Library Assistant - Reference

City of Aurora

Central Branch

Application Deadline

Apply By Jan 19th, 2007


$14.62 to $24.12 per Hour   Calculate


Aurora, CO


Not Specified


Not Required

Minimum Education

Bachelor's Degree

Library Experience


Supervisory Experience

Not Specified

Type of Library


This job is more than 3 weeks old or the application deadline has passed.

Job Description

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES: Provides library patrons with information and reference services by accessing and demonstrating how to access information through books, computers, media services, and outreach programs. PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Provides instruction to customers in the use of the library, its resources, and equipment; performs reference searches using library resources and on-line databases; responds to questions in person and by phone; conducts activities such as computer classes, discussion groups, tours, and outreach programs; maintains bulletin boards, displays, materials, files, technical equipment, and desk stations for staff and customers; may act as Librarian on duty; gathers and compiles statistics; may assist in coordinating work of library clerks, shelvers, and volunteers; and performs additional duties as assigned.

Additional Info & Requirements

We currently have an opening for one full-time and one part-time position within the reference department at our Central Branch. WORKING CONDITIONS: Physical Demands: Light to moderate physical work requiring ability to lift a maximum of 30 pounds; frequent lifting, carrying, walking, and standing; may require frequent pulling, pushing, bending, and stooping; speech communication and hearing to maintain communication with employees and citizens; vision to read and interpret reports and other written documents; hand/eye coordination for operation of a computer system, carts, and moveable shelving. Work Environment: Works in a clean, comfortable environment. Equipment Used: Frequently uses standard office equipment including a computer system. Reference experience preferred. An equivalent combination of education, training and experience that demonstrates required knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered. Knowledge: General knowledge of the Dewey Decimal System and Innovative Interfaces online computer systems; routine software and business applications, including but not limited to, word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software, and databases; reference materials and resources; library operations and functions; and adult programming. Abilities: Ability to deal with stressful situations with tact and diplomacy; communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; use general office equipment including typewriters, calculators, and copy/fax machine; performs basic mathematical calculations; work shifts, nights, and weekends. Skills: Strong interpersonal and presentation skills.

HR Info

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Posted Jan 9, 2007