Under general supervision, performs paraprofessional duties requiring a working knowledge of library science techniques and practices for interpreting, adapting, and verifying library records; provides assistance to patrons.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
- Performs circulation desk procedures, such as checking in and checking out materials, registering patrons, and collecting fines at the Front Desk, Technology Desk, Research Desk and/or Youth Services Desk.
- Perform difficult or complex bibliographic searches using a wide variety of manual and automated databases and on-standard resources.
- As assigned, assist with developing specific areas of the Library collection, including evaluation, selection, weeding, repairs, and filing library materials.
- Copy catalog by applying associated rules and standards.
- Answers directional questions and refers patrons to appropriate personnel.
- Assists patrons with ready-reference questions and reader advisory, bibliographic instruction and database searching.
- Assists patrons with mechanical operations of library equipment, including online resources and computer devices.
- Accesses and retrieves information for library patrons and staff as requested.
- Performs a wide variety of advanced clerical work including maintaining records, verifying accuracy of information, researching discrepancies, processing materials, and recording information.
- Checks in deliveries of interlibrary loan materials.
- Processes, withdraws, repairs, or reconditions library materials.
- Sorts, shelves, and files library materials and reads shelves.
- Provide reference services to patrons; verify interlibrary loan (ILL) patron requests; locate materials; check for copyright compliance and send requests.
- May manage the cash register, copier monies, deposits, billing for lost and/or damaged books, and send notices for lost or overdue books.
- Provides Reader’s Advisory services including developing library displays, writing book reviews and conducting staff reader’s advisory training.
- Assists in the delivery of a variety of literature-based programs and activities including story-time, library tours and instruction; afterschool programming; and summer reading.
- Supports the relationship between the Teton County Library Staff and the general public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with patrons and Library staff; and maintains confidentiality of work-related issues and County information.
Additional Info & Requirements
Education and Experience:
- Associate’s Degree in Library Science or related field; AND one year relevant library experience; OR equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
Required Licenses and Certifications:
- Must possess a valid Wyoming/Idaho Driver’s License and maintain an acceptable driving record.
Required Knowledge of:
- Standard library science, resources, methods, and techniques.
- Library cataloging rules and standards.
- Microsoft Office products which includes Word and Excel applications.
- Administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as managing files and records.
- Library database systems, including how they are utilized for patron records, cataloging, circulation, reporting and research.
Required Skills in:
- Interpreting information, analyze and solve problems.
- Effectively communicating with the public including communicating technical information to non-technical persons.
- Working as a team member and fostering a cooperative work environment.
- Assessing and prioritizing multiple tasks, projects and demands.
- Communicating effectively orally and in writing.
Physical Demands/Work Environment:
- Work is primarily performed in a standard office environment.
- Schedule may include evenings and weekends.