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Library Positions

General

The Library utilizes a formal method of classification of positions. There are 12 grade levels of positions (excluding the Director), and each grade has a specific salary/wage range. Grade levels are based on the type of work performed and education/experience required. Many of the Library positions require physical abilities which are encountered in maintenance work, service desk work, and re-shelving of materials such as standing, pushing, pulling, lifting, carrying, climbing, etc. Current staff consists of 34 full-time and 62 part-time positions in supervisory and non-supervisory professional, technical, patron service, clerical, and maintenance disciplines. Substitute staff also may be employed on an as needed basis.

It has been the Library's experience that position vacancies most likely will occur with part-time positions, and turnover has been very low. Positions most often filled with external candidates: part-time Page, part-time or substitute Receptionist, part-time Maintenance Assistant, part-time or substitute Library Assistant, part-time Technical Maintenance Assistant, part-time Computer Technician, part-time or substitute Library Associate, and part-time, substitute, or full-time Librarian. Refer to Position Descriptions and Qualifications Requirements for specific information on these positions.

 

Position Descriptions and Qualifications Requirements

Page, Grade I :
Shelves library materials; performs basic public service; and performs routine clerical work related to a public service area or support services area. Minimum qualifications: must be enrolled in high school; no library experience required but some related work background preferable; ability to arrange materials alphabetically and according to the Dewey Decimal System; and sensitivity to public-service orientation of the Library.
Work schedule: part-time, generally with evening and weekend hours required.
Receptionist, Grade II :
Answers basic directional inquiries (in person and by switchboard); and performs routine clerical work related to public relations and development of library publications. Minimum qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent; no library experience required but some related background preferable; knowledge of standard library/receptionist procedures (particularly related to general public service); ability to work well with the public (adult and children) and tactfully handle public service problems; ability to complete assignments with accuracy and neatness.
Work schedule: part-time with evening and weekend work as required.
Maintenance Assistant I, Grade II :
Assists in general cleaning or maintenance of Library building, equipment, furnishings, and grounds. Minimum qualifications: Enrolled in high school; no experience required; willingness to work and learn new tasks; ability to read and interpret simple instructions; ability to follow directions and complete assigned duties; and sensitivity to public-service orientation of the Library.
Work schedule: part-time, variable which may include evenings and weekends.
Library Assistant I, Grade III and Library Assistant II, Grade IV :
Performs public service and clerical duties, which varies among departments. Some duties may include: assisting patrons in use of library collections, catalogs, and equipment; checking in/out library materials, collecting fees/fines; enforcing library policies; maintaining records; compiling data; registering borrowers; processing notices; contacting patrons for lost/damaged materials, etc. Minimum qualifications: High school diploma (or currently enrolled in high school); no library experience required, but some related library background preferable; some college or special library training desirable; ability to meet and work with people of diverse backgrounds easily and to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Work schedule: full-time or part-time, variable with evening and weekend work as required.
Senior Receptionist and Administrative Assistant, Grade III :
Performs routine clerical work related to a public relations and development of library publications and answers basic directional questions (both in person and by switchboard). Minimum qualifications: High school diploma; some college or special library training desirable; one year experience as a receptionist preferred; knowledge of standard library/receptionist procedures (particularly related to general public service); ability to work well with the public (adult and children) and tactfully handle public service problems; computer word processing and spreadsheet skills preferred; ability to type 40 words per minute; ability to complete assignments with accuracy and neatness.
Work schedule: part-time, variable with evening and weekend work as required.
Maintenance Assistant II, Grade IV :
Maintenance of library building, equipment, furnishings, and grounds. Minimum qualifications: High school diploma; working knowledge of carpentry, painting, plumbing, and basic electricity required; ability to plan and work independently; and sensitivity to the public-service orientation of the library.
Work schedule: full-time or part-time with evening, weekend, and split shift work as required.
Technical Maintenance Assistant, Grade V :
Performs basic setup and troubleshooting on SWAN and staff computers; installs software and hardware; provides documentation of services and installations; and assists with inventory of hardware and software. Minimum qualifications: High school diploma; some training specific to computer operations required and some college or advanced training highly desirable; working knowledge of Windows and other basic software essential; demonstrated willingness to learn more sophisticated computer operations essential; ability to work effectively with staff of diverse backgrounds and computer literacy levels and to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; willingness and ability to read and comprehend computer hardware and software manuals; ability to comply with inventory process and to organize work efficiently; and must be service oriented.
Work schedule: part-time, which may include evening and weekend work as required.
Senior Library Assistant, Grade V :
Provides public service and/or high level clerical duties; exercises immediate supervision over library assistants and/or pages. Minimum qualifications: High school diploma; some college or special library training desirable; two years experience as a Library Assistant or its equivalent preferred; supervisory and related work experience highly desirable; ability to meet and work with people of diverse backgrounds easily and to communicate effectively both orally and in writing and to organize work efficiently.
Work schedule: Full-time, with evening and weekend work as required.
Computer Technician, Grade VI :
Troubleshoots unexpected and emergency computer problems; assists the Network Manager with computer hardware and software installations and maintenance throughout the Library. Minimum qualifications: High school diploma required; some training specific to computer operations required and some college or advanced training highly desirable; working knowledge of Windows and other basic software essential; demonstrated willingness to learn more sophisticated computer operations essential; ability to meet and work with people of diverse backgrounds and computer literacy levels and to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; ability to comply with inventory process; willingness and ability required to read and comprehend computer hardware and software manuals; service orientation; physical ability and manual dexterity required to maintain and operate computer equipment, input data on a keyboard, read computer screens and printouts, and lifting light to medium loads of equipment.
Work schedule: part-time, primarily evening and weekend work required.
Library Associate, Grade VI :
Provides basic reference, reader's advisory, and other public services within the Reference Services, Patron Services, or Youth Services Department. Minimum qualifications: BA or BS Degree; concentration in a particular area desirable; three years of library experience desirable; knowledge of library automation required; extensive reading background in a variety of subject areas and genres essential; must be public-service oriented; ability to meet and work with people of diverse backgrounds easily and to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; ability to manage time effectively.
Work schedule: part-time, with evening and weekend work as required.
Librarian, Grade X :
Performs reference, collection development, programming, reader services, and other professional duties under the direction of a Department Head or Senior Librarian. Minimum qualifications: Masters degree (MA or MS) in Library Science from an ALA-accredited library school; concentration in particular area may be required for assignment in certain departments; library experience desirable; undergraduate major in specific subject area may be required; basic knowledge of library automation required; ability to meet and work with people of diverse backgrounds easily and to communicate effectively both orally and in writing required.
Work schedule: full-time, part-time, or substitute with evening and weekend work as required.

 

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