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Job title: Library Assistant
Job location: Garland, TX 75040 United States
Requisition code: Job 2012-3079
Date posted: 02/04/13
Job type: Part-Time

Job Classification

Job Category:Information (Library/Media/Communications)

Job Description

Job description:
Position Summary:
Responsible for providing direct assistance to library patrons in reference, periodical searches, and alternative media use.

Essential Job Functions:
-Assess patron needs and provide assistance using printed materials, online databases and other library technologies.
-Instruct patrons in the basic usage of the Internet, online services and resources, and other library technologies.
-Instruct library patrons in the use of library equipment, including microform reader/printers, computers, and print management and PC reservation systems.
-Respond and resolve requests for library materials, services and information or refer to librarians as needed.
-Complete special projects, as assigned, to assist librarians with collection development, programs or library services.
-Act as a backup for the circulation desk staff.
-Organize and shelve or file materials appropriately, such as alphabetically or by Dewey decimal classification number.

Preferred Knowledge, Abilities & Skills:

Education/ Experience:
-Bachelor's degree in library studies, library science or related field of study
-Up to 1 year experience in public library

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
-Basic knowledge of the Dewey Decimal Classification system
-Basic knowledge of library automated system functions
-Basic knowledge of library material and information organization systems
-Knowledge of proper public contact and telephone etiquette
-Skill in assisting with circulation desk activities including shelving and retrieving books
-Skill in utilizing Windows-based software
-Skill in resolving customer complaints and concerns
-Ability to organize work for appropriate and timely completion
-Ability to work independently in the absence of the supervisor
-Ability to easily adjust to fluctuating work schedules and work from any library or unit, as assigned

Physical Tasks & Working Conditions:
The incumbent works in a typical library environment; relatively free from unpleasant environmental conditions or hazards. Must be able to reach materials at 90” height shelving or shelving at floor level, push/pull 200 lb. loaded book cart, regularly lift up to 50 pound bins, utilize keyboard and peripherals, etc.

Job Requirements

Education, training, experience:
Minimum Education & Work Experience:
-Four year Bachelor’s degree
-Under and including 1 year experience in public library or customer service work environment
Or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.

Licenses & Certifications:
-Valid Class C Texas driver's license

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