This classification has been designated as a non-classified, non-merit system, at-will position.
The current recruitment will be used to fill a benefited, part-time vacancy; however, the eligible list will be established for future full-time and part-time vacancies.
A Library Assistant performs a variety of specialized, skilled, clerical, and/or paraprofessional library activities. The work requires customer service skills and the application of library science knowledge and techniques, including: bibliographic search procedures, cataloging, circulation, and the use of a variety of reference sources and materials.
A Library Assistant performs duties and responsibilities which may include, but are not limited to, any combination of the following tasks:
- Retrieves information from computer and print resources in order to help library users find books or information.
- Assists and trains library users in the use of the computer and print resources.
- Answers questions and provides service for routine reference questions; refers complex reference questions to the appropriate Librarian.
- Assists users in the use of specialized equipment.
- Explains or interprets library policy.
- Checks library materials in and out; received monies and maintains accurate deposit and patron account information.
- Receives, processes, and makes library materials available to the public.
- Promotes the use of library materials using marketing techniques.
- Coordinates the library's interlibrary loan activities, including: monitoring overdue books, requesting payment for lost, overdue, and damaged materials; and communicating with the patron to ensure payment and/or return.
This class performs related duties as required.
Assignments are performed according to established policies and procedures, but work is done independently and requires judgment in the disposition of routine matters. Depending on assignment, supervision may be received from a Branch Operations Supervisor or Librarian II, who reviews work through conferences and results achieved. Some assignments require night and weekend work. This class is FLSA nonexempt.
Qualifications & Requirements
Employee Values: All employees of the City of Mesa are expected to uphold and exhibit the City's shared employee values of Knowledge, Respect, and Integrity.
Minimum Qualifications Required. Any combination of training, education, and experience equivalent to two years of college-level work in Library Arts, Library Science, or a related field. Good (1 - 3 years) of library experience in a public contact environment, which includes explaining and interpreting policies and/or resolving conflicts.
Preferred/Desirable Qualifications. Possession of a Library Technician certificate.
Link to Job Description
http://apps.mesaaz.gov/jobdescriptions/Documents/JobDescriptions/cs3303.pdf (Download PDF reader)