per two-week pay period; weekend and evening work is required; employees receive pro-rated vacation, holiday and sick leave based upon the total number of scheduled hours.
Retirement and health benefits are not provided. The resulting eligible list will be used to fill any full-time vacancies as they occur.
Work Location: Employees work various schedules and at various branch locations depending on the need of the County Library System.
Physical requirements of the position include the following: frequent reaching and bending; continuous walking and standing; continuous pushing and pulling; constant lifting of materials and books up to 25 pounds and frequent lifting up to 75 lbs.
TB Test: Positions at the following branches must pass a TB screening - Cal Aero Preserve Academy (Chino), Carter (Fontana), Kaiser (Fontana), and Summit (Fontana).
Education: Thirty (30) semester (45 quarter) units of completed college coursework. A list of coursework must be submitted with the application, if the applicant does not possess at least an Associate's degree; unofficial legible copies of transcripts are acceptable.
Experience: Six (6) months of experience in a customer service related industry, such as a library, retail store, restaurant, etc., which involved substantial in-person public contact; working directly with the general public on a constant basis; responding to inquiries, concerns and requests about products and services. Experience must be clearly described on the application.
- Note: Clerical/office experience, or customer service experience obtained in a call-center are not considered qualifying.
The Library System values employees who enjoy working in a high-demand, fast-paced customer service environment with a diverse population of patrons. Experience using computers and cash handling skills are highly desirable.
There will be a competitive evaluation of qualifications based on the information provided in the Application and/or Resume and the Supplemental Questionnaire. You are encouraged to include detailed descriptions of your qualifying experience and skills, as only the most highly qualified applicants will be referred to the Department.
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Job Summary: This position is responsible for the processing of all ILL, inter-library loans and holds requests, as well as, performing a variety of standard library and clerical duties to assist patrons by providing information, assisting in locating materials and demonstrating proper use of OPAC's.
Assisting with checking in and out of all library materials.
Repairs damaged materials.
Maintains knowledge of procedures and policies for City of Villa Rica, WGRL and PINES.
Sorting, shelving shifting and shelf-reading.
Register patrons for library cards; updates patron records, issues and renews library cards.
Collects all overdue fines, fees and service charges.
Assist at the Circulation desk as needed.
Performs other related and necessary duties as assigned.
MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
High school diploma or equivalent required.
At least three years work experience involving library services, including ILL, inter-library loan and hold requests.
Some experience processing periodicals.
At least three years customer service experience; preferably in a public library.
BASIC KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED:
Basic knowledge of the principles and practices of PINES.
Basic computer skills.
Ability to interact effectively and courteously with the public in delivering services.
Ability to perform a variety of clerical tasks.
Ability to understand and carry out oral and written descriptions
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE JOB: Manages circulation services of the Library, works the Circulation Desk, responsible for administrative assistant duties, & volunteer activities. Position requires working evening and weekend hours.
Reports to: Library Director
Directs: This is a supervisory position: oversees volunteers, student workers, supervises the work of other circulation staff and acts as person in charge in absence of Library Director and Technology Librarian.
Other: Has contact with other City departments & employees, vendors, schools, daycares, organizations, and the general public. Performs administrative assistant functions such time cards, cash deposit, purchase orders, billing, scheduling, supervision of student workers & volunteers.
This is a description of the way this job is currently performed; there is potential for accommodation.
Description of Work
Acts as lead person at the Circulation Desk. Provides quality customer service to the general public, City staff, and all other work contacts. Ensures proper organization of collection and work areas. Operates the automated library system to register patrons, assists patrons in checking out & returning materials. Provides assistance to patrons using computers. Assists in annual inventory projects and other collection maintenance projects. Explains library policy and procedures, handles patron complaints.
Perform administrative assistant tasks such as, but not limited to: reports & statistics, scheduling, management of projects, time entry, deposits, vendor relations, billing, purchasing & accounts, meeting room reservations, etc.
Assist with technical & physical processing of purchased, acquired and donated library materials, check for read counts, mend & repair.
Perform specialized tasks such as Interlibrary Loan, library notices, preparing displays & exhibits, preparation of promotional materials, care of special collections.
Supervision of volunteers and student workers. Train assigned staff, assign duties, ensure workflow, plan work schedules.
