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Library seeking part-time assistant 

Deadline to apply is Aug. 3

–The Paso Robles City Library is hiring for part-time Library Staff Assistant II. The listed salary is $15.75 – $17.25. Applicants are welcome to apply online until Aug. 3.

Overall job objective

Under general supervision, incumbent is responsible for specific support activities for day-to-day library services. Positions for the library are at the circulation desk, Library Study Center, reference desk and children’s area. Evening and weekend hours may be required. This position can generally expect 16-18 hours per week, but no more than 20.

Typical duties
The Paso Robles Library.

The Paso Robles Library.

A journey level position distinguished from Library Staff Assistant I by the assignment of a wide variety of clerical/program/public service activities. Under general supervision, incumbents perform a range of support duties that may require specialized knowledge of department services. Typically, activities may include performing a variety of clerical duties, overseeing day-to-day program maintenance and overseeing facility use. May coach personnel in the staff assistant I class.

Circulation desk – Check books in and out, issue library cards, sign customers up for computer use, answer phones.
Reference desk – Assist customers with book material selection; perform Internet and library database searches.
Library study center – Assist children with homework assignments, assist lead staff with displays, program preparation, and facilities maintenance.
Children’s area – Assist children with research needs, shelve books, create bulletin board displays, assist children’s librarian with program preparation.

Employment Standards

Knowledge of:

    • Operation of all equipment used in a library
    • Principles and practices relating to a library
    • Policies and procedures of the city and assigned unit
    • Techniques, materials and supplies used in a library
    • Rules/laws/codes of safe practices governing libraries
    • Safe work practices and regulations
    • Office/administrative practices including record keeping, filing and operation of basic equipment used in assignment
    • Business math and proper English


Ability to:

    • Relate to the public in a positive manner
    • Understand and follow oral and written instructions
    • Communicate effectively orally and in writing
    • Perform detailed support work accurately, independently, and against deadlines
    • Organize and maintain resource materials/records, prioritize work and handle a variety of activities simultaneously
    • Establish and maintain effective and cooperative working/customer relationships
    • Compose correspondence, reports, forms, etc. from brief instructions
    • Oversee groups of program/facility users
    • Maintain facilities and furniture settings in the library
    • Use initiative within established guidelines
    • Keep accurate records


Education and experience:

    • Equivalent to graduation from high school. One year of general work experience in a library setting, or an intern in an accredited college/university graduate school program.


Licenses and certifications:

  • Possession of a valid California Class C driver’s license and a satisfactory driving record. Spanish language skills are highly desirable.


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