Library Aide I: Technical Services (PT) – Rochester Public Library

Job Title: Library Aide I – Technical Services
Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Salary: $12.38 Hourly
Job Type: Regular PT
Location: Rochester Public Library, 101 2nd Street SE, Rochester MN 55904, Minnesota

The City of Rochester welcomes applications for: Library Aide I (18.5 hours per week)

Rochester Public Library, winner of the 2018 National Medal for Museum and Library Service from the Institute for Museum and Library Services, is seeking a Library Aide I who is highly motivated, energetic, organized, hardworking, and demonstrates exceptional customer service skills to work in the Technical Services Division. The successful candidate will possess a keen attention to detail, good manual dexterity, excellent technology skills, the ability to work well on a team, and be willing to try new things.

Rochester Public Library, a division of the City of Rochester, MN, is a very busy downtown library and bookmobile (approximately 600,000 visits per year, over 1.6 million items checked out and the busiest bookmobile in the state of Minnesota). RPL serves the City of Rochester, Olmsted County, and visitors from all over the world. We strengthen community and enrich lives by sparking imagination, creativity, engagement, and learning.

The following job description reflects all Library Aide I duties across the library, this job focuses on: preparing new materials for the shelves, discharging and delivering materials to the appropriate divisions, mending damaged books and other print materials, and completing other tasks as assigned.

Nature of Work:
This is a basic clerical position in the Technical Services divisions. The Library Aide I performs clerical tasks assigned by the Division Head or designee, and no supervision of others is required.

For your reference:
The library will contact all applicants with regard to the status of submitted applications. There is no need to contact the city of Rochester or the Rochester Public Library with regard to the status of individual applications.

Applications will be accepted until the vacancy is filled with priority consideration for applications submitted by January 27, 2019.

The work below is representative of the scope of work performed within this job classification. Individual job duties will vary based on work assignment.

*Provide excellent customer service.
• Morning pull lists.
• Retrieve items from magazine room for patrons.
• Scan/print/email from microfilm or magazine/newspaper articles.
• Assist library patrons in using microfilm machines and copiers.
• Discharge and deliver materials to the appropriate divisions.

*Maintain library collections and bibliographic control.
• Assist in handling serials claims and circulating magazine processing as directed by Librarian II.
• Assist with magazine database updates.
• Withdraw magazines.
• Change location to magazine room for older issues.
• Process incoming magazines or newspapers using automated check-in system.
• Label and file materials in magazine room.
• Maintain government documents collection.
• Provide assistance in shelving materials as needed.
• Assist in processing of reference/nonfiction materials using automated catalog system or other databases.
• Label and weed pamphlets.
• Pull items on various collection lists.
• Processing new materials for the shelves
• Mend damaged books and other print materials.
• Assist in creating spine labels.

*Maintain supplies and organize shelving.
• Prepare desks and public computer/printer stations with needed supplies.
• Set up display area and circulating shelves for new magazines.
• Organize staff areas – date labeling, ordering, and shifting, etc.

*Process interlibrary loans.
• Retrieve materials requested by other libraries from shelves, and prepare materials for courier delivery using automated interlibrary loan network system.
• Sort and process interlibrary loan materials using automated interlibrary loan system for lending to patrons or for returning to our library collection.
• Prepare returned interlibrary loan materials for delivery back to lending libraries.

Perform other duties as assigned or necessary.
• Shelve materials when shelving backed up
• Retrieve and sort mail
• Pull numbers from carts to be shelved for accuracy tests


Education and Experience
• High School diploma or equivalent GED.
• Experience with computer software programs and/or interlibrary loan automated systems.

Knowledge of: correct English grammar and spelling; arithmetic, alphabetical and numeric filing organization.

Ability to: try new things; learn and use computer systems; recognize and organize materials in multiple categories; organize and shelve/file items alphabetically and numerically; work and communicate pleasantly and effectively with co-workers and the public; follow verbal and written instructions; work independently; sustain accuracy and work steadily under pressure and/or while performing routine or repetitive tasks.

Skill in: attention to detail.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the following represents the physical and environmental demands for this position. The employee must be able to perform the essential functions with or without accommodation.

In consideration of the overall amount of physical effort required to perform this position, the work is best described as Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for Light Work.

Physical demands that may be required continuously (2/3 or more of the time), frequently (1/3 to 2/3 of the time), and occasionally (up to 1/3 of the time) are noted below:

Continuous demands: sitting, handling, fine dexterity, and simultaneous use and repetitive movements of the hands, wrists, and fingers.

Occasional demands: standing, walking, lifting, carrying, pushing/pulling, balancing, stooping, kneeling, twisting, bending, and reaching.

Sensory requirements necessary in the performance of the essential functions of this position include: sight, hearing, and touch.

Environmental conditions that may exist in the performance of the essential functions of this job include: NONE (not substantially exposed to environmental conditions)

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