Library Assistant, Senior (Youth Services)

Teton County Library

Jackson, WY

Application Deadline

Open Until Filled


$19.43 to $20.42 per Hour   Calculate


Jackson, WY




Not Required

Minimum Education

Associate's Degree

Library Experience


Supervisory Experience

Not Required

Type of Library


Job Description

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.


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Posted Jan 11, 2022