LIBRARY ASSISTANT ~ Reports to: Director of Library ~ Education Requirements Bachelor's Degree and at least two years experience in a school, academic, or public 37.5/week - 42 weeks (Sept - June ) Full Time participates fully in the functioning of Gill Library at Wilbraham and Monson Academy by acting as a point of contact for members of the WMA community in using the Library and accessing Library resources and by ensuring materials are properly organized and accessible.
Specific duties are outlined below, although other duties may be assigned.
Job description to be reviewed every year and revised as necessary.
~ Collection Development and Maintenance ~ Process new and donated library materials ~ Add new materials (print and digital) to Atriuum, and correct existing records ~ Create holdings barcodes, spine labels, and cover books ~ Evaluate and make recommendations for materials and resources in various formats using professional resources, judgment, and internal collection policies ~ Addresses collection maintenance concerns, assists with weeding, shifting, and shelving ~ Clean and organize the library space ` Circulation Run reports from the library catalog management system ~ Facilitate and track interlibrary loans using public and state library systems ~ Create reserve collections for classes ~ Check in, check out and renew borrowed materials ~ Track statistics of library use ~ Create displays ~ Instruction ~ Instruct classes in MLA, computer technology, library usage as needed ~ Assist students in finding in-print research material within our library as well as using CW/Mars and WorldCat ~ Aid students in on-line research (including database searching) ~ Administrative Assistant Duties ~ Billing ~ Track and organize all billing information for new purchases (on order, invoices, paid bills, business office statements) ~ Work with the Business Office to reconcile receipts and the budget ~ Create form letters, memos, tables, etc.
~ Answer the telephone ~ Retrieve the mail, newspapers and periodicals ~ Schedule classes ~ Computer competencies Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs, with an especial aptitude with Excel ~ Familiarity with catalog management systems and/or database management ~ Operates computers and other library technologies with ease and has a willingness to upgrade skills on a regular basis ~ Customer service competencies Understands and maintains confidentiality ~ Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, faculty and community members ~ Assists in the monitoring of student behavior ` Congenial and welcoming manner ~ General Competencies Enthusiastically advocate, promote, and support the library's mission and programs ~ Attention to detail, accuracy, and organization ~ Ability to work independently and in collaboration with others ~ Performs multiple tasks simultaneously ~ Works effectively under pressure and continual interruptions