Library Assistant Job OverviewA position as a library assistant can include a multitude of differing duties and responsibilities, which are dictated by the employer. Basic duties can include staffing a circulation desk, shelving library materials, providing customer service and assisting librarians with projects and programs. Library assistants can frequently be responsible for technical systems.
Library assistant positions are somewhat more common in public libraries, but they are also found in the academic, corporate, medical and law fields. These types of libraries may require additional education or experience; however, many of the basic duties are similar. Medical library assistants may need knowledge of medical coding. Library assistants in law libraries or at law firms may need training similar to that of a paralegal.
Library Assistant Job Education RequirementsLike most paraprofessional library jobs, assistant positions often require at least a high school diploma. Some college or a bachelor's degree is not an uncommon requirement. It is extremely rare for a position to require a graduate degree in library science. Nevertheless, some library assistants do possess an MLS/MLIS if they are recent graduates from a program. Academic, school and special libraries are more likely to require a degree or additional training related to their particular field.
Library Assistant Job MarketThe job market for library assistants is expected to grow by 12 percent between 2012 and 2022. Many positions involve part-time employment. In recent years, hiring more library assistants than professional librarians has been used as a cost-saving method by libraries experiencing decreases in funding. This trend may continue. Similar jobs include library Technicians and general Library Workers.
Library Assistant Job Salary InformationThe median hourly wage for library assistants is $12.89. Those employed in the academic setting earn a median wage of $15.47. Nationally, the salary of a full-time library assistant averages $30,000 per year although this varies considerably with the lower end of the range at $20,000 and the upper at $42,000. Education and experience are both key factors in determining salary.
San Marcos, TX Texas State University Library Assistant II: Continuing Resources Cataloging Assistant - University Library Job Number: 2015117 Job Description: The University Library at Texas State University is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Library Assistant II: Continuing Resources Cataloging Assistant. Reporting to the Library Specialist: Continuing Resources Cataloger, t...
Introduction This position involves responsible administrative and supervisory work in directing the activities and operations of the City library. The Director stablishes procedures and priorities for acquiring, cataloging, classifying, processing, shelving, mending, discarding and replacement of library materials. The Director determines staff work and training arrangements, prepares work sched...
Education Corporation of Americaowns and operates private accredited colleges across the United States as well as via the Internet from our corporate headquarters near Birmingham, Alabama. Our schools serve the needs of thousands of students while giving employers an educated and skilled workforce in the markets where we are located. We provide educational opportunities in business, administrativ...
Job Title: Library Project Specialist Job ID: 23112 Full/Part Time: Full-Time Regular/Temporary: Regular Job Code: 1038, Range 2 Department: University Library ____________________________________________________________ Compensation Classification: Administrative Analyst/Specialist – Exempt I Salary Range: $3,897/month - $5,847/month FLSA status: Exempt About the Position San José Stat...
BASIC FUNCTION: This position is responsible for providing oversight and guidance on all elements of content and business process management workflow. Duties include establishing and managing comprehensive enterprise content management program, working with the Director of ECM in the implementation of these programs in compliance with TMG policies and procedures and to develop department specific...
LIBRARY MEDIA SPECIALIST Genesee Valley Central School, 1 Jaguar Drive, Belmont, NY beginning 12/1/14. NYS certification in Library Media Specialist required. Application www.genvalley.org. Deadline 11/14/14....
Bring your hunter instinct and experience selling Software as a Service (SaaS) to this opportunity to be a Library Systems Consultant (Regional Sales Representative) for a growing technology company with a unique proprietary ILS (library automation) product in an important niche. As a Regional Sales Representative, you'll consult with major libraries to uncover their unique technology needs and he...
City of Dover Is Now Hiring Part -Time Customer Service Clerk & Assistant Library Director Please refer to the City's website www.cityofdover.com for detailed job descriptions and qualifications for these positions. EOE/AA...
Company Confidential Dover, DE, 19903
CITY OF DOVER Is Now Hiring Part-Time Customer Service Clerk & Assistant Library Director Please refer to the Citys website www.cityofdover.com for detailed job descriptions and qualifications for these positions. EOE/AA...
