Library Assistant
Arkansas Children's Hospital - Little Rock, AR

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Position Summary
This person will assist with the library lending, cataloging, book and journal processing, copying articles, and simple computer trouble shooting. He/she must be able to prioritize effectively, communicate well with diverse library users including Spanish speakers and make decisions independently.

Position Duties

Technical assistance
  • Keep accurate circulation records in Millennium online circulation management system and manually where needed.
  • Prepare new books for cataloging and circulation with title page copies property labels, taping & call numbers.
  • Maintain online catalog's accuracy by checking shelves for books and submitting catalog changes.
  • Check in journals and maintain accurate records of volume, issue and date per copy.
  • Copy articles for staff and process interlibrary loan requests in a timely manner.
  • Order supplies and place book orders as requested by Librarian.
  • Send articles by email for patient care.
  • Keep records in basic Microsoft programs including Excel.
  • Troubleshoot printer, copier and computer problems for ACH Library.
  • Process or discard donations as needed.
  • Shift books and journals on shelves as required.
  • Shelve books and journals.

Public assistance
  • Register staff and family members for library services in Millennium circulation system.
  • Provide directional assistance.
  • Locate electronic resources in both the UAMS Library and ACH Library online collections.
  • Provide consumer health information from the Family Resource Library and MEDLINE-PLUS online.
  • Answer the telephone and provide appropriate information or pass calls to the Librarian as needed.
  • Locate print resources in ACH Medical Library collection.

Other duties
  • Be responsible for all daily library functions in the absence of the Librarian.
  • Assist with special projects as assigned.

Position Qualifications

Education Requirements

High school diploma or general education degree (GED) Note: Applicants who like to read and can demonstrate this will be given priority.

Associate's degree or equivalent from two-year college program or technical school or nursing diploma

Experience Requirements

12 months medical library experience

Skill Requirements

Word processing and general internet navigation and search skills.

College level reading apprehension

Spanish language proficiency

Physical Requirements

Physical Activity - Stand

Physical Activity - Walk

Physical Activity - Sit

Physical Activity - Use hands to touch, handle, or feel

Physical Activity - Reach with hands and arms

Physical Activity - Climb or balance

Physical Activity - Stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, twist, or bend

Physical Activity - Talk or hear

Physical Environment - Inside Office Environment / conditions

Lifting/Pushing/Pulling Weight - Up to 35 pounds

Noise Level - In general, the noise level for this position is considered to be:
Very Quiet

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As the only pediatric medical center in the state, Arkansas Children's Hospital (ACH) serves the youngest Razorbacks from birth to age...