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Librarian Assistant - Adult Services

Company name
Benbrook Public Library

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Benbrook, TX
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Position Description

Under general supervision by the Adult Services Librarian, provides assistance to librarians in support of adult collection development, programming, marketing, and delivery of services. Regularly staffs the Reference Desk with a schedule that includes every other Saturday.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

Using the Polaris automated library system software, runs and compiles various reports for evaluating collection and borrower activities

Provides extended customer service for patrons including locating requested materials in Polaris and placing hold requests as well as other services assigned to Reference Desk staff

Places interlibrary loan (ILL) requests, monitors ILL activity, and addresses ILL-related problems as they arise

Interacts with established vendors in making selections, per librarians' guidance, and orders replacements of damaged or missing library materials

Identifies and pulls items subject to withdrawal per librarians' guidelines

Processes newly acquired materials for shelving and oversees select physical processing activities by circulation staff

Uses Microsoft Office Suite and graphic design programs to prepare appealing promotional materials including, but not limited to flyers, PowerPoint slides and presentations, in-house signage, brochures, calendars, newspaper articles, blog postings, and charts and graphs

Assists in researching for and designing panels for library-produced exhibits

Manually records statistics that are desired but not produced by the Polaris automation system

Acquires and inputs MARC records into the library automation system using OCLC Worldcat and vendor resources

Repairs damaged items as appropriate

Provides extended reference service for patrons including locating requested materials in the TexShare and other library databases and effective internet searching

Provides reference assistance over the telephone and email

Assists patrons in basic use of MakerSpace equipment

Prepares correspondence, including but not limited to, internal memorandums, letters and emails to vendors and associated partners and agencies, and informational guides

In coordination with the Adult Services Librarian, helps plan and prepare adult programs, and in the absence of the Adult Services Librarian, delivers programs, including book clubs, computer classes, and others as needed

Conducts opening and closing procedures as needed

Interprets and implements Library policies and procedures for adult patrons and assigned volunteers and staff

Exhibits professionalism and superior customer service disposition

Maintains regular attendance

Performs other duties as assigned


Benbrook Public Library

Type of Library:



Benbrook, Texas

Annual Salary:

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Salary Comment:

$15.36 per hour, 30 hours per week




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Required Education:

High school diploma, some college preferred

Required Experience:


Exemplary customer service skills; proficiency with Microsoft Office; ability to communicate effectively in oral, written and visual forms; ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, patrons, and volunteers


Library work experience; knowledge of basic library functions, policies, procedures and practices; basic knowledge of library classification and organization; knowledge of library's electronic resources

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