Job: Library Assistant

General Information
Library Assistant

Number position available:

$17,885.59 - $27,722.67 Annually

Job Category:
Reference & Public Services

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


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential job functions satisfactorily.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary job functions herein described.  Since every duty associated with this position may not be described herein, employees may be required to perform duties not specifically spelled out in the job description, but which may be reasonably considered to be incidental in the performing of their duties just as though they were actually written out in this job description.


**This is a 20 hour per week, part-time position**


Part Time Salary Range: $17,885.59 - $27,722.67 Annually


Job Title: Library Assistant

Department: Library

Pay Grade: 302

FLSA Status: Non-exempt



The primary function of this position is to provide assistance in the circulation of library materials.  Serves the community and library patrons by helping them access information and answering directional and informational questions.   Operates Library equipment as needed and ensures that equipment is maintained in proper working order. Evaluates materials (book donations) and services and may assist in the selection of materials for library purchase. Assists in promoting library use, especially programs /services. Compiles and produces computerized monthly statistical usage reports.



  • Assists with all functions of the Circulation Desk, including issuing of library cards, checking in and out of library materials.
  • Performs shelving, cleaning, and maintenance of the library material collection.
  • Answers directional and informational questions of library patrons.
  • Utilizes databases as needed to answer questions. 
  • Assists patrons in operating equipment as needed.
  • Performs light cleaning and organizing of all areas in the library to ensure a professional and tidy appearance of the facility
  • Maintains and troubleshoots computer equipment
  • Work directly with the public in the provision of public service
  • Verifies, processes and receives all material orders for branch libraries and notifies librarians and patrons as received.
  • Processes interlibrary loan requests for staff and patrons at other library branches; fulfills requests as needed.
  • Compiles and produces computerized monthly statistical usage reports.
  • Assists with Outreach and Programming.
  • Aids in the training of new personnel and direction of staff on procedures.
  • Performs other similar and related duties as needed.



Work is performed in a dynamic environment that requires sensitivity and responsiveness to changes that include goals, priorities, and needs of the organization and position.


Monroe County has the right to revise this job description at any time. This description does not represent in any way a contract of employment.



E.O.E.  Monroe County does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability or military service in employment or the provision of services.


Education and Experience:

Associates degree required. 2 years minimum of prior related work experience preferred.

Special Qualifications:


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to provide proactive, professional and friendly customer service at all times both in-person, over the telephone and online
  • Ability to have guidelines for work but determine the approach for doing the work.
  • Ability to perform technical or trades-based work that requires a solid understanding of statistics OR use of heavy equipment. Some of the tasks performed include participating in data collection and detailed analysis, reporting on the accomplishment of specific departmental goals and tasks.
  • Ability to work in a responsive environment where co-workers or citizens bring problems for resolution.
  • Ability to determine problems and create individual solutions for issues.
  • Ability to work with less than ten co-workers who are mostly engaged in the same activities.



The work is medium and requires exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Additionally, the following physical abilities are required:

  • Balancing: Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling while walking, standing or crouching on narrow, slippery, or erratically moving surfaces. The amount of balancing exceeds that needed for ordinary locomotion and maintenance of body equilibrium.
  • Crouching: Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine.
  • Feeling: Perceiving attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips.
  • Grasping: Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.
  • Handling: Picking, holding, or otherwise working, primarily with the whole hand.
  • Hearing: Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make the discrimination in sound.
  • Kneeling: Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees.
  • Lifting: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position. Occurs to a considerable degree and requires substantial use of upper extremities and back muscles.
  • Manual Dexterity: Picking, pinching, typing, or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand as in handling.
  • Mental Acuity: Ability to make rational decisions through sound logic and deductive processes.
  • Pulling: Using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.
  • Pushing: Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward.
  • Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
  • Repetitive Motion: Substantial movements (motions) of the wrist, hands, and/or fingers.
  • Speaking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word including the ability to convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately and concisely.
  • Standing: Particularly for sustained periods of time.
  • Stooping: Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist. Occurs to a considerable degree and requires full motion of the lower extremities and back muscles.
  • Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word including those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.
  • Visual Acuity: Have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; and/or extensive reading.
  • Walking: Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another.


Job open date:

Application deadline:
Open Until Filled

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Additional information
Library Type:
  • Public Libraries

Job Type:

Job Location

Physical address where the job position is located.

Job Place:
Monroe County Public Library, Key West Branch

Job Location:
Southeast Florida

700 Fleming St.

Key West



Institution Information
Institution Name :
Monroe County Public Library, Key West Branch

700 Fleming St.

Key West



Contact Information / How to apply
Contact Name:
Kenneth T. Clarke

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