Library Assistant III

May 08, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

Library Assistant III

North Orange County Community College District

Position Number: CCC945

Location: Cypress College

Department: CC Library Learning Resource ISPS

Percentage of Employment: 100%

Months of Employment: 12 Months/Year

Work Schedule: Monday - Thursday 7:00 am - 5:30 pm (Schedule and shift are subject to change in accordance with department needs.)

Job Description:

Provides technical assistance and instruction to students, faculty and other library patrons in the use of the on-line public access catalog, references and general library collections at Circulation, Reference and Public Service Desks; conducts complex bibliographic searches and recommends other sources of information as appropriate.

Organizes, prioritizes and coordinates the workflow as well as conducting research and resolving problems and issues in an assigned area of responsibility to maximize efficiency.

Directs daily operations procedures such as unlocking and locking entrances, collecting fees and balancing cash register; charges and discharges library materials.

Coordinates and performs a variety of functions related to the acquisition of materials, receiving of all books and periodicals, circulation of materials, and cataloging and referencing (including inter-library loans).

Troubleshoots and assures proper maintenance of library equipment; oversees the installation of departmental microcomputers and related software.

Analyzes and reviews on-line public access catalog entries to assure quality control; resolves conflicts and errors to achieve conformance with on-line Library of Congress authority files and other established library reference authorities with responsibility for maintaining and verifying the accuracy and integrity of library databases.

Develops and maintains specialized on-line procedures manuals; documents and reports problem areas and drafts procedure statements to recommend appropriate changes.

Plans, develops and maintains the college archive collections; organizes bibliographic files utilizing appropriate archival preservation techniques; maintains, repairs and updates various library materials.

Trains and provides work direction and guidance to others as directed.

Prepares and maintains various reports and records including inventory, library budget, statistical information, vendor files, shelf lists, etc.

Performs a variety of public relations duties including representing the library on professional and community groups, conducting library tours and arranging exhibits, and publicity releases.

Learns and applies emerging technologies and advances as necessary to perform duties in an efficient, organized, and timely manner.

Performs related duties as assigned.

Primary Purpose:
This position is responsible for performing complex and technical professional library duties in one or more of the following areas: acquisition, on-line search, cataloging, circulation, distribution and utilization of library resources; and providing specialized assistance to students, faculty, and other patrons regarding library resources.

Working Relationships:
The Library Assistant III maintains frequent contact with various District departments, vendors, students, faculty, and other patrons of the library.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of library policies, procedures, and practices

Knowledge of Library of Congress classification system

Knowledge of on-line bibliographic databases

Knowledge of cataloging rules and standards

Knowledge of correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary

Knowledge of various computer software applications

Knowledge of record-keeping techniques

Knowledge of modern office practices, procedures and equipment

Ability to perform complex and technical paraprofessional duties in a community college library

Ability to develop and maintain the college archive and oral history collections

Ability to organize and monitor the workflow in an assigned area of the library

Ability to work and interact with the public

Ability to work independently and with little direction

Ability to review situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action

Ability to operate a variety of office equipment such as calculator, computer, copier, typewriter, etc.

Ability to plan, organize and prioritize work

Ability to meet schedules and time lines

Ability to conduct research using a variety of computerized research tools

Ability to train and direct the work of others

Ability to understand and follow oral and written directions

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others

Special Requirements:
Coursework must be verifiable on a legible transcript.

Minimum Qualifications:
High school diploma or equivalent supplemented by a minimum of fifteen (15) semester units of college-level course work;

Minimum three (3) years technical and clerical library experience.

Commitment to diversity. All applicants must have demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff.

Desirable Qualifications:
College-level coursework in library science/technology;

Experience working in a college or university library.

Experience working with MARC records, cataloging and OCLC.

Experience working with budgets, inventory and purchasing.

Experience working with library vendors.

Working Conditions:
College library environment; subject to standing, lifting (up to 25 lbs. unassisted), bending, stooping and pushing; repetitive use of upper extremities including hand coordination activities.

Salary Range: $4,349 - $5,280 per Month

Number of Vacancies: 1

Commitment to Diversity:
All applicants must have demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff.

Posting Number: 2015177P

Open Date: 05/05/2017

Close Date: 5/19/2017

Special Instructions Summary: This is a classified position subject to a one-year probationary period. Initial salary placement will be determined by the Office of Human Resources in accordance with Board Policy and is not negotiable. The applicant selected for the position will be required to provide identification and employment eligibility as outlined in the Immigration Reform and Control Act. NOCCCD will not sponsor any visa applications.

The District may choose to fill one or more positions from this recruitment within the same fiscal year or 8 months, whichever is longer.

To ensure consistency and fairness to all applicants, please do not submit materials in addition to those requested. Additional materials will not be considered or returned. Be sure to complete all questions and sections of the application. For questions which may not apply, indicate “N/A” (not applicable). Do not use terms such as “see resume” or “see attached”.

The minimum required number of references for this position is three (3).

All applications will be screened under a process of utmost confidentiality by a committee of representatives from the college community. Possession of the minimum qualifications does not ensure an interview.

Reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities may be requested by calling (714) 808-4821 at least three business days in advance of the scheduled examination/interview date.

Evaluations of foreign degrees and/or coursework are required. See our website at for information regarding evaluation of foreign degrees.

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