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Library Assistant Position



• Work is performed under the direct supervision of the Children’s or Adult Services Coordinator, and general supervision of the Library Director.


General Summary:

  • Assists Adult or Children’s Services Coordinator with the day-to-day operation of the library including circulation, reference, material selection, programming, public computer assistance, and outreach. Position may constitute work in various departments. Essential Functions and Responsibilities Typical Work: (An employee in this classification may be called upon to perform the following tasks which are illustrative and not exhaustive in nature.)

• Gives friendly and helpful service to library users.

• Conducts circulation activity, entering data into computer, searching and checking customer files, including registering new patrons.

• Checks library materials in and out using the library’s automated library system.

• Fills requests for reserved materials.

• Performs miscellaneous material collection related duties within context of department/branch needs.

• Provides research assistance to patrons, helping them to gain access to both manual and computer generated information.

• Provides input into and may be asked to facilitate new and innovative programs to create interest in and enjoyment of the library.

• Performs a wide variety of routine clerical tasks including maintaining records and collecting and recording fines.

• Attends training courses and undertakes special training activities as directed.

• May represent the library at various promotional events and activities.

• Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

• A proactive public service initiative with strong communication and interaction skills and the ability to relate to people of all ages.

• Knowledge, interest and appreciation of literature and other sources of information available at the library.

• Ability to provide research assistance.

• Ability to assist in organizing activities and to perform routine tasks.

• Ability to use computers and perform data entry.

• Exhibits flexibility and possesses a high degree of patience and tolerance.

• Willingness to further credentials by additional education and workshops.

• The qualified candidate must possess a valid state of North Dakota operator license and maintain this license during employment in the position.

• Supervision is exercised over Library Pages and volunteers when appropriate.

Education, Experience, and Training

• High School diploma or equivalent required. College level studies, computer training and library experience highly desired.

The above description is illustrative. It is intended as a guide for personnel actions and must not be taken as a complete itemizing of all facets of any job.


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