Thursday, May 11, 2017

Job Announcement for Newton Town Library

Newton Town Library
Job Description

Title:                            Library Assistant

                        Opened: May 11, 2017                       Closed: May 24, 2017


Perform a variety of entry level, routine clerical duties as needed to expedite the delivery of public library services to make library materials readily available and easily accessible to the public. Functional assignments normally occur in supporting reference and circulation areas of the library.


Work under the supervision of the Librarian.


Performs general and routine duties related to the sorting, shelving and re-shelving of library collection materials, including books, audio visual, etc.; performs shelf reading to monitor the accurate placement of materials; monitors collection for damage and needed repairs.

Performs routine circulation support duties; checks books and materials in and out, verifies proper barcodes, checks for damaged materials; retrieves book-drop materials; identifies patron status in relation to obligations, i.e., overdue, fines, and communicates the same to patrons. Assist the public with photocopying.

Perform routine look-up functions on the computer in assisting the patrons with computer aided resources. Provide general assistance to patrons by directing them to various locations in the library as needed to locate certain types of collection materials and books.

Keeps Librarian informed of shelving needs or problems. Perform general cleaning; picks up items left by patrons as needed to maintain basic tidiness of the library.
Perform related duties as required.


1: Education and Experience:

Sufficient education and training to demonstrate an aptitude or ability to perform the above and related duties.

No experience necessary, but helpful. Willing to receive and attend library training classes.

2: Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Have some knowledge of library processes and procedures; interpersonal communication skills; and basic computer operations.

Ability to perform general clerical functions quickly and accurately; understand and follow written and oral instructions and work independently in carrying out work assignments; adhere to a prescribed routine; operate various office machines and equipment; establish and maintain effective working relationship with fellow employees and patrons of all ages; communicate effectively verbally and in writing.

3: Special Qualifications:

Workers must be at least 18 years of age and have a High School Diploma or GED.

4: Work Environment:

Incumbent of the position performs in a typical indoor setting with appropriate climate controls. Tasks require a variety of physical activities involving muscular strain, such as walking, standing, stooping, sitting, reaching, and lifting. Talking, hearing and seeing necessary to the performance of most duties. Common eye, hand, finger, leg and foot dexterity exist. Mental application utilizes memory for details, verbal instructions and discriminating thinking.

5: Hours:

Work Tuesday’s or Wednesday’s 3-6 pm and some Saturdays, flexible on which day if needed.
Worker must be flexible and willing to cover for other workers.

6: How to Apply:

Applications: Those interested in applying should submit a completed town employment application and resume to Newton Town Library Attn: Sarah Rigby 51 S. Center, Newton, UT 84327. Applications can be picked up at the library.