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									                       FORT VANCOUVER REGIONAL LIBRARY
                        Position Opening Announcement
POSITION TITLE:           SENIOR LIBRARY ASSISTANT –BILINGUAL (SPANISH/ENGLISH)
                          UNION POSITION

DEPARTMENT:               WHITE SALMON COMMUNITY LIBRARY

FTE:      24 hours per week (60%)                      WAGE: $13.82

DATE OF POSTING: 09/14/2012                          REVIEW DATE: 10/5/2012


DEFINITION:
This position focuses on assisting library patrons of all ages and backgrounds, including those who are members
of the Spanish-speaking community, and providing library services in both Spanish and English. Regularly and
independently responsible for completion of a variety of specialized and clerical duties related to the functions
of the work unit. Regular responsibilities include frequent performance of a variety of specialized duties related
to programming, information, and circulation and outreach services for both Spanish-speaking and English-
speaking audiences at the White Salmon Community Library. As authorized, may be responsible for the
operation of the branch and may direct the work activities and perform assigned activities in the orientation and
training of other employees and volunteers for multiple tasks.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED
Receives direction from supervisory and management staff. May exercise functional and technical supervision
of other staff, and volunteers.

ESSENTIAL AND OTHER FUNCTION STATEMENTS
Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Examples of Essential Functions:

      Respond to patron in-person or telephone requests for library materials, services and information within
       scope of knowledge and training/ refer requests to District-wide services in both Spanish and English, as
       appropriate; place holds on library materials for patrons.

      Develop, organize, promote and present library programs for all ages in both Spanish and English both
       independently and in cooperation with other library staff. Programming includes, but is not be limited to
       story times, book talks, tours, and guest presentations, crafts, displays and exhibits; prepare reports on
       programs as assigned.

      Assist in maintenance of branch collection.

      Charge out and check in library materials.

      Enter data in patron database; modify patron database as necessary; resolve problems and delete patron
       records as authorized.
     Search bibliographic tools to verify hold requests for completeness and accuracy, and to resolve
      problems.

     Process computer reports related to holds on library materials; searches local collection for hold
      requests, charges out, packages and mails materials; maintains hold pick-up shelf.

     Performs duties related to collection processing, and maintenance (i.e. shelving library materials; reading
      shelves; emptying book drops; packing and unpacking delivery boxes; cleaning and mending library
      materials, replacing barcodes, and discarding holdings records as authorized.)

     Search bibliographic databases to resolve problems; replace barcodes and discard holdings records as
      authorized.

     Updates holdings records to reflect changes in the status and locations of items in the branch's collection.

     Maintain positive relations with the staff, the public, and volunteers.

     Performs related duties, tasks or responsibilities of similar complexity as authorized.

     Provide translation services (from Spanish to English and English to Spanish) verbally and in written
      formats.

     Regular assignment is the White Salmon branch; may be assigned to other outlets to meet the Library’s
      needs.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:

      Knowledge of:
         Library services and operations. Literature and information sources.
         English and Spanish language usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
         Hispanic/Latino culture, local Hispanic/Latino community, and area service providers to the
           Spanish-speaking community.

      Skill in:
          Developing and maintaining good working relationships.
          Listening to, understanding, and interpreting the concerns of library patrons.
          Effective written and verbal communication, in both English and Spanish, including public
              speaking.
          Effective intercultural communication.

      Ability to:
          Gain thorough knowledge of the library’s policies, procedures and programs.
          Represent the library in a positive, responsive manner to staff, and Spanish-speaking and English
             speaking public, volunteers and supporters
          Work comfortably with children and perform comfortably in front of groups of children and
             adults in public, bilingual or monolingual Spanish and/or English settings.
          Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing in both English and Spanish.
          Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of
             work.
        Respond to patron requests (both English and Spanish speaking) in a timely and courteous
         manner
        Perform assigned tasks with speed and accuracy.
        Work with numbers and alphabet accurately.
        Accurately key data into a computer.
        Follow instructions.
        Establish priorities and organize workload; manage time effectively and remain on task despite
         interruptions.
        Keep all relevant parties informed of all major issues and recommend changes as appropriate.
        Work with numbers and the alphabet accurately.
        Respond to English-speaking and Spanish-speaking patron requests in a timely and courteous
         manner.
        Lift 50 pounds.
        Work evenings and weekends and to work a schedule that meets the needs of the department.
        Obtain and maintain a valid Washington driver’s license.

  EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION GUIDELINES:
  Any combination of the following experience and training that would likely provide the required
  knowledge and abilities to qualify, such as:

  Experience:
      Three years clerical and/or technical library experience.
      Previous experience working with children.
      Extensive experience with (OR member of OR close affiliation with) the Hispanic/Latino
        community, demonstrated by knowledge of the traditions, values, and customs of that
        community.
      Prior library experience highly desirable.

  Education:
     Equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade; college level course work in library science is
        highly desirable.

  Minimum Qualifications:
  Bilingual (Fluent English/Spanish) both oral and written.

  Desired Qualifications:
      Bi-cultural (Hispanic/Latino and English)


                An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
FOR BID FORM GO TO INTRANET UNDER FORMS OR CONTACT HUMAN RESOURCES


                                 Tentative Schedule
                     Tuesday               1:00pm-8:00pm
                     Wednesday            10:00am-6:00pm
                     Thursday             Off
                     Friday                9:00am-4:00pm
                     Saturday            12:00pm-5:00pm

								
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