POSITION TITLE: Law Library Assistant
DEPARTMENT: Law Library of Montgomery County
SALARY: $19.70 per Hour (Part-time)
POSITION REPORTING: Law Library Director
Provide general library support and circulation desk duties. Duties include, but are not limited to, circulation of materials, record mail, handle funds received, filing loose-leaf releases and pocket parts, book binding, provide patron assistance, answering phones, and shelving all materials. Work two days per week and additional time as needed.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:
Operate online circulation and serials system
Locate requested material
Check books in and out
Receive and credit overdue book fines
Collect and shelve all materials
Check in and sort all incoming advance sheets, updates, supplements, periodicals, newspapers, invoices, and other office mail
File loose-leaf releases, pocket parts, supplements, and revisions
Locate and correct any missing or misfiled pages
Contact publishers to order missing pages, supplements and issues
Enter all money and checks received in the cash register
Fiscal duties as necessary in accordance with accounting best practices
Assist patrons in the use of the computers and copiers
Prepare and bind cases published in periodicals and the county law journals/ reporters advance sheets
Process and issue new library memberships
Assist with processing annual library membership renewals
Answer telephone inquiries and direct calls to appropriate individual
Replace toner and paper in the printers and copiers
Maintain general orderly appearance of the library
Perform additional related tasks as assigned
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and /or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
High School diploma/GED, college degree preferred
Must be accurate, detail oriented and well organized
Excellent communication skills, strong service orientation and the ability to work with a variety of library users
Ability to operate a variety of office equipment
Proficient with computer technology and ability to create and modify Excel spreadsheets
Familiarity with legal terminology and legal databases (WestLaw/Lexis) desirable
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.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, and talk and hear. The employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle and feel objects, tools and controls; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision and depth perception.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.
Part Time Position