North Orange County Community College District
Position Number: 2015490P
Location: Cypress College
Department: CC Library/Learning Resource Center & Distance Ed
Percentage of Employment: 100%
Months of Employment: 12 Months Per Year
Work Schedule: Hybrid schedule: Remote and in-person through 12/2021. Number of days may vary by position. Monday – Thursday, 10:00 am – 9:00 pm (Schedule and shift are subject to change in accordance with department needs.)
Provides technical assistance and instruction to students, faculty and other library patrons in the use of the on-line public access catalog, references and general library collections at Circulation, Reference and Public Service Desks; conducts bibliographic searches and recommends other sources of information as appropriate.
Performs daily operations procedures such as unlocking and locking entrances, collecting fees and balancing cash register; charges and discharges library materials.
Assists and performs a variety of functions related to the acquisition of materials, receiving of all books and periodicals, circulation of materials, and cataloging and referencing (including inter-library loans).
Assists in the processing of library materials; evaluate and maintain orderliness of shelved materials; pull and route materials in need of mending, binding, repairing or discarding; clean and repair materials as required.
Troubleshoots and assures proper maintenance of library materials and equipment.
Assists with the review of on-line public access catalog entries to assure quality control; investigates conflicts and errors to achieve conformance with on-line Library of Congress authority files and other established library reference authorities and assists in maintaining and verifying the accuracy and integrity of library databases.
Develops and maintains specialized on-line procedures manuals; documents and reports problem areas and draft procedure statements to recommend appropriate changes.
Plans, develops and maintains the college archive collections and reserve collection; organizes