Library Aide Job Description


Library aides are paraprofessionals and they perform clerical tasks in libraries. They usually supervise librarians and help them select books and materials, check-in and out materials at the circulation desk, receive payment for fines, shelve books, and help to process new material. Library assistant needs to perform a certain task that includes charge and renew materials, assist the patron in locating material, answer phones and take messages, greet and direct customers, and maintain the record. They need to keep libraries organized and efficient while assisting their patrons and sometimes they need to last material.

Library Aide Job Titles:

  • Library Aide  (Part-Time)
  • Library Aide
  • Instructional Aide
  • Library Cataloger

Library Aide Job Summary:

We are looking to hire a youth service assistant and the person will be in charge of planning and promoting all children’s activities at the library and engaging in outreach to the community. They need to keep the reading room organized and assist students with normal library functions like checking in and out material and answering patron questions. We are looking for someone enthusiastic about helping the public and have a strong ambition to help children discover a love for reading. The job duties include assisting with processing new children young adult and graphic novels under the supervision of the librarian essential, keep children’s room tidy and organized, straighten the shelves, pick up stray books and toys once per day and place them away, shelve all children book, and put up the monthly display on children room.

Library Aide Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Using multiple integrated library systems to check material in and out
  • Assist library users with general reference questions
  • Assist library users with general administrative task
  • Assist inter-library loan process via world share
  • Shelving library materials
  • Maintain a clean and safe library environment
  • Answering incoming phone calls and assist with student research inquiries
  • Research design select and implement appropriate strategies and material to be used
  • Review the library’s collection to ensure library materials are maintained in the correct order
  • Check the condition of books in designated areas and remove damaged material for review by a librarian and perform minor mending
  • Process new and reconditioned library materials for circulation and reference according to established procedures
  • Assist with annual inventory of the collection
  • Assist with automated and manual circulation duties registering and deleting users
  • Explain the library rules to users and ensure that users observe library rules

Library Aide Skills and Qualification:

  • Bachelor degree in education or librarian
  • Must possess a minimum of 1 year of experience in a library
  • Willingness to learn and provide excellent customer service
  • Proficient in word and excel
  • Dependable and punctual
  • Must be familiar with using GCU library databases
  • Must have experience handling phone calls and messages
  • Must approach children programming with creativity
  • Able to handle difficult situations with tact and diplomacy
  • Punctual, reliable and must have strong communication skill
  • Strong verbal and oral communication skills
  • Self-motivated and strong analytical skills
  • Attention to detail, prioritization skill and time management
  • Quick learner with a positive attitude
  • Motivational and communication skill

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