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CAMPUS & ORGANIZATIONAL SETTING:
The St. Petersburg/Gibbs Campus is a full-service campus that serves more than 8,000 students in both upper and lower division courses. It also includes the college’s A+ St. Petersburg Collegiate High School, Intercollegiate Athletic Departments, and community partnerships. The West St. Petersburg Community Library is a joint-use facility between the City of St. Petersburg and the College.
All libraries and learning centers at SPC are part of the centralized Learning Resources department that supports the mission of developing and sustaining innovation in research, learning, and technology; fostering and supporting intellectual curiosity, academic independence, and student achievement; and establishing and nurturing strong partnerships and connections with students, faculty, staff, and the community.
The incumbent will be able to serve public patrons and students alike. Preference will be given to applicants with a strong commitment to customer service and an outgoing personality that will aid in promoting library resources in the way of marketing and outreach efforts. The ability to thrive in a team environment is highly desirable.
This position requires an ability to work a flexible schedule as needed, including alternating Saturdays, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm. The branch is open Monday through Thursday, 8:00 am – 8:00 pm; and Friday and Saturday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.
- Checks shelves for proper order; checks shelves for missing/lost/claims returned materials; retrieves materials selected for weeding or to fill requests
- Sorts, arranges and shelves books and other library materials
- Greets and assists the public in the use of library services, including locating materials requested, and advising patrons of library policies and procedures; answers the telephone and provides general library information
- Assists in controlling and maintaining the status of materials in circulation including charging and discharging, routing, processing send-item list and other automated circulation functions
- Prepares materials for delivery to other community libraries, as well as member libraries of the Pinellas Public Library Cooperative and libraries located outside Pinellas County.
- Operates a cash register to process charges such as lost or damaged materials, membership fees.
- Completes registrations which have been entered in quick registration and verifies for accuracy.
- Assists and instructs library users in the functions of the Online Public Access Catalog
- Operates standard office and library equipment, including computer, graphic arts and audiovisual equipment in performing assigned duties, including inspection and maintenance of circulating collections, or for in-house performance.
- Assists with community family programming.
- Performs related work as assigned.
Knowledge & Skills:
- Some knowledge of business English, spelling and arithmetic
- Ability to learn library methods, system for developing and maintaining collection materials, customer service delivery practices and readers’ advisory services
- Ability to learn the use of a cash register, audio-visual equipment, computer or other standard office or library equipment utilized in a modern library system
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with library users and fellow employees as necessitated by the work
- Ability to learn standard library tasks and to adhere to prescribed policies and procedures, as well as routine and special instructions
- Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions, and to communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing
This class is the first of six levels in the Library Services series. Incumbents provide customer service at the circulation desk, shelves, locates and withdraws materials, and compiles data. Responsibilities may include checking materials in and out; compiling statistics on circulation desk activities; maintaining reserved materials, periodicals, and similar collections; sending overdue notices; entering information into a database; and making monetary deposits.
High School Diploma or equivalent (GED).
Two years library support experience.
* An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job may be acceptable in lieu of those requirements listed above.