Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Knowledge of established practices and procedures for an integrated library system (ILS).
- Knowledge of library policies, procedures, and services.
- Knowledge of alpha and numeric systems for arranging library materials.
- Strong customer service skills.
- Strong organization and attention to detail.
- Ability to communicate effectively with diverse audiences.
- Ability to work independently and to set priorities.
- Ability to handle and resolve disruptive behavior effectively.
- Ability to work cooperatively and maintain effective interpersonal skills with others.
- Ability to operate relevant computer systems including hardware and software, such as Microsoft Word and Excel, electronic databases, email, and internet navigation in addition to other office equipment and security systems.
Education and Experience
- High School diploma or G.E.D. required.
- These skills and abilities typically are acquired through completion of secondary school or equivalent together with several months in a customer service environment.
Physical and Environmental Conditions
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a staff member to perform the essential functions of this job successfully. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the incumbent must identify and organize library materials such as books, audiobooks, and DVDs based on small-print numbers and alphabetical characters; scan and inspect library materials including opening media cases; communicate with coworkers and members of the public; and operate computers for extended periods of time. An incumbent must occasionally move objects or materials weighing up to 35 pounds, including transfer of books and other materials to carts or shelves of varying heights. Incumbents may be required to move carts of books and other materials about the building for extended periods of time, and frequently remain stationary at one workstation for extended periods of time.
Most of the work is carried out within a generally accessible, safe, indoor environment. There are regular interpersonal contacts with staff members and with customers of various ages. These contacts and situations are deemed to be generally safe and free of undue stress, but require incumbents to be cordial, helpful, and skilled in interpersonal relations with others both in the public and within the Library District.
The following supplemental questions will be asked during the application process for this position:
- Provide one or two detailed examples of your experience providing direct customer service.
- Provide one example providing technical assistance to customers such as helping with a fax machine, copier or any other equipment.
- Provide one example of a time you had to use good organizational skills and had to pay attention to a lot of details.
- Describe one example using each of the following computer software: 1. MS Word, 2. Email and 3. Internet Navigation.
- Please indicate which position(s) you would like to be considered for.
The above job description is not intended as, nor should it be construed as, exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job.
This and all Sno-Isle Libraries' positions are subject to transfer.