NATURE OF WORK:
This is routine manual work in the Miami-Dade Public Library System. Employees in this classification are responsible for discharging, sorting and placing library materials on shelves or in files. Duties include packing materials for delivery, processing materials from other libraries and assisting patrons with directional questions and in locating materials. Additional duties include setting up and straightening up program areas and operating audio-visual equipment. Supervision is received from a superior who assigns specific tasks and reviews work for achievement of desired results.
Discharges, arranges, and shelves books and other materials for use by library patrons; assists patrons with routine questions and in locating materials. Packs books and materials for delivery to other libraries or outside vendors; processes materials received from other libraries for circulation; empties book drops and transports books or materials into the branch for processing and re-shelving. Reads bookshelves to determine improper shelving and missing materials; straightens and dusts shelves, tables and chairs; maintains neatness and orderliness of a program or branch area and/or library grounds. Sets up program area and equipment for various activities and assists if needed; operates audio-visual equipment. Assist branch staff with opening and closing of the library. Runs errands and makes deliveries; assists at a public service desk; answers the telephone; and assists with computer sign-up. Performs related work as required.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, AND SKILLS:
Knowledge of the general rules and regulations of the library system. Knowledge of basic library procedures, methods, and techniques. Knowledge of the Dewey Decimal filing system. Some knowledge of library circulation and cataloging. Some knowledge of customer service principles and techniques. Ability to file alphabetically and numerically. Ability to understand and follow verbal and written instructions. Ability to learn routine and specific tasks within a reasonable time period. Ability to deal with library patrons in a tactful and courteous manner. Sufficient physical strength and agility to perform assigned duties.
High school diploma or GED. Must be able to work nights and weekends.
Physical address where the job position is located.
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