Library Technician

Job description

Position Definition

To perform a wide variety of technical and specialized library clerical duties in a college library.

Position Title
Library Technician

Diablo Valley College

Posting Number

$3,237/month (first step)

Distinguishing Characteristics

Library Assistant - This classification will perform general library clerical duties and receives technical supervision and direction from those in the higher classes.

Library Technician-This classification performs technical duties typically involved in library functions.

Library Technician, Senior €" This classification performs more complex duties involved in overseeing a functional area of a library while providing technical supervision and direction to library staff and students.

Examples of Duties/Essential Functions

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Assists students and faculty at circulation desk; charges, discharges and files library materials.
Processes reserve book and inter-library loan requests from students and faculty; locates material; provides information regarding available library materials; answers routine questions.
Maintains overdue and debt file for non-students; collects and records fines for overdue materials; issues receipts for lost library materials and debt payments.
Compiles statistical data; generates computer reports for librarians' use; files statistical data; compiles end-of semester and end-of-year statistical reports.
Prepares book orders, requisitions, continuing contract orders and library suborders.
Assists in monitoring student budget; maintains accurate records.
Orders, receives and processes library materials.
Maintains and troubleshoots library photocopiers, printers, scanners and other equipment; assists students in proper usage of the machine; arranges for repairs.
Performs related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualification-Education/Experience
Two (2) years of library experience in a technical or paraprofessional capacity, preferably in an academic library.

Possession of an Associate degree from an accredited college, with major emphasis in library technology preferred but not required, or the equivalent.

Minimum Qualification-Knowledge Of
Knowledge of:
Basic library science terminology, systems and technology.
Standard library practices and techniques.
Library technical processes and software relating to acquisition and classification of library materials.
Methods and practices of financial record keeping.
Operations, procedures, specific rules and precedents of the library industry.
Modern software applications (Microsoft Office Suite, etc.).
English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary.

Minimum Qualification-Ability To
Skill/Ability to:
Perform responsible and complex clerical work with accuracy.
Analyze situations and make decisions on procedural matters without immediate supervision.
Apply basic computer skills to assigned tasks.
Problem-solve and act quickly under difficult situations.
Prepare and maintain accurate and complete records and reports.
Make mathematical calculations quickly and accurately.
Ability to keyboard with accuracy.
Serve students, staff and colleagues in a helpful, empathetic, professional manner.
Establish and maintain cooperative work relationships with those contacted in the performance of required duties.
Demonstrate understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio- economic, race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, mental or physical disability, and religious background of all students, faculty and staff, and with all individuals encountered in the performance of required duties.

Desirable Qualifications
Experience with Interlibrary Loan and Reserves policies and procedures in an academic library

Proven ability to train co-workers and/or student workers

Experience with minor graphic design tasks, such as creating signage, handouts, or displays

Special Instructions to Applicants
This position works as part of a close knit team to provide high-quality customer service and accurately perform detail-oriented tasks. Strong communication skills are vital as this position interacts daily with students, faculty, staff, and community members.

Note: New employees will be placed at the first step which is $3,237 per month. Based on current salary placement guidelines, all step increases for which an employee becomes eligible shall take place on July 1st of each fiscal year. These increases will occur, on an annual basis, until the maximum step of $3,943 per month is reached on the salary schedule.

Job Close Date:

Open Until Filled

The Contra Costa Community College District does not discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, age, sex, or sexual orientation. This prohibition against unlawful discrimination extends to any person who is perceived to have any of the above characteristics or who is associated with someone who has, or who is perceived to have, any of those characteristics.





Diversity Profile: University



View more

Learn more on Inside Higher Ed's College Page for University

Arrow pointing right
Job No:
Posted: 3/9/2018
Application Due: 4/20/2018
Work Type: