LIBRARY CLERK 0806
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
An employee in this class supervises clerical employees and independently performs important specialized clerical work in the circulation, reference, cataloging or administrative departments of a public library. The employee receives general instructions and then plans, assigns and reviews the work of a number of clerical workers. In the absence of supervisory responsibilities, the employee performs clerical work requiring a high degree of skill, experience and independent judgment. Unusual or very difficult procedures or questions are referred to the supervisor for decision. Work is reviewed by a Librarian or administrator through personal conferences and periodic observation of the effectiveness of clerical operations. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
and supervises the clerical duties of Senior Library Clerks, Library Clerks,
Senior Office Assistants, Office Assistants and Pages; assists in training and
orienting new clerical employees in library procedures;
the charging and discharging of books, registering borrowers, collecting fines,
reserving books and answering the more difficult questions concerning the
library's collection and services while working at circulation and reference
the making out of overdue notices and catalog cards and the filing of shelf
list cards; oversees and revises the pasting and lettering of new books; prepares
books and magazines for the bindery;
the maintenance of circulation, attendance, personnel and payroll records and
assists in the preparation of bills, purchase orders, payrolls and statistical
reports for main and branch libraries;
help in the preparation of library displays and exhibits.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS,
ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Thorough knowledge of library and
general office terminology, clerical procedures and equipment; thorough
knowledge of business English, spelling and arithmetic; ability to understand
and carry out oral and written instructions; ability to assign, supervise and
review the work of a group of clerical employees in a manner conducive to full
performance and high morale; ability to make difficult arithmetical computations
accurately; ability to establish effective working relationships with
co-workers and the public; physical condition commensurate with the demands of
from a standard senior high school or possession of a high school equivalency
diploma, and six (6) years of clerical experience, four (4) of which must have
been in a public, private, industrial or school library.
NOTE: Relevant additional education beyond high
school from a college with federally-authorized accreditation or registration
by NY State may be substituted for the experience on a year-for-year basis up
to a maximum of two (2) years.
(2) years of permanent competitive status as a Senior Library Clerk, Senior Office
Assistant or Senior
Office Assistant (Spanish Speaking).