Position Type: Non-MLS
Library Type: Public
Under supervision of the Library Director or Department Head, to perform limited professional library work or to take the lead responsibility for a specific function or activity of the library, to supervise and train library assistants and pages, and to do related work as required.
- Performs all the duties of a library assistant.
- Supervises library building during absence of Library Director or Department Head.
- Assists in the management of the library’s computers and computer network.
- Performs bibliographic verification of materials requested for purchase.
- Reads professional periodicals and book reviews.
- Suggests books for purchase.
- Answers questions for patrons about library services and resources.
- Conducts tours and explains the services and policies of the library to individuals and groups.
- Assists borrowers in selecting books.
- Assists in establishing and enforcing library policies and procedures.
- Advises the Director or Department Head on all phases of library operation.
- Schedules, directs, and reviews the work of library assistants, part-time pages, and volunteers.
- Trains personnel, interviews personnel with Director and Department Head, and evaluates personnel.
- Keeps records and prepares reports as requested.
- Writes library procedural statements.
- Devises and executes library programs and services.
- Works cooperatively with other libraries and their staffs.
- Represents the library at meetings as assigned by the Director or Department Head.
- Maintains proper behavior of patrons.
- Handles interlibrary loan requests.
- Locates books requested by other libraries.
- Supervises the operation of library special equipment.
- Supervises inventory and other collection maintenance functions.
- Catalogs books and other materials and assists in the maintenance of the library’s materials databases.
- Develops and maintains the library’s home page on the Internet.
- Performs reference services and assists researchers.
- Maintains the Lewiston History database.
- Presents programs to groups and organizations.
- Maintains vertical file.
- Assists patrons in the use of library computers including the OPAC, Internet,and other programs.
- Minimum educational requirements: High school diploma and eight (8) to twelve (12) credit hours in library science education or equivalent. College degree preferred.
- Minimum experience requirements: Two (2) years recent library experience or equivalent.
- Positive, friendly personality and ability to generate the same from subordinates and other staff.
- Knowledge of general library methods and procedures.
- Ability to learn classification system and arrangements.
- Ability to meet the public and assist them in locating materials of interest.
- Ability to instruct others in the use of library facilities and services.
- Ability to keep records and files and compile routine statistical reports.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with others and to supervise library assistants.