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Employment Opportunity: Library Assistant Aztec Public Library

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Job Title: Library Assistant
Department: Library
Shift: 40 hrs per week, 8 hrs per day, Monday through Friday, some Saturday work required
Pay Plan: GR11.3 @ $12.68/hr
Exempt: No
Reports To: Library Director
General Direction From: Library Director
Position Closes: POSITION CLOSES Thursday, February 23, 2017
Must Complete NM Workforce assessment (contact NM Workforce, 600 W. Arrington, Farmington (505)327-6126 for more information)
Performs a wide variety of general library work in technical and/or public services to assist
patrons with daily operational needs of the Library, such as copy cataloging, processing,
and circulation and shelving library materials; performs related duties as assigned.
Not all duties will apply to every position:
Provides service at the circulation desk including:
• prepares library for opening; shuts down library securely
• checks materials in and out using library hardware and software;
• greets and directs patrons to various locations or locates materials;
• answers the phone;
• creates and maintains patron records using library software system;
• uses information technology to provide information to the public or explains how to use the library’s technology: hardware and software;
• receives and resolves complaints or refers public to a director;
• collects and records fines and fees;
• assists with special projects.
• collects money for library fines and service fees
• accountable for daily deposits.
• May be assigned to plan and present, or assist with, library programs.
• May be assigned tasks in library technical service department providing services including: searching bibliographic utility as a source for MARC records, copy cataloging, updating holdings information, data entry and maintenance of the community resources database; assists supervisors with special projects.
•participates in staff meetings: discuss and resolve problems, ideas for improvement
• keep updated on library plans and activities;
• maintains library public area in clean and orderly fashion
• may be assigned to create or maintain displays or public bulletin boards
• may be assigned to clean computer terminals and other general cleaning and/or organizing tasks; performs other related duties as required.
Supervision: None
Public Contact: Contact with public of all ages, including protected classes and people with disabilities.
Budget: Input suggestions to library director but no responsibility
The duties/responsibilities listed are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work
that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them
from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.
• Must be able to pass a pre-employment physical and drug screen.
• Must have a valid driver’s license.
• May be subject to random drug/alcohol testing as per city policy.
• Must be detail oriented, be able to communicate effectively with the public
• Maintain good working relationships and maintain self control in a stressful situation
Must Complete NM Workforce assessment (contact NM Workforce, 600 W. Arrington, Farmington (505)327-6126 for more information)
Education: High School Diploma or GED equivalent, two year degree or higher preferred
in areas of Library Science, or Education
Experience: Minimum one year of work experience in customer service; or successful completion of course work or training in contemporary office or library practices may be substituted for up to 6 months of the experience; or any equivalent combination of experience and training.
Knowledge: Knowledge of public library services and operation. Proficiency in contemporary office and communications software and social media. Proficiency with computers and mobile devices and internet use. Bilingual language skills (Navajo or Spanish and English), verbal and written, preferred
Certificates/Licenses: None
Recertification: No
Use of Tools and/or Equipment: Highly automated information technology: software and
hardware, library automation systems. Mobile technology. Multi-function copier (fax, scanner, printer copier, & USB drives).
Physical Demands: The Library Assistant position requires a high degree of movement from high to low: bending, lifting up to 50 pounds, and moving heavy equipment. Long lengths of time standing and walking. Mobility in hands, reaching, grasping, holding.
Hazards: None
Exposures: Duties are normally performed inside. The noise level is conducive to normal library building environment with no harmful sound levels.

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