Materials Assistant

High Plains Library District

Collection Resources, Greeley, CO

Application Deadline

Open Until Filled


$12.06 to $16.32 per Hour   Calculate


Greeley, CO




Not Specified

Minimum Education

High School (or equivalent)

Library Experience

Not Specified

Supervisory Experience

Not Specified

Type of Library



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

Job Description


Removes library materials from shelves and catalog, prepares the item for discard, and inventories materials.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

40% - WEEDING AND REDISTRIBUTION –Removes items from library shelves based on weeding list or by performing conditional weeding; places weeded items onto weeding cart and/or routes to librarian or Supervisor for review. Redistributes duplicate materials to other libraries to help with the overflow of the floating collection. E

25% - INVENTORY – Scans items with the Digital Library Assistant (DLA) device, downloads data into DLA software, and forwards to the District Materials Supervisor in order to keep accurate records of the book inventory; searches for missing or problem items. E

15% - REPORT WRITING – Using Creates Lists program (report writer) in ILS, exports data to a spreadsheet, creates pivot tables, and uses formulas to identify items that may need to be weeded or redistributed to other locations. Routes items to appropriate Library or Supervisor. E

15% - PROCESSING – Applies labels and RFID tags; processes weeded items in preparation for data removal from ILS; sorts weeded items for the recycle bins, processes weeded items for shipment to reseller, or sends to Collection Resources via courier. E

5% - OTHER DUTIES – Creates and updates training materials using Word and video software, and assists Bibliographic Services as needed to ensure the smooth operation of the department. N

Minimum Requirements:


High School Diploma or GED


Skill in arranging materials in numerical and alphabetical order

Skill in intermediate computer operation (preferred)

Valid Driver’s License and good driving record

Reasonable form of transportation.

Or any combination of education and experience which provides the success factors.

District Success Factors:

Focuses on the customer


Contributes to a positive work environment

Strategic thinking

Pursues personal development

Continuous improvement

Takes pride in the workplace

Emotionally intelligent


Knowledge of public library operations


Job Success Factors:

Ability to meet set quotas

Knowledge of public library services

Skill in customer relations including dealing with difficult patrons and volatile situations

Skill in Windows, Word, Internet Explorer, Excel, & Outlook

Skill in using video creation software

Skill in ILS

Skill in report writing

Able to work independently

Able to operate various office equipment including copiers

Able to create pivot tables in spreadsheets

Able to commute to various branches and locations

Physical Success Factors:

Able to manipulate and handle library materials

Able to remove materials at various heights

Able to push a fully loaded book-cart weighing up to 200 lbs

Able to lift 50 lbs.

This Job Description is not a complete statement of all duties and responsibilities comprising this position.


Additional Info & Requirements

Pay Grade: 21

Compensation/Benefits: $12.02-$16.26 /hr; part-time benefits

FLSA Classification: Non-exempt

Hours: Part-time (20 hrs/week); Some days, evenings, and weekends

Location: Collection Resources, Greeley, CO

Supervisor: District Materials Supervisor

Supervises: None

Deadline: Open until filled


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HR Info

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Posted Apr 22, 2019