Job: Library Assistant

General Information
Position:
Library Assistant

Number position available:
1

Compensation:
$27,102.40 - $41,350.40

Job Category:
Circulation

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

Description:
General Information

This classification performs various public library functions under professional librarian guidance. This is paraprofessional work involving responsibility for the assigned area of responsibility and may be required to assign and oversee the work of others.
 
Working Conditions
Indoor/Office situation; high noise environment while performing certain responsibilities. Lifting equipment up to 25 lbs. alone; up to 50 lbs. with assistance.
 
Job Duties
 
Essential Functions
 These are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position.
 
Applies working knowledge of basic library practices, procedures and related equipment.     
 
May serve in the capacity of “backup supervisor” in the absence of the Branch/Section Supervisor. Duties to include, overseeing library departmental functions and making appropriate decisions.
 
May be required to assign and oversee the work of others.
 
Communicates clearly and effectively, orally and in writing; interprets library policies/procedures to the general public and staff in a clear and tactful manner; establishes and maintains effective working relationships with staff and the general public.
 
Covers the public desk as assigned.
 
May lead or assist with public computer classes and equipment/material instruction.
 
May participate in acquisition and cataloging functions.
 
May arrange branch exhibits and displays and programming for all age groups.
 
May prepare draft press releases for the branch supervisor.
 
May prepare statistical and other monthly/annual reports.
 
Serves on in-house committees as required.
 
May perform interlibrary loan processing.
 
Performs other related work (including weather or other extreme emergency duties) as required.
 
 Technical Requirements
Ability to push book truck and shelve books, which may include standing, walking, bending, stooping, stretching, reaching and climbing.
 
Skill in computer operations, including pertinent library-related software applications and other general applications, i.e., MS Office, etc.
 
Troubleshoot behavior incidents, respond to debt collect questions and manage volunteer concerns. Provide clientele support at the Circulation desk and throughout the library for computer and technical assistance. Requires flexibility and leadership while exercising good judgment

Education:
Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree. Minimum of one (1) year of customer service experience. Prior library experience desired. Prior lead or supervisory experience desired. Must be able to work rotating schedule, including days, nights and weekends. Valid driver's license with valid Florida driver’s license within 30 days of hire.
 
 

Multilingual:
N/A

Job open date:
04-16-2019

Application deadline:
04-25-2019

Apply at:
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/manateecounty

Additional information
Library Type:
  • Public Libraries

Job Type:
Full-time

Job Location

Physical address where the job position is located.

Job Place:
Braden River Library

Job Location:
Central Florida

Address:
4915 53rd Avenue East

City:
Bradenton

Zip:
34203

County:
Manatee


Institution Information
Institution Name :
Manatee County Public Library System

Address:
1301 Barcarrota Blvd. West

City:
Bradenton

State:
FL

Zip:
34205

Contact Information / How to apply
Contact Name:
Lorrie See

Contact Email:
lorrie.see@mymanatee.org

Contact Phone:
941-748-5555 ext. 6303

Contact Fax:
941-749-7191

How to apply

Please complete an online application at:

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/manateecounty?page=3

 


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