Extra-Help Library Assistant I (Law Library)

  • Merced County, CA
  • Merced, California
  • Sep 25, 2021
Variable Shift Clerical and Administrative Support Legal Services Library Services
  • Salary: $16.43 Hourly USD

Job Description

Examples of Duties
Please note the following :
  • This recruitment is being established on behalf of the Law Library and is not a Merced County position.
  • The current vacancy is for a part-time position with the Merced County Law Library.
  • This position does not include benefits and is approved to work up to 29 hours a week.
Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Provide assistance to patrons in locating materials and instructs in the use of library materials, card, and on-line catalogs.
  • Process requests for books, or other materials through the Interlibrary Loan system.
  • Explain library rules and procedures.
  • Processes returned books.
  • Shelves and prepares library materials for circulation.
  • Search for lost or misplaced materials.
  • Research less complex reference questions.
  • Maintain records of materials overdue.
  • Collect fines or fees.
  • Organize and display material.
  • Create and assemble visual aids.
  • May plan and promote special activities and programs.
  • May conduct library tours.
  • Identify problems and may take action to correct or refer to superior as needed.
  • May train and/or direct the work of extra-help or work program participants.
  • Operate typewriter, microfiche, computers, and other office machines.
  • Utilize the computer to catalog library materials and maintain the community services information file.
  • Perform copy cataloging of fiction and new editions of books.
  • May utilize computer to make flyers, signs, holdings, lists, overbuys and letters.
  • May keep routine statistical data.
  • May train to initiate correspondence with publishers to resolve difficulties with orders or invoices.
  • Train/Index and maintain special collections including telephone books and documents.
  • May train/assist with library automation projects and the on-line cataloging of materials.
  • Research and assist patrons with reference questions.
  • May keep statistics of daily circulation and other data.

Minimum Qualifications
Library Assistant I
Two (2) years of clerical experience, preferably including experience in library clerical work. (General college course-work may substitute for the required experience on a year for year basis)

Desirable Skills:
Bilingual - English/Spanish
Essential Functions


  • Operate typewriter, microfiche, computers, and other office machines.
  • Communicate effectively with others in person, in writing, and over the telephone.
  • Analyze data, interpret directions, procedures and regulations, and develop appropriate responses.
  • Perform job duties under stressful conditions.
  • Respond appropriately to situations.
  • Maintain confidential information in accordance with legal standards and/or County regulations.
  • Frequent use of depth perception, peripheral vision and color perception.
  • Frequently lift, carry, reach, push, pull, twist and manipulate large and small objects.
  • Kneel, bend, twist, squat, balance and crawl.
  • Frequent use of hand-eye coordination.
  • Frequent use of data entry device including repetitive hand and arm motion.
  • Occasionally lift and carry up to 40 pounds.
  • Normal dexterity, frequent holding and grasping.

  • Regular attendance is an essential function.

Knowledge of:

  • Computer applications for library services.
  • Books, sources, bibliographies, reference materials, and classification systems.
  • Techniques for effective community services.
  • Organization and functions of a public library.
  • Library policies and procedures.

Ability to:

  • Perform a variety of library clerical work.
  • Assists patrons in the use of library facilities and materials.
  • Research and locate library materials using on-line catalog.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationship with the patrons and others.

Typing Skills:

Type at a corrected rate of 40 words per minute from clear copy.

Specific benefit information not available at this time


Are you able to effectively communicate in both English and Spanish?
  • Yes
  • No

Required Question

Job Address

Merced, California United States View Map