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Public Services Assistant


Position Definition

Performs varied clerical library services in the circulation of books, periodicals, materials, equipment, and related collection items and assists patrons in using library services and facilities.


General Duties

  • Receives oral or written instructions from Adult Services Director.
  • Plans work according to established procedures.
  • Prioritizes tasks within work assignment.
  • Greets visitors to library.
  • Assists library patrons in use of materials.
  • Responds to requests for information and assistance, or refers inquiries to a professional librarian.
  • Charges and discharges library books, materials, and equipment.
  • Reserves books and materials.
  • Inspects returned books, materials and equipment for damage.
  • Follows prescribed routine in receiving compensation for overdue, damaged, or lost library items.
  • Monitors library facility and helps maintain a clean environment.
  • Sorts and shelves books and periodicals as needed.
  • Process new memberships.
  • Enter and retrieve member and circulation information through the integrated library system.


Additional Duties

  • Processes books and materials, and repairs minor damage to books, materials and equipment.
  • Relieves other employees as directed by supervisor.
  • Performs additional duties as assigned.
  • Assists with services, such as public notary and passport services.
  • Attends staff meetings and may participate in community and professional library organizations.


Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma or G.E.D.
  • Ability to work effectively with library staff and patrons.
  • Ability to effectively communicate ideas and information to staff and patrons.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral or schedule form.
  • Ability to acquire skills to operate computer applications for library services.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide all units of measure.
  • Ability to acquire a working knowledge of regulations and procedures pertaining to library operations.


Physical Demands

  • Ability to push and pull library book trucks weighing 100-300 lbs.
  • Carry up to 15 lbs. of books across the library.
  • Stand for a long time in one area.
  • Bend and stretch to reach high and low shelves.


Supervisory Responsibility

Receives general supervision from the Adult Services Director and task direction from shift supervisor.


Special Requirements

Must be able to work two evenings a week and two Saturdays a month.



  • Part-time
  • Compensation is dependent on experience and education, with a minimum of $14.00 an hour.
  • Paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays.

General Application