Current job opening:

Library Assistant/Cataloging Specialist

Reports directly to: Library Director

Probationary period:  90 Days                                                                      

Position closes: December 20, 2019

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SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES:  Carry out the overall mission of the Library to provide quality materials and services which fulfill educational, informational, cultural, and recreational needs of the entire community in an atmosphere that is welcoming, respectful, and businesslike.  Under direct supervision of the Library Director, perform a wide variety of general library work in technical and public services to assist patrons with daily operational needs of the Library, such as cataloging, processing, circulation and shelving materials, and related duties as assigned.

 

JOB DUTIES:  Provide service at the circulation desk including preparing Library for opening, check materials in and out using Library computer system, provide reference service to patrons, general technology assistance, assist patrons with computers, computer troubleshooting, ILL management, catalog new materials, process materials and shelve new and returned materials, notify patrons of overdue materials, weed books, book repair, inventory, social media, children’s program planning including 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten, participate in staff meetings and keep updated on Library programs, activities, and plans, maintain Library public area in clean and orderly fashion by maintaining displays, cleaning computer terminals, and other general cleaning duties and organizing tasks.  Perform other duties as assigned.

 

SPECIAL WORKING CONDITIONS:  Duties are performed indoors in an office environment and require a positive attitude that creates an atmosphere that is welcoming, respectful, and businesslike. Duties require manual dexterity, periods of climbing or balancing, pushing/pulling items, lifting/carrying items, reaching with hands and arms, stooping, kneeling, crouching, or crawling.  Must be able to lift or maneuver weights up to 50 pounds.  Vision requirements include close vision and ability to adjust focus and to hear clearly.  Must be able to multitask and to work with constant interruption.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:  The individual must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that they can safely perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skill and abilities.

 

  • Ability to learn the Library circulation and computer catalog programs

  • Ability to learn the Dewey Decimal system

  • Ability to proficiently use standard office and library equipment, including circulation/catalog computer software, network and public access computers, printers, copier, fax, telephone, calculator

  • Ability to file and to keep daily records and compile reports

  • Ability to follow written, verbal or diagrammatic instructions

  • Ability to work effectively independently, and unsupervised

  • Ability to consult technical manuals, documents, and reference materials

  • Ability to contact and to communicate with various technical support sources

  • Knowledge of and ability to use Microsoft Office software for completing work and for assisting patrons

  • Ability to complete and pass on-line and in-class continuing education classes in technology, library services, and other areas as assigned and as necessary for performance of job duties

  • Ability to guide people through the library and provide basic information to patrons

  • Ability to establish and maintain a positive, professional relationship with Library staff, patrons, and other community stakeholders as well as the general public

  • Ability to reach, lift, carry, push, and move books, tables, shelves, chairs, and other materials weighing up to 50 pounds

  • Ability to safely climb, stoop, kneel, crouch, reach, stand, walk, grasp, make repetitive motions, hear and see

  • Technical aptitude

  • Ability to assist patrons with electronic devices in person and over the phone

 

HOURS OF WORK:  Part-time position at 30-33 hours per week with varied work hours including day, evening and weekend hours as scheduled by the Library Director.  May be required to work additional hours or to change hours with minimal notice and to work evenings and weekends as required for the operation of the Library.

 

BACKGROUND CHECKS:  Will be conducted.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Two years of successful work experience dealing with the public, team building skills, excellent computer skills, and strong organizational skills. Library experience preferred.

To apply for this position, submit your cover letter, resume, and City of Stuart application (which is at the top of this post) to: lisa.sherman@stuart.lib.ia.us.

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