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Library Assistant

Posted by: Manatee County Public Library System

Posted date: 2017-Oct-06

Location: Manatee County Public Library System

Support Services and Collection Development (Position #M0992-004)

Provide support service for tagging hard-copy resources; in addition to, collection acquisition and ordering. Perform copy-cataloging functions, work with OCLC bibliographic records, export records into database, print labels for all in-house processed items and apply RDA standards in cataloging editing decisions. Order supplies and repackage and label damaged items. Receive and invoice incoming materials, clear damaged discs using the buffing machine, upload vendor record and sort and research gift materials.

General Information

This classification performs various public library functions under professional librarian guidance. This is paraprofessional work involving responsibility for the assigned area of responsibility and may be required to assign and oversee the work of others.

Working Conditions

Indoor/Office situation; high noise environment while performing certain responsibilities. Lifting equipment up to 25 lbs. alone; up to 50 lbs. with assistance.

Job Duties

Essential Functions
These are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position.

Applies working knowledge of basic library practices, procedures and related equipment.

May serve in the capacity of backup supervisor in the absence of the Branch/Section Supervisor. Duties to include, overseeing library departmental functions and making appropriate decisions.

May be required to assign and oversee the work of others.

Communicates clearly and effectively, orally and in writing; interprets library policies/procedures to the general public and staff in a clear and tactful manner; establishes and maintains effective working relationships with staff and the general public.

Covers the public desk as assigned.

May lead or assist with public computer classes and equipment/material instruction.

May participate in acquisition and cataloging functions.

May arrange branch exhibits and displays and programming for all age groups.

May prepare draft press releases for the branch supervisor.

May prepare statistical and other monthly/annual reports.

Serves on in-house committees as required.

May perform inter-library loan processing.

Performs other related work (including weather or other extreme emergency duties) as required.
Job Title Library Assistant
Start Date
Library/Institution Name Manatee County Public Library System
Salary $ 26,312 - $ 40,144 annually
Certification Required? No
City Bradenton
State FL
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time
Type of Library Job Classification -> Public
Qualifications Bachelor's degree.

Minimum of one (1) year of customer service experience. Prior library experience desired. Prior lead or supervisory experience desired. Must be able to work rotating schedule, including days, nights and weekends. Valid driver's license with valid Florida drivers license within 30 days of hire. Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.
Application Instructions Please apply online at: jobs/1866413/library-assistant?page=2&pa getype=jobOpportunitiesJobs
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Special Notes This is a full-time, regular, non-exempt position which is eligible for benefits.

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