Job: Library Assistant

General Information
Position:
Library Assistant

Number position available:
1

Compensation:
12.205

Job Category:
Circulation

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

Description:

GENERAL DEFINITION AND CONDITIONS OF WORK:

Performs responsible technical work operating the circulation desk, cataloging materials, preparing materials for circulation and providing assistance to library patrons; does related work as required.  Work is performed under regular supervision.

This is medium work requiring the exertion of up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects; work requires stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, and repetitive motions; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; visual acuity is required for preparing and analyzing written or computer data, visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities; the worker is not subject to adverse environmental conditions.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/TYPICAL TASKS:

Operating the circulation section of the library; providing assistance as needed in various sections of the library; assisting patrons in use of library equipment and locating library materials; cataloging materials; preparing materials for circulation; maintaining records and files.

Operates circulation desk; answers questions; helps patrons find information and materials;

Registers patrons for library cards; checks materials in and out;

Helps patrons use copier and other library equipment;

Registers patrons to use computers and enforces policy; monitors public use of computers; answers questions on word processing, Internet access, e-mail, card catalogue and other programs;

Places materials on reserve;

Collects late fees, lost item payments and fees for meeting room use;

Catalogs and orders periodicals;

Prepares materials for circulation;

Assumes responsibilities of Library Aides when necessary;

Sets up displays and decorations;

Performs related tasks as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

General knowledge of basic library procedures, methods and techniques; general knowledge of the library circulation functions; general knowledge of office procedures and records maintenance techniques; ability to exercise initiative and independent judgment; ability to plan and supervise the work of subordinate personnel; skill in the use of library equipment, materials and resources; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with library patrons and associates.


Education:

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited community college with major course work in English or related field and some experience in library work or other work dealing with the public.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

Possession of an appropriate driver’s license valid in the State of Florida.


Multilingual:
N/A

Job open date:
10-31-2019

Application deadline:
Open Until Filled

Apply at:
http://www.cityofbartow.net/index.aspx?recordid=797&page=134

Additional information
Library Type:
  • Public Libraries

Job Type:
Full-time

Job Location

Physical address where the job position is located.

Job Place:
Bartow Public Library

Job Location:
Central Florida

Address:
2150 South Broadway Avenue

City:
Bartow

Zip:
33830

County:
Polk


Institution Information
Institution Name :
Bartow Public Library

Address:
2150 South Broadway Avenue

City:
Bartow

State:
FL

Zip:
33830

Contact Information / How to apply
Contact Name:
Dianna Gibson

Contact Email:
employment@cityofbartow.net

Contact Phone:
8635340100

Contact Fax:

How to apply

All applications must be submitted ONLY to the Personnel Department at 450 N. Wilson Avenue, Bartow, FL. 33830 or emailed to employment@cityofbartow.net or cahunt.hr@cityofbartow.net

http://www.cityofbartow.net/index.aspx?page=133


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