Job Description

Role:

Answers patron requests for information and assistance, assists patrons with self-check, checks materials in and out, and assists with programs.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

25% - PATRON ASSISTANCE - Assists patrons in the use of library materials and technology by guiding them in searching the catalog and stacks, accessing databases, and navigating the Internet in order to locate resources in the collection and on the World Wide Web. E

25% - INFORMATION NAVIGATION - Locates requested materials and information sources in order to satisfy patron requests for library materials and information. E

15% - PROGRAMMING & OUTREACH - Plans informative and entertaining programs and outreach events such as school visits and computer classes for patrons by identifying and accessing audiences, recruiting attendees, accessing resources in the collection and the community and coordinating such programs and outreach events in order to promote use of library resources and represent the library district to the community. E

15% - CIRCULATION – Checks out and renews materials; assists patrons with self checkout and checking in materials; issues and updates library cards; and follows procedures and collects money for fines and over-dues; processes holds; checks in materials and sorts and routes the materials to their proper location in order to assist patrons with borrowing of materials. E

10% - COLLECTION MAINTENANCE – Finalizes the processing of new materials by date stamping and/or placing collection identifying decals on materials; assists Librarians with weeding by pulling materials from shelves based upon a weeding list; informs Librarians about gaps in collection in order to maintain an appealing, current, and useful collection. E

5% - SHELVING - Shelves library materials by loading carts with returned materials; placing materials on the appropriate shelf according to Dewey decimal number, author name, or title in order to return materials to library shelves. N

5% - OTHER DUTIES – Assists with providing website content, maintains periodicals, creates and maintains bulletin boards and displays, and assists Supervisor in order to ensure the smooth operation of the department. N


This Job Description is not a complete statement of all duties and responsibilities comprising this position.

Preferred Education

  • Bachelor's Degree

Other Education Credentials

Minimum Requirements:

Bachelor’s Degree or any equivalent combination of education and experience
One year of related experience
Skill in Windows, MS Office Suite, and MS Publisher
Able to read, write, and speak Spanish fluently (preferred)

Experience (years)

Required Preferred
Supervisor - -
Professional - -
Library 1 -

Language Skills

  • Spanish is Preferred

Other Required/Preferred Skills & Experience

District Success Factors:

Focuses on the customer
Initiative
Contributes to a positive work environment
Strategic thinking
Pursues personal development
Continuous improvement
Takes pride in the workplace
Emotionally intelligent
Tactful
Knowledge of public library operations
Creativity

Job Success Factors:

Knowledge of public library reference service
Skill in reference interviewing
Knowledge of print and online reference resources
Skill in using the library district catalog and circulation system
Skill in customer relations including dealing with difficult patrons and volatile situations
Able to operate various office equipment including copiers
Able to plan and conduct age appropriate programming
Able to use good judgment
Able to work in teams
Able to work with confidential information
Able to push a fully loaded book-cart weighing up to 200 lbs
Able to lift 50 lbs.

Application Requirements

For more information regarding open positions and to apply online, please visit our website at www.MyLibrary.us

HR Contact Information

Human Resources
970-506-8590

Links

High Plains Library District website: http://www.MyLibrary.us

Masters Degree in a Program of Library and Information Science

Not specified

Salary

Not specified

Hours per week

24.00

Evenings

Some

Weekends

Some

Benefits

Not specified

Date Posted

June 12th, 2012

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