Library Assistant II

Contra Costa Community College District

Contra Costa Community College District

Library Assistant II

Posting Number: 0000928

Location: Contra Costa College

Salary: $1,618.50 - $1,971.50/month

Position Definition:

To perform a wide variety of clerical and subprofessional library work.

Distinguishing Characteristics:
This is the journey level class in the Library Assistant series. Positions in this class are flexibly-staffed and are normally filled by advancement from the lower class of Library Assistant I, or, when filled from the outside, require prior library work experience. Appointment to the higher class requires that the employee be performing substantially the full range of duties for the class requiring a complete knowledge of policies, procedures, and regulations pertaining to the library function, and meet the qualifications standards for the class. Positions allocated to the class of Library Assistant II may be distinguished from those allocated to the lower level of Library Assistant I by the higher level of applied knowledge and skill which is expected, and by the staff assistance to higher level supervisory positions which is required.

Examples of Duties/Essential Functions:
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Assist students and faculty at circulation desk; charge and discharge library materials. Process reserve book requests from students and faculty; locate material; provide information regarding available library materials; answer routine questions. Maintain overdue and debt file for non-students; collect and record fines for overdue materials; collect payments and issue receipts for lost library materials. Compile statistical data; generate computer reports for Librarians’ use; file statistical data; compile end-of-semester and end-of-year statistical reports. Prepare and type book orders, requisitions, continuing contract orders and library suborders. Assist in monitoring student budget: maintain accurate records. Order, receive and process library materials. Maintain copy machines, changing paper and adding fluid; assist students in proper usage of the machine; arrange for repairs. Place books on and off reserve file. Select, train, coordinate, and supervise student assistants; schedule work hours and verify time cards. Perform related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and skills is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and skills would be: Experience: Two years of experience performing duties equivalent to those assigned to a Library Assistant I in the District. Training: Equivalent to the completion of two years of college with a major in library technology.

Knowledge Of:
Clerical techniques, filing, office methods, and office machines. English usage, grammar, spelling, and vocabulary. Library terminology and standard library practices and techniques. Library technical processes relating to acquisition and classification of library materials. Methods and practices of financial record keeping. Operations, procedures, specific rules and precedents of the industry.

Skill To:

Type from clear copy at a rate of 40 words per minute. Learn to assist patrons in the location of library materials. Perform responsible clerical work with speed and accuracy. Learn the use of a library classification system. Serve library patrons in a courteous, businesslike manner. Establish and maintain cooperative work relationships with those contacted in the performance of required duties. Perform subprofessional library duties relating to technical and public services. Perform difficult and responsible secretarial and clerical work with speed and accuracy. Analyze situations and make decisions in procedural matters without immediate supervision. Think and act quickly under pressure. Prepare and maintain accurate and complete records and reports. Make mathematical calculations with speed and accuracy.

Ability To:

Desirable Qualifications:

Experience working in an academic library (any college or university library setting).

Special Instructions:
This 50% position is located on the campus of Contra Costa College, 2600 Mission Bell Drive, San Pablo, CA 94806.THIS POSITION REQUIRES A TYPING SPEED OF 40 NET WPM. A VALID TYPING CERTIFICATE ISSUED WITHIN THE PAST 12 MONTHS FROM AN EMPLOYMENT AGENCY OR BUSINESS SCHOOL MUST BE SUBMITTED WITH YOUR APPLICATION. INTERNET TYPING TESTS ARE NOT VALID AND WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. FOR TYPING CERTIFICATE INSTRUCTIONS, PLEASE COPY AND PASTE THE LINK BELOW. New employees will be placed at the first step which is $1,618.50 per month. Based on current salary placement guidelines, all step increases for which an employee becomes eligible shall take place on July 1st of each fiscal year. These increases will occur, on an annual basis, until the maximum step of $1,971.50 per month is reached on the salary schedule

Job Close Date: 12/16/2016

Open Until Filled: No

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The Contra Costa Community College District does not discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, age, sex, or sexual orientation. This prohibition against unlawful discrimination extends to any person who is perceived to have any of the above characteristics or who is associated with someone who has, or who is perceived to have, any of those characteristics.

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