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Library Assistant, Senior
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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
Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class; employees may be assigned duties which are not listed below; reasonable accommodations will be made as required. The job description is subject to change at any time by the employer. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
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.
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.
$19.43/hr - $20.42/hr
November 6, 2020
Library Foundation Housing Assistance up to $3,000 per year.
Teton County Library is located in beautiful Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Jackson Hole has a lot to offer with its world class skiing, unlimited backcountry, and access to multiple lakes and rivers. It is an outdoor lover and adventure seeker’s dream come true. Located in Teton County, it contains over 76,000 acres, of which 97% is federally owned, that equates to a whole lot of wilderness and fun to be had! Also, a gateway community to Grand Teton National Park, Yellowstone National Park, and Bridger-Teton National Forest, the possibilities are endless.
Teton County is home to approximately 25,000 residents, 8000 of those residents live inside the only incorporated town in the County which is Jackson Hole. The summer months bring hundreds of thousands of tourists to our small community, which we welcome as our local economy relies heavily on the revenues of sales tax and spending of our visitors.
Teton County Library served more than 600,000 in-person and virtual visitors last year. Over 360,000 items were checked out to over 16,000 active card holders. The main library, in Jackson, is 35,000 square feet and includes public meeting spaces, study rooms, and two auditoriums with state-of-the-art technology. The library also has a 2,500 square foot branch in Alta, Wyoming, accessed across the Idaho state boarder.