Prepare monthly statistical reports and summaries of library activities, revenues, and other computer-generated information. Forward information and reports to the appropriate parties in a timely manner.
Coordinate and conduct library programs (story time, Head Start, summer programming, etc.).
Description of Physical Demand
To assist patrons in locating and selecting materials; to assist at circulation desk; to assist in shelving books
Primary work position to perform most tasks related to materials processing
Single books (1 to 20 lbs); stacks of books
To push/pull book carts (up to 200 lbs. of exertion when full); to push/pull heavy books on or off shelf
To access books on high shelves (standard stacks are 5'5" or 6'6" high)
Handling books & other materials; processing of materials; repair of materials; operation of a computer; write and operate a calculator.
To access books on low shelves; to sort books onto carts while working at circulation desk; to shelve books on low shelves; maintain equipment.
To access books and/or shelve books on high shelves using a step stool (standard stacks are 5'5" or 6'6" high)
Shelve books from cart to shelf and from shelf to cart
For all aspects of job; to shelve books, to work at circulation desk, to operate computer
To communicate with patrons, city staff and other library staff
CONSTANTLY (2/3 or more of the time):
- Working closely with others as part of a team
FREQUENTLY (1/3 TO 2/3 of the time):
Tedious exacting work situation
Performing multiple tasks simultaneously
Frequent change of tasks
OCCASIONALLY (up to 1/3 of the time):
RARELY (Less than 1 hour per week):
Varying periods of idle time interspersed with emergencies requiring intense concentration
EQUIPMENT, MACHINES, TOOLS, AND WORK AIDS:
Computer, copier, printer, microfilm reader/printer, scanner, typewriter, telephone, fax, barcode reader/wand.
ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS AND SAFETY HAZARDS:
Exposure to molds and dust
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
Public library operations
Library services and basic research materials,
Intermediate computer skills, MS Office, Internet & social media
Library organization and the Dewey Decimal system.
Provide high quality customer service,
Provide reference & research services to library patrons,
Work as a team with coworkers & other City of Taylor employees,
Read policy, reports, memoranda, and current literature,
Write memos, agendas, and reports, maintains statistics,
Provide assistance with the Library's automated card catalog
Work required evening and weekend hours or other schedules as assigned.
ACCEPTABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
High school graduate, or its equivalent or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Two to three years of experience in public library services preferred, primarily in the area of circulation. Two to three years customer service experience required. Supervisory experience preferred.
Valid Texas Drivers License, Class C
About Georgian Court University:
Founded in 1908 and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Georgian Court University is a leading regional university that provides a transformative education, preparing students for ethical leadership and service in the Catholic Mercy tradition. GCU's strong liberal arts core and its special concern for women create an environment that supports diversity and academic excellence. Anchored by the Mercy core values of respect, integrity, compassion, service, and justice, Georgian Court serves nearly 2,500 students of all faiths and backgrounds in upward of 30 undergraduate and 10 graduate programs.
The university, which was founded over a century ago as a women's college, became a fully coeducational university in 2013. Women and men attend classes on the GCU main campus in Lakewood, N.J., on the picturesque former George Jay Gould estate, which is also a National Historic Landmark. Courses are also taught online and at several other locations in New Jersey.
This is a part-time position supporting Library Access Services Department. The Library Assistant in this role, provides service at the circulation desk, maintains machines, notifies patrons of overdue or lost item charges, maintains new book and circulation displays, and maintains the library collections.
The person in this position will work regularly scheduled evening hours during the Fall and Spring semesters.
The anticipated schedule for this position is: Monday & Thursday 5 - 11 p.m. and Sunday 2-10 p.m. Additional hours may be requested as needed and will be dependent on scheduling needs.
Since this position will work less than 1000 hours per year, it is not eligible for benefits.
Responsible for the timely opening and closing of the library as scheduled.
Perform circulation desk functions, including but not limited to: check materials in/out, collect fines and fees, register new borrowers, and provide information concerning the library and collections to patrons in person and on the phone.
Greet visitors as they enter the building.
Rotate with team members in staffing the Circulation Desk.
Manage and maintain assigned sections of the library collection using the Library of Congress classification system to ensure ease of accessibility to these library materials by patrons.
Update new student information to accommodate students' changing status and to provide the correct library privileges to students.
