Friday, December 08, 2006

Library Assistant - Avon Free Public Library

Library Assistant - Avon Free Public Library, Avon, CT. HOURS: 22 hours per week, including an evening and Saturday rotation. SUMMARY JOB DESCRIPTION: Performs responsible and varied paraprofessional duties in the circulation of library books and materials; assists patrons, students, and staff in using library facilities, resources and services, and performs varied and responsible library clerical work. ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES: Performs circulation desk duties, including charging and discharging library materials, answers telephone calls and provides information as necessary. Assists patrons in the use of the library's catalogue and reference materials, answers reference questions as able; locates information or guides patrons to source materials. Performs work in various library units, including desk coverage duties, children's, reference, or as assigned. Performs general office clerical tasks. Regularly returns books and materials to shelves and storage sites. Periodically weeds collections, removing outdated or damaged books and materials. Participates in building the Library's collection of books, periodicals, and audio-visual equipment and materials. Evaluates library materials based on knowledge of community needs, review of professional journals and literature, and library policy. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: The skills and knowledge required would generally be acquired with an Associate's Degree in Library Science, or graduation from high school with one year of public library experience, or an equivalent combination of education and library experience. Reports to the Circulation Supervisor. SALARY RANGE: $15.4790 - $17.0860 (hired after 7-1-96). APPLY TO: Human Resources Office, 60 West Main Street, Avon, CT 06001. APPLICATION DEADLINE: Wednesday, December 20, 2006.