Library Extension Services Assistant – St. James Public Library

Salary: $14.13 Hourly
Location: Headquarters Library, 125 5th St S, St. James, MN
Job Type: Full-time
Department: Library
Job Number: 2018-016
Closing date and time: 10/14/2018 at 11:00 PM Central Time (US & Canada)

Nature of Work
This is responsible library work providing materials to branch libraries and stations. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Assistant Director. Once the position is learned, employees in this class proceed on their own initiative and consult a supervisor regarding the more complex phases of work.

Full time, 35 hours per week, including some evenings and Saturdays.

Essential Functions
Coordinates rotation of library materials to branches and stations including but not limited to: charges, discharges and selects materials for branches and stations; packs, unpacks and delivers boxes to stations; unpacks library materials and communications received in courier tubs; rotates videos and DVD’S to branches and headquarters. Performs collection development duties concerning DVDs and music CDs, including but not limited to selecting and purchasing.

Performs duties at the circulation desk including but not limited to: assists patrons with selection and checking in and out of library materials; provides patrons with information and reference services and responds to telephone inquiries; registering new library patrons; places and fills holds on library materials; collects service charges for overdue and billed materials. Answers branch automation questions. Teaches on-demand computer classes covering a broad range of items and software, including Microsoft Office Suite. Performs other work as required.

Responsible to observe all Watonwan County safety and health rules and to apply the principles of accident prevention in day-to-day duties.
Desirable Qualifications

Training and Experience

High school graduation with one year of related experience. Must possess a valid Minnesota Driver’s License. Requires computer and word processing experience, and experience working with the public.

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills
Requires basic clerical skills, including computer usage, keyboarding and filing. Knowledge of, or ability to learn in a short period of time, the software programs utilized by the library. Ability to learn general library procedures and to become familiar with books, authors and reference materials used in the library. Knowledge of computers and software, including Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Reader, and web browsers is preferred.

Ability to communicate well orally and in writing. Ability to maintain good working relationships with the staff and the general public.

Ability to pack and unpack courier tubs and to deliver boxes of library materials to stations. Must be able to lift 20 to 50 pounds. Ability to gain access to all library materials on public shelves and in storage from the lower levels up to a height of 8½ feet.

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