Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Part-time Library Assistant Position Albany Public Library

Albany Public Library
Part Time Position Available
Library Assistant - Branch Services Department

*Note: This position will be filled as a PROVISIONAL Civil Service appointment. The appointee will be required to qualify for permanent appointment to this position when the next classification test is offered.

General Statement of Duties: Under the supervision of the Head of Branch Services provides library services to the public in the branch services department.

Classification: Library Assistant

Job Description:
Employees in this classification in the Branch Services Department routinely participate in the following activities: provides assistance to customers using the public computers including routine computer usage and printing questions, provides directional assistance in the use of library facilities and collections, answers and directs telephone calls, reserves requested materials, and performs various stack maintenance tasks related to the collection. In addition to these routine activities, Library Assistants may also be involved with the promotion the use of library materials through displays, planning and conducting programs under the supervision of higher-level staff in the department, and providing instruction to the public in the use of library resources and other tasks of a similar nature as necessary. On the job training is provided under the supervision of higher-level staff.

Required Skills and Abilities: This position requires strong interpersonal skills, particularly tact and courtesy in dealing with the public and coworkers, basic computer skills, a working knowledge of general library operations, the ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions, flexibility in work schedule, a good sense of humor, and a positive work attitude. Ability to work as part of a team is a must.

Minimum Qualifications: Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Bachelor's Degree.

Work Schedule: A combination of day, evening and weekend hours totaling
18.5 hrs. per week is required.

Supervisor: Head of Branch Services
Salary: $15.64 per hour
Deadline: Until filled
Apply to: Patrice M. Hollman, Head of Branch Services for Bach, Delaware and Howe
331 Delaware Avenue
Albany, NY 12209

Albany Public Library is an AA/EO institution and is strongly and actively committed to increasing diversity within its organization.

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