Library Specialist
College of the Desert - Palm Desert, CA

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Starting Monthly Salary: $2,919

Work Schedule: 40 hours per week to be determined and scheduled during normal library operation hours, Monday -Thursday 8:00am-8:00pm and Friday 8:00am-5:00pm.

First Application Review Date: December 7th

Under the primary direction of the Dean of Library and Learning Resources, the Library Specialist will perform more complex and technical clerical library duties relating to the circulation of library Reserve and Interlibrary loan materials, provide basic reference service and assist library patrons in locating materials and information in print, microform and electronic formats, and perform more complex and technical duties relating to the ordering, processing, cataloging and distribution of books and other library materials.

Required Skills

Knowledge of: Basic library methods, practices and procedures; principles and methods of circulating books and other library materials; principles and methods of ordering, receiving, processing, and shelving materials; principles and methods of maintaining records of library materials; alphabetical and numerical filing systems; basic college library reference sources; methods and procedures of operating computers and related equipment; basic procedures of computer use, including accessing Internet, database searching, and various other computer programs; telephone techniques and etiquette; correct English usage including grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary; interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy with students, staff, and the public from diverse cultures and backgrounds.

Ability to: Perform technical library duties; use the Library of Congress Classification system; compare names and numbers rapidly and accurately; under the direction of a librarian, assist student, faculty, staff and the public with basic reference and research questions; compile statistical reports; accurately organize and maintain a variety of records; evaluate work assignments and make responsible, independent judgments; train and provide work direction to others; understand and follow oral and written instructions; work cooperatively with others; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; operate computers with a wide variety of software applications; operate other office equipment; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; reach overhead, above the shoulders and horizontally; lift moderately heavy objects.

Required Experience

Any combination equivalent to: graduation from high school and two years of increasingly responsible library experience.

Desirable Qualifications:
Knowledge of the Library of Congress Classification System, OCLC and a modern integrated library system. Previous experience with desktop publishing and/or web design. Excellent customer service skills. Interest in learning managerment systems, such as Blackboard. Completion of a Bachelor's degree.

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