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To perform a wide variety of paraprofessional technical and clerical library work related to such activities as cataloging, classification, circulation and assisting patrons. This position is distinguished from a Library Technical Assistant I and Library Technical Assistant II as this position may serve as a lead worker and perform the more responsible paraprofessional library work. This position is distinguished from a Librarian classification in that the latter performs a variety of professional librarian responsibilities. The purpose of this recruitment is to fill a current vacancy, as well as establish an eligibility list for future vacancies.
The Woodland Public Library seeks an enthusiastic, highly-motivated individual for the position of Library Technical Assistant III. This position reports to the Library Director and is responsible for providing direct, friendly library and technical service to patrons of all ages. This position provides supervision of library pages and front desk staff, processes library materials, inventories and reports technical service needs, maintains an accurate, up-to-date database of library holdings, and completes other related activities as assigned by the Library Director. Schedule includes daytime, evening, and weekend hours.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Oversees all aspects of the circulation function, including registration of borrowers and monitoring overdue fines. Conduct and oversee inventories and processing of books and other library materials; maintain bibliographic lists, create book lists, and establish and maintain collection files and records. Explains library policies and procedures to patrons. Oversee Library Pages, Library Technical Assistant 1/II Operate and maintain various library-related equipment and general office equipment. Plan, coordinator, and/or conduct special programs such as story hours or reading programs. Perform standard office support work such as answering telephones, ordering supplies, maintaining files and appropriate library databases and computer systems. Provide patrons with information about library resources, materials, and services. Is familiar with the various programs the library offers. Provides excellent customer service. Regular, predictable, consistent and timely attendance is an essential function of the position, in that Employee must be present to work to complete assigned tasks. Works cooperatively with others.
OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS
Train and assign routine tasks and provide technical instruction to Library Technical Assistants I/II and part time employee in area of responsibility. Locate books and other materials using indices, catalog guides, and computers. Assist patrons in completing requests for materials not available in the local collection and verify completeness of requests; receive and process inter-library loan requests; maintain inter-library loan services. Prepare displays and exhibits. Post, file, maintain recurring accumulative records; compile data and prepare summary activity reports including circulation statistics, user and loan survey reports and materials collection lists. Acquire, process, and maintain library materials including basic cataloging. Perform related duties as assigned.
Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Education Equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in Library Science, English, Liberal Arts or a closely related field from an accredited college.
Experience Four (4) years of experience performing general clerical or related work in a public library system. Please note: Additional qualifying experience can substitute for the required education on a year-for-year basis up to four (4) years.
Apply with a City of Woodland application by visiting www.cityofwoodland.org/employment or the Human Resources Office, City Hall, 300 First Street, 2nd Floor, Woodland, CA 95695 by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 11, 2019. Resumes and cover letters are encouraged but will not be accepted in lieu of the application form. Postmarks will not be accepted.
Review Process: Based on the information provided in the application documents, the best qualified applicants will be invited for further examination. All applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through any subsequent phase of the examination. Depending upon the number of applications received, the examination may consist of an application screening, written and/or practical exam, oral interview or any combination thereof. If you have a disability that requires accommodation during the selection process, please notify Human Resources at least seven days prior to the event.
The City of Woodland hires only U.S. citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the U.S.
The City of Woodland is an Equal Opportunity Employer