Saturday, May 19, 2012

Position Description: Student Assistant


Summary of job responsibilities
Maintains the organization of the library collection by sorting and shelving material, along with a wide variety of general library work; performs related duties as assigned.

Job duties
  • sort library material for shelving
  • return material to proper location
  • shelf-read the collection for proper call number order
  • provide basic computer and copy machine assistance to patrons
  • provide technical assistance to staff when needed
  • help patrons locate materials in the stacks
  • answer basic informational, directional and library policy questions
  • search the stacks for books needed for holds, reported missing, or billed for replacement
  • other duties as assigned

Special working conditions
Work is performed primarily in a library environment. Physical exertion may be required to lift office supplies and library materials from overhead and from the floor. Sufficient vision or other powers of observation are essential to permit the employee to read, sort and shelve library materials and maintain patron and cataloging records. Often times, the employee must move, shelve and retrieve library materials from high and low settings.

Minimum qualifications
 At least 15 years of age with recommendation from school personnel or equivalent reference.

Approved by library board 5/17/2012