Library Technician I (30 Hours Per Week/9 Months)

Kern Community College
Kern Community College District

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

Basic Function:
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.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

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.

Representative Duties:

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:
Knowledge of:

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

Basic math

Ability to:

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 Emails will not be accepted.

As an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, the Kern Community College District encourages candidates with diverse backgrounds to apply.