• Library Assistant II, Part-time, Youth Services, Hughes Main Library

    Greenville, South Carolina

    Greenville County Library System

    Greenville, South Carolina

    Date Available

    Tue Nov 03 2020 00:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

    Application Due

    Thu Nov 05 2020 00:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)


    Hourly Wage

    $12.37 per hour, 16 hours per week

    How to Apply

    Visit the Job Openings page on our website at www.greenvillelibrary.org to submit an online employment application and/or for additional information about our application process. Inquiries may be directed to
    Cindy Quinn at (864) 527-9232 or cquinn@greenvillelibrary.org.

    GCLS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. GCLS participates in E-Verify.

    Position Description

    Posting Date: Wednesday, October 28, 2020
    Application Deadline: Wednesday, November 4, 2020
    Position: Library Assistant II, Youth Services, Hughes Main Library, Works two or three evenings during the week and every other weekend. (See schedule below).
    Salary: $12.37 per hour, 16 hours per week
    Status: Regular Part-time, Non-Exempt
    Available: November 2020
    Location: Hughes Main Library, 25 Heritage Green Place, Greenville, South Carolina
    Schedule: WK 1: Sun. 2:00p-6:00p; Mon., Tues., & Thurs. 5:00p-9:00p.
    WK 2: Tues. & Thurs. 5:00p-9:00p; and Sat. 9:00a-6:00p.

    Under general supervision, this position performs duties relating to the circulation of library materials for use by library patrons. Exercises judgment in applying standard policies and following established procedures as defined by the library.

    These tasks are illustrative only; to carry out the day-to-day functions of the job, other duties may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or logical assignment to the position. Essential job functions designated with (E).
    • Provides general circulation services, including registering new borrowers, updating patron records, placing holds, checking out materials, etc. (E).
    • Uses online integrated system to process discharges (Main Circulation & Branches), fill or clear holds, place or receive items in transit, and maintain accurate status of items. Includes processing of system-generated reports (E).
    • Sorts library materials and shelves them according to their established filing arrangement (E).
    • Empties materials drops located inside and/or outside the library (E – Main Circulation & Branches).
    • Collects and maintains appropriate records of fines and fees (E).
    • Assists patrons with use of print reference resources, with identifying and locating library materials, with using the library system catalog, with searching the Internet, and with using online databases (E).
    • Checks arrangement of materials on shelves to assure they are in proper order (E).
    • Retrieves library materials as requested (E).
    • Assesses library materials for mending or repair needs or consideration for discard/replacement (E).
    • Cleans and dusts library equipment, materials and shelving; assists in keeping the library clean and neat (E).
    • Instructs and demonstrates use of library equipment as needed (E).
    • Performs preliminary acquisition and bibliographic searching.
    • Counts money in cash register and prepares daily cash collection count form.
    • Assists with meeting room applications and scheduling (Branches).
    • Moves and arranges collections of library materials under supervision (E).
    • Assists with story time props, laminating, etc. (Children’s Library)
    • Follows safe work methods to prevent injury (E).
    • Performs tasks in accord with library mission and brand essence behaviors (E).
    • Performs other related duties as required.

    Skills and Requirements

    (Testing of computer skills will be part of the interview process for this position.)
    Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with the general public and library staff. Ability to work well in a team environment. Ability to organize and maintain complex filing systems. Ability to use the Dewey Decimal System. Knowledge of business arithmetic. Ability to work under frequently stressful conditions and meet required deadlines. Ability to recognize and correct errors. Ability to perform routine tasks efficiently and without difficulty. Ability to follow established procedures and to perform work requiring considerable detail. Ability to work calmly and effectively in a sometimes noisy and chaotic environment.

    Good computing skills, including the effective use of word processing programs, various Internet browsers and email. Ability to operate and care for computer equipment and barcode equipment. Ability to learn on-line computer functions. Customer service oriented. Ability to communicate concepts, general information, and task-oriented information in oral, written, and electronic forms. Bilingual – English/Spanish a plus.

    High school graduation and some experience working with the public.

    Must have the ability to:
    • concentrate for long periods of time
    • speak clearly and distinctly
    • hear and/or comprehend verbal communication
    • see and interpret all job-related materials
    • operate Library equipment as assigned
    • lift up to 25 pounds and push book carts weighing over 100 pounds
    • sit for long periods of time
    • stand for long periods of time
    • walk, bend and stoop
    • reach, grasp and use hands to finger, handle, or feel

P.O. Box 17934

Greenville, SC 29606


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