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Page, PT (Children's) - Beaumont Branch

PAGE, PT (CHILDREN'S) - BEAUMONT BRANCH

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES
Pages are responsible for returning library materials to their proper shelf locations in a timely manner and maintaining the order of materials so that customers and staff can find the items they need. Other duties may include, but are not limited to, contact with customers to assist in locating general areas of the collection and proactively directing customers to appropriate staff for additional assistance.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED
Work is performed under the direct supervision of a Circulation Supervisor or a Librarian and under the general supervision of the person-in-charge. 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED
None

GUIDELINES
LPL policies and procedures, position description and site specific practices

CONTACTS
Library staff, supervisors, and library customers

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE CLASS
  • Shelve and file library materials in proper sequence in a timely fashion. 
  • Arrange items on shelves to ensure that they are in neat and correct order; assist in conducting inventories and shelf reading projects.
  • Shift and balance materials on shelves when necessary. 
  • Provide assistance to customers on the floor and proactively direct customers to suitable staff for follow-up as appropriate.
  • Aid customers in using self-check equipment and refer problems to appropriate staff.
  • Assist in merchandising the collection and promoting library materials and services to customers.
  • Hold customers accountable for minor infractions of the LPL Code of Conduct or refer to appropriate supervisory level as needed.
  • Empty book drops and check in items as required.
  • Utilize library e-mail on a daily basis in order to stay informed about library matters.
  • Participate in pre-weeding by pulling items in bad condition and sharing with professional staff.
  • Pull titles for the messages report.
  • Pre-sort donations.
  • Respect the facility and work environment by keeping work area neat, handling minor clean-ups and reporting maintenance issues promptly and appropriately.
  • Interact and communicate pleasantly and effectively with diverse customers and staff, maintaining a positive and professional demeanor and providing friendly courteous service. 

Note: This job description reflects Lexington Public Library’s (LPL) assignment of essential functions for this particular job; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned at a later date or as may be needed.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Must have the ability to:
  • Establish and maintain positive and effective working relationships with library customers and coworkers.
  • File alphabetically and numerically.
  • Operate a computer keyboard efficiently.
  • Follow oral and written instructions.
  • Effectively communicate both orally and in writing with customers and staff.
  • Learn and adapt to new and changing technologies.
  • Understand the boundaries of job responsibilities and refer customers to trained library staff appropriately.
  • Work the required schedule and help fill in schedule gaps occasionally. 
  • Some knowledge of or ability to quickly learn and follow standard library procedures

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE, EDUCATION AND TRAINING
Sixteen (16) years of age.

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION/SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
  • A passing score on the Page test.
  • Successfully pass a background investigation. 

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS
Must have the ability to:
  • Read and understand alphabetical and numerical sequences on library materials and bar codes in order to replace items in correct locations in a timely fashion.
  • Climb a step stool to shelve books and other library materials.
  • Repeatedly place books on book trucks, move book trucks to various locations, and place and remove books from any shelf of a 90” high shelving unit lifting above, at and below shoulder level.
  • Perform essential functions which require bending, stooping, lifting and carrying library materials weighing up to 40 lbs and standing for periods of 2-3 hours.
  • Work without sitting for a minimum of two hours, and during that time is able to move with reasonable speed to locations throughout the workspace in order to accomplish public services duties.
  • Manipulate computer peripherals such as scanner, keyboard and mouse. 
  • Read and interpret information transmitted via computer monitor. 
  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

HAZARDS/UNUSUAL WORKING CONDITIONS
Work is often performed in and around computers requiring adherence to industry safety procedures and guidelines.

PLEASE NOTE:
As with all vacancies, Lexington Public Library reserves the right to give priority to our internal applicants (current staff) over external applicants.

SALARY
$8.00 per hour

PRIMARY WORK SCHEDULE
Mon, Wed, Fri 9am-1pm
Every Other Sat 9am-5pm; Sun 12:30pm-5pm
Applicants must be available for this primary work schedule and help fill in schedule gaps occasionally.

BENEFITS
Great working environment; ability to grow and advance within the system; free, safe and convenient parking; free Employee Assistance Program.

Applications for this position will be accepted until 5:00pm, Friday, November 1, 2013.

Applications must be completed online at www.lexpublib.org.

If you are unable to complete the application online, please contact the Human Resources Office at (859)231-5550.
Lexington Public Library is an equal opportunity employer.