LIBRARY CLERK 0802
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
Under direct supervision, an employee in this class performs clerical duties in a public library. The employee may assist library patrons in using the materials and equipment in a library or perform routine clerical duties in the library's administration office. Detailed instructions and close supervision are received during training and on new assignments, but routine assignments are carried out independently and the incumbent is expected to use some initiative and judgment as experience is gained. Work is reviewed by a professional or clerical supervisor through direct observation and conferences. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
Checks materials in and out, collects and records fines and explains rules and procedures to library patrons at the library's circulation desk; may set up desk and cash register;
Processes patron registrations and prepares library cards; processes reserve requests, assists in maintaining reserve files and notifies patrons by telephone when reserved materials become available;
Locates materials requested by patrons and assists them in operating audio and visual equipment;
Answers telephones, transfers calls and provides information to callers;
Files catalog cards according to the Dewey Decimal System; prepares and files Inter Library Loan forms;
Enters book orders in computer system and files order forms; checks orders received and prepares book cards and labels;
Tallies numerical totals for record-keeping purposes; may prepare statistical and other reports.
Performs record-keeping duties in the library's administration office.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Good knowledge of the policies, procedures and equipment of a library; working knowledge of library terminology and business English; ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions; ability to make simple arithmetic calculations accurately and with reasonable speed; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, library patrons and the general public; courtesy; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.
Graduation from a standard senior high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma.