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Job DescriptionRole: Returns library materials to shelves and checks in returned materials. Enables patrons to find library materials in places where they expect them to be. Major Duties and Responsibilities: 40% - 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. 30% - CIRCULATION - Checks in returned materials and sorts and routes the materials to their proper location in order prepare materials for shelving. 15% - SHELF READING & SHIFTING - Reads the order of materials on the shelves by checking for correct Dewey decimal or alphabetical order, shifts and straightens materials to correct the order as needed, and returns materials left on tables to the shelves in order to maintain the order of the collection so that materials can be found by library staff and patrons. 5% - BOOK DROP - Empties the book drop and bins of materials from courier deliveries and places items on carts or shelves in order to prepare the materials for check-in. 5% - PERIODICALS – Places periodicals on display shelf, moves older issue to back issue area, pulls back issues of periodicals off of display racks and places them in the periodical archives area, straightens the shelves, re-shelves periodicals left out by patrons, and maintains periodicals in good condition in order to prepare the periodicals area to be used by patrons. 5% - OTHER DUTIES – Provides general directional assistance to patrons, pulls materials placed on hold by patrons, and assists Supervisor with projects and tasks in order to ensure the smooth operation of the department. This Job Description is not a complete statement of all duties and responsibilities comprising this position.
Additional Info & RequirementsSuccess 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 services Skill in customer relations including dealing with difficult patrons and volatile situations Skill in Windows, Internet Explorer, & Outlook Skill in Horizon Able to work independently Able to operate various office equipment including copiers Able to manipulate and handle books Able to shelve materials at various heights Able to push a fully loaded book-cart weighing up to 200 lbs Able to lift 50 lbs. Skill in arranging materials in numerical and alphabetical order. Skill in basic computer operation (preferred).
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Posted Jan 14, 2008