NATURE OF WORK
A person in this classification performs work that directly affects the public. The quality
of a library assistant’s work affects the quality of service provided by the Putnam County
Library. Library assistants have direct interaction with the public and provide service
both face to face and by phone. A library assistant reports to an assistant director. This
position does not have the authority or responsibility to supervise.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Performs clerical and other support services that facilitate the orderly flow of
Sorts, prepares, shelves, and maintains library materials to be readily available
and accessible to the public.
Administers the circulation desk including checking books in and out,
maintaining reserves, collecting fines and deposits, collecting money from copies
and used books sold.
Administers the creation and maintenance of patron records.
Assists in running office machines.
Covers books, places security devices, labels, etc, as part of routine processing of
Conducts initial information interview to ascertain patron needs.
Places holds on materials and initiates interlibrary loan transactions.
Searches and verifies book requests.
Assists patrons in operation of electronic catalog, and public computers.
Maintains and manages the public usage of computers.
Assists in the training of part-time staff.
Accuracy and good organizational skills.
Various computer skills.
Able to maintain confidentiality of library records.
Ability to exercise initiative and independent judgment.
Ability to deal courteously and diplomatically with the public
Good stamina; ability to stand on feet and walk most of the day; easily operate
personal computer and keyboard. Ability to kneel, bend, stoop, sit on floor, and
reach repeatedly; lift/carry library material weighing 25 lbs., and push book carts
weighing 125 lbs.
Send Resumes to:
Putnam County Library
Attn: Stephanie Fuson
50 East Broad Street
Cookeville, TN 38501