Job: Library Assistant

General Information
Position:
Library Assistant

Number position available:
2

Compensation:
$27,143-$43,429 Annually

Job Category:
Administration

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

Description:

 

CLASSIFICATION SUMMARY

The Library Assistant performs a variety of clerical and paraprofessional technical tasks involving circulation, cataloging, and library program activities. 

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

 

  • Checks in and checks out library materials, issues library cards, collects fines and carries out other duties associated with the service desk function. 
  • Inputs data into computer terminal and prints reports, lists and other documents. 
  • Performs general office duties, such as word processing, recordkeeping, report writing, receiving and verifying shipments, inventory maintenance, etc.   
  • Locates, arranges, sorts, shelves and distributes library books, periodicals and other materials and makes minor repairs as necessary. 
  • Responds to inquiries from the general public, providing assistance with retrieval and location of information to include electronic database searching. 
  • Operates and makes minor adjustments to various types of library and office equipment. 
  • Performs tasks affiliated with cataloging operations, collection management and inter-library loans. 
  • Assists in establishing, organizing and presenting programs and events within the library as well as externally in the community. 
  • Assists in updating and monitoring the library’s website and social media presence and in creating and designing promotional materials such as displays, flyers, etc. 
  • Prepares monetary deposits of daily collections. 
  •  Assists in developing and implementing procedures related to assigned library section(s). 
  • Assists in training and supervising library volunteers. 
  • Works collaboratively with colleagues to support the library’s goals and objectives as well as those of the Village.
  • Assumes full oversight and administration of the library service desk, as needed.
 

Education:

  MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • High school diploma/GED supplemented with college coursework (Associate degree highly recommended).
  • Minimum of two (2) years of clerical work experience in a public setting, with preference for at least one year of firsthand experience performing library/media functions.
  • Knowledge of modern library practices, procedures and services.
  • Evidence of effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work with diverse groups and conduct oneself in the best interests of library patrons, while interacting in a respectful and customer-oriented manner.
  • Knowledge of current technology and software applications appropriate to the assigned responsibilities.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Tasks involve the ability to exert moderate physical effort in daily work, typically involving some combination of reaching, bending, kneeling and walking.  Work does involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of moderate weight (at least 20 pounds).

 

ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS

Work is performed in normal office conditions with infrequent exposure to adverse environmental factors. 

 


Multilingual:
N/A

Job open date:
06-05-2019

Application deadline:
Open Until Filled

Apply at:
http://www.village-npb.org/Jobs.aspx?UniqueId=102&From=All&CommunityJobs=False&JobID=Library-Assistant-65

Additional information
Library Type:
  • Public Libraries

Job Type:
Full-time

Job Location

Physical address where the job position is located.

Job Place:
North Palm Beach Public Library Central Libray

Job Location:
Southeast Florida

Address:
303 Anchorage Drive

City:
North Palm Beach

Zip:
33408

County:
Palm Beach


Institution Information
Institution Name :
North Palm Beach Public Library Central Libray

Address:
303 Anchorage Drive

City:
North Palm Beach

State:
FL

Zip:
33408

Contact Information / How to apply
Contact Name:
Human Resources

Contact Email:
HR@village-npb.org

Contact Phone:
561-882-1155

Contact Fax:
561-848-3344

How to apply

Applications are available online  or in person at the Human Resources Department located in Village Hall at 501 US Highway 1, North Palm Beach.  Incomplete or unsigned applications will not be considered.  Applicants may submit resumes, proof of certifications or education, letters of recommendation, etc., however these items should be clearly marked and attached to the employment application.  Resumes will not be considered in lieu of a properly completed application.  Applications must clearly state the title of the position for which you are applying.

 


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