Job: Library Assistant 3

General Information
Position:
Library Assistant 3

Number position available:
1

Compensation:
$29,575.26 - $48,323.34

Job Category:
Reference & Public Services

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

Description:

NATURE OF WORK:

This is advanced supervisory para-professional library work requiring in-depth knowledge of a variety of library techniques.  Under the direction of a library professional, employees in this class are responsible for specialized cataloging, classifying and indexing library materials, performing reference work, and assisting in a specialized area of library service.  Employees work with considerable independence within the scope of established library policies and procedures.  Supervision may be exercised over subordinate non-professional staff members engaged in various phases of library work.  Supervision is received from a professional or other superior who assigns duties and reviews work for achievement of desired objectives.

ILLUSTRATIVE TASKS:

Supervises and trains non-professional library personnel, library pages and/or volunteers; works independently in the operations of a limited service satellite unit (kiosk); reconciles cash receivables and prepares deposits.  Catalogs library materials using cataloging sources; searches for bibliographical data; detects and corrects bibliographic errors in databases; processes Inter-Library Loan requests by patrons.  Under the guidance and direction of a professional assist with the daily operations of a specialized library service; assist with reference work; performs children and special programming; responsible for processing reserves.  Exercises responsibility for the proper maintenance of library materials and equipment in an assigned library area.  Serves as the person-in-charge of an assigned library area in the absence of the manager.  Maintains supplies and equipment inventories and requisitions new supplies as needed.  Performs related lower level work as required.

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, AND SKILLS:

Considerable knowledge of library policies and procedures, methods, and techniques.  Considerable knowledge of library reference materials and tools of research.  Knowledge of information technology.  Knowledge of general rules and regulations of the public library system.  Knowledge of library circulation procedures and cataloging rules.  Knowledge of office practices and procedures.  Knowledge of customer service principles and techniques.  Some knowledge of supervisory principles and practices.  Ability to assist superiors in various phases of library work.  Ability to perform complex reference activities in a public library system.  Ability to supervise subordinates in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale.  Ability to handle simple monetary transactions.  Ability to make decisions in accordance with library policies and procedures.  Ability to deal tactfully and courteously with the public.  Physical strength and agility sufficient to perform assigned duties.  


Education:

EDUCATION/QUALIFICATIONS:

High school diploma or GED.  Two years of experience in library work, customer service, public contact or related filed are required.


Multilingual:
N/A

Job open date:
02-06-2020

Application deadline:
02-19-2020

Apply at:
https://www.miamidade.gov/global/humanresources/jobs/home.page

Additional information
Library Type:
  • Public Libraries

Job Type:
Full-time

Job Location

Physical address where the job position is located.

Job Place:
Miami-Dade Public Library System

Job Location:
Southeast Florida

Address:
101 W. Flagler Street

City:
Miami

Zip:
33130

County:
Miami-Dade


Institution Information
Institution Name :
Miami-Dade Public Library System

Address:
101 W. Flagler Street

City:
Miami

State:
FL

Zip:
33130

Contact Information / How to apply
Contact Name:
Michelle Casanova-Perez, Human Resources Manager

Contact Email:
casanovam@mdpls.org

Contact Phone:
305-375-5381

Contact Fax:

How to apply

 

In order to apply, for additional information, application instructions and applicable deadlines you are encouraged to visit https://www.miamidade.gov/global/humanresources/jobs/home.page.

 


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