Library Page Job Descriptions
Town Of Manchester
Under supervision this position helps shelve and organize library collection materials and otherwise help prepare the library facilities for program use. The position reads shelves, shelf checks overdue items and applies acquired knowledge to help customers locate materials. The work requires an understanding how the library is organized. The work performed is subject to review through observation, reports and the results achieved.
Essential Job Functions
- This position is an indirect service provider helping to maintain the availability of library materials by shelving books and other materials, reading the shelves and organizing materials into their proper sequence.
- Answers in-person inquiries, helps customers locate needed materials and refers customers to other appropriate assistance.
- Physically lifts and arranges the library furniture weighing up to 75 pounds, equipment and facilities for use by various library programs and restores the rooms or locations to an orderly condition following their use.
Other Job Functions
- Develops a working knowledge about the organization and care of library materials and library services and programs.
Knowledge, Skill And Ability
The incumbent must have the ability to communicate effectively orally, in writing and by listening.
A library page has and continues to develop a working knowledge of the library collection and its organization.
Physical And Mental Effort/Environmental And Working Conditions
The work includes some physically challenging work such as moving furniture and locating and obtaining information and materials throughout the library of a wide variety of sizes and shapes, walking and standing for extended periods and carrying a reasonable selection of materials between places where they are stored and places where they are used.
To be considered for this position an applicant must have an interest in library services and programs and be in their last two years of high school or have graduated from high school.
(The above description is illustrative. It is intended as a guide for personnel actions and must not be taken as a complete itemizing of all facets of any job.)
New Fairfield Library
Director, Assistant Director, Children's Librarian; takes direction from Circulation clerks
Hours of work
Shelves library materials and keeps them in proper order
Qualifications, Education, Experience, and Skills Required
- At least 16 years old
- Ability to follow written and oral instructions
- Ability to learn the Dewey Decimal system and other library filing systems
- Shelves library materials in proper order
- Does shelf reading to assure materials are in proper order
- Answers directional questions
- Assists in other room activities as needed
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
General Statement of Duties
Responsible for shelving books and performing related tasks.
Reports to the Circulation staff.
- Projects a positive and pleasant attitude to the public and cooperates and maintains an effective relationship with other staff members as part of a team.
- Shelves library materials.
- Locates requested items.
- Puts books in order on shelves
- Assists staff with checking materials for damage and removing them from the shelves.
- Stamps and pockets new materials for circulation.
- Stamps date due cards.
- Adheres to library policies and procedures.
- Performs any other tasks as requested.
- Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions in English at an 8th grade level.
- An awareness of the purposes and functions of the public library and the ability to learn routine library procedures.
- Meets the minimum age requirements under State and Federal regulations.
- Ability to push and pull library book trucks weighing 100-300 lbs.
- Carry up to 15 lbs. of books across the library.
- Stand for a long time in one area.
- Bend and stretch to reach high and low shelves.
General Statement of Responsibilities
Shelves and performs simple clerical tasks.
- Shelving filing of books, magazines, and other materials
- Dusting or cleaning of shelves
- Clipping and sorting of coupon files
High school education, often in progress. The Library Page must be able to file materials within the appropriate classification scheme, particularly the Dewey system with Cutters. As with all our positions, Library Pages must be able to courteously refer clients to the appropriate service desk.
The Library Page position may be performed with partial physical disabilities although the position is physically demanding and requires bending, lifting, and reaching. Persons with visual disabilities may have difficulty filing Library materials, although speech and hearing disabilities would present few problems. Intellectual impairment may not hamper performance where the ability to file quickly is present.
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