Library Services Specialist
Part-time, up to 20 hours/week at $12 per hour. Evening and weekend availability is required and flexibility is necessary. Consider a one-year commitment at minimum to this position. Submit City of Radford application at 30 W. Main Street, Radford, VA 24141, or via email to Elizabeth Sensabaugh at Elizabeth.Sensabaugh@radfordva.gov. Application deadline is open until filled. Please visit the City website to obtain the job application at www.radfordva.gov.
General Definition of Work: Performs responsible clerical work in the public library system; does related work as required. Experience using online resources. Experience working in a library serving the general public preferred. Reference or circulations experience in a library preferred. Excellent interpersonal skills and communication skills. Ability to work collaboratively and efficiently in a team-oriented environment. Successful completion and passing of a drug screening is required.
Essential Functions/Typical tasks:
• Provide direct customer service; coordinate access to library resources.
• Charge and discharge library materials.
• Maintain accurate patron records.
• Organize collection materials; general shelving.
• Receive and convey suggestions for purchase.
• Assist patrons with technology, research and other needs; act as a community resource.
• Receive and handle money accurately.
• Perform related tasks as assigned.
Knowledge, skills and abilities
Some knowledge of the procedures, practices, and equipment of a public library; some knowledge of business English, spelling, and arithmetic; good reading skills, ability to learn standard library tasks readily and adhere to prescribed routines; ability to stand for extended periods of time and climb step ladders; ability to perform routine clerical and record-keeping tasks; ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with library employees and patrons; ability to speak clearly and concisely; ability to deal tactfully with the public; ability to type accurately at a reasonable rate of speed.
Education and experience
Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school and some experience in general clerical or library work.
This is light work requiring the exertion of up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and a negligible amount of force constantly