Library Assistant

Job Description

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Library Assistant Job Description

 

Title: Library Assistant

 

Job Summary:

We are seeking a Library Assistant to join our team and provide support to our patrons and librarians. The Library Assistant will be responsible for a variety of duties, including checking books in and out, shelving materials, assisting patrons with research needs, and maintaining the appearance and organization of the library.

 

Responsibilities:

 

     Check books in and out, process library cards, and collect fines and fees as necessary.

     Shelve materials, including books, magazines, newspapers, and digital resources.

     Assist patrons with research and reference needs, including recommending books, locating resources, and providing instruction on research strategies and techniques.

     Maintain the appearance and organization of the library, including dusting, cleaning, and rearranging furniture and displays.

     Assist with programming and events, including setting up and cleaning up equipment and materials.

     Help with inventory management, including scanning and tagging materials and maintaining accurate records.

     Provide basic technical support for library equipment and software.

     Collaborate with other library staff to develop and promote library programs and services.

     Adhere to library policies, procedures, and regulations.

 

Requirements:

 

     High school diploma or equivalent required.

     Associate's degree in Library Science or related field preferred.

     Minimum of one year of experience in library services or related field.

     Knowledge of library science principles and best practices.

     Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

     Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

     Knowledge of library systems and cataloguing software.

     Strong organization and time-management skills.

     Basic computer skills and familiarity with Microsoft Office.

 

Preferred qualifications:

 

     Associate's degree in Library Science or related field.

     Proficiency in multiple languages.

     Experience with customer service and/or working with diverse populations.

 

This job description is not exhaustive and may be amended at any time at the discretion of the employer.