We are hiring!

We are taking applications for a Library Assistant! 9-15 hours per week. HS or GED required. Join a friendly, positive, and service orientated workplace! Technology and social media knowledge a plus.

Applications available until Monday May 23  at 75 N. Bridge St., Markesan. 

Here is the full job description:

Library Assistant I - Job Description 

Responsibilities of Position: 

Under general supervision, perform clerical and other library work as required. 


Examples of Work: 

1. Performs circulation desk procedures, such as check-in and check-out materials, etc., including collecting fines and other money. 

2. Registers patrons, records data, issues cards. 

3. Performs interlibrary loan procedures. 

4. Does typing, filing, processing, repairing, or reconditioning of  library material. 

5. Assists patrons with reference, readers advisory, bibliographic, and other patron assistance services. 

6. Shelves library material and reads shelves. 

7. Picks up, sorts and routes mail, shelves new periodicals. 

8. Assists with library programs and displays. 

9. Performs light housekeeping duties, including trash on collection day. 

10. Assists patrons with mechanical operations of library equipment. 

11. Manages rotating collections and perform interlibrary loan procedures. 

12.  Assist with entering of acquistion information into the data base. 

13. Performs opening and closing procedure as necessary. 

14. Performs other related duties as required. 


Knowledge and Abilities: 

1. Working knowledge of library procedures, services, and material. 

2. Ability to communicate effectively and work well with staff and public in person or on the telephone. 

3. Ability to sort and file efficiently in alphabetic or number order, and to develop a working understanding of the Dewey Decimal system of library materials arrangement. 

4. Ability to maintain a positive, professional, and confidential attitude with staff and public. 

5. Ability to operate library business machines properly, use computer software and automated data base. 

6. Ability to perform moderately heavy physical work. 

7. Ability to maintain patron and library confidentiality. 

8. Willingness to maintain skills in above-mentioned areas through active participation in appropriate education classes. 

9. Ability to complete tasks with a minimal supervision. 


Physical demands of Position: 

1. Standing, walking, stooping, kneeling and crouching. 

2. Climbing: ascending and descending short footstool. 

3. Bending, twisting, and reaching. 

4. Talking and hearing; using the telephone. 

5. Far vision at 20 feet or further; near vision at 20 inches or less. 

6. Lifting and carrying: up to 50 pounds. 

7. Pushing and pulling: object weighing 60-80 pounds on wheels. 

8. Handling: picking up and shelving library material. 


Skill  Requirements: 

1. Communication Skills: effectively communicate ideas and information both in written and oral form. 

2. Reading Ability: effectively read and understand information contained in memoranda, reports and bulletins. 

3. Ability to Comprehend and Follow Instructions: effectively follow instructions from supervisor, verbally and in written form. 

4. Mathematical Ability: calculate basic arithmetic problems (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) without the aid of a calculator. 

5. Time management: set priorities in order to meet assignment deadlines. 


Working Conditions: 

1. Inside work environment. 

2. Flexible work hours: may include morning through evening, and weekend hours. 


Equipment Used: 

Typewriter, calculator, copy machine, personal computer, automated system, printer, fax machine, scanner, telephone, microfilm reader/printer, audio-visual equipment, software programs, others as necessary. 


Education and Experience: 

1. High school diploma or GED. 

2. Library experience or its equivalent in relevant business experience preferred. 

Approved November 18, 2010