Public Services Assistant
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Receives general supervision from the Adult Services Director and task direction from shift supervisor.
Must be able to work two evenings a week and two Saturdays a month.
- Compensation is dependent on experience and education, with a minimum of $14.00 an hour.
- Paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays.