Library Technical Assistant - Circulation, Division of Library Development
Reports to – Director, Middletown Library Service Center
Location: Division of Library Development, Middletown Library Service Center
As part of the Division of Library Development, Middletown Library Service Center, this position provides library circulation services to 270 CT public and school libraries. Duties include circulating books and other library materials using manual and/or automated systems; performing catalog maintenance activities such as filing, transferring, updating, revising and withdrawing cards/files; retrieving bibliographic information from automated library systems for circulation, interlibrary loan or copy cataloging purposes; receiving and processing of orders for print and non-print materials; performing and/or supervising performance of stack maintenance activities including sorting, shelving and shifting of material; assisting patrons in locating and using library materials and equipment; compiling statistics on particular function of library; pulling and organizing library materials for binding; may enter bibliographic information onto automated library systems; may process interlibrary loan requests by filling those received from other libraries and/or searching for and requesting materials from other libraries. This position will also work with the entire Division of Library Development staff for programming, Division services, outreach, and special projects.
What We Can Offer You: Competitive starting salary, excellent State benefits package including health and dental insurance, generous paid time off, retirement plan options, alternate work schedule options, telework opportunities, professional development and tuition reimbursement, and a culture that promotes work-life balance!
*This salary range shall increase effective July 1, 2022.
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- The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
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PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the State Library, a state college or university or a state agency, this class is accountable for performing a full range of supportive and/or paraprofessional tasks in any function of the library including acquisition, cataloging, interlibrary loans, reference and circulation.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Circulates books and other library materials using manual and/or automated systems; performs catalog maintenance activities such as filing, transferring, updating, revising and withdrawing cards/files; retrieves bibliographic information from automated library systems for circulation, interlibrary loan or copy cataloging purposes; receives and processes orders for print and non-print materials; performs and/or supervises performance of stack maintenance activities including sorting, shelving and shifting of material; assist patrons in locating and using library materials and equipment; compiles statistics on particular function of library; pulls and organizes library materials for binding; may enter bibliographic information onto automated library systems; may process interlibrary loan requests by filling those received from other libraries and/or searching for and requesting materials from other libraries; may instruct and supervise students and others in performance of library activities; may check in books and other library materials; may process invoices; may be responsible for monitoring student hours and payroll for those assigned; may correspond with vendors, publishers and library patrons as required; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Basic knowledge of library science techniques and practices; basic knowledge of library classification systems; knowledge of recordkeeping procedures; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to operate automated library systems.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Two (2) years of experience in library work.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
Two (2) years of college training equalling sixty (60) semester hours with at least twelve (12) semester hours in library science may be substituted for the General Experience.
- Experience providing circulation services to library patrons.
- Library paraprofessional experience in a public or special library.
- Experience in inter-library loan procedures.
- Experience providing customer service to library patrons.
- Experience cataloging materials.
- Experience communicating with internal and external customers using both oral and written communication.
AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.