LIBRARY ASSISTANT (PART-TIME)

CABARRUS COUNTY - Cabarrus County, NC3.0

Part-time
Description
****PART-TIME POSITION LOCATED AT THE KANNAPOLIS BRANCH LOCATION WORKING UP TO 16 HOURS PER WEEK. MUST BE AVAILABLE TO WORK NIGHTS AND WEEKENDS.

Hiring range for this position is $15.05 - $17.15. Initial placement for new employees is customarily at entry level through 25% percentile. Pay grade for this position is 10.

General Definition of Work:
Performs intermediate paraprofessional work providing assistance to library patrons. Work is performed under general supervision.

Examples of Duties

Essential Functions/Typical Tasks:
Providing customer service oriented assistance in circulation, reference, or children's services; assisting patrons in use of library resources; providing reader's advisory services and programming for the public; maintaining records and files.

(These are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

  • Provides general library services at circulation desk; registers patrons; checks in and out books and other materials; empties book drop.
  • Assists patrons with locating and selecting library materials; assists patrons with placing holds on materials.
  • Prepares and presents programs for children and their families, teens, and/or adults; publicizes those programs.
  • Creates and maintains bibliographies for reader's advisory. Creates displays.
  • Provides reference and reader's advisory services and services to the homebound.
  • Shelves library materials; shelf reads and straightens shelves.
  • Conducts scheduled library tours.
  • Assists library patrons with the use of library computers and related technology and equipment.
  • Troubleshoots minor computer and related peripheral issues.
  • Tracks and reports relevant statistics.
  • Assists in the material deselecting process.
  • Recommends materials for purchase.
  • Handles financial transactions according to County policy.
  • Participates in outreach, marketing, and off-site services.
  • Obtains books and materials from other libraries via inter-library loan.
  • Participates in the coordination of volunteers.
  • Opens and closes library as assigned.
  • Performs related tasks as required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
General knowledge of basic library procedures, methods and techniques; general knowledge of and interest in books including reader interest levels; general knowledge of the library circulation functions; general knowledge of office procedures and records maintenance techniques; ability to exercise initiative and independent judgment; skill in the use of library equipment, materials, computers and related technology and resources; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with library patrons and associates.

Management Preferences:
Considerable experience in a public library setting, including conducting reader's advisory, circulation and reference activities, and programs for a variety of ages.
Night and weekend availability required.

Minimum Education / Experience requirements

Education and Experience:
Requires graduation from an appropriately accredited community college with major course work in education, history, literature or related field; some work experience involving public contact. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Physical Requirements:
This is medium work requiring the exertion of up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects; work requires climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, and repetitive motions; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; visual acuity is required for preparing and analyzing written or computer data, visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts, operation of machines, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities; the worker is not subject to adverse environmental conditions.

Special Requirements:
May require possession of an appropriate driver's license valid in the state of North Carolina. Position may be a safety-sensitive position as defined by the Drug Free Workplace Policy.

Supplemental Information
Cabarrus County selects applicants for employment based on job-related knowledge, skills, and abilities without regard to race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, disability, political affiliation or political influence.

Degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions. Transcripts, degree evaluations and cover letters may be uploaded with your application. Applicants who obtained their education outside of the United States and its territories are expected to assume responsibility for having their academic degrees validated as equivalent to a degree conferred by a regionally accredited college or university in the United States.

Please be sure to complete the application in full. Resumes may be uploaded with your application, but will not be accepted in lieu of a fully completed application and will not be considered for qualifying credit. "See Resume" or "See Attachment" will NOT be accepted.

If multiple applications are submitted to an individual position, only the most recent application received prior to the posting closing date will be accepted. Applications must be submitted by 11:59 PM on the closing date.

Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information regarding the status of your application over the phone. To check the status of your application, please log in to your account. Processing applications will take an average of 6 – 8 weeks due to the high volume of applications received. It is not necessary to contact the Human Resources Office to check the status of an application. Upon the closing date, applications are "Under Review" and will be screened by Human Resources for the most qualified applicants.

For technical issues with your applications, please call the NEOGOV Help Line at 855-524-5627. If there are any questions about this posting other than your application status, please contact HR at 704-920-2200.