Senior Library Assistant
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents of this class.)DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (which are not in any hierarchical order)
- Waits on customers, issues library cards, checks items in and out, and renews items.
- Places and removes holds on items for patrons.
- Process overdue notices and accepts payments for overdue items.
- Updates and maintains patron records.
- Provides outreach services to communities by arranging on-site materials distribution and delivery.
- Evaluates customer use at bookmobile stops; makes recommendations for changes.
- Attends meetings, conferences and training as assigned.
- Provides readers advisory for the general public, recommends authors, materials and resources to assist customers in their information selections.
- Maintains library materials and supplies in assigned areas.
- Provides marketing and public relations for library services, both written and oral.
- Provides customer service in compliance with Library And City standards.
- Drives bookmobile to various locations in the City.
- Checks vehicle daily and schedules regular and preventive maintenance with Fleet Management.
- Coordinates and prints schedule of bookmobile stops.
- Orders supplies.
- Knowledge of the various tastes, wants, and preferences of patron groups.
- Knowledge of manual and automated filing systems.
- Knowledge of automated library systems.
- Knowledge of the physical layout of the library.
- Knowledge of the Dewey Decimal System.
- Knowledge of print and electronic information resources.
- Knowledge of the proper methods used to shelve library books, magazines, and periodicals.
- Skill in utilizing computer databases to research, maintain, and update records and files.
- Skill in developing and maintaining effective interpersonal relations.
- Skill in following oral and written instructions.
- Skill in providing customer services to library patrons.
- Skill in selecting appropriate library materials based on the individual’s needs and preferences.
- Skill in safely receiving, retrieving, and reshelving books, resource materials, and audio-visual equipment.
- Skill in the operation of standard office equipment.
- Skill in the safe operation of a motor vehicle
- Ability to make decisions independently
- Basic knowledge of MARC (Bibliographic Record Format).
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Associate degree from an accredited college or university and one (1) year clerical, customer service and/or Student/Library Page experience, or any equivalent combination of training and experience. A valid Florida driver’s license and the ability to obtain a Commercial driver’s license, Type B with air brake endorsement within the first 6 months of hire.