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The City of Berkley is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Library Page (Part-Time)

The Berkley Public Library of the City of Berkley is accepting applications for the position of part-time library page. The position is approximately 10 hours per week and pays minimum wage.

Applications must be submitted to the Library Director at the Berkley Public Library (3155 Coolidge Hwy.) no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, November 21, 2014.

Supervised By: Circulation Manager and Library Clerk
Supervises: No supervisory responsibilities

Position Summary:

Under the supervision of the Circulation Manager or Library Clerk, sorts and shelves materials, ensures books are properly shelved, performs general support tasks and maintains orderliness of the library.

Essential Job Functions:

An employee in this position may be called upon to do any or all of the following essential functions. These examples do not include all of the duties which the employee may be expected to perform. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily.

  1. Sorts materials that have been removed from shelves or returned from circulation. Returns materials to shelves, maintaining the intended order of the shelves.
  2. Performs shelf-reading activities to maintain organization of materials on shelves.
  3. Searches for materials that may have been improperly filed or shelved.
  4. Directs patron inquiries to the appropriate department or individual.
  5. Assists with Library programs. May prepare refreshments and assists program participants and staff as needed.
  6. Performs general support functions, such as maintaining orderliness of periodicals and loose-leaf materials, and assisting with other functions.
  7. Straightens and puts away items that may be left laying about the library.
  8. Assists with closing procedures.
  9. Performs related work as required.
Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Minimum Qualifications:

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, abilities and minimum qualifications necessary to perform the essential functions of the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the job.

Requirements include the following:

  • High school student with exceptional attendance record and above average grades, or possession of a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Knowledge of library practices and operations.
  • Skill and accuracy in filing, alphabetizing, sorting, and basic mathematics.
  • Ability to work well with details.
  • Ability to work a varied schedule including nights and weekends.
  • Ability to follow directions and perform tasks with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to maintain accuracy while working at a fast pace under pressure.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships, use good judgment, initiative and resourcefulness when dealing with other employees, the public, and supervisors.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use arms and hands to sort and shelve books and other materials of varying weight, size and shape. The employee is frequently required to stand for long periods of time. The employee must regularly reach shelves ranging from ground level to six feet or more in height. The employee must visually inspect materials for titles and filing codes that may be in very small print. The employee must frequently communicate orally with patrons and staff. The employee must frequently lift and/or move items of light to heavy weight.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works within the stacks of a public library. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet but may be loud on occasion.