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Employment Opportunity: Library Associate (multiple vacancies) Los Alamos County Library System

Library Associate (3/4 time) for more information and to apply, click here.

JOB TITLE: Library Associate
JOB CODE: 322
CLASSIFICATION: Non-Exempt
DEPARTMENT/DIVISION: Community Service/Library
SUPERVISOR: Sr. Librarian, Librarian or Designee

Must be willing to work weekends.

Schedule:
Tuesday – Thursday 9:15 a.m. – 5:15 p.m.
Saturday 9:15 a.m. – 5:15 p.m.

Position Summary:
Under direct supervision of the Sr. Librarian, Librarian or Designee, performs all basic library tasks including providing customer service throughout the library at multiple service points, assisting patrons in a courteous and friendly manner in using the library and in finding the information they need, and performing a variety of library support tasks that may include receiving and copy-cataloging materials, checking in and out materials, registering patrons for library cards, etc. Maintains confidentiality of all privileged information.

Minimum Qualifications:
• High School Diploma or GED.
• One year of library-related work experience, which may include: working in a bookstore or library; with collections in a museum or educational setting; computerized research on-line or using databases; teaching or training experience.
• Must successfully complete pre-employment physical exam prior to commencing work.
• If primary task includes Youth Services, must successfully complete a thorough background investigation.

Preferred Minimum Qualifications:
• Associate’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Library Science, Library and Information Science, Humanities, or related field.
• Familiarity with Library Services.
• Valid New Mexico driver’s license.

Code : 21015-1

Type : INTERNAL & EXTERNAL

Posting Start : 07/24/2020

Posting End : 08/07/2020

Salary: $16.01-$23.59

Library Associate (1/2 time) (up to two vacancies) for more information and to apply, click here.

JOB TITLE: Library Associate
JOB CODE: 322
CLASSIFICATION: Non-Exempt
DEPARTMENT/DIVISION: Community Service/Library
SUPERVISOR: Sr. Librarian, Librarian or Designee

Must be willing to work weekends.
Schedules:
Wednesday – Thursday 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Friday 12:00 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. or
Sunday 11:15 a.m. – 5:15 p.m., Monday – Tuesday 1:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. and Wednesday 11:15 a.m. – 5:15 p.m.

Position Summary:
Under direct supervision of the Sr. Librarian, Librarian or Designee, performs all basic library tasks including providing customer service throughout the library at multiple service points, assisting patrons in a courteous and friendly manner in using the library and in finding the information they need, and performing a variety of library support tasks that may include receiving and copy-cataloging materials, checking in and out materials, registering patrons for library cards, etc. Maintains confidentiality of all privileged information.

Minimum Qualifications:
• High School Diploma or GED.
• One year of library-related work experience, which may include: working in a bookstore or library; with collections in a museum or educational setting; computerized research on-line or using databases; teaching or training experience.
• Must successfully complete pre-employment physical exam prior to commencing work.
• If primary task includes Youth Services, must successfully complete a thorough background investigation.

Preferred Minimum Qualifications:
• Associate’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Library Science, Library and Information Science, Humanities, or related field.
• Familiarity with Library Services.
• Valid New Mexico driver’s license.

Code : 21016-1

Type : INTERNAL & EXTERNAL

Posting Start : 07/24/2020

Posting End : 08/07/2020

Salary: $16.01-$23.59

Job Description (all vacancies):

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides customer  service  throughout  the  library  at  multiple  service  poi    This  may  include working at Adult Services, Operations, Youth Services, Technical Services and/or White Rock.
  • Reads book reviews of materials for assigned areas of the collection; recommends the addition of materials that will enhance the collection; participates in weeding the collection based on frequency of use and
  • Performs clerical activities, such as filing, typing, word processing, photocopying, mailing out materials,and mail
  • Delivers and retrieves items to and from departments and
  • Assists with the opening/closing  of facility;  may be in charge of b\,.Jilding  on weekends  and/or
  • Attends required training to maintain and enhance skills.
  • Promotes library collection and services, by creating displays, brochures,
  • Helps other staff, including new staff and cross-training staff, increase proficiency in performing library Reconciles catalog with collection arrangement.
  • Provides assistance in the maintenance of collections of books, periodicals, magazines, newspapers, and audiovisual and other material
  • Maintains confidentiality of all privileged
  • Contributes to a team effort and accomplishes related results as required.
  • Performs other duties as required.

