Library Assistant I

Job description

Library Assistant I

North Orange County Community College District

Position Number: CCC693

Location: Cypress College

Department: Library/Learning Resource Center & Distance Ed

Percentage of Employment: 100%

Months of Employment: 12 Months Per Year

Work Schedule: Monday- Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Schedule and shift are subject to change in accordance with department needs.)

Job Description:

Assists and provides technical information to faculty, staff and students and other patrons regarding online catalog, location, selection, and utilization of books, periodicals and other library materials.

Charges, discharges, reserves, and renews books and other materials; collects and accounts for fines, overdue charges and other monies.

Processes library cards for faculty, staff, and students to ensure all patrons have access to library materials.

Processes and catalogs new library acquisitions in accordance with established standards and procedures; resolves bibliographic searches.

Processes and maintains library materials and is responsible for monitoring shelving and shelf reading in an assigned area of the library; assists in maintaining the library in a quiet and orderly condition.

Assists in daily operations procedures such as unlocking and locking entrances, handling cash receipts, and book drop clearing.

Participates in the planning and development of library policies, programs and procedures as requested.

Prepares and maintains a variety of detailed statistical records, reports and correspondence and continuously updates the library database for assigned area of responsibility.

Performs general clerical duties related to the maintenance and efficiency of the library; processes various forms, letters and correspondence; answers telephones and directs calls as appropriate; provides routine information.

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

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 professional library duties in one or more of the following areas: acquisition, cataloging, circulation, distribution and utilization of library resources; and providing assistance to students, faculty, and other patrons regarding library resources.

Working Relationships:
The Library Assistant I maintains frequent contact with 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 codes and standards

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

Knowledge of various computer software applications

Knowledge of modern office practices, procedures and equipment

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

Ability to read, interpret, apply and explain rules, regulations, policies and procedures

Ability to work and interact with the public

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

Ability to plan, organize and prioritize work

Ability to meet schedules and time lines

Ability to understand and follow oral and written directions

Ability to communicate effective, both orally and in writing

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others

Special Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications:
High School Diploma or GED.

Minimum one (1) year 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 course work in library science/technology.

Experience working in a college or university library.

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

Salary Range: $4,023 - $4,866 Per Month

Number of Vacancies: 1

Commitment to Diversity:

Posting Number: 2015324P

Open Date: 03/08/2019

Close Date: 3/29/2019

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) 808-4810 at least three business days in advance of the scheduled examination/interview date.

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Posted: 3/11/2019
Application Due: 4/1/2019
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