MASSACHUSETTS LIBRARY SYSTEM
JOB DESCRIPTION COLLECTION
Reuben Hoar Library, Littleton
JOB TITLE: Page XE "Page" JOB GRADE: x
SALARY RANGE: MINIMUM MAXIMUM
Entry level position relating to the acquisition, processing and circulating of library materials, and to
assisting patrons with their needs; all other related work as required.
Works under the general supervision of a Senior Librarian
Performs varied, but routine, clerical duties in accordance with prescribed procedures which require
constant attention to detail and accuracy.
Makes frequent contact with the public.
Has access to confidential information.
Errors could result in financial loss, delay or loss of service.
Moderate physical effort required in performing duties including carrying books and audio-visual
equipment, bending, and reaching.
EXAMPLES OF WORK:
1. Shelves materials.
2. Works at circulation desks when scheduled.
a. Circulates and checks in materials for patrons
b. Telephones patrons about reserves and Interlibrary Loans.
c. Schedules Meeting Room, display case and passes
d. Deals with incoming telephone calls
g. Places holds for materials desired by patrons.
h. Takes interlibrary loan requests and ensures accuracy of request.
3. Prepares overdue notices, collects moneys due.
4. Helps compile daily statistics.
5. Reads shelves and keeps them orderly.
6. Performs opening and closing procedures including;
a. controlling light and heat
b. checking circulation desk for adequate and appropriate supplies
d. emptying book drop
e. putting computers off/on line
7. Assists in keeping circulation desk area and book shelves clean and orderly.
Assists patrons with use of copier and fax machines.
1. Assists in processing new materials.
2. Receives, sorts and distributes mail when required.
3. Reads shelves, shifts books in crowded areas.
4. Assists in inventory of collection.
5. Helps maintain orderly appearance of the library.
6. Makes copies and collates as necessary.
Performs other duties as assigned.
RECOMMENDED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
At least two years of high school, experience with computers, libraries and/or public service a plus.
Knowledge, Ability and Skill
Able to read and write in English. Ability to deal with the public in a courteous and tactful manner. Ability to understand and follow instructions and to work independently when required. Ability to file alphabetically and numerically. Skill in, or willingness to learn, the use of a computer and other standard office machines. Ability to learn and adapt to new procedures and techniques.
From Dictionary of Occupational Titles:
"249.687-014 PAGE (library) alternate titles: runner; shelver; shelving clerk; stack clerk
Locates library materials,
such as books, periodicals, and pictures for loan, and replaces material in
shelving area (stacks) or files, according to identification number and title.
Trucks or carries material between shelving area and issue desk. May clip
premarked articles from periodicals.
GOE: 07.07.02 STRENGTH: L GED: R2 M1 L2 SVP: 2 DLU: 77 "
Physical Demands: Strength = Light (2 on a scale of 1 to 5)
Reasoning = 2 ( on a scale of 1 to 6) Same level as Landscape Specialist
Mathematical = 1 (on a scale of 1 to 6) " " " Landscape Specialist
Language = (on a scale of 1 to 6) " " " Police Aide, Administrative Clerk
Specific Vocational Preparation: Up to and including one month.
From MA Board of Library Commissioners FY1998 Annual Report Information Survey Instructions, Definitions for Position Classifications, pg. 12:
Pages - Shelves books and other materials. Typically a part-time position with no supervisory responsibilities. But we ask our pages to do more than shelve.