Library Customer Service Specialist

City of Rapid City - Rapid City, SD3.4

What We Do
The Rapid City Public Library provides library, information, and technology services to the citizens of Rapid City and Pennington County through the downtown library, the North library at the General Beadle School, and online through downloadable materials and research databases.

Please visit the Rapid City Public Library's website for additional information.

This position is part of the AFSCME-Library union. Applications within the work unit will be considered first.

Position Details
About Our Job
This position provides administrative and technical support for the Circulation and Technical Services Division of the Library. Its serves as the primary contact point for customers using the Library, ensuring a positive customer experience by determining customer needs, analyzing and solving problems, and directing customers to appropriate staff and resources.

Job duties may include:
Greets library patrons; provides initial direction and/or answers basic directional questions
Checks materials in and out, including using computer to discharge them from patron record and accurate re-shelving of materials.
Issues library cards
Answers questions from public regarding library policies and procedures.
Prepares incoming library materials, including searching database and creating, modifying, or transferring records
Prepares and processes new materials; withdraws holdings from databases; maintains records and files
Provides reader's advisory services as needed
Answers telephone as needed
Assists in maintaining library collections and assists in cumulating statistics
Operates standard office equipment, such as personal computers, multi-line telephones, copiers, and printers
Assists with orienting pages, volunteers and other staff as assigned
Completes library acquisitions functions for general materials
Prepares and distributes collection documents and reports for delinquent accounts
Identifies and assigns call numbers for materials processing
Develops and checks global updates and modifications in integrated library systems
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Additional Information
About You
If you delight in helping others find joy in literature or discovering the answers to questions even the internet can't seem to answer, then please consider applying at the Rapid City Public Library!

Our ideal candidate will:
be an excellent listener
have solid customer service experience
have experience working with patrons in a library setting
have the ability to work with a diverse population and to work collaboratively to accomplish goals
have flexibility and willingness to adapt and work in a rapidly changing academic environment
We understand your time is valuable, so we encourage you to apply if you possess one of the following minimum requirements:
Associates degree or equivalent from two-year college OR five or more years related experience in a public library setting, including but not limited to computer software and hardware
Acceptance into a Library Technical Assistant program and continuous participation in classes until degree is obtained, degree must be obtained within three years from date of hire, and three years related experience using clerical and technical procedures, including but not limited to computer software and hardware.