Library Clerk I/II - Technical Services
City of Westminster, CO - Westminster, CO
Full-time, Part-time

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This is a specialized library clerical position responsible for assisting with the development and maintenance of the library collection. The Library Clerk is responsible for receiving materials, checking invoices, and processing and distributing completed materials. Work schedule may include some evening and weekend work with Thursday being mandatory.


The mission of every employee at the City of Westminster is to deliver exceptional value and quality of life through SPIRIT. Each employee is measured by the ability to adhere to the City’s core values of Service, Pride, Integrity, Responsibility, Innovation, and Teamwork.

This position supports the goals of the Parks, Recreation and Libraries Department, which enhances the quality of life for all Westminster citizens by providing diverse leisure, recreational, and informational services and resources; and acquiring, developing, and maintaining first-class parks, facilities, open space, and trails.

Every employee is accountable to:
· Demonstrate a high level of customer service; encourage others to focus on the customer; foster an environment where customer service is a priority
· Communicate with customers to ensure that, where possible, they are satisfied, and that their needs are being addressed; solicit and evaluate customer feedback
· Act as an ambassador by understanding and fostering the organization's mission and vision
· Exhibit pride in self, the department, the city, and the community; conduct self in a professional manner
· Demonstrate integrity and build trust through credibility, reliability, commitment, loyalty, and ethical behavior
· Address difficult or contentious issues in a constructive manner
· Support/promote change; demonstrate flexibility, and take calculated risks when appropriate
· Participate in personal growth opportunities, and attend trainings designed to enhance capacity to bring new skills and ideas to the job and the organization
· Work to continuously improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the service or product being delivered
· Demonstrate support for team efforts by accepting new roles and responsibilities, and helping others achieve objectives
· Value diversity; demonstrate an awareness of differences; demonstrate sensitivity, and adapt behaviors and communication to accommodate these differences

Citywide - Every employee in this position is accountable to:
· Establish effective interpersonal relationships through honest, open communication and follow-through on commitments
· Recognize personal strengths and weaknesses, and target areas for personal self-development
· Demonstrate initiative in performing job tasks
· Exhibit problem-solving skills leading to sound judgment and quality decisions
· Achieve goals, and handle assigned workload and new assignments effectively; demonstrate an ability to work independently
· Communicate effectively with individuals and groups using clear and concise verbal and written communications
· Demonstrate accountability for work and take ownership in job performance
· Demonstrate concern for the accuracy and quality of work; take steps to correct mistakes and improve the overall product
Job Specific – Every employee in this position must be able to:
· Concentrate, and be patient and precise
· Demonstrate accuracy and attention to detail
· This position progresses to a Library Clerk II position, which requires a minimum of three (3) years experience as a Library Clerk I and demonstrated proficiency in all duties and responsibilities of the Library Clerk I classification. Employees at the Library Clerk II level must demonstrate the following skills and abilities: extensive knowledge of the library technical services operations and City operations; excellent organizational skills; knowledge of library automation systems, specifically bibliographic records; proficiency in record keeping and basic clerical tasks; and ability to work closely and effectively with technical services and other library and City staff
· Demonstrate knowledge of basic library procedures, methods, and techniques
· Perform library clerical tasks


Essential Job Functions, Duties, Responsibilities, and Tasks
1. Process library materials, including:
· Open boxes and check invoices for materials received
· Perform the initial processing of materials and distribute them for review and cataloging
· Perform the final processing and record statistics
· Enter data relating to the library’s periodical subscriptions in the automated catalog
2. Train and plan work for volunteers and temporary staff
3. Mend and bind library materials
4. Search bibliographic tools for basic cataloging information
5. Responsible for supply budget
Other Duties and Responsibilities
Incumbent is accountable for all duties of this job, and other projects and responsibilities may be added at the City’s discretion.


Education, Experience, Skills, Formal Training, Licenses, and Certifications
Required :
· Graduation from high school
· Some experience in clerical or general library work
Preferred :
· A minimum of two (2) years of library experience, preferably in public libraries
· Prior experience working in position that required attention to detail, such as data entry or similar
Any equivalent combination of education, training and experience, which would provide the required knowledge and skills, may be considered.
Physical Requirements
Work performed is physical in nature and involves sufficient physical strength and stamina to:
· Occasionally sit and stand at one area to perform customer service, book check-out and check-in
· Constantly standing and walking throughout a multilevel public library facility
· Frequent crouching, squatting, bending, and twisting to shelve books from floor level to above head; frequent climbing and balancing to use step stools, ladders, and climb stairs
· Constant light grasp to prepare returned and new material/books for checkout and patron use, and constant reaching at waist level to return material to proper shelves
· Frequent firm grasp, pinching/fine motor to prepare material/books and reaching overhead to stock books
· Constant near acuity to read computer screens, and book and shelving labels
· Frequent hearing to communicate with pubic, staff, and vendors
· Frequent lifting of up to forty (40) pounds from ground to waist to move returned books to check-in area; frequent lifting of up to twenty (20) pounds from ground to overhead to return books to stacks and stock supplies and materials; occasional carrying of up to forty (40) pounds 200 feet to move books and material; occasional pushing and/or pulling of up to 150 pounds up to 200 feet with cart throughout multilevel public use library

Work is constantly performed indoors in a public library setting. This position involves high public contact and mobility through a multilevel public use facility.
Required Materials and Equipment
Uses word processing keyboards, computer terminals, telephones, printers, scanners, photocopiers, automated equipment or electronic devices, and a variety of tools in processing materials.

· Background checks will include employment references and criminal history, and when applicable, credit check, driver license record, and education verification
· Drug screen
· Physical
· Must be legally entitled to work in the United States