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Job Description

Job Title: Adult Services Assistant

Job Classification:


  • Full or part-time (25 hours/week minimum)

  • Reports to Adult Services Librarian


Essential Functions:


  • Staffing the main circulation desk including days, evenings, and two Saturdays a month

  • Ensuring the maintenance of accurate usage statistics

  • Assisting with homebound and outreach services

  • Providing basic instruction in the use of information tools to patrons

  • Supporting collection development by keeping the department materials organized, shelf reading, helping with weeding, and reviewing materials for damage or replacement

  • Upholding and enforcing library policies


Other Responsibilities:


  • Planning and presenting programs under the supervision of the Adult Services Librarian

  • Making & stocking displays coordinated by the Librarians

  • Supporting the library experience by tidying the library and readying it at opening and closing

  • Staffing the youth circulation desk and branch library as needed

  • Other duties as assigned by the Adult Services Librarian or the Library Director


Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:


  • High school diploma

  • Basic computer literacy

  • Self-direction and resourcefulness

  • Attention to details and organization

  • Ability to work with the public in a friendly, professional, and responsive manner

  • Communication skills that allow interaction with other staff and the public


Desirable Requirements/Qualifications:


  • Work experience in a public library


Physical demands:

The employee frequently is required to:

  • Stand, walk, sit

  • Use hands and fingers to use scissors and handle books, paper, and technology

  • Speak and listen to others

  • See and read

  • Reach with hands and arms

  • Frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds



Per salary schedule; beginning wage $13.00 per hour, depending on previous work experience and education, nonexempt from FLSA


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.

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