Public Services (Adult Services, Operations, Youth Services and White Rock):

  • Registers new patrons and issues borrower identification cards that permit patrons to borrow books and other Enters and updates patrons’ records on computers.
  • Works one-on-one with library patrons and recommends library material Assists patrons in finding and effectively using library resources, including on-line catalogs, self-check stations, and electronic databases.
  • Troubleshoots public use
  • Provides assistance to English language learners in language acquisition and the use of library material
  • Continues to  learn  and develop  skills for  using existing and emerging  library  technologies  and instructing patrons on their usage as
  • Reserves, circulates, renews and discharges books and other materials at the service
  • Maintains records of items received, stored, issued, and
  • Sorts books,publications,and other items according to established procedure and returns them to shelves, files, or other designated storage
  • Assists with workstation maintenance, maintains sign up and  monitors the study  rooms, handles lost and found items and performs housekeeping duties.
  • Takes actions to halt disruption of library activities by problem
  • Inspects returned books for condition and due-date  status,  and computes  any applicable fines. Sends out notices and accepts fine payments for lost or overdue books.
  • Provides reference services, using proficiency in specialized indexes, reference sources and online
  • Assists patrons with access to nternet
  • Assists patrons with access to a variety of downloadable materials including eBooks, downloadable audiobooks,
  • Provide readers advisory services to patrons of all ages.
  • Provides assistance to educational providers by locating materials and helping to complete special projects.
  • Processes nterlibrary
  • Develops and conducts children’s programs and other specialized
  • Compiles bibliographies and prepares abstracts on subjects of interest to particular organizations or

Technical Services:

  • Provides classification/copy cataloguing of a variety of library materials by collection and by Dewey; classification numbers; searches,  edits, and transfers  Machine Readable (MARC)  records to the integrated library system.  Maintains authority control.
  • Compiles and maintains records relating to circulation, materials, and equipment.
  • Prepares volumes for binding.
  • Repairs damaged books.
  • Processes newly acquired library materials.
  • Receives, organizes and maintains library materials.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of business English, proper spelling, grammar, and puncuation.
  • Knowledge of library cataloging rules and procedures, library classification scheme, and library check-in and check-out procedures .
  • Knowledge of library principles, practices, and terminology.
  • Skill in providing excellent customer service.
  • Skill in operating various  word-processing,  spreadsheets,  and database software programs in a Windows environment.
  • Skill in the use of automated library systems.
  • Skill in the use of relevant automated database systems.
  • Skill in the use of library resources.
  • Skill in records maintenance.
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Ability to gain knowledge of library cataloging rules and procedures, library classification scheme, and library check-in and check-out procedures.
  • Ability to gain knowledge of managing item, patron and library records.
  • Ability to communicate both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to greet the public in a courteous manner and to obtain and provide appropriate information.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instruction.
  • Ability in managing and disciplining children/teens as appropriate during library programs and events.
  • Ability to gain knowledge of applicable regulatory agencies, codes and standards.
  • Ability to train employees and volunteers.
  • Ability to conduct detailed internet searches.
  • Ability to plan and execute programs.

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, walk and stand. The employee regularly uses manual and finger dexterity and visual acuity to complete tasks .The employee routinely uses a full range of mobility in upper and lower body; reaches overhead; works in various positions, including stooping, standing, bending over, sitting, kneeling and squatting for extended periods of time. The employee must be able to lift,pull and push materials and equipment to complete assigned job tasks; and be able to lift 50 pounds with the assistance of equipment or another person.

Work Environment:

Work is performed in a library environment with a moderate noise level, occasionally working under stressful conditions and for extended periods of time. This position routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones and photocopiers. Evening,holiday, and weekend work outside of normal business hours may be required as well as travel and attendance at meetings.

Each and  every  county  position  requires the following  professional skills  and  abilities  as key  and necessary elements of performance.  Employees are required to:

  • Demonstrate regular and reliable attendance;
  • Work well with others and participate fully in a team-oriented environment;
  • Interface with other employees and customers in a courteous and respectful manner;
  • Project positive support of their department and all county organizations at all times; and,
  • Maintain and enhance the county’s commitment to customer service excellence.

 

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