Posted:  5-16-2023

Closes:  Open Until Filled

Salary:  $13.15 Per Hour


General Definition of Work

Library Assistant I is an entry-level position and initially works under close supervision. The Library Assistant I will perform a variety of duties related to circulation, reference, materials processing, interlibrary loan, collection monitoring, and working directly with the public helping them find the information they need using the library’s services and facilities. Work is evaluated for customer service effectiveness and accuracy of work activities through daily observation, communication, and review of completed work. Library Assistant I may be expected to perform job-related duties other than those contained in this document.


Qualification Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


**Selected Candidate Must Be Willing to Work Every Saturday**


Essential Functions

  • Collects, stacks, shelves, and re-shelves library materials.
  • Provides positive and upbeat customer service in circulation areas including checking materials in and out of the library, pulling ”holds,” processing returned materials, and preparing them for re-shelving; may handle requests for interlibrary loan; assists patrons with the library catalog and printing, copying, scanning, and fax services.
  • Receives and responds to inquiries, requests for assistance, and information, as well as concerns and complaints from the public regarding library materials, programs, services, technologies, and policies; may refer complex questions to Library Assistant II or Professional Librarian as necessary.
  • Assists patrons using public computers or with their personal devices.
  • Reserves library materials and notifies patrons of their availability; initiates and processes interlibrary loan requests.
  • Processes library card applications and issues library cards; maintains records of current patron information.
  • Computes and collects payments for overdue or lost materials, prints, copies, faxes, used books, and other sale items.
  • Prepares newly acquired library materials for processing and shelving.
  • Monitors the condition of books and materials and performs necessary binding and repairs.
  • Assists in maintaining a neat, clean environment for library staff and patrons as well as maintaining order and discipline in the library.
  • Schedules events in the Meeting Room.
  • May participate in outreach services.
  • May plan and prepare library displays and signage.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Modern office practices and technology, including the use of computers for data and word processing, records management, Internet searches, presentation, and publication; alphabetical, numerical, and topical filing systems.
  • Correct English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
  • Perform mathematical computations and monetary transactions with accuracy.
  • Understand the general functions and operations of a library.
  • Work with sound judgment and initiative and carry out duties accurately and with attention to detail.
  • Learn, understand, and apply pertinent laws, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely with courtesy and tact, both in person and in writing.
  • Deal effectively with colleagues, patrons, and individuals with special needs, or in confrontational situations.
  • Learn information systems and automation systems as applied to library activities.
  • Sort and organize materials in alphabetical, numerical, and topical order.
  • Locate, sort, and arrange materials according to the Dewey Decimal Classification System.
  • Actively pursue personal and professional growth through continuing education.


Physical Requirements

Requires the ability to sit at a desk for long periods of time and intermittently walk, stand, stoop, kneel, crouch, climb, and reach while performing duties; lifts and/or move weights of up to 40 pounds. 

Must be able to use a telephone to communicate verbally and a keyboard to communicate through written means, to review information and enter or retrieve data, and to see and read characters on a computer screen.


Education and Experience

A high school diploma or GED equivalent is required. Completion of two years of college-level course work in literature, liberal arts, library, education, social science, or a closely related field, is preferred, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Minimum two years of clerical experience with public contact. Experience working in a library is desirable.


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*Camden County is an Equal Opportunity Employer* 

Revised 3/2023


Contact Human Resources

Beverly Fonville Human Resources Post Office Box 190 330 US Highway 158 East Camden, NC 27921 252-338-6363 ext. 315