Job # 6387BR Position Title Configuration Management / Definitive Software Library Support Job Category Information Technology City Chantilly State VA Country US Minimum Clearance TS/SCI Why TASC? At TASC we are committed to advancing our customers’ missions and creating a safer world. See yourself designing the next vital solution to get ahead of evolving cyber threats or advancing securit...
The team of professional librarians at the PBC invites applicants to apply for a rewarding career on a growing health sciences campus. As part of the AHSL- Phoenix team, this individual will provide library assistance and access to information and reference, technology and information services. Note: This position will have a non-traditional work schedule which includes evenings and weekends. Th...
Major Functions Benefits Supplemental Questions Volusia County is a drug free workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce. The County of Volusia is seeking a Library Assistant II for the Library Services Division. This position is located in Deltona, Florida, and will be responsible for paraprofessional work requiring knowledge of basic library service techniqu...
Position Overview Benefits Supplemental Questions The purpose of this position is to shelve library materials while performing routine clerical work to assist the Library with day to day operations. This is a TEMPORARY/PART-TIME assignment, located at North Valley Regional Branch Library, located at 40410 N Gavilan Peak Parkway, Anthem, AZ 85086 Position Qualifications: Minimum education and...
Position Description Reports To: Executive Director, Legacy Center Status: Full Time Basic Functions Oversee Meta Tag Management and co-ordinate with Ministers for their legacy materials in the Legacy Center : Meta tagging is the process of taking all MCWE video and photographic content stored in computerized server storage, and encoding (tagging) that content with specific searchable word des...
Position Overview Benefits Supplemental Questions The purpose of this position is to perform routine customer service and clerical library work. This position is located at the North Valley Regional Library located at 40410 N. Gavilan Peak Parkway in Anthem, AZ 85086 Position Qualifications: Minimum education and/or experience: High school diploma or GED certificate and two (2) years custom...
65042 End Processing/Mail Opening Specialist (LS1 100%) Work Schedule Academic Year: Tuesday-Thursday, 1-10pm, Friday-Saturday 9am-6pm Summer/Intersession: Monday – Friday 9am – 6pm End Processing 50% Prepare library materials of all media types for shelving. Including identifying materials as Stanford University Library property, providing useful information (such as title, author, call numb...
The New York Public Library Manhattan, NY
Overview: This position will be scheduled for 19-hours per week, during normal business hours. Occasional evenings may be required. The availability to work for a whole day is preferable, though not essential. Responsibilities: Under the supervision of the Assistant to the Executive Director of Library for Performing Arts, the Library Page will: Provide administrative support to the office Co...
East Carolina University Greenville, NC, 27833
Creates a vision for Laupus Library, providing leadership for the library and overseeing services both traditional and innovative in synchronization with the vision, mission and strategic plans of the University and campus libraries. Prepares and effectively manages the library's budgets and accounts, ensuring that financial expenditures meet all of the plans and reporting requirements of the Uni...
Function Benefits Supplemental Questions Performs a variety of difficult and responsible paraprofessional library duties for a branch library. Examples of Duties: Performs circulation desk duties using the library's automated system. Deals directly with patrons to review patron blocks and discuss ways to resolve them. Registers new borrowers. Advises patrons concerning the library, its servic...
Function Benefits Supplemental Questions Performs a variety of responsible paraprofessional library duties for the public library system in the children's division. Examples of Duties: •Prepares work materials daily and assures that adequate supplies are available. Instructs library patrons in use of on-line public access catalog, and other reference materials to locate books and other inform...
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$14,560.00 - $39,520.00
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Compile records; sort and shelve books; issue and receive library materials ; locate library materials for loan and replace material in shelving area, stacks, or files according to identification number and title; register patrons to permit them to borrow library materials.
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Administrative Writing Skills
Keeps library equipment operating by following operating instructions; troubleshooting breakdowns; maintaining supplies; performing preventive maintenance; calling for repairs.
Processes new materials, including books; audio-visual materials; and computer software.
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