Thursday, June 8, 2017

Library Technician, Part-time, Concord Public Library

invites applications for the position of:

Library Technician - Part Time 17 Hrs Wkly

SALARY:               $17.44 - $25.21 Hourly
OPENING DATE:               05/26/17
CLOSING DATE: Continuous
DEPARTMENT:  City of Concord Public Library

   Varied Schedule

STARTING SALARY RANGE:   $17.44 to $20.67 Hourly DOQ


Closing Date:  Open until filled with 1st review 6/9/17.

A City Application is required. Applications may be completed online at  For more information on applying, please call the Human Resources Department at (603) 225-8535 (voice) or TTY at 800-735-2964 or 7-1-1.


Assist the public in locating information, interpreting the collection, and providing reader's advisory services.

(All responsibilities may not be performed by all incumbents.)

Provides reference and reader's advisory services for patrons; assists in the location of sources and the selection of materials; assembles collections of books for teachers; instructs patrons in the use of online catalog.

Oversees the development and maintenance of areas of the collection as assigned; uses standard selection tools and guidelines as outlined in the Selection Policy to order new material with budgeted funds; removes worn or unused books from the collection.

Performs circulation functions; checks out materials; registers new library patrons and renews expired registrations; collects and records payment of fines; places requested items on reserve; explains library policies and procedures; registers and logs in children for use of the Computer Center; records statistics for periodic tallies; sorts returned materials for shelving by pages; balances monies collected; aids patrons in the use of self-check machine.

Participates in program planning and production; prepares and presents Storytime; assists in planning Summer Reading Program events.

Creates bibliographies on specific subjects.

Classifies new children's materials.

Supervises pages in the absence of other supervisor.

Ensures that the library is maintained in an orderly manner; monitors facilities maintenance and repair.

Oversees the acquisition and display of private collections in display cabinets.

Researches books, songs, and finger plays for children's programming.

Provides staff coverage at branch library.

Selects visual formats for the branch rotating collection.

Processes intra-branch and interlibrary loan requests.

Develops displays to promote library services.

Performs other related duties as assigned.


Education and Experience:

Bachelor's degree or equivalent from a four-year college or university in Library Sciences or other related field; and, one year of related experience; or, any combination of education, training and experience which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities required for the job.

Licenses and Certifications:


Personal Computer and/or Terminal                  
Handheld Calculator                                        
Audio-Visual Equipment

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: (Depending on area of assignment)

Knowledge of:

Library policies, procedures, terminology, and materials.

General office procedures, including computer usage and applications.

Basic mathematical computations, such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.

Skill in:

Communicating clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing.

Assisting patrons with various library services and operations.

Using a computer to enter and retrieve information.

Sorting and categorizing library books and materials in standard order.

Making change in money.

Recording monetary transactions using basic bookkeeping techniques.

Developing and presenting children's programming.

Mental and Physical Abilities to:

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with library personnel and patrons.

See and read written material.

Perform the duties of the position while sitting at a desk or table or while intermittently sitting, standing, stooping, bending, or crouching.

Frequently lift light and occasionally heavy objects.

Working Conditions:

The work is performed in a library.

This class specification should not be interpreted as all inclusive.  It is intended to identify the essential functions and requirements of this job.  Incumbents may be requested to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this specification.  Any essential function or requirement of this class will be evaluated as necessary should an incumbent/applicant be unable to perform the function or requirement due to a disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  Reasonable accommodation for the specific disability will be made for the incumbent/applicant when possible.