Library Assistant
Iowa Lakes Community College - Estherville, IA

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This is a part-time position Monday Evenings (4 hours/week) located on the Estherville Campus. Primary responsibilities are to perform circulation desk tasks, prepare reports, administer tests for the instructional faculty, and perform administration of GED (if qualified).

REPORT TO: Director of Libraries


Constant (67-100%)
  • Assist patrons in accessing information in both print and electronic resources.
  • Check out books with automated library system and retrieve information necessary for circulation records.
  • Assist students with using Office 2007 and Outlook.
  • Responsible for keeping the library orderly on a daily basis.
  • Enforce library rules for proper conduct as needed.
  • Frequent (34-66%)
  • Administer GED tests as needed (if qualified)
  • Provide assistance in maintaining the Periodical Room organization.
  • Answer telephone queries.
  • Administer faculty tests.
  • Replace cartridges and paper in printers and copier.
  • Assist patrons making copies.
  • Occasional (10-33%)
  • Report repairs or maintenance needed on library equipment and computers.
  • Keep circulation statistics.
  • Assist in the supervision and training of work-study students.
  • Proficiency in or ability to learn all library online resources, automated library system, Office 2007 and Outlook in order to assist patrons.
  • Strong telephone skills.
  • Be willing and able to represent the College in the most positive manner with students and staff.
  • Read and understand written and oral instructions.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with students and staff.
  • Meet and deal with students and staff in a professional manner.
  • Ability to work effectively in an atmosphere of frequent interruptions.
    Sedentary to medium work. Position involves standing, walking, sitting with frequent changes from one to another position; exerting up to 40 pounds of force occasionally (10 – 33%). Occasional climbing, balancing, kneeling. Frequent stooping, crouching, reaching, handling, pushing, pulling, lifting, and carrying (34 – 66).

    The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the essential functions, job duties/responsibilities, and performance expectations of the job, which should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned.

    Employment with Iowa Lakes Community College is dependent upon successful passage of a criminal background check.
    High School diploma or equivalency required. A combination of secretarial/clerical experience and post-secondary training in an appropriate area equivalent to three years or an appropriate Associate Degree preferred. Must have computer proficiency.

    SALARY: $9.90/hour