Job: Library Services Paraprofessional

General Information
Position:
Library Services Paraprofessional

Number position available:
1

Compensation:
$15.58 per hour

Job Category:
Administration

ALA:
Position DOES NOT require a Master's degree from an ALA accredited program.

Description:
Key Position Information:

St. Petersburg College (SPC) is committed to supporting the academic excellence of students, providing opportunities for economic mobility, and engaging the community. The Learning Resources department is dedicated to providing outstanding instructional support and library services/resources to students and faculty in pursuit of academic excellence. Our commitment to the community is enhanced by collaborating with partnership libraries in providing excellent library services/resources and community programming.

This position is shared between Clearwater and St. Pete/Gibbs. Clearwater and St. Pete/Gibbs Learning Resources comprises dynamic instructional support and tutoring services, as well as community engagement in joint-use facilities: Clearwater East Community Library and the West St. Petersburg Community Library. Candidates for this position must be committed to providing excellent service to students and the community. The responsibilities of the position may vary by campus, and the ideal candidate will be adaptable. Candidates must have strong interpersonal skills, an enthusiasm for student/public service, and the ability to assist patrons with basic reference and technology or provide basic instructional support to students.

Candidate must be available to work 2 evenings per week and Saturdays. Note:  Saturdays will be at the St. Pete/Gibbs campus.

 

Position Summary:

This class is the third of six levels in the Library Services series.  Incumbents coordinate an assigned section, process, or unit of a library, or supervise clerical employees in area of assignment. Responsibilities may include ensuring library policies and procedures are adhered to; prioritizing and assigning tasks to employees; compiling and analyzing library operational data; preparing reports; and performing the duties of the lower levels.

 

Requirements:

Knowledge:

  • Supervisory principles;
  • Customer service principles;
  • Library operations, principles, and practices;
  • Applicable Federal, State, and local laws, rules, regulations, codes, and/or statutes;
  • Automated library system software applications;
  • Basic collection maintenance and development principles;
  • Modern office procedures;
  • Computers and related software applications.

Skills:

  • Prioritizing and assigning work;
  • Monitoring and evaluating employees;
  • Applying applicable Federal, State, and local laws, rules, and regulations;
  • Providing customer service;
  • Monitoring and maintaining applicable library collections;
  • Processing incoming and outgoing library materials;
  • Operating automated library systems;
  • Cataloguing library items;
  • Providing clerical support;
  • Using a computer and related software applications;
  • Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with subordinates, coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to give and receive work direction.

Physical:

  • Positions in this class typically require: stooping, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.
  • Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.  If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for Light Work.
  • Incumbents may be subjected to dust, poor ventilation, inadequate lighting, workspace restrictions, and light travel.

 

Responsibilities:

 

These duties are a representative sample; position assignments may vary.

Potential Frequency

 1.

Supervises staff to include: prioritizing and assigning work; implementing policies and procedures; ensuring that employees follow policies and procedures; ensuring staff are trained; and maintaining a healthy and safe working environment.

Daily

10%

2.

Coordinates library operations, which includes implementing and monitoring library policies and procedures, tracking and reviewing operational data, and developing operational reports.

Daily

20%

3.

Reviews, maintains, and monitors collections in assigned area of responsibility; recommends additions and removal of collection items; processes purchased and donated materials; orders supplies and catalogs materials; and performs related activities.

Daily

30%

4.

Performs a wide range of library circulation activities, which includes: assisting and training patrons, student workers, faculty, and staff in finding print and electronic resources; ascertaining and responding to patron’s needs; searching for and pulling materials from shelves for patrons; processing incoming and outgoing library materials; obtaining payments for fines; creating and updating patron records; placing materials on hold; making interlibrary loan requests; communicating library policies and procedures to patrons; and/or performing related activities.

Daily

20%

5.

Performs a variety of technical duties including collecting fines and payments; sending overdue notices; entering information into a database; and making monetary deposits.

Daily

10%

6.

Prepares, reviews and approves a variety of operational records.

Daily

10%

7.

Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.

As Required

 


Education:

Education:

Associate's degree.

 

Experience:

Four years library support experience.

 

* An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job may be acceptable in lieu of those requirements listed above.

 


Multilingual:
N/A

Job open date:
09-07-2018

Application deadline:
Open Until Filled

Apply at:
https://web.spcollege.edu/hrapp/admin/jobs/review/3551

Additional information
Library Type:
  • Academic Libraries

Job Type:
Full-time

Job Location

Physical address where the job position is located.

Job Place:
St. Petersburg College - Clearwater Campus

Job Location:
Central Florida

Address:
2465 Drew Street

City:
Clearwater

Zip:
33765

County:
Pinellas


Institution Information
Institution Name :
St. Petersburg College

Address:
P.O. Box 13489

City:
St. Petersburg

State:
FL

Zip:
33733

Contact Information / How to apply
Contact Name:
N/A

Contact Email:
employment@spcollege.edu

Contact Phone:
555-555-5555

Contact Fax:

How to apply

 

APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED ON-LINE AT: https://www.spcollege.edu/hrapp/application/jobs.php

 


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