MASSACHUSETTS LIBRARY SYSTEM
JOB DESCRIPTION COLLECTION
GROTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
Library Assistant II
access to confidential or financial information
Errors could result in delay or loss of service and monetary loss, damage to equipment, patron dissatisfaction.
contact with Library patrons. Other contacts are with other town employees,
historical societies, vendors, and school employees. Contacts are usually in
person or by phone.
Performs all functions listed for Library Assistant (I) category with minimal supervision, as well as accepting responsibility for one or more of the following.
Suggest, develop and coordinate specialized programs within parameters set by the Director or supervising librarians. Such programs include, but are not limited to Young Adult reading program, school vacation programs and various summer reading programs.
Research, suggest and purchase specific categories of library materials within parameters set by the Director. Such categories include, but are not limited to periodicals, videos and CDs.
Perform bookkeeping duties, including accounts payable, bi-weekly payroll request, and various reports prepared for Directors review. Assist with purchasing requirements. May assist with annual budget preparation.
Assist with computer system maintenance. Tasks
include but are not limited to system backup, software application installation,
troubleshooting problems. May consult with hardware/software support staff.
May train staff.
Education and Experience
High School Diploma or equivalent and successfully completed college level courses in Library Science, or Liberal Arts, and/or have served at least two (2) years in library work. Must be able to demonstrate possession of the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the work.
Knowledge, Ability and Skill
Working knowledge of:
Library operations and library services, and of data processing and automation as related to library operations and services.
Library policies and procedures in order to explain programs and services to others.
Demonstrated competency in the specialized area to be assigned (bookkeeping, program coordination, computer system administration)
Perform Library Assistant (I) tasks, and
Perform independently in specialized area to be assigned
Handle confidential and/or financial information
Persuade, negotiate, and/or guide others to desired goal.