Under close supervision of a Supervising Librarian, or a Principal Library
Assistant in a library in a State department, institution or agency, performs
routine non-professional library work of a varied nature directly related to
the acquisition, organization, maintenance and distribution of library
materials; does related work as required.
NOTE: The examples of work for this title are for illustrative purposes
only. A particular position using this title may not perform all duties
listed in this job specification. Conversely, all duties performed on the
job may not be listed.
EXAMPLES OF WORK:
Obtains books and other library materials for readers and librarians.
Prepares books and other library materials for the collection, including
labeling, marking, pocketing, mending and reinforcing.
Shelves and shifts books and other library materials as required and
maintains the stocks and files in an orderly condition.
Charges and discharges books and other library materials; collects
and records fines.
Clips newspapers and other serials as directed.
Prepares and forwards overdue notices and other routine library forms.
Checks in and files documents, pamphlets and serials (newspapers
and magazines), including Braille, Talking Books and other specialized
materials where so required.
Prepares materials for binding, reinforcing and mending.
Checks simple entries (author and/or title) in catalog; files catalog cards.
Opens and distributes mail as may be required.
When required, may do typing which is uncomplicated, does not require
skill or speed, and which is of a nature reasonably to be expected of
employees in a library.
Collects data for statistical reports.
Maintains essential records and files.
Will be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or
manual recording and information systems used by the agency, office
or related units.
Appointees will be required to possess a driver's license valid in
New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee
mobility, is necessary to perform the essential duties of the position.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of the procedures and methods of present day business
Knowledge of the problems inherent in organizing assigned library
clerical work to be done without close supervision.
Knowledge if the problems likely to be encountered in working in a
library and of the methods likely to be effective in working with varied
types of persons.
Ability to learn quickly from oral and written explanations and from
Ability to organize assigned library clerical and other work.
Ability to keep exact, detailed library records and files.
Ability to understand library filing and classification systems.
Ability to work harmoniously with associates, superior officers and
with adult and child patrons of the library.
Ability to understand the importance of following established
procedures and regulations.
Ability to perform clerical and record keeping duties.
Ability to maintain established library records and files.
Ability to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual
recording and information systems used by the agency, office or
Ability to read, write, speak, understand or communicate in English
sufficiently to perform the duties of this position. American Sign
Language or Braille may also be considered as acceptable forms
Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible as
long as they can perform essential functions of the job with
or without reasonable accommodation. If the accommodation
cannot be made because it would cause the employer undue
hardship, such persons may not be eligible.
This job specification is applicable to the following title code(s) which
are different work week or work month and/or variants of the job class title:
This job specification is for state government use only.
Salary range is only applicable to state government.
Local salaries are established by individual local jurisdictions.