Library Assistant (TEMPORARY)


Posting Number: 0001738


Location: Los Medanos College


Salary: $17.92 / Hourly


Position Definition:

To perform a wide variety of general library clerical duties in a college library.


Distinguishing Characteristics:

Library Assistant – This classification will perform general library clerical duties and receives technical supervision and direction from those in the higher classes.


Library Technician-This classification performs technical duties typically involved in library functions.


Library Technician, Senior – This classification performs more complex duties involved in overseeing a functional area of a library while providing technical supervision and direction to library staff and students.


Examples of Duties/Essential Functions:

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Assists students and faculty at circulation desk; charges and discharges library materials.

Processes reserve book requests from students and faculty; locates material; provides information regarding available library materials; answers routine questions.

Maintains overdue and debt file for non-students; collects and records fines for overdue materials; issues receipts for lost library materials and debt payments.

Prepares and types book orders, requisitions, continuing contract orders and library suborders.

Orders, receives and processes library materials.

Learns to maintain and troubleshoot library photocopiers; assists students in proper usage of the machine; arranges for repairs.

Places books on and off reserve file.

Performs related duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:





Previous library experience, preferably in an academic library.



Possession of an Associate degree from an accredited college, or the equivalent.


Knowledge Of:


Knowledge of:

Modern office procedures, practices and technology/equipment.

English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary.

General library protocols.

Modern software applications (Microsoft Office Suite, etc.)


Skill To:



Ability To:

Skill/Ability to:

Keyboard with accuracy.

Learn to assist patrons in the location of library materials.

Perform routine clerical work including filing and record-keeping.

Operate office machines and learn office methods, rules and policies.

Learn the use of a library classification system.

Serve students, staff and colleagues in a helpful and professional manner.

Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Make simple mathematical computations.

Establish and maintain cooperative work relationships with those contacted in the performance of required duties.

Demonstrate understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio- economic, race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, mental or physical disability, and religious background of all students, faculty and staff, and with all individuals encountered in the performance of required duties.


Desirable Qualifications:

• Experience working at a circulation desk

• Experience with Library of Congress classification

• Experience in an academic library


Special Instructions:

This will be an indefinite posting to fill a sub pool for the library classified staff both at the Pittsburg and Brentwood libraries.


Job Close Date:


Open Until Filled: Yes


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