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Job Description for the Assistant Library Director.

Assistant Library Director –  Job Description


Date: April 28, 2015   Department: Eldora Public Library


Wage: $8.00 to $15.00 Per Hour Depending on Qualifications   Status: Permanent Part-Time



Job Description: The Assistant Library Director manages the library in the absence of the director. Regular duties include patron service, clerical work, program work, and administrative work.


Job Duties:

  • Manage the library in the absence of the director to include supervising the staff, taking money to City Hall, preparing claim forms, attending library board meetings, contacting the Library Board in unusual situations, and other related duties.

  • Perform public service duties including: providing circulation services, readers advisory service, reference service, interlibrary loan service, assisting patrons with the use of library equipment, scheduling the meeting room, training volunteers, and other related duties.

  • Perform clerical work including: acquiring MARC records for items received, preparing new items for circulation, shelving materials, contacting patrons with overdue items, assisting with weeding, repairing books, opening and closing the building, and other related duties.

  • Perform program work to include serving as a contact for discussion groups, helping set up monthly book displays, assisting the Children's Librarian as needed, and other related duties that arise.

Minimum Training and Experience: High School Diploma. Further education is desired and continued education is encouraged.

Minimum Abilities Required:

  • Must be able to communicate with library users in a polite and friendly way.

  • Basic computer skills are required with the aptitude of learning additional skills with on the job training.

Preferred Abilities, Experience and Education:

  • A high level of computer literacy is preferred.

  • A person that likes to read is desired.


Work Environment and Physical Requirements:

  • Duties require shelving books. This requires the flexibility to bend down to the bottom shelves and may require stepping on a footstool to reach the top shelves.