Application Employment

LIBRARY AIDE

 

Pay Grade:      1

FLSA Designation:     Non-Exempt

Classification Summary

A Library Aide is responsible for the proper running of the front desk, greeting patrons, checking materials in and out properly, and handling money.  A Librarian Aide will receive on-the-job training to gain a good basic knowledge of the library services that are available and of library procedures. This position regularly performs tasks wherever needed to maintain effective and efficient Library facilities and operations. The Librarian Aide is supervised by the Library Director or Children’s Librarian, but some latitude is granted for the exercise of independent judgment and initiative. The principal duties of the position are performed in a library and office environment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (may vary by assignment)

  • Checks library materials, including books, audio and video materials, and related items, in and out for patrons;
  • Provides reference assistance using both electronic and traditional sources to library patrons;
  • Assists patrons in using computer resources;
  • Uses a variety of print and electronic resources and computer software for reference work and for creating and implementing information programs;
  • Assists patrons to find materials appropriate to their reading level and/or interests;
  • Answers telephones and personal inquiries to provide information to library patrons on library policies, hours of operation, availability of materials, requests for materials, and other inquiries;
  • Processes new books, periodicals, audio and video items, and related materials into the library and removes outdated materials;
  • Takes information requests from customers;
  • Issues new and replacement library patron cards;
  • Processes fines;
  • Performs minor repairs on materials;
  • Maintains materials properly placed on shelves or proper storage areas in a timely fashion;
  • Maintains library premises in a neat and orderly manner;
  • Maintains cooperative working relationships with City staff, community leaders, and elected officials;
  • Performs all work duties and activities in accordance with City and Department policies, procedures and safety practices.

Other Duties and Responsibilities

  • Performs other related duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Fundamental library principles, objectives, methods, materials, and practices;
  • Books and authors;
  • Basic office functions including, but not limited to, typing, filing, data entry and related functions;
  • Customer service principles, practices, and objectives;
  • Basic math, calculating change and completing required statistical forms;
  • English grammar and punctuation.

Ability to:

  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Follow oral and written instructions;
  • Interpret policies and procedures for application in performance of duties and to the public when necessary;
  • Learn and operate the library’s automated systems;
  • Apply the library’s cash handling procedures;
  • Coordinate a variety of tasks and schedules to meet demanding timelines;
  • Operate a personal computer and job-related software;
  • Quickly learn and put to use new skills and knowledge brought about by rapidly changing information and/or technology;
  • Read, comprehend, and follow oral and written instructions and to understand and apply available guidelines to varied operational requirements;
  • Perform a wide variety of duties and responsibilities with accuracy and speed under the pressure of time-sensitive deadlines;
  • Demonstrate integrity, ingenuity and inventiveness in the performance of assigned tasks;
  • Work as a team member;
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public, other City employees, supervisory and subordinate personnel, and elected and appointed officials.
Acceptable Experience and Training
  • High school diploma or GED equivalency; and
  • One (1) of general library or customer service experience preferred; or
  • Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform as an effective and competent Librarian Aide/Assistant.
  • Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing or other communication capabilities, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to discern verbal instructions, communicate effectively on the telephone and in person, and to hear sounds within the normal range of conversation;
  • Sufficient visual acuity, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to review the work of staff, provide and comprehend written work instructions and review, evaluate, and prepare a variety of written documents and text materials;
  • Sufficient manual dexterity, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to operate standard office equipment, computer equipment, and specialized library equipment; to use hands to finger, handle, or operate objects, tools, or controls;
  • Sufficient personal mobility, flexibility, strength, physical reflexes, and agility, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to sit or stand for an extended period of time, operate a computer keyboard, bend, reach overhead with hands and arms, stoop to nearly floor level, kneel, lift up to 25 pounds, maneuver heavy book carts, and to work in a library environment.

Essential Physical Abilities

  • Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing or other communication capabilities, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to discern verbal instructions, communicate effectively on the telephone and in person, and to hear sounds within the normal range of conversation;
  • Sufficient visual acuity, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to review the work of staff, provide and comprehend written work instructions and review, evaluate, and prepare a variety of written documents and text materials;
  • Sufficient manual dexterity, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to operate standard office equipment, computer equipment, and specialized library equipment; to use hands to finger, handle, or operate objects, tools, or controls;
  • Sufficient personal mobility, flexibility, strength, physical reflexes, and agility, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to sit or stand for an extended period of time, operate a computer keyboard, bend, reach overhead with hands and arms, stoop to nearly floor level, kneel, lift up to 25 pounds, maneuver heavy book carts, and to work in a library environment.

The City of Gooding is an equal employment opportunity employer. We do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital or veteran status, disability, sexual orientation (including gender identity), or any protected status.

The City will in accord a preference to employment of veterans of the U.S. Armed Services in accordance with provisions of Idaho code 65-502 or its successor. In the event of equal qualifications for an available position, a veteran or family member who qualifies pursuant to Idaho Code 65-502 or its successor will be employed.

Applications and job descriptions are available at the Gooding City Clerk’s office, 308 5th Ave West, Gooding, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

 **Note: If a recruitment has a closing date of continuous it may be suspended or closed without prior notice.