Library Page I
City of Nampa - Nampa, ID

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January 17, 2013

Pease post or otherwise make available the following information. The City of Nampa Public Library has an opening for a part-time Library Page.

The City of Nampa is committed to ensuring equal opportunities to all individuals. If you need an accommodation to participate in the application process, please contact the Human Resource Director at 468-5437. TDD Relay Service: US West 1-800-377-3529 or 7-1-1.

Salary : $7.97 per hour, no benefits.

Hours: Flexible, up to 19 hours per week (6 days per week); varied schedule may include weekdays, evenings and Saturdays.

The principal function of an employee in this class is to sort and shelve print and non-print materials in accordance with accepted library practices. The nature of the work performed requires that an employee in this class establish and maintain effective working relationships with Library Assistants, Librarians, other City and library employees, and the general public. The principal duties of this class are performed in a general library environment.


1. Performs sorting and shelving of print and non-print materials in accordance with the Dewey Decimal System.

2. Maintains neat and clean shelves by shifting books and reading shelves to find shelving errors.

3. Searches shelves for missing, lost, and/or overdue materials.

4. Examines returned library materials for damage and sorts materials for check-in.

5. Performs routine opening and closing procedures including, but not limited to, emptying book drops, unlocking/locking doors, logging on/off public access computers, and preparing circulation desk for the day’s activities.

6. Assumes responsibility for other duties as required or assigned.


1. Keeps immediate supervisor and designated others fully and accurately informed concerning work progress, including present and potential work problems and suggestions for new or improved ways of addressing such problems.

2. Attends meetings, conferences, workshops, training sessions, reviews publication and audio-visual materials to become and remain current on principles, practices, and new developments in assigned work areas.

3. Responds to citizens’ questions and comments in a courteous and timely manner.

4. Communicates and coordinates regularly with appropriate others to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of interdepartmental operations and activities.

5. Is punctual and timely in meeting requirements of performance, including attendance standards and work deadlines.

6. Communicates information and states concerns in a clear and professional manner.

7. Respects the opinions of others and demonstrates a reasonable relationship with employees, supervisors and others.

8. Accepts and performs in a timely and effective manner changes in work assignments and/or how work is performed.

9. Performs other duties consistent with the role and function of the classification.

Some knowledge of basic library functions.

Some knowledge of related library policies and procedures.

Some knowledge of library equipment set-up and take-down.

Ability to operate, or quickly learn to operate, library equipment employed in all phases or functions of assigned duties, including, but not limited to, basic computer operations, microfiche, microfilm, and copier.

Ability to work independently and provide directional assistance to patrons.

Ability to maneuver and manipulate objects among high and low shelves.

Ability to evaluate new circumstances and apply prior experience with good judgment.

Ability to sort alphabetically and according to the Dewey Decimal System.

Ability to perform a wide variety of duties and responsibilities with accuracy and speed under the pressure of time-sensitive deadlines.

Ability to communicate effectively with others, both orally and in writing, using both technical and non-technical language.

Ability to understand and follow oral and/or written policies, procedures, and instructions and use logical and creative thought processes to develop solutions according to written specifications and/or oral instructions.

Ability and willingness to quickly learn and put to use new skills and knowledge brought about by rapidly changing information and/or technology.

Integrity, ingenuity, and inventiveness in the performance of assigned tasks.

The library will administer a book sorting test, and a book truck moving exercise, for selected candidates. Scores on these tests will be used to help select candidates for interview.

High school diploma or GED.

Must maintain a residence phone.

Some (1-3 years) previous work experience or any combination of experience and training which provides the equivalent scope of knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the work. Spanish bilingual is a plus.

Sufficient finger or manual dexterity with or without reasonable accommodation to enable the employee to operate a personal computer, telephone and related library equipment and use primarily just the fingers to make small movements such as typing, picking up small objects, or pinching fingers together.

Sufficient clarity of speech or other communication ability with or without reasonable accommodation to enable the employee to communicate effectively and convey detailed or important instructions or ideas accurately, loudly or quickly.

Sufficient clarity of hearing with or without reasonable accommodation to enable the employee to hear average or normal conversations and receive ordinary information.

Sufficient visual acuity or other power of observation with or without reasonable accommodation to enable the employee to review a wide variety of materials in electronic or hard copy form and perform activities such as viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, and/or operation of machines (including inspection).

Sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes, with or without reasonable accommodation, to enable the employee to maneuver and manipulate objects among high and low shelves and to enable the employee to function within a general library environment.

Medium work – exerting up to 50 lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to 20 lbs of force frequently.

Special Conditions : The City of Nampa has a Drug/Alcohol Free Workplace Policy. Any offer of employment is contingent upon passing a pre-employment drug test and background check.

Dates to Submit Application : Application and position information may be found online at: . Applicant must submit an online application; resumes will not be taken in lieu of the application. Position will close on February 1, 2013 at 5:00 P.M.

Position may be filled prior to closing date.

The City of Nampa is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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