Job Title: Library Assistant, 15 hr/wk, JP 010-14
Deadline: May 1, 2014
Department: M. Allan Vogelson Regional Branch
Salary: $11.0498 per hour
Schedule: Primarily afternoon, nights and weekends;
schedule may change based on Library needs
Status: Permanent after completing 90-day working test period
Description of Duties
Under general supervision, primary duties include performing a variety of public service tasks, including but not limited to, discharging and charging library materials, computing and collecting fines, registering customers for library cards and programs, processing holds, answering general questions from the public, assisting customers in locating materials, shelving materials, emptying the book drop, assisting customers on the public computers and other related duties as required. May be scheduled at other branches.
Knowledge of basic arithmetic using whole numbers
Ability to perform extensive alphabetizing beyond the first letter of a word.
Ability to converse courteously in person and using other methods of communication
Ability to comprehend and follow written and/or oral one-or-two step instructions
Knowledge of Millennium and Dewey Decimal System and Basic Computer Skills a plus
Appointee may be required to possess a driver's license valid in New Jersey if the operation of a vehicle is necessary to perform the essential duties of the position.
Applications of current employees will be reviewed first, then, other applications will be reviewed in the following order: residents of Camden County, Contiguous County Residents, NJ State Residents.
Employment applications may be obtained at any of our branches or may be printed off our website at www.camdencountylibrary.org/employment-library
Completed applications are due by May 1, 2014 at 2pm and should be forwarded to:
Camden County Library
Department of Human Resources
203 Laurel Road
Voorhees, NJ 08043 or Fax: 856-772-2761 or E-mail: email@example.com
*Please refer to the Job Posting Number on your application; failure to submit a completed application or to indicate job posting number may be reason for your application not to be considered.
We meet the learning, recreational and information needs of our customers, providing an open environment for our community.
The Camden County Library is an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action Employer
- Advise the Library Director in development of policies relating to youth services.
- Direct the work and training of support personnel assigned to youth services.
- Monitor and evaluate collections and select and withdraw materials for Youth
- Services collections utilizing appropriate library selection and collection
- Participate and interact with local, regional, and statewide youth services agencies (regional system, state library, and professional organizations).
- Establish a good working relationship between the Library and local schools to
- Develop ideas and assist in the preparation of proposals for grant funds; support
- Arrange and present library tours and programs for children, parents/caregivers,
- Develop and deliver story hours, activities, and themed seasonal reading program activities for children and care givers.
- Prepare and collect statistics, surveys, and reports which measure and evaluate
- Assist the Library Director in assessment of budgetary, personnel, and equipment needs of library’s youth services areas
- Attend local and professional meetings and seminars related to youth services
- Work at library reference desk to provide reference services to all library patrons
- Work at library circulation desk as required, and perform all duties associated
- Responsibility for operation of the library on assigned evenings and weekends.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Broad knowledge of books, literature, and audiovisual materials for youth
- Ability to create programs and services for youth to meet the changing needs of
- Knowledge of modern theories of child development.
- Knowledge of effective employee relations and team leadership techniques.
- Knowledge of current education/library personnel and training techniques.
- Knowledge of community needs assessment methods.
- Knowledge of the kinds of community resources and types of agencies serving
- Ability to develop positive library/community relationships.
- Demonstrated ability to plan, organize, direct, and evaluate quality library
- Demonstrated ability to conduct a variety of youth programs including story
- Demonstrate a high interest in and have extensive experience working with youth and their families.
- Ability to communicate and work effectively with all levels of library personnel
- Ability to communicate effectively in English.
- Ability to set priorities, meet deadlines, and share workloads.
- Ability to plan short-term and on-going projects and programs and to direct
- Demonstrate the ability at all times to work on a multi-task oriented basis.
- Ability to work a flexible schedule that includes days, evening, weekends, and
- Ability to serve as acting-Library Director for limited time periods, and serve as a
- Working knowledge of services to children and young adults in public
- Working knowledge of collection development and selection of library
- Working knowledge of library procedures and practices including basic
- Two years of increasingly responsible paid professional public library
- Demonstrated knowledge of children’s literature, storytelling, children’s
- Possession of a valid Driver’s License and a satisfactory driving record
- Ability to satisfactorily pass an FBI background check.
- Works in collaboration with the Automated Services Coordinator and System Executive Director to evaluate, develop and maintain the library system’s public and intranet web site services, including social media web sites and digital content, such as reference databases, eBooks, eAudios, summer reading program registration software, etc.
- Collaborates with the Automated Services Coordinator and Training Services Coordinator to implement System-wide Web Advisory Team committee recommendations and to maintain web site standards.
- Prepares, edits, and posts graphical and narrative materials to the library system websites regularly.
- Provides help desk support to member library web site editors as needed.
- Works in collaboration with the Capital Area Library District to develop and maintain digital content resources.
- Assists the Automated Services Coordinator with various maintenance and statistical routines for currently adopted integrated library system software (Sierra), such as updating annual calendars; verifying and updating web site links and scripted searches; formatting customer notices and staff reports; resolving and distributing failed customer notices to member libraries; compiling user statistics, etc.
- Assists the Automated Services Coordinator with various maintenance and statistical routines for currently adopted library development software (Raiser’s Edge), such as establishing secure library fund accounts; importing integrated library system customer records into the development software; making quarterly National Change of Address directory updates, etc.
- Assists the Executive Director with formatting and distribution of customer communications in both digital and print formats.
- Microsoft Office 2007 (Word and Excel)
- Web site content management systems (Drupal preferred)
- cPanel, WHM (Web Host Management), PHPMyAdmin
- HTML, CSS, using an editor and coding by hand
- Adobe Photoshop
- Associates degree in computer science or equivalent. Preference given to those with library science or information science degree.
- 2 years working experience in library information technology, especially web site management, software, and databases.
- Hours: 29 - 30 hours per week
- Salary: $15.84/hr
- Status: Part-time, Non-Exempt
- Master’s degree in Library or Information Science required
- Strong leadership skills, sound judgment, team building ability and initiative required
- Management experience preferred
- Commitment to urban librarianship
- Commitment to excellence in the provision of reference service and adult programming
- Knowledgeable about library trends
- Ability to work well with management, co-workers and volunteers
- Willingness to adapt to changing user needs
- Strong organizational, communication, and presentation skills
- Pleasant demeanor and helpful attitude essential
- Scheduling flexibility, including evenings and weekends