Assist with shelving, shelf reading and collection maintenance.
Maintain microfiche/film and copier machines and demonstrate usage of microform/film machines to faculty, staff and students; and troubleshoot microform machines.
Correspondence via email and fax.
Enhance technical and professional knowledge by attending workshops and reviewing publications.
Assist in training and supervision of student assistants as needed.
Assist other departments as needed, and participate in team meetings and projects.
Integrate the Mercy core values of respect, integrity, compassion, justice and service in all aspects of interaction.
Perform other duties as assigned.
High School diploma required, college preferred.
Excellent interpersonal, customer service and communication skills, both written and oral.
Excellent computer skills, including MS Word and Excel, familiar with database applications, e-mail and internet use.
Detail-oriented with the ability to handle multiple priorities.
Ability to work independently within a team-based environment.
Library work experience and/or knowledge of OCLC, WMS, and other library systems highly desirable.
Availability to work a flexible schedule that includes evenings and/or weekends.
Ability to lift 20 lbs., push/pull a 50 lb. cart, bend and reach to high/low shelves and work standing or sitting for long periods.
Applicants interested in applying MUST submit the following documents via online:
Cover Letter with salary requirement
Contact information for three professional references
Returning Applicants - Login to your Georgian Court Careers Account to review your completed application.
As you are submitting your application via this online process, please assure you provide an accurate email address. You will receive an acknowledgment indicating your application materials have been received. If you do not receive the email to your inbox, please check your spam folder. If it is not in your spam folder, please go to Returning Applicants Login, click on the Help Desk link and click on New Ticket for assistance.
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Description Benefits Supplemental Questions
Neenah Public Library is accepting applications for an energetic, friendly Library Assistant in the Circulation Services Department.
H.S. graduate or equivalent required, college preferred
Exceptional customer service skills
Ability to communicate effectively
Very good computer skills
Ability to use various office equipment is essential
Facilitate the circulation of library materials (check out/in, sorting, shelving)
Assist customers in using the library facility, resources, and services
Continual computer use
$12.01 per hour
Permanent part-time (20 hrs/wk) with paid vacation, sick, and holidays. Position is not eligible for insurance or retirement benefits. Varied schedule that includes days, nights, and weekends. Background check required.
How to Apply
To be considered for this position, please apply through our online application system, which can be found at www.ci.neenah.wi.us click on "jobs". We are unable to accept paper copies of applications or resumes. Applicants without computer access may apply using the public computers at the Neenah Public Library.
Please apply as soon as possible. Position will remain open until filled.
Supplemental Information:City of Neenah is an equal opportunity employer.
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At Stratford University employees take enormous pride in their work and the work of the University. Stratford is not just your next job -- it is a career where employees find their true calling and feel tremendous joy in making a difference in the lives of others. Every employee is empowered and encouraged to contribute innovative ideas to enhance the student experience and learning outcomes. This is made evident by our motto, "Changing lives, one student at a time." Visit our University blog at http://www.stratford.edu/blog
The Library Assistant provides direct and administrative support for the Learning Resource Center, and ensures that it is an extension of the classroom by helping students, staff and faculty develop the information literacy skills needed for academic and professional success. You will be working independently and need to complete all assigned tasks in a timely manner. The Assistant maintains library records related to meetings, correspondence, policies, purchases and procedures. Additionally, you are responsible for gathering, analyzing and editing information for various administrative projects.
Identify and provide access to the resources needed to support Stratford's academic programs.
Provide a safe haven for every student, while they use the resources of the Learning Resource Center.
Treat all students and faculty with dignity and respect
Assist students and faculty in locating materials pertinent to their informational needs
Assist the Librarian in continually developing, evaluating, and maintaining the library collection to meet the needs of the students and faculty
Maintain an inventory of supplies and place orders as supplies become low
Prepare library invoices (books, periodicals, services) for payment, working with the Librarian and Accounting Office
Assist the Librarian and Textbook Coordinator in the implementation and coordination of the textbook program and distribution
Recommend changes and improvements in processes
Strong personal accountability and attention to detail orientation
High energy, outgoing personality and professional attitude
Committed to quality service to students, faculty, and staff
Able to complete tasks independently with a very high quality of performance
Show strong compassion and concern, while respecting privacy and engaging users through active listening.
