Library Assistant
Butte County, CA - Chico, CA

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Under general supervision, provides a variety of services to patrons; assists public with acquiring the knowledge and skills to utilize available resources of the library; promotes library and its services to accommodate and fulfill the needs of the community.

Essential Job Functions:

Essential Job Functions : Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. The list that follows is not intended as a comprehensive list; it is intended to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed, and may be required to perform additional, position-specific tasks.

· Circulates materials and coordinates patron service; processes book requests; researches multiple databases to determine availability of items and correct source of borrowing; administers book checking in and out procedures; authorizes and initiates book renewals; creates new patrons records.

· Prepares, generates and reviews and mails overdue notices; refers delinquent accounts to central collections as required; identifies unreturned materials that are lost, missing or damaged for removal from computerized database.

· Acts as first point of contact with public in person and by phone; evaluates and refers incoming calls to appropriate staff members; coordinates and communicates with a variety of organizations to promote available library services and programs to the public.

· Processes holds on items requested by patrons; enters information into automated circulation system; advises patrons on status of requests; notifies patrons when items are available; locates and routes materials to other branches as requested.

· Performs routine maintenance on, troubleshoots and installs updates on computers and peripherals; schedules repairs on items beyond the capabilities of library staff; assists patrons in the use of general purpose computers and specialized software; assists information systems technician as required.

· Provides information and interpretation concerning library services, policies and procedures.

· Coordinates and implements recruitment efforts to attract and attain volunteer tutors; trains and supervises volunteers; monitors progress of literacy students and tutors; provides materials, support and recommendations for improvement; conducts follow up action.

· Coordinates and performs work site visits; organizes and conducts BFFL outreach programs and activities to include ESL adult literacy and fundraisers; attends and participates in a variety of meetings, workshops and training sessions.

· Identifies, orders and maintains general and specialized offices supplies and equipment; performs minor repair of books and audio visual equipment

· Gathers, compiles and analyzes computerized statistical data for ongoing library records; develops and prepares forms, reports and related documents; maintains and files paperwork; maintains records of grants, letters and other material; searches and utilizes on-line resources sites for programs, reports, activities collection materials and other functions.

· Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

· A high school diploma or GED equivalent certificate; some college preferred.

· Two (2) years experience in libraries, teaching, bookstores, or working directly with the public.

· A State of California driver’s license may be required.

Environmental Factors and Conditions/Physical Requirements:

· Work is performed in an office environment.

· May be required to lift and carry items weighing up to 50 pounds.

· May be exposed to potential physical harm, hazardous chemicals and infectious diseases.

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