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Job Specification



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.


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 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 
related units.

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 
of communication.

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:
Local or
Class of
74136SN3508N/AA0410 Month

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.