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Library Assistant I (Part-Time)

Irvine, California 92618
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Irvine Valley College


Library Assistant I (Part-Time)

Initial Screening Date08/19/2019


Pay Range:115 - Step 1 = $1,725.50 (salary placement in the salary range will be based upon comparable experience and qualifications; increases are given annually thereafter up to highest step)


Classification Benefits:

The District offers a comprehensive package of insurance benefits to eligible employees, which includes medical and dental insurance, a vision-care plan, life insurance and dependent life coverage, accidental death and dismemberment coverage, and a long-term disability income-protection plan. All premiums are fully paid by the District. Mandatory retirement incentive is with California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS).



PLEASE NOTE: In order to be considered for this opening, you must apply through the District website at https://jobs.socccd.edu


Summary Description:

Under supervision from assigned library supervisory or management staff, performs clerical and routine technical duties in support of the various sections/functions of the library; assists in processing library materials; checks materials in and out of the library; and provides general assistance to library patrons.

May receive technical training and work direction from higher-level Library Assistants or Library Technicians.


Distinguishing Characteristics:

This is the entry-level class in the Library Assistant series providing clerical and routine technical duties in support of assigned program area in the library. This class is distinguished from the Library Assistant II by the performance of the more routine tasks and duties assigned to positions within the series including providing public assistance, checking materials in and out, assisting in processing library materials, and preparing and maintaining documentation and records. Positions at this level are not expected to function with the same amount of program knowledge or skill level as positions allocated to the Library Assistant II level and exercise less independent discretion and judgment in matters related to work procedures and methods. Work is usually supervised while in progress and fits an established structure or pattern. Exceptions or changes in procedures are explained in detail as they arise.


Representative Duties:

The duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices. Please see Job Duties for details.


Knowledge of:

• Clerical and general office assistance and support duties applicable to a library.

• Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.

• Principles, practices, and procedures of record keeping.

• Basic principles of report preparation.

• Principles and practices used to establish and maintain files and information retrieval systems.

• Basic principles and techniques used in public relations including methods and techniques of proper receptionist and telephone etiquette.

• Basic mathematical concepts.

• English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary.


Ability to:

• Learn and understand the organization and operation of the assigned library program area, services, and functions as necessary to assume assigned responsibilities.

• Learn library terminology.

• Learn, understand, interpret, and apply general administrative, office, and operating policies and procedures of the library.

• Perform a variety of library support duties and activities of a general clerical and routine technical nature in support of the assigned library program area or function.

• Provide assistance and respond appropriately to requests and inquiries from students, staff, faculty, or the public; effectively present information in person or on the telephone.

• Deal with irate patrons in a calm manner.

• Type or enter data at a speed necessary for successful job performance.

• Compile and organize data and information.

• Maintain filing systems.

• Operate office equipment including computers and supporting word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications.

• Adapt to changing technologies and learn functionality of new equipment and systems.

• Work under steady pressure with frequent interruptions and a high degree of public contact by phone or in person.

• Understand and follow oral and written instruction.

• Relate effectively with people of varied academic, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds using tact, diplomacy, and courtesy.

• Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.


Education and Experience Guidelines:

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.



Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade. Additional specialized coursework or on-the-job training in library science or library practices and procedures is desirable.



One year of clerical or public contact experience. Experience in a library is desirable.


To Apply:

Please visit the District’s Employment Opportunities website at https://jobs.socccd.edu for a detailed job description, to learn more about the District and to complete an on-line application.  


NOTICE TO ALL CANDIDATES FOR EMPLOYMENT: The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Public Law 99-603, requires that employers obtain documentation from every new employee which authorizes that individual to accept employment in this country.  EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Posted: 2019-07-31 Expires: 2019-08-30

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