Responsible for sorting and shelving library books and materials. Also, responsible for assisting the library staff in performing related customer service and clerical work.
Essential Job Functions
Retrieve items and return materials to their appropriate place on the shelves, according to alphabetical or numeric filing.
Straighten shelves and check for proper order. Locate missing items.
Sort materials and lift book bins.
Transfer library materials from book carts to appropriate locations.
Assist in unloading books from van.
Assist in lifting, moving, and setting up heavy items such as computer equipment or furniture.
Distribute periodicals, newspapers and mail to appropriate locations. Pull old periodicals for discarding, recycling and/or resale.
Check-in and trace materials using a computerized system.
Provide basic level assistance for library users and refer users to appropriate library staff.
Preferred Knowledge - Abilities & Skills
Some experience in a library environment
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
General knowledge of standard library filing systems
Skill to operate a computer keyboard to enter and retrieve information regarding books and materials
Ability to understand and implement oral and written directions
Ability to drive a vehicle
Licenses & Certifications
Valid Class C Texas driver's license
Physical Tasks & Working Conditions
The incumbent works in a typical library environment, but physical labor is required. Occasional outdoor work, and travel between city and library facilities may occur. Primary environment will be in a climate controlled, indoor atmosphere with some exposure to dust and occasional unpleasant conditions. Physical tasks will include lifting, squatting, bending, stooping, reaching overhead and carrying supplies, as needed to accomplish the tasks of the activity on a daily basis. Must be able to reach materials at 90” height shelving or shelving at floor level, lift/carry up to 50 pounds regularly, and push/pull 200 pound wheeled book cart. Must also be able to utilize keyboard and peripherals, handheld mobile devices, and multi-function office phones.
REQUIRED WORK HOURS: The incumbent is required to work 19 hours per week, with varying hours, as needed to support operations. Hours include 9:00 a.m. through 9:00 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, and 9:00 a.m. through 6:00 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.
REQUIRED WORK LOCATIONS: The incumbent must be available to work at any of the four (4) Garland Library locations.
Communication Customer Service Interpersonal Skills Managing Conflict Problem Solving/Analysis Quality Teamwork Communication
Minimum Education & Work Experience
Completion of the tenth grade At least 16 years of age Ability to file accurately by alphabet and numbers Or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.