Title of Class: Library Technician
Effective Date: March 8, 2018
DESCRIPTION OF WORK
General Statement of Duties:
Performs general duties keeping the community library operational.
Supervision Received: Works under the general and administrative supervision of the Library Director.
Supervision Exercised: Oversees library volunteers.
TYPICAL DUTIES PERFORMED
The listed examples may not include all duties performed.
• In the event of an extended absence of the library director, staff will assume duties to keep the library operational such as ordering and processing materials, approval of bills for payment, setting
the work schedule and if necessary, changing hours of operation.
• Patron services: circulation of materials, collection of fines and fees, computer assistance, copy and fax services, interlibrary loan requests and delivery, reference assistance, and etc.
• Opening and closing procedures. In charge of building evenings and Saturdays.
• Cleaning, straightening and organizing of collection and equipment in public areas.
• Present a positive image of the library through friendly, patient, non-judgmental service.
• Schedule and conduct library tours to elementary classes.
• Create examples and displays.
• Promotes interest in library programs through publicity, program brochures, cooperation with various community groups and public contact.
• Sort and shelve materials.
• Routine maintenance on books and other materials.
• Assists in maintaining library collections by suggesting material selection at all levels and types
• Process all types of collection materials by cataloging, labeling, preparing cards and pockets and covering.
• Maintains library bibliographic and circulation records.
• Overdue material recovery – calls and fine notices for lost and damaged materials.
Internal Organizational Participation
• Order and restock office and cataloging supplies as needed.
• Promote and assist with library programs and special events as required.
• Participate in continuing education, relevant workshops and cross-training.
• Assist Director with statistics preparation.
• Assist in coordinating the book sale.
• Empties book drop, sets up book charger, records circulation figures, and handles mail.
• Answers telephone calls and provides information or otherwise assists or refers patrons as appropriate.
• Serve as the primary or backup staff member for planning children’s and young adult programs, including but not limited to story times, class visits, seasonal reading programs and other special
events designed especially for Eveleth residents under the age of 18.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
• Considerable knowledge of a wide variety of subjects to assist patrons with informational needs.
• Knowledge of the scope and physical organization of the library’ collection.
• Knowledge of cataloging and classification methods of library materials.
• Considerable skill in searching for materials on-line using computer databases.
• Ability to learn and accurately use library’s integrated library software system, office computers and software, library and office equipment.
• Sort and file alphabetically and arrange and locate materials according to the Dewey Decimal System.
• Effectively interview and listen to patrons, determine their needs and interest, and provide reference assistance.
• Work with patrons of all ages, ethnicities, backgrounds and abilities.
• Account for and handle money and maintain accurate records.
• Planning and executing children’s programming.
• Knowledge of popular literature and reading.
• Sit, kneel or stand for long periods of time; climb up on stools, lift and carry loads up to 40 pounds; bend, stretch, and reach to retrieve materials.
• Regularly hear, speak and write when communicating in person, by telephone or electronically.
• Regularly use vision abilities to read computer screens, book titles, reports, correspondence, and other document in paper or electronic formats.
• Occasionally shovel snow.
Minimum 3 years similar experience in a library. Two years post-secondary education.