Job is Expired Library Materials Handler

City of Lafayette / 775 W Baseline Road

Job deadline Open Until Filled   Job salary $11.65 per hour   Job type of library Public   This job is located in Colorado Colorado

Job Description

Performs work involving processing, handling and shelving of library materials, and refreshing displays enabling patrons and staff to find library materials quickly because the materials are in their correct locations.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES: The following duties are illustrative only and are not intended to be all inclusive: Responsible for the ensuring the correct order of materials on the shelves by checking for correct Dewey Decimal or alphabetical order, shifting and straightening materials and filling displays as needed. In assigned areas, performs shelf maintenance; monitors condition and appearance of the materials at check-in and during shelf-reading. Communicates to staff librarians the areas of the collection that need to be weeded or need additions.  Run daily requests and expired holds lists; searches for and pulls items on holds shelf and in stacks; processes and shelves holds at check-in; maintains hourly door count log. Empties interior and exterior book drop and checks in books; check in library materials daily by retrieving library materials from collection return bins; enter materials return data; checks in and sorts items delivered by courier; shelves magazines and periodicals. Sort and re-shelve returned library materials daily by arranging materials according to established sequence on book cart and transport materials to appropriate shelves for manual reshelving.  Support Services Manager might ask to assist training volunteers. Keeps informed of library and departmental information through departmental procedures. May assist searching for claimed, returned materials; May contact patrons regarding held items; May occasionally assist library patrons with simple questions while out in stacks. Maintain patron confidentiality; perform other duties as assigned.


Description of Community

Lafayette's panoramic view of the Rocky Mountains inspires our view into the future. We value our heritage, our unique neighborhoods, a vibrant economy, and active lifestyles. We envision a future that mixes small town livability with balanced growth and superior City services.

Required Education

  • High School or Equivalent

Preferred Education

  • Some College

Other Education Credentials

QUALIFICATIONS: Demonstrate a working knowledge of computer use; including internet, email, Microsoft Office products and must also be able to learn and become proficient with equipment and software programs as required to effectively and efficiently perform assigned duties. Must be able to learn circulation system functions and procedures including processing library materials and running reports in Horizon ILS software. Must be able to learn and become proficient with proper materials shelving according to library classification and layout. Must be able to accurately and efficiently file alphabetically, alphanumerically and numerically. Must have the ability to work as a team member and work independently to complete assignments. Must be able to provide efficient and courteous patron service towards a diverse patron population. Must read, speak, write and understand the English language. Must have good oral and written communication skills. Must be able to effectively and courteously communicate and interact with customers and staff members; understand and follow oral and written instructions; deliver high quality work product; deliver services to customers with responsiveness courtesy and tact; perform repetitive tasks while maintaining a high level of concentration.


Experience (years)

Required Preferred
Supervisor - -
Professional - -
Library - 1

Language Skills

  • Spanish is Not Required

Other Required/Preferred Skills & Experience

 EVIDENCE OF QUALIFICATIONS: High School diploma and six (6) months of general library or materials handling experience or any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides evidence that the applicant possesses the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

Application Requirements

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HR Contact Information

Complete City of Lafayette application prior to application deadline


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Masters Degree in a Program of Library and Information Science

Not specified

Salary Wage Calculator $11.65 per hour

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Date Posted

June 14th, 2018

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