LIBRARY ASSOCIATE - EASTSIDE BRANCH
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES
Library Associates are responsible for performing advanced, specialized paraprofessional duties in support of public service functions. Assignments may involve tasks at the Central Library and the branches and may include: circulation support, planning and teaching computer technology classes; providing support for children's services; or providing support for periodical and interlibrary loan services.
Work is performed under the direct supervision of a librarian and the general supervision of the person-in-charge.
None. May be assigned to help monitor, train, and oversee the work of Library Assistants, Pages, and volunteers.
LPL policies and procedures, position description and site specific practices
Library customers, LPL staff, professional organizations and associates, and community groups.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE CLASS
Provide exceptional customer service by teaching and assisting customers with checkout and other circulation-related tasks.
Assist customers in utilizing library tools, including the library's website and databases, basic internet resources, the Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC), copiers, computers, printers, reader printers, etc.
Proactively seek out customers to offer assistance in all parts of the library or department.
Suggest books and authors to customers upon request and assist customers in locating and reserving library materials.
Provide accurate information about library resources and services to customers.
Explain the policies and procedures of the library to customers.
Perform routine collection maintenance tasks according to assignment.
Utilize library e-mail on a daily basis in order to stay informed about library matters.
Hold customers accountable for following the LPL Code of Conduct and Internet Use Policy or refer to appropriate supervisory level as needed.
Respect the facility and work environment by keeping work area neat, handling minor cleanups, and reporting maintenance issues promptly and appropriately
Interact and communicate pleasantly and effectively with diverse customers and staff, maintaining a positive and professional demeanor and providing friendly courteous service.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Must have the ability to:
Quickly learn and apply fundamental library procedures, methods, and techniques after orientation and training.
Establish and maintain positive, effective working relationships with library customers and co-workers.
Provide basic readers' advisory.
Troubleshoot equipment as needed.
Carry out with limited supervision continuing assignments related to the daily operations of the library.
Follow oral and written instructions.
Effectively communicate both orally and in writing with customers and staff.
Learn and adapt to new and changing technologies.
Understand the boundaries of job responsibilities and refer customers to trained library staff appropriately.
Work the required schedule and help fill in schedule gaps occasionally.
Must have working knowledge of current Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office products and navigation of the Internet.
Some knowledge of or ability to quickly learn and follow standard library procedures.
May be required to be bilingual
MINIMUM EXPERIENCE, EDUCATION AND TRAINING
Possession of a bachelor's degree. Some experience in library work related to assignment or any equivalent combination of experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
Successfully pass a background investigation.
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS
Must have the ability to:
Efficiently operate and manipulate office equipment such as keyboard, mouse, printer and copier equipment.
Place books on book trucks, move book trucks, and place and remove books from any shelf of a 90" high shelving unit, repeatedly lifting above, at and below shoulder level.
Climb a step stool to secure books and other library materials.
Perform essential functions which require bending, stooping, lifting and carrying materials weighing up to 40 lbs, and standing for periods of 2-3 hours.
Work without sitting for a minimum of two hours, and during that time is able to move with reasonable speed to locations throughout the workspace in order to accomplish public services duties.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform successfully the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
HAZARDS/UNUSUAL WORKING CONDITIONS
Work is often performed in and around books, shelves, and computers, requiring adherence to industry safety procedures and guidelines.
PLEASE NOTE: As with all vacancies, Lexington Public Library reserves the right to give priority to our internal applicants (current staff) over external applicants.
$13.83 per hour
PRIMARY WORK SCHEDULE
Mon 5p-9p, Tue 5p-9p, Thurs 5p-9p
Every other weekend: Sat 10a-2p, Sun 1p-5p
Applicants must be available for this primary work schedule and help fill in schedule gaps occasionally.
Great working environment; ability to grow and advance within the system; free, safe and convenient parking; free Employee Assistance Program.
Applications for this position will be accepted until 5p, Monday, December 31, 2018.
Applications must be completed at www.lexpublib.org.
If you are unable to complete the application online, please contact the Human Resources Office at (859)231-5550.
Lexington Public Library is an equal opportunity employer.
Lexington Public Library