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Senior Library Assistant

Company: Cobb County Government Position: Library Assistant, Senior Location: Marietta, GA Salary: $16.93 - $27.09 per hour Posted: 07/10/18 Closing Date: 07/17/18 Job Description: Leads and coordinates daily work activities of assigned co-workers: confers with supervisor to obtain direction regarding work assignments and priorities; organizes tasks in order to complete assigned work; monitors status of work in progress and inspects completed work; confers with co-workers, assists with complex situations, and provides technical expertise; assists with training and instructing co-workers regarding operational procedures and proper use of equipment; assists with scheduling of staff and staff training; and provides input on disciplinary action and employee performance evaluations.

Provides customer service to library patrons and the public: greets visitors and directs to areas of library; provides assistance and information related to library services, fees, procedures, city information and directions, or other issues; researches book titles, book availability, patron records, or related information; reserves materials for patrons; notifies patrons about overdue books, arrival of reserved books, or other issues; and assists patrons with the use of various library equipment in assigned area. May also provide cataloging and linking of library materials which includes problem solving and editing requests for branches.

Implements library programs and activities in assigned area: delivers programming to targeted readership; maintains records of program participation; interprets goals, objectives, and policies of assigned to the public; and arranges the physical facilities in assigned area as needed. Returns library books and materials to appropriate shelving areas: shelves or places materials in appropriate order; reads labels to ensure materials belong to assigned branch and are arranged in proper order; and locates materials and searches for missing materials as needed.

Checks library materials in and out: operates the library’s automated circulation system to charge, discharge, and renew books; counts paperbacks checked out; retrieves books from book drop; inspects materials for damage and withdraws materials in need of repair from circulation; inspects for routing slips or other identification prior to shelving; routes books to other locations as appropriate; sorts and arranges materials on book carts for shelving; and separates new books for display. Performs general tasks related to library operations, which may include sorting and organizing donated paperbacks and other materials, moving book carts, maintaining general appearance of library, cleaning counters, watering plants, or running various errands.

Provides computer and reference assistance to library patrons: assists patrons in finding required information; instructs patrons in use of various library systems and resources; suggests appropriate internal and external resources for queries; and conducts informal training, as needed.

Monitors inventory levels of library supplies: initiates requests for new or replacement materials. Answers the telephone: provides information and assistance; takes and relays messages or directs calls to appropriate personnel; and returns calls as necessary. Greets patrons and assists with checking books in and out; registers patrons for library cards and/or voter registration; receives and records overdue fines; maintains cash deposits and register drawers.

May be required to deliver library programs for various patron groups such as children’s or youth services. Assists in collecting a variety of statistics on library circulation and services. Scans into computer all materials coming into or going out in the daily delivery. Notifies patrons of materials returned damaged or with missing parts, arranges for their return or for payment. Performs other related duties as assigned.

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