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Library Assistant- Library

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Library Assistant- Library','Part-time','Administrative/Clerical','Days','Days','0','0','Occasional','Occasional','IOWA-DES MOINES-MERCY MEDICAL CENTER','','!*!GENERAL SUMMARY:

Assists Library Manager in
performing functions for the daily operations of the Levitt Medical Library.



 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Circulation:

·        
Assists in
maintaining computer databases of library holdings and borrowers, editing,
adding and deleting entries as needed.

·        
Assists in
staffing circulation desk, utilizing computer to check items in, out, and
renew.

·        
Uses
computer to compile circulation reports and generate overdue notices and bills.

·        
Teaches new
users how to use the online library catalog.

·        
Shelves
books, serials and audiovisuals.

·        
Maintains
inventory of audiovisual equipment.

 

Interlibrary Loan:

·        
Utilizes
computer-based cooperative library systems to process incoming and outgoing
interlibrary loan requests.

·        
Determines
most efficient way to fill outgoing requests and routes requests appropriately.

·        
Maintains
oversight for requesting, distributing and return of loans.

 

Reference Assistance:

·        
Assists
library users in performing literature searches on library databases.

·        
Instructs
library patrons how to access databases and best methods of searching the
databases.

·        
Searches the
medical literature using appropriate databases for patrons as requested.

·        
Monitors
library services to assure that services are being used appropriately.

·        
Maintains a
document on internal server for hospital staff seeking sources of CEUs.

·        
Instructs
patrons how to use computers if needed and troubleshoots problems that may
occur.  Refers patrons to IT Helpdesk for
appropriate issues.

 

Cataloging:

·        
Catalogs
newly acquired books and reclassifies current collection as needed.

·        
Searches
OCLC Online Union Catalog for copy cataloging. 
Performs original cataloging when no copy is available.

·        
Performs
physical processing including stamping and labeling.

·        
Runs reports
on library holdings as needed using specialized library database.

 

Serials Management

·        
Maintains
computer databases detailing the library’s serial holdings under the direction
of the Librarian.

·        
Enters
issues when received, files claims for missing issues.

·        
Performs
physical processing of serials.

·        
Maintains
journal holdings – Levitt and College.

·        
Maintains
online listing of links to Tables of Content for current journals.','!*!MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

·        
High School
diploma or GED required.

·        
Specialized
or technical training or certification in relevant field is also recommended.

·        
Experience
working with computers required, prefer PC/Windows experience.

·        
Prefer
relevant work experience in Library
services, health care, education and/or computer field. ','We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.','2018-R0146997','Mercy Medical Center','Library Assistant- Library

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