Part-Time Library Assistant, Children’s Services (Old Fort)
Under general guidance from the Library Director and Assistant Director, a Library Assistant performs a wide variety of clerical and circulation duties in accordance with established policies.
Responsibilities include patron assistance, with considerable emphasis placed on interactions with the public. Performs other duties specific to the Children's and Young Adult Department including, but not limited to: leading storytimes, assisting with school visits, aiding with art projects and library displays, and assisting with special events, parties or programs.
This position is non-exempt under the guidelines of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
ILLUSTRATIVE EXAMPLES OF WORK:
• Computer check-in and check-out of books and other materials.
• Answers telephone promptly while on desk duty.
• Empties book drops daily as assigned.
• Performs library opening and closing procedures when needed.
• Reserves books as requested by patron, and calls patrons when books are available.
• Prepares daily newspapers and periodicals for shelving as assigned.
• Prepares library cards for patrons following library procedures.
• Is familiar with complaint procedures; documents and handles initial problems; refers these to the Library Director if necessary.
• Shelves materials and reads shelves for accuracy as assigned.
• Performs other tasks as assigned.
2. Patron Assistance
•Provides reader’s advisory services for patrons.
•Provides instruction on use of computer catalog.
•Greets patrons pleasantly, in person or on the telephone.
• Assists patrons using the Internet, copier and fax.
3. Continuing Education
• Attends staff meetings and training sessions as required.
• Attends area, regional, and statewide workshops on request.
4. All other duties as assigned
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
• Strong written and oral communication and customer relations skills.
• Familiarity with library procedures and materials.
• Ability to deal tactfully with the public and with co-workers
• Ability to work independently.
• Ability to bend, stoop, lift book bags, push loaded book cart.
• Computer knowledge and skills, including Internet and word processing.
• Valid North Carolina driver’s license.
• Public library experience.
• College education desirable, high school required.