Thursday, November 21, 2013

Library Assistant, Full-Time - Enfield Public Library

Library Assistant, Full-Time - Enfield Public Library. Hourly Rate: $20.18 . General Statement of Duties: The Library Assistant performs many support activities involved in operating a library by assisting the professional librarians following established rules and procedures and policies. May assist in the administration of a branch in the absence of a professional librarian. Library Assistants generally work in both technical and user services. User services work is directly with the public to help them find the information needed. Technical services is acquiring and preparing material for use and dealing less frequently with the public. An employee in this class shall perform routine general library work and may acquire proficiency in only one of the general specialized areas of library work. Library Assistants may work on special projects. Supervision Received: Works under the general direction and supervision of the Head of Circulation who issues instructions, spot checks work or requires cross-checking by other personnel, but has some latitude for the exercise of independent judgment and initiative. Essential Job Functions: In the administration of a branch or division in the administration of a branch or division in the absence of a professional librarian; participates in all the work at the circulation desk such as processing interlibrary loans, and reserves books, may supervise computer use and train others in the use of the computer; instructs patrons in the use of media and equipment and operates equipment, answers telephone, receives overdues, etc; orients patrons to the library by informing them of services available and the location of media, by recommending media and by explaining use of the Public Access catalog; records departmental statistics; compiles and maintains suspension list; compiles and maintains reserved books. Other Job Functions: Provides informational and directional services for patrons, assists in locating reference sources and instructs in their use; operates and maintains audiovisual equipment; may assist in the promoting of programs for patrons; maintains the collection by recommending what media will be mended or discarded and by shelf reading; performs related duties as required. Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Knowledge, Skill, Ability: Computer skills, knowledge of computerized circulation system, ability to assist public in using personal computers and products on local area network. Personal Attributes: Ability to deal with associates and the public in a courteous manner; ability to make decisions of other than a routine nature in order to meet controlling conditions; neat personal appearance; pleasing manner. Experience and Training: Graduate from High School or equivalent and two (2) years clerical experience, preferably in a library. This job description is not, nor is it intended to be, a complete statement of all duties, functions and responsibilities which comprise this position. Revised: Applications are available on-line at, or by calling the Human Resources Department at (860) 253-6345. Choose ONE of the following ways to apply: (1) mail completed applications or resumes to Town of Enfield, Human Resources Department, 820 Enfield Street, Enfield, CT 06082, (2) e-mail your resume to, or (3) fax your resume or application to (860) 253-6264. The Human Resources Department provides reasonable accommodation to persons with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If you need an accommodation in the application process, please contact the Human Resources Department. EOE/AA/M/F.