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Library Assistant - Clerical Job Description

Summary

Responsible for performing routine clerical duties within the library and assisting library staff. Assists students and patrons with locating information, stocks shelves, and checks out books and materials.

Primary responsibilities

  • Order and process new materials and equipment.
  • Stock or shelve items.
  • Fax or make copies for patrons.
  • Mend damaged books.
  • Prepare books for binding.
  • Process and maintain periodical files.
  • Assist students with locating information.
  • Help patrons locate print and non-print resources.
  • Check books in and out using computer system.
  • Maintain records of overdue materials.
  • Process fines and accept payments.
  • Patrol library and ensure rules are being followed.
  • Perform typing and keyboarding duties.
  • Change bulbs in lights.
  • Train staff to use online catalog.
  • Check out equipment.
  • Provide assistance with multimedia use.
  • Administer library programs.
  • Handle interlibrary loan requests.
  • Prepare invoices.
  • Code library materials.
  • Register new patrons and issue library cards.
  • Answer questions and refer patrons to librarian.

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