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Library Technician, Town of Kingston (Kingston)

Full Posting and application instructions


Paraprofessional, clerical and direct service work relating to the daily operations of the Kingston Public Library; all other work as required.

Essential Functions:

Charges and discharges books and materials at the circulation desk; registers new patrons; answers telephone; handles requests for reserves and interlibrary loans; prepares overdue notices; keeps daily, monthly and yearly circulation records for professional and town reports.

Provides basic reference assistance to library patrons; assists children and students with assignments and in finding materials.

Assists in the processing of materials for shelving; may maintain records of acquisitions and circulation statistics; processes new books; checks invoice, pulls order cards; types book pocket, card spine label and shelf card; replaces books on shelves according to categories; notifies Library Director of lost and damaged books and recommends replacement.

Catalogs and enters new materials onto the library database.

Assists the Director with record keeping and processing of invoices, receipts and statistics.

Assists in the training of new employees and volunteers; assists in organizing volunteers, and supervises volunteers in performing any functions to aid the library staff.

Performs Reader’s Advisory services.

Makes recommendations for acquisitions; becomes familiar with new acquisitions and library collection; reads both professional literature and titles featured in fiction, nonfiction, and children’s areas of library.

Checks and investigates overdue materials, sending post cards, letters, bills and making phone calls as necessary; assigns fines; performs miscellaneous typing and filing; shelves library materials; reads shelves and maintains collection in proper order; uses photocopier.

Maintains library equipment and facility; assists with the security of the library; keeps department in order.

Arranges displays and special collections; plans signs and posters to make the library more accessible to the public; attends staff meetings and assists with special projects.

Attends classes and workshops related to library responsibilities.

Performs similar or related work as required or as situation dictates.

Recommended Minimum Qualifications:

Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree; coursework in library science preferred; two years of related responsible experience in a library, educational or office setting; or any equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge, Ability and Skill:

Knowledge:  Working knowledge of library procedures and operations.  Knowledge of basic reference and cataloging procedures.  Willingness to learn book repair and processing techniques.  Board general knowledge.

Ability:  Ability to create congenial atmosphere and work with a broad range of people.  Ability to plan, organize and implement programs.  Ability to adapt to a wide range of responsibilities.

Skill:  Strong oral communication skills.  Strong public relations skills.

Full/Part Time

Part Time



Salary Range

$24.43 - $29.19  / hour

Salary Notes

Starting pay step considerations of experience and internal equity.

Closing Date

How to Apply


Qualified applicants should complete the Town of Kingston employment application found on the Town website under Employment and submit their résumé and cover letter with pay expectations. Starting pay step considerations of experience and internal equity. Application materials can be emailed to, mailed to the Town of Kingston Town House Attn: Human Resources, or hand delivered. Position is accepting applications until an offer is made.           


2022-06-08 |  Quick link to this job