Library Assistants, Clerical


Compile records, sort, shelve, issue, and receive library materials such as books, electronic media, pictures, cards, slides and microfilm. 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 books, periodicals, and other library materials.
Also called: Library Aide, Library Assistant, Library Circulation Assistant, Library Clerk

Knowledge:

    Business
  • customer service
  • administrative services
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Education and Training
  • teaching and course design
    Math and Science
  • psychology

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • reading work related information
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • read and understand what is written
    Attention
  • pay attention to something without being distracted

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include data, detail, and regular routines.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Cooperation
  • Dependability
  • Integrity
  • Attention to Detail
  • Concern for Others
  • Adaptability/Flexibility

Technology:

    Library software
  • Cataloging software
  • ResourceMate Plus
    Data base user interface and query software
  • Database software
  • Microsoft Access
    Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel

Education:

    high school diploma/GED
    some college
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