Part-time Job Opening at Perrot

Library Technical Assistant-Part-Time (15hrs/wk.) Perrot Library
Salary: $19.00 Hourly
Job Type: Part Time Non Represented
Closing: 11/30/2018 4:00 PM Eastern


General Statement of Duties

    Performs responsible technical work assisting librarians to acquire, prepare and organize materials in all formats and support librarians in helping users to obtain and locate information from a variety of sources as well as assisting with computer equipment and software procedures on the various library computers and computer systems.
    Work requires flexibility and may be performed in one division or in many divisions as part of a cooperative team. May supervise clerical subordinates as assigned.
    Works under the general supervision of a librarian.

    This position will be approximately 15 hours per week.  Must be able to work some evenings and weekends.


    Two years of college level courses in library science, computer science plus at least 2 years of full-time experience as a Library Clerk in a library with heavy computer utilization (or a Bachelor’s Degree plus 1 year of related experience); or high school graduation plus 4 years of related experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Job Description

    Assists in the acquisition, preparation and organization of materials; uses various computers and software programs to place orders for library materials and electronic information services and locates the information necessary to catalog them; assists in or oversees receipt of orders; maintains invoices and fund accounting for orders; catalogs and prepares library materials in all formats for loan. Creates written reports, technical materials and informative guidelines as needed.
    Supports various reference services; assists librarian at reference desk; helps patrons to find information and materials in a variety of formats; indexes local newspapers and magazines; prepares bulletin board and other displays; finds books on selected topics for book displays; may conduct story hours.
    Supervises and assists in the circulation of all types of materials; interprets rules and procedures for circulation to the clerical staff and the public; may assist in maintenance of book, periodical or media collection; may train and/or supervise part-time staff; may prepare schedules for full-time and part-time staff.
    Contributes to the goals and processes of the assigned team. May be responsible for a specific area of the collection: evaluates, orders and culls titles; interfaces with vendors; receives orders and may manage supply budget. Keeps abreast of subject area; may supervise part time employees in completing specific projects.
    Processes interlibrary loan requests from anywhere in the United States using several computer databases; may prepare loans for lending and return the materials to their home library.
    Performs general upkeep and troubleshooting of computers and peripherals; compiles statistics for this function. Assists with a variety of computer operations and may oversee data-entry and work with specific software programs.
    Assists the public in a willing and cooperative manner; selects and takes books to patrons in nursing homes; drives the book van to the nursing homes.
    Performs related duties as required.
    Considerable knowledge of library computer databases, equipment and library programs; knowledge of library clerical and statistical routines.
    Working knowledge of library principles, methods and techniques and the ability to make decisions based on established policies and procedures.
    Working knowledge of books and other media or specific area of service including library reference materials, music, video, etc.
    Ability to operate and troubleshoot a wide variety of computer equipment, audio-visual equipment and office equipment related to library functions; knowledge of and experience in the operation of library computer databases and equipment.
    Ability to communicate effectively and to supervise subordinates; ability to work with other staff and the public in a team environment.
    Ability to deal tactfully and effectively with library patrons and harmoniously with other staff members in a team environment.
    Ability to perform the physical duties of the job, including pushing and pulling loads weighing up to 300 lbs, lifting and carrying loads of books and (occasionally) small children and ability to climb stools, ladders, etc. in the performance of the work.
    Ability to operate a motor vehicle in the State of Connecticut.

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