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$17.91 - $27.36 Hourly
Arlington *METRO-accessible*, VA
Job Type
Department of Libraries
Job Number
8/16/2018 11:59 PM Eastern
Position Information
Arlington County's Public Library is seeking a part-time 20 hours per week Library Assistant at the Shirlington Branch Library. This position will assist patrons at the circulation desk with checking out and returning library materials, registering new patrons, placing items on reserve, obtaining items through inter-library loan, and issuing library cards.

The Library is located in the Shirlington Village and is a shared facility with Signature Theater Company. The library circulates materials in multiple formats and makes available a wide variety of electronic resources to families, commuters, and young professionals of all ages and various cultural backgrounds.

Specific duties include:
Assessing fines for overdue books, and collecting payments or donations for other library services and programs; Providing information to patrons concerning circulation policies and procedures and the location of materials, equipment and facilities within the library; Responding to patron telephone or email inquiries requesting assistance using the catalog and other library services from off-site locations; Advising patrons on programs offered throughout the library system; Providing technology assistance to patrons and staff; Performing collection maintenance by re-shelving books and periodicals and/or creating shelving carts; Assisting with the library's administrative and operational requirements (e.g. sorting and processing new materials; deleting lost materials from records; identifying and processing books that can be repaired; ordering and maintaining supplies; opening and closing the office/branch) Coordinating audio visual equipment usage for conference room meetings and troubleshooting malfunctioning equipment; and Assisting in maintaining an orderly atmosphere by enforcing the library's policies and procedures.
The ideal candidate will be energetic, an eager learner, problem solver, and delighted to provide customer service to library users.
Selection Criteria
Associate's Degree or two years of college course work from an accredited college or university, plus two years of library experience proividing customer service that included some of the following: Resolving problems, explaining policies and procedures, providing information, and/or processing materials in a library environment.
Additional experience in libraries or a directly related area may substitute for the education requirement on a year-for-year basis.

Preference will be given to applicants with experience in one or more of the following: Previous library experience within the past 10 years; Handling money, running a cash register, and creating deposits; Troubleshooting and/or assisting with technology; and/or Working with a diverse population, some with limited English ability.
Special Requirements
Must possess valid driver's license. Must be able to push heavy book carts, lift 25 lbs., and stand for extended periods of time.
Additional Information
Hours of work:
20 hours per week, including evenings and/or weekends. Actual work schedule will be determined upon appointment based on the needs of the work location.

The employee will be assigned to one of the Arlington Library locations and assignments may change over time depending on need. Current vacancy is at the Central Library.
Your responses to the supplemental questionnaire are considered part of the selection process and are required for this position. Please do not give see resume as a response to the questions. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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