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Library Assistant I (19hr/11mo)(BC)

Kern Community College District
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
May 3, 2024

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Library Assistant I (19hr/11mo)(BC)

Kern Community College District

Salary: $2,821.00 - $3,923.50 Monthly

Job Type: Part Time

Job Number: FY23-2400793

Location: Bakersfield, CA


Basic Function

Under the direction of an assigned supervisor, perform general clerical work in support of the various sections of the library; check materials in and out of the library; provide general and technical assistance to library patrons.

Representative Duties

Perform general clerical work such as typing, duplicating, entering information into computer, processing incoming mail and maintaining various files and records; answer telephones and direct callers to appropriate personnel; take and relay messages as appropriate; record and maintain various statistics on library usage.
Check out books and other library materials; receive and process returned materials; inspect condition of materials returned; sort incoming books and prepare book carts; renew materials by phone.
Assist in the processing of library materials; evaluate and maintain orderliness of shelved materials; pull and route materials in need of mending, binding, repairing or discarding; clean and repair materials as directed; glue, re-label or tape books as needed.
Issue library use cards; explain the policy for the library card; contact patrons with overdue library materials; receive and receipt overdue fines; count and record cash received.
Provide general and technical assistance to library patrons; instruct and aid patrons in the use of various library equipment; assist patrons in the use of computer indexes; answer reference and directional questions.
Maintain records of periodical subscriptions; check in new periodicals and prepare for display or introduction to the library collection; route specific periodicals to designated personnel and departments.
Operate a variety of equipment including a copier, microfilm reader, intercom system, television and library security system.
Train and provide work direction to student assistants; assist other library personnel as directed. Assist with inventory of library book collection and supplies as assigned.
Perform related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Any combination equivalent to: graduation from high school and one year of general clerical experience.

Knowledge and Abilities

KNOWLEDGE OF:Telephone techniques and etiquette.Operation of standard office equipment including a computer and data entry techniques.Basic record-keeping techniques. Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary.Oral and written communication skills.Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.Basic math.

ABILITY TO: Perform a variety of routine clerical duties.Answer phones and greet the public courteously.Make routine math calculations.Operate a computer terminal and enter data.Maintain routine records.Complete work with many interruptions.Understand and follow oral and written instructions.Learn basic library methods, procedures and terminology.Learn to operate a variety of equipment including a intercom system, library security system and a microfilm reader.Learn library classification system.Learn the location of materials in the library.Work cooperatively with others.Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
SALARY RANGE$2,821.00 - $3,923.50 monthly
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONSFirst Review of Applications: Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled; but those received by May 16, 2024, are assured consideration. The College reserves the right to extend time limits or reinitiate the recruitment/selection process at any point. Completed application packet MUST include:
  • Completed Online Application for Employment form
  • Current resume
  • Letter of interest (Cover Letter)
  • Copy of legible transcripts, if applicable
  • List of five (5) professional references - Listed on application form

It is the applicant's responsibility to redact (or remove) any personal information from all documents prior to uploading. This includes Social Security Numbers, Date of Birth, and any photos of the applicant.

Foreign Degree: Applicants with foreign degrees from colleges or universities outside of the United States must have their coursework evaluated by a professional association that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or Academic Credentials Evaluation Institute, INC. (ACEI). A copy of the evaluation must be submitted with your on-line application.

Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to participate in the selection process should contact Human Resources to make the necessary arrangements. EEO Plan 2021-2024

The District is strongly committed to achieving staff diversity and the principles of equal employment opportunity. The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of national origin, religion, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race or ethnicity, color, medical condition, genetic information, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, or because he/she is perceived to have one or more of the foregoing characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law, in any of its policies, procedures or practices. Discrimination Free Work Environment

The District does not provide sponsorship for authorization to work in the United States. Work authorization should be established at the time of application submission.

All applicants must apply online at Emails will not be accepted.



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