Truly care about student and faculty academic and professional success
Take pride and be passionate about helping others
A Bachelor's degree
Good knowledge of: research process and library procedures, computer skills, current copyright law, Library of Congress classification system, use of electronic databases
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Strong technology skills
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.
Stratford University is an Equal Opportunity Employer
"Changing Lives, One Student at a Time"
The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a unique global network of policy research centers, seeks a Library Assistant to join its Library staff. This position will report to the Library Director.
Responsibilities will include coordinating interlibrary lending and borrowing, providing circulation and "light reference" assistance; opening and distributing postal mail; checking in and shelving books and periodicals, filing cards, skimming newly received materials for items by/about staff, compiling a daily list of transcripts available and distributing; processing new books acquired, compiling a monthly list of acquisitions; taking part in an inventory/weeding/cataloging update project; organizing and tagging photographs in archival boxes; collaborating closely with other library staff to anticipate and solve problems and to plan actions needed to ensure a high level of service to library patrons/Carnegie researchers, and other duties as assigned.
Ideal candidate will have experience with OCLC WorldShare and cataloguing modules, possess excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills, and be well organized, pay attention to detail, meet deadlines, be able to perform multiple tasks and projects concurrently, and be able to work cooperatively and independently with a willingness to learn new skills, concepts, and tools. Candidate must be able to carry up to 25 pounds, bend low and reach high to shelve books, and walk to nearby libraries to pick up/return borrowed books.
A demonstrated commitment to providing high quality service is essential. An interest in international affairs, working knowledge of and skill in searching bibliographical and full-text databases, and experience with EOS International ILS (standard modules) is preferred. Experience with Sharepoint is a plus.
Located in Dupont Circle in Washington, DC, we offer an outstanding benefits package. Please apply via the Carnegie Endowment website.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected group.
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Compensation Bonus (if applicable):
Equal Opportunity Employer.
- Under direct supervision, assists in performing overall daily maintenance of the library to include ordering, cataloging, classifying, circulation, and maintaining all library periodicals, books, and materials. Provides information and assistance on use of the card catalog.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Maintains and organizes the circulation of library materials.
Assists in the directing and training of detainee library aides.
Assists in the selection of library books, periodicals and materials for purchase.
Conducts library inventories. Prepares, maintains and reports appropriate records pertaining to circulation, inventory, newspapers and magazines.
May assist in conducting library orientation for classes in coordination with instructors.
Performs other duties as assigned.
High school diploma or equivalent certification required.
Bachelor's degree in library sciences or related field or provisional/professional Librarian Certification preferred.
Experience and/or training preferred in assisting in the operation of a small institutional library preferred.
Only candidates who submit a resume and complete the full application will be considered - anyone without a resume will be declined automatically. For assistance with your job application please use our External Candidate Job Application Guide.
All staff and faculty candidates will be asked to review GCU's staff or faculty expectations as part of the application process.
Current Employees: Please ensure you are logged on to Workday to search and apply for jobs. For assistance with your job application please use the Internal Candidate Job Application Guide.
Grand Canyon University's library is seeking a full time Library assistant. Working under general supervision, the Library Assistant helps patrons in the use of library resources and services and assists the Technical Services Librarian .
Explains library policies and performs circulation duties
Performs routine descriptive cataloging and coding of library materials in all formats
Explains library policies and performs circulation duties
Provides general information about library services and facilities
Assists patrons in the use of public access catalog, library computer systems, and other library equipment
Answers basic reference questions, filters questions, and refers questions requiring professional assistance to a librarian
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's Degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
Minimum one year related library experience or training preferred.
OCLC and cataloging experience preferred
Must be able to work in a high volume, customer service environment.
Good written communication skills with a good command of the English language.
Good interpersonal and communication skill.
Must be a collaborative team player or capable of working independently.
Self-motivated and action-oriented.
Must be proficient with computer usage and proficient with Microsoft Office, such as able to use email and send email attachments.
Able to explain how to use a computer and how to read a computer screen to people over the telephone or via video conferencing.
Familiar with utilizing article databases and various online search engines.
Must be able to pass background investigations.
Provide a positive example to students by supporting the University's Doctrinal Statement, Ethical Position Statement and Mission of Grand Canyon University.
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