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Library Aide I - Circulation Services and Technical Services

Posted: 06/19/2022

The City of Rochester invites applications for: 

Library Aide I - Circulation Services and Technical Services
18.5 hours per week
Library Aide I - Circulation & Technical Services description imageThe City of Rochester is committed to a community where all members feel a sense of belonging. We commit to recognizing the diversity of our community members, listening to ALL voices and providing equitable services to create an inclusive place to live, play and work.

We believe EQUITY should be at the center of all our work. We strive to represent our community in our teammates, as we know that diverse and inclusive teams are more innovative, and have an empowering impact on the work, progress and culture of our community.

It takes us all working together.

RPL, a division of the City of Rochester, MN is a very busy downtown library and bookmobile  RPL serves the City of Rochester, Olmsted County, and visitors from all over the world.
 
Welcoming all to connect and learn. 
rplmn.org

Nature of Work
This is basic clerical work in the Circulation or Technical Services Division. The Library Aide I performs clerical tasks assigned by the Circulation or Technical Services Division Head or designee, and no supervision of others is required.
 
Applications will be accepted until Sunday, June 26, 2022.

 


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The work below is representative of the scope of work performed within this job classification. Individual job duties will vary based on work assignment.

Duties specific to this opening:

*Circulation: Process interlibrary loans.

  • Retrieve materials requested by other libraries from shelves, and prepare materials for courier delivery using automated interlibrary loan network system.
  • Sort and process interlibrary loan materials using automated interlibrary loan system for lending to patrons or for returning to our library collection.
  • Scan/print/email from microfilm or magazine/newspaper articles.
  • Discharge and deliver materials to the appropriate divisions.
  • Prepare returned interlibrary loan materials for delivery back to lending libraries.
  • Place interlibrary loan holds on materials requested by other libraries.
  • Remove outdated holds from other libraries from our holds shelves.
*Technical Services: Process new materials for the library collection.
  •  Process library materials including applying labels, book covers, applying and activating RFID tags and other tasks as appropriate. 
  • Discharge and deliver materials to the appropriate divisions. 
  • Mend damaged books and other print materials. 
  • Assist with creating spine labels. 
Duties within the Library Aide I Job Classification:
*Provide direct service to the public.
  • Morning pull lists. 
  • Retrieve items from magazine room for patrons. 
  • Assist library patrons in using microfilm machines and copiers.
*Process interlibrary loans.
  • Retrieve materials requested by other libraries from shelves, and prepare materials for courier delivery using automated interlibrary loan network system.
  • Sort and process interlibrary loan materials using automated interlibrary loan system for lending to patrons or for returning to our library collection.
  • Scan/print/email from microfilm or magazine/newspaper articles.
  • Discharge and deliver materials to the appropriate divisions.
  • Prepare returned interlibrary loan materials for delivery back to lending libraries.
  • Place interlibrary loan holds on materials requested by other libraries.
  • Remove outdated holds from other libraries from our holds shelves.
*Maintain library collections and bibliographic control.
  • Process library materials including applying labels, book covers, applying and activating RFID tags and other tasks as appropriate.
  • Assist in handling serials claims and circulating magazine processing as directed by Librarian II.
  • Assist with magazine database updates.
  • Withdraw magazines.
  • Change location to magazine room for older issues.
  • Process incoming magazines or newspapers using automated check-in system.
  • Label and file materials in magazine room.
  • Maintain government documents collection.
  • Assist in processing of reference/nonfiction materials using automated catalog system or other databases.
  • Label and weed pamphlets.
  • Pull items on various collection lists.
  • Processing new materials for the shelves.
  • Mend damaged books and other print materials.
  • Assist in creating spine labels.
  • Assist with scanning materials for the archives. 
  • Provide assistance in shelving materials as needed.
  • Check to make sure materials are accurately shelved. 
*Maintain supplies and organize shelving.
  • Prepare desks and public computer/printer stations with needed supplies.
  • Set up display area and circulating shelves for new library materials.
  • Organize periodical room – date labeling, ordering, and shifting.
Perform other duties as assigned or necessary.
  • Retrieve and sort mail.
  • Pull numbers from carts to be shelved for accuracy tests.
*Essential Job Functions

 


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience
High School diploma or equivalent GED
AND
Experience with computer software programs and/or interlibrary loan automated systems.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of:  arithmetic, alphabetical and numeric filing organization.

Skill in: attention to detail.

Ability to:  try new things; learn and use computer systems; recognize and organize materials in multiple categories; organize and shelve/file items alphabetically and numerically; work and communicate pleasantly and effectively with co-workers and the public; follow verbal and written instructions; work independently; sustain accuracy and work steadily under pressure and/or while performing routine or repetitive tasks.

PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CRITERIA
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the following represents the physical and environmental demands for this position. The employee must be able to perform the essential functions with or without accommodation.

In consideration of the overall amount of physical effort required to perform this position, the work is best described as Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for Light Work.

Physical demands that may be required continuously (2/3 or more of the time), frequently (1/3 to 2/3 of the time), and occasionally (up to 1/3 of the time) are noted below:

Continuous demands: sitting, handling, fine dexterity, and simultaneous use and repetitive movements of the hands, wrists, and fingers.

Occasional demands: ability to move, lifting, carrying, pushing/pulling, balancing, stooping, kneeling, twisting, bending, and reaching.

Sensory requirements necessary in the performance of the essential functions of this position include: sight, hearing, and touch.

Environmental conditions that may exist in the performance of the essential functions of this job include: NONE (not substantially exposed to environmental conditions)

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