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Reference Assistant- Library

Description :

CLASS TITLE: REFERENCE ASSISTANT – Youth Services/Teen Programming

$17.27

PICKENS COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM

 

 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF CLASS

 

The purpose of the class is to staff the Library’s Youth Services desk and provide information and guidance, and to perform related professional and administrative work as required. The class works within a general outline of work to be performed and develops work methods and sequences under general supervision.

 

ESSENTIAL TASKS

 

The tasks listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this class.  Management may assign additional tasks related to the type of work of the class as necessary.

 

Assists the public in a professional and courteous manner.

 

Opens and closes assigned department and performs related security procedures.

 

Staffs the Library’s Youth Services desk.

 

Interprets Library policies and procedures to the public.

 

Provides answers to reference questions; directs patrons to appropriate informational resources and/or assists patrons in researching topics as necessary.

 

Develops innovative programs and services for teens.

 

Plans and executes all existing Library Teen programs.  Examples can be found at pcls.fyi. 

 

Assists annually in planning and executing the Summer Reading Program for children and teens.

 

Works one night and one weekend every six weeks, subject to change based on departmental and library needs. 

 

Assist teen patrons specifically through reader’s advisory and Teen Book Box selection.  Up-to-date knowledge of YA literature, including graphic novels and manga, preferred.  May also assist the Youth Services Manager in selecting YA materials to purchase.

 

Maintains displays and signage in the Teen Area, as well as the general tidiness of that section.

 

Assists Library patrons in using various resources and equipment of the Library, including computer hardware, software and Internet.

 

Shelves Library materials.

 

Assists in maintaining and performs minor troubleshooting of Library automation systems.

 

Attends staff, committee, County and community meetings as appropriate.

 

Receives and responds to public inquiries, requests for assistance and complaints in areas of responsibility.

 

Keeps supervisor informed of all issues and concerns encountered.

 

Assists co-workers with duties as required.

 

Performs routine administrative / clerical work as required, including but not limited to preparing reports and correspondence, entering and retrieving computer data, copying and filing documents, sending and receiving faxes, assembling materials, answering the telephone, etc.

 

Attends continuing education classes, professional meetings, conferences and/or workshops to maintain and enhance job knowledge and skills.

 

Performs other duties as assigned.

 

 

ESSENTIAL SAFETY FUNCTIONS

 

It is the responsibility of each employee to comply with established policies, procedures and safe work practices. Each employee must follow safety training and instructions provided by their supervisor. Each employee must also properly wear and maintain all personal protective equipment required for their job. Finally, each employee must immediately report any unsafe work practices or unsafe conditions as well as any on-the-job injury or illnesses.

 

 

INVOLVEMENT WITH DATA, PEOPLE, AND THINGS

 

DATA INVOLVEMENT:

 

Requires gathering, organizing, analyzing, examining or evaluating data or information and may prescribe action based on such data or information.

 

PEOPLE INVOLVEMENT:

 

Requires giving information, guidance or assistance to people to directly facilitate task accomplishment; may give directions or assignments to helpers or assistants.

 

INVOLVEMENT WITH THINGS:

 

Requires handling or using machines requiring moderate instruction and experience such as computers, and software programs such as word processing, spreadsheets or custom applications.

 

COGNITIVE REQUIREMENTS

 

REASONING REQUIREMENTS:

 

Requires performing skilled work involving rules/systems with almost constant problem-solving.

 

MATHEMATICAL REQUIREMENTS:

 

Requires using addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, and/or calculating ratios, rates and percentages.

 

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS:

 

Requires reading journals, manuals and professional publications; speaking informally to groups of co-workers, staff in other organizational agencies, the general public, people in other organizations; presenting training; composing original reports, training and other written materials using proper language, punctuation, grammar and style.

 

MENTAL REQUIREMENTS:

 

Requires doing specialized technical or entry-level professional work requiring general understanding of operating policies and procedures and their application to problems not previously encountered; application of specialized technical or professional principles and practices or the use of a wide range of administrative methods in the solution of problems; requires normal attention with short periods of concentration for accurate results and occasional exposure to unusual pressure.

 

 

VOCATIONAL/EDUCATIONAL AND EXPERIENCE PREPARATION

 

VOCATIONAL/EDUCATIONAL PREPARATION:

 

Requires a Bachelor’s degree or education and training equivalent to four years of college education in liberal arts, library science or a closely related field.

 

SPECIAL CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSES:

 

Must possess valid state driver’s license.

 

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

 

Requires over two years and up to and including four years.

 

 

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT REQUIREMENTS

 

PHYSICAL AND DEXTERITY REQUIREMENTS:

 

Requires light work that involves walking or standing much of the time and involves exerting up to 20 pounds of force on a recurring basis, or skill, adeptness and speed in the use of fingers, hands or limbs on repetitive operation of mechanical or electronic office or shop machines or tools within moderate tolerances or limits of accuracy. Must be able to lift 25 pounds and meet other physical demands of shelving books and materials, including pushing loaded book trucks, stooping, bending, or stretching.

 

ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARDS:

 

The job risks exposure to no known environmental hazards.

 

SENSORY REQUIREMENTS:

 

The job requires normal visual acuity and field of vision, hearing and speaking abilities, and color perception.

 

JUDGMENTS AND DECISIONS

 

JUDGMENTS AND DECISIONS:

 

Responsible for guiding others, requiring frequent decisions affecting co-workers and others who depend on the service or product; works in a somewhat fluid environment with rules and procedures but with many variations from the routine.

 

ADA COMPLIANCE

 

Pickens County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  ADA requires the County to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities.  Prospective and current employees are invited to discuss accommodations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DISCLAIMER:  This job description is not an employment agreement or contract.  Management has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice.

 

Contact : Samantha Greer

Please submit completed applications and any other necessary documents to samanthak@co.pickens.sc.us

222 McDaniel Avenue, B-14, Pickens SC 29671.

Deadline for Applying : Open until filled

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