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Library Assistant III - Technical Services, Jones Library (Amherst)

The Town of Amherst seeks a workforce that reflects the diversity of its community, and strives toward racial equity and environmental sustainability.  All are encouraged to apply.  AA/EEO.  

Job Summary
Performs a variety of clerical, technical, and supervisory tasks, primarily in the cataloging and processing of all library materials.

Supervision Received
Works under the general supervision of the Head of Technical Services, who provides instruction as needed. Performs regular duties without close supervision. Refers situations not covered by procedures to supervisor.

Supervision Exercised
Responsible for own work. Trains and supervises lower level employees and volunteers, as directed by the Head of Technical Services.

Major Duties
1. Performs data entry for all new library materials. Verifies cataloging information of all physical circulating library materials. Creates original bibliographic MARC records, if needed, according to AARC and local consortia guidelines. Creates, edits and attaches holdings records as necessary.

2. Verifies, produces and/or applies labels, stamps, covers, pockets, barcodes, security tags etc. to materials, or supervises their application.

3. Receives new shipments of materials, matching pack lists to invoices. Marks materials as received in database to update records and funds accordingly.

4. Withdraws materials from collections; reinstates returned discarded books; does some book repair and oversees book repair volunteers. Responds to requests from materials selectors to add non-traditional items for checkout.

5. Inventories and regularly orders department supplies necessary for processing materials.

6. Performs other similar collection-based duties as assigned.


Desired Minimum Qualifications
Graduation from high school or GED, supplemented by two years of post-secondary education or training in library science, liberal arts, education or a related field, and at least two (2) years of experience in library services or any equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge of library procedures and operations; ability to use OCLC and MARC records, working knowledge of classification, cataloging, acquisitions, processing, and library computer systems; working knowledge of basic office procedures; and skill in operation of listed tools and equipment. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors and other staff.

Special Requirements

Tools and Equipment Used
Library computer software and system(s) and application software, such as Microsoft Office applications, Microsoft Windows file system, collaborative software, and video conferencing software.

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk, sit and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, or crouch.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is generally quiet to moderate.

Full/Part Time

Full Time



Salary Range

$40,000.00 - $54,000.00  / year

Closing Date

May 30, 2022

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