Library Technician

Nebraska State College

Chadron, NE

ID: 7057328
Posted: May 16, 2019

Job Description

Nature of Work
This is clerical work performing detailed support duties related to the activities of a college library.

Performs varied tasks such as responding to inquiries regarding the availability and/or location of library materials, performing search activities to obtain information on bibliographic materials and receiving and recording new incoming library materials. Work also includes extensive public contract with work decisions made in accordance with established policies and procedures. General supervision is received from a technical superior with work reviewed in the form of observation and accuracy and completeness of tasks performed.

Examples of Work Performed
1. Provide staffing at the Circulation Desk all hours library is open.
2. Respond to patron questions regarding circulation policies and procedures.
3. Hire, train, schedule, and evaluate work-study students.
4. Survey and maintain library stacks and stack areas so that materials are easily accessible to patrons.
5. Provide overdue and replacement book processing, including notices, fines, bills, and patron record holds.
6. Provide limited directional and informational public service, as appropriate.
7. Instruct patrons in the use of photocopiers, microform reader/printers and limited computer usage.
8. Maintain procedure manuals for circulation activities.
9. Open/Close the library.
10. Prepare and maintain library reserves for faculty and students.
11. Prepare and submit batch (fines, replacements, & service fees) for WSC Business Office.
12. Monitor & maintain “hold” shelf.
13. Pull and count monies from the copy card vend-machine.
14. Prepare library cash deposits and maintain records.
15. Balance cash drawers.
16. Coordinate production requests from other library units.
17. Pull routine manual and automated circulation reports.
18. Maintain Reciprocal Borrower program.
19. Assist the Technical Services department, performing “push-button” copy cataloging and some types of original pattern cataloging.
20. Verify catalog holdings vs OCLC database, selecting records for updating when appropriate
21. Perform routine catalog maintenance tasks.
22. Monitor materials for preservation treatments, updating online records.
23. Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications
Graduation from a Senior High School supplemented by coursework in Library Science or related area and two years of work experience in a library or any combination of skills, knowledge and abilities that meet these requirements.

Preferred Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree.
• Supervisory experience.
• Academic library experience.
• Basic computer skills in Windows, word processing, databases, office equipment
• Demonstrated service orientation; excellent interpersonal relations and communication skills.

Physical Demands
The person in this position needs to frequently move around the building to retrieve or re-shelve items, assist library patrons, or move equipment. The person in this position must be able to lift books and other items weighing 20 pounds or less.


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