Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Substitute Library Assistants (Children’s and Teen Services) - Avon Free Public Library

Substitute Library Assistants (Children’s and Teen Services) - Avon Free Public Library. The Avon Public Library is seeking Substitute Library Assistants (Children’s and Teen Services). We are looking for applicants who enjoy working with middle school students during the afternoon hours. Potential candidates will be knowledgeable with public libraries, share a love of reading and books, and demonstrate the desire to work in a high-energy, team-oriented environment. The salary is $20.0076/hour in accordance with Step 4A of the Town of Avon’s Classification and Pay Plan. Sick leave is provided consistent with State of Connecticut Regulations, but there are no other benefits associated with this position. Please fax, mail, or email your cover letter, resume and Application for Employment ( under job opportunities) by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, September 16, 2016 to: Denise Dwyer, 60 West Main Street, Avon, CT 06001; Fax (860) 409-4366; Town of Avon Library Assistant Position Definition: Performs responsible and varied library services in the Children’s and Teen Department including assisting teen, children, parents, and students with reference and reader’s advisory, the use of library materials, equipment and resources. Supervision Received: Receives general supervision from the Children’s and Teen Services Manager, and task supervision from a professional librarian. Supervision Exercised: May allocate tasks to Library Pages. Examples of Essential Job Duties: 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. Assists patrons in use of computers and equipment, including database and Internet searching. Assists patrons in use of reference and public access catalogs and other library sources. Refers patrons as necessary to Reference Librarians. Performs work in various library units, including cataloging, children’s, reference, or as assigned. Prepares materials in promoting use of library, including posters, newsletters and exhibits. Processes books and materials for mailing in the interlibrary loan program. Maintains records of outgoing and incoming materials. May prepare book orders and keeps acquisition records for both new materials and donations. Maintains inventory of library materials and supplies. Obtains materials from library service centers for special collections. Performs general office clerical tasks. Creates cards, lists, overdue notices, correspondence and reports as required. Maintains materials, supplies or equipment for an assigned unit. Maintains various office files. Operates standard office equipment, such as computer, copy machine, calculator, etc. Performs related work as assigned. Regularly returns books and materials to shelves and storage sites. Shelf reads book stacks to place books in order. Periodically weeds collections, removing outdated or damaged books and materials. Makes minor repairs to books and materials as possible. Packages damaged books and materials to send to external contractors for mending. 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. Recommends selections to the Children’s and Teen Services Manager. Examples of Incidental Job Duties: Monitors the reading rooms and other library areas to maintain order, and to provide a friendly environment for library patrons.Participates in training and professional development programs. Minimum Qualifications Required: 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. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Ability to acquire a working knowledge of library principles and practices is necessary. A working knowledge of basic office procedures, including filing, scheduling, posting and simple bookkeeping is required. Ability to acquire a working knowledge of, and to work with, computer applications and technical equipment applicable to library operations is needed. Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or schedule form is necessary. Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide all units of measure is required. Must be able to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, and diagrammatic or schedules form. Must be able to relate to patrons and have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with library staff is essential. Physical, Mental Exertion/Environmental Conditions: Performs duties in an open environment. Must be able concentrate on moderate detail with constant interruptions. Routinely and intermittently exposed to computer screen, and must take periodic breaks from screen. May be required to lift and move light to medium weights, for example, books, displays, equipment, office supplies, etc. Must be able to hear clearly (correctable to within normal limits) to record telephone information, and to see (vision correctable to 20/20) to complete applications and forms. May drive to out of library locations. Ability to manage stress due to interaction with the public. License or Certificate: Not applicable.Note: The above tasks and responsibilities are illustrative only. It is not meant to include every task or responsibility. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.