Library Technician I (30 Hours Per Week/9 Months)
Kern Community College District
Position Number: 01819
Posting Date: 10/03/2016
Closing Date: 10/17/2016
Open Until Filled: Yes
Position Type: Classified
Work Week: 30 hours per week, 9 month position
Minimum Salary: $1,584.73 per month
Maximum Salary: $2,239.18 per month
Sick leave, vacation and retirement.
Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, and Disability benefits are voluntary and prorated for less than 40 hour per week employees.
College/Site: Cerro Coso College
Location: CC-Main Campus, Ridgecrest
Under the direction of an assigned supervisor, perform a variety of technical library work including processing and cataloging new printed and non-printed library materials, preparing bibliographies and processing interlibrary loans; assist library patrons in the use of library and electronic reference sources.
The Library Technician I performs a variety of technical duties such as processing and cataloging new printed and non-printed library materials, preparing bibliographies and processing interlibrary loans. The Library Technician II performs a variety of technical duties in addition to planning, assigning and reviewing the work of student assistants and assigned staff. Incumbents are also assigned to perform more complex work related to acquisition and reference services.
Process print and non-print materials for introduction into the library materials collection, including cataloging, preparing acquisitions in the on-line card catalog, typing and verifying labels and pockets and affixing identification labels to materials
Assist library patrons in the use of library and electronic reference sources; review and assist in the maintenance of the library web site; respond to patron requests for library materials, services and information; instruct and aid patrons
Oversee and participate in circulation activities; check in and prepare materials for return to the circulating collection; register new patrons and new library cards for existing patrons; send overdue notices; collect fines and clear accounts; record statistics of library usage
Evaluate and maintain library materials; pull and route materials in need of mending, binding or discarding; assess need for replacement or repair; mend and bind materials as needed
Prepare a variety of records and lists for the library including subject bibliographies, acquisition lists and circulations lists; assist in maintaining the card catalog including filing and pulling catalog cards for books being included or withdrawn
Coordinate public service activities; prioritize needs; evaluate, develop and maintain circulation procedures and practices; plan and develop procedural changes in public service, vertical file and reserve policies
Plan, prioritize, assign, oversee and review the work of student assistants and assigned staff involved in the processing of library materials at the circulation desk and in the binding of materials; assist in the training of student assistants and assigned staff
Participate in maintaining database of materials; correct and update data; communicate with faculty regarding reserve materials and policies
Search and verify interlibrary loan requests; prepare interlibrary loan activity records, reports and logs; contact patrons when materials arrive
Select, maintain and evaluate the vertical file collection; purchase pamphlet material and correspond with vendors
Identify and recommend current and retrospective acquisition needs; research indices of books available in print for library acquisitions
Prepare purchase orders for new library materials; maintain and update computer listing of materials on order; trade materials from initial order to receipt of materials
Maintain inventory of office supplies; requisition office supplies as needed
Participate in the annual inventory of library periodicals and book collections
Perform related duties as assigned
Education and Experience:
Any Combination Equivalent to:
Associate degree with course work in library science, liberal arts, the humanities or a related field AND one year of increasingly responsible clerical and technical library experience.
Knowledge and Abilities:
Modern library methods, procedures, tools and technology
Library classification systems and cataloging techniques
Procedures and methods of computerized databases
Location of library materials
Reference sources and supplies
Operation of a variety of equipment, including an intercom system, library security system and a microfilm reader
Methods of training and providing work direction to others
Operation of standard office equipment, including a computer and data entry techniques
Record-keeping and report preparation techniques
Basic inventory techniques
Telephone techniques and etiquette
Oral and written communication skills
Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary
Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy
Perform a variety of technical and clerical library work
Use and explain library classification system and cataloging techniques
Assist library patrons in the use of library and electronic reference sources
Train and provide work direction to others
Plan and organize work
Operate a computer terminal and enter data
Answer telephones and greet the public courteously
Complete work with many interruptions
Maintain records and prepare reports
Operate a variety of equipment including an intercom system, library security systems and a microfilm reader
Make routine math calculations
Understand and follow oral and written instructions
Communicate effectively both orally and in writing
Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others
Salary Grade: 36
Special Instructions to Applicants:
First Review of Applications:
Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled; but those received by 5:00 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time) on October 27, 2016 are assured consideration. The College reserves the right to extend time limits or reinitiate the recruitment/selection process at any point.
Completed application packet must include:
- Completed Online Application for Employment form
- Current resume
- Letter of interest (Cover Letter)
- Copy of legible transcripts, if applicable
- List of six (6) professional references - Listed on application form
Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to participate in the selection process should contact Human Resources to make the necessary arrangements.
Recruitment Status (tentative):
- Application Screening: TBD
- Interviews: TBD
The District does not provide sponsorship for authorization to work in the United States. Work authorization should be established at the time of application submission.
All applicants must apply online at https://careers.kccd.edu/postings/8241. Emails will not be accepted.
As an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, the Kern Community College District encourages candidates with diverse backgrounds to apply.