East Central Arkansas Regional Library
JOB DESCRIPTION

TITLE:  LIBRARY ASSISTANT I
Rev. July 2022

 

Purpose and Scope - Assists with providing general library service. May act as person in-charge of a library facility.

 

Principal Responsibilities –

  • Shelves materials and maintains shelve organization.

  • Provides customer service to library users, assist with patron requests at the circulation desk, assist with basic reader's advisory and reference assistance; this may include database searching. 

  • Assists with processing of new material and mends library materials.

  • Assists with neat appearance of library, filing, withdrawing, answering telephone, shelving and reading shelves.

  • Assists with library programming, including help plan and implement programs.

  • Assists with computers and computer area.

  • May deliver materials between libraries, driving a library vehicle.

  • May be responsible for opening and/or closing/securing library facilities.

  • Related clerical tasks.

  • Perform related duties as necessary.

 

Necessary Skills -

  • Ability to work well with the public, supervisor, coworkers and maintain a friendly helpful attitude

toward people of all ages.

  • Expertise and ability to use computers, various office programs, and the Library ILS system.

  • Ability to understand oral and written instructions.

  • Ability to maintain files, records and shelf organization.

  • Ability to work efficiently and well with other employees and a willingness to help with general

            library activities.

  • Have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.        

 

Working Conditions - Work in a library environment directly with the public; sustained posture in a standing, walking or seated position for prolonged periods of time; perform bending, lifting and pushing; perform repetitive hand and arm motions for prolonged periods of time; exposure to computer screens for prolonged periods of time. May be required to safely operate a motor vehicle, and lift/carry/manipulate loads of up to 40 pounds. Must have ability to use hand trucks, book carts, and similar equipment.

 

Educational/Experience Requirements – High School diploma required. Some college preferred. Previous library experience is preferred.


Position detail/Salary – Part-time hourly position, night and weekend hours required. Starting Salary $11 per hour.