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Library Assistant - Part-time Willow Oaks Branch

Company: City of Hampton, VA
Location: Hampton
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:


Performs a variety of difficult and responsible paraprofessional library duties for a branch library.

Examples of Work

  • Performs circulation desk duties using the library's automated system. Deals directly with patrons to review patron blocks and discuss ways to resolve them. Registers new borrowers. Advises patrons concerning the library, its services, resources and policies. Takes meeting room reservations. Assist patrons with holds. Sorts returned books and other materials according to classification system and returns them to designated holding shelves for the pages to shelve. Runs daily Dynix holds reports and prepares books for transit.

  • Answers inquiries of non-professional nature in person and on the telephone and refers patrons requiring professional assistance to the librarian; refers requests for materials not owned by the branch to proper sources. Provides reader's advisory service to patrons. Assists patrons in the use of the on-line public access catalog, CD-Rom index and other sources to locate books and other information. Assists patrons in the use of microform reader/printer, photocopying machine and personal computer.

  • Conducts in-library and outreach programs for adults and children such as library tours, video programs, story hours and school visits. Prepares bulletin boards and displays promoting library programs and resources.

  • Maintains a variety of records including files on periodicals and various borrowing transactions. Assists in the preparation of a variety of published materials including bibliographies. Reads reviews of children's books and recommends purchase. Prepares financial deposits. Participates in system-wide task forces and planning committees.

  • Assigns work to library clerks and pages. Trains new personnel and volunteer workers to perform their duties properly. Responsible for the operation of the branch in the absence of the librarian.

  • Performs related duties as required.


Graduation from high school or successful completion of the GED; college level courses in Library Science, literature or related field of study preferred.

Minimum of one (1) year direct work experience in performing paraprofessional library duties.

Knowledge of library principles, methods, materials, and practices, general knowledge of reader interests and of books and authors; ability to perform simple business math, keep accurate records and handle money required; ability to perform light typing; ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with fellow workers and library patrons.

Any acceptable combination of experience and education which qualifies the applicant for this particular position may be considered for the more specific requirements outlined above.

A criminal background check is required for this position.


Performs duties under the general supervision of the librarian. Requires duties to be performed frequently on nights and weekends as scheduled. Daily public contact. Requires lifting of light weight library materials. May require extensive work with children.

Keywords: City of Hampton, VA, Hampton , Library Assistant - Part-time Willow Oaks Branch, Other , Hampton, Virginia

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