The Cohoes Public Library is seeking two (2) part-time Library Aides for approximately 14.5 hours per week, with a varying schedule that includes evenings and Saturdays. Duties include helping customers at the circulation desk, operating the library computer system (ILS), shelving library materials, operating the copier and fax machine, performing routine clerical tasks, and answering the telephone. The ideal candidate for the position has strong customer service skills and basic computer skills. Prior library experience is preferred, but not required. Please send a resume, cover letter, and list of 3 references in PDF format to email@example.com. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
Library Aide Job Description
Distinguishing Features of the Class: This position involves performing the duties of charging and discharging materials and related circulation duties at the circulation desk. Additionally, incumbents sort and reshelve library materials. Performance of related routine clerical tasks may be required. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Library Director, Librarian, or higher-level library employee. Does related work as required.
Examples of Work:
Charges and discharges library materials using the ILS (Integrated Library System) software
Sorts and reshelves books and library materials
Enters cash transactions into cash register
Counts cash register at beginning and end of day and helps prepare daily deposit
Logs in and processes all periodicals and prepares current magazines for shelving, maintains back number stacks and routing
Responds to routine questions regarding library rules, hours of operation and location of materials
Responds to requests from library patrons to assist with research, interlibrary requests and the use of computers and audio-visual equipment
Typing, filing, and data searches as requested by higher level Library Employee
Assists in periodic inventory of library materials and AV equipment
Maintains inventory of supplies and suggests items for acquisition
Assists in preparation of lists of missing books and books to be discarded
oversees the general condition and appeal of the library and its displays
Full Performance Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Personal Characteristics:
Ability to acquire a working knowledge of library rules and procedures; ability to acquire a working knowledge of library software such as the ILS; ability to understand and carry out written and oral directions; ability to multi-task; ability to use a cash register; ability to deal in a personable and friendly manner with library patrons; accuracy; tact and courtesy; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.
Graduation from high school or possession of high school equivalency diploma
Customer service experience
Experience using a cash register
Basic computer skills (Email, Microsoft Office Suite, printing, basic troubleshooting of computers)
Please send a resume, cover letter, and list of 3 references in PDF format to firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.