Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Library Page, Part-time, 13.5 hours weekly, Concord Public Library

DEPARTMENT: City of Concord Public Library


STARTING SALARY RANGE: $12.97 to $15.40 Hourly DOQ


Closing Date: Open until filled with 1st review 12/22/17.

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.



Performs work involving assisting librarians in categorizing and returning books to shelves; maintains orderly appearance of library. Performs work in the processing of books, periodicals, newspapers, and other materials for public use. Ensures that books are in good physical condition.

Reports to Circulation Supervisor.
Examples of Duties:
  • Sorts, categorizes, and returns books, magazines, reference materials, display materials, and audio-visual materials to correct area.
  • Sorts new book section to remove older titles.
  • Checks in daily newspapers and displays in racks.
  • Maintains orderly appearance of library shelves, tables, racks, and display areas; cleans copiers and computers.
  • Withdraws periodicals and adult materials from the library on a regular basis.
  • Chooses books for displays and special occasions.
  • Sorts and repairs audio-visual materials and books.
  • Assists in the location of books.
  • Refers patrons to appropriate personnel.
  • Assists in the completion of special projects.
  • Retrieves items from basement storage.
  • Assists in set up and clean-up following programs.
  • Assists in opening and closing the library.
  • Empties book return bins.
  • Transports materials to and from Penacook Branch Library.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
Typical Qualifications:
Education and Experience:

GED or high school diploma or high school student.

Any combination of education, training and experience which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities required for the job.

Licenses and Certifications: None.

Supplemental Information:

  • Personal Computer and/or Terminal
  • Microfiche/Microfilm Reader 
  • Copier
  • Audio-Visual Equipment 
  • Telephone

Knowledge of:

  • Library policies, procedures, terminology, and materials.
  • General office procedures.
  • 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.
  • Understanding and carrying out oral and written instructions.
  • Sorting and categorizing library books and materials in standard order.
Mental and Physical Abilities to:
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with library personnel and patrons.
  • See and read written material.
  • Perform duties while standing, walking, bending, crouching, or stooping.
  • Perform duties which require manual dexterity to include hands to finger, handle, or objects.
  • Climb and descend stairs.
  • Frequently lift and move objects that weigh up to 50 pounds.
  • Occasionally lift and move objects that weigh up to 100 pounds.
Working Conditions:

The work is performed in a library and is typically quiet although the environment can become loud during periods of heavy activity.

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.