CAMDEN COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY

 

Open until filled.  Salary based upon qualifications.  Apply using Camden County Application.

First review of applications is scheduled for February 21, 2020.

 LIBRARY ASSISTANT I

 DEFINITION

 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.

 EXAMPLES OF 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 the 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, and 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.
  • May participate in outreach services.
  • May plan and prepare library displays and signage.

 

EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS

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 professional growth through continuing education.

Typical Physical Requirements (Library Assistant I and II)

  • 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; lift 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:

  • 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 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.

 Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

Camden County provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.  This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Contact Human Resources

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