City of Auburn, AL Auburn, Alabama, United States
Oct 03, 2019Temporary
Job General Statement of Duties Provides support to the functions of Public Services; performs related work as required. Distinguishing Features of the Class The principal function of an employee in this class is to provide support to the functions of the Public Services division. The work is performed under the supervision of the Assistant Library Director or Public Services Librarian, but some leeway is granted for the exercise of independent judgment and initiative. The principal duties of this class are performed in a public library setting. Examples of Essential Work (Illustrative Only) Empties indoor and outdoor book returns; Completes check-in procedures on returned materials using the self-check stations, routes held items to desk staff, cleans materials as necessary; Sorts returned materials onto designated carts, moves full carts to designated shelving zones, Shelves carted materials; Inspects shelves for proper organization, routes materials in poor condition to Materials Management for review, keeps reading areas tidy; Keeps magazines, newspapers, and investment guides in good order to facilitate patron discovery, reports missing issues to Materials Management staff; Replenishes library displays using designated materials; Performs ongoing inventory of library collections, searches for inventory exception list items as directed, reports missing items and brings attention to areas in need of respacing to desk staff; Gathers materials from library collections for inclusion on thematic displays; Locates items in library stacks to satisfy patron needs; Provides directional assistance to patrons in the library's public areas, assists patrons with use of the self-check stations and copiers; Searches collections for held items; Replenishes office supplies, bookmarks, tax forms, and voter registration forms at service desks, restocks printers and copiers with paper; Assists with shifting library collections and relabeling materials; Keeps immediate supervisor and designated others fully and accurately informed concerning work progress, including present and potential work problems and suggestions for new or improved ways of addressing such problems; Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with other Department and City employees and the public. Responds to citizens' questions and comments in a courteous and timely manner; Performs other related duties as assigned. Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Knowledge of the procedures and policies of the Auburn Public Library; Knowledge of Dewey Decimal classification system; Knowledge of organization of library collections; Knowledge of job-related equipment and software; Skill in operation of office machines; Skill in operation of library technologies; Skill in dealing with the public; Skill in oral and written communication; Ability to maintain focus and productivity while performing repetitive tasks; Ability to work cooperatively with others. Acceptable Experience and Training Ability to read, write, and perform mathematical calculations at a level commonly associated with some high school education or equivalent; and Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for one to two years. Required Special Qualifications None Essential Physical Abilities Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing or other communication capabilities, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to communicate effectively; Sufficient vision or other powers of observation, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to observe safety needs; Sufficient manual dexterity with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to use specific tools and equipment; Sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to perform the assigned duties; Ability to climb, balance, bend, stand, walk, crouch or stoop; Ability to frequently lift objects that weigh less than 24 pounds and lift heavy objects weighing more than 25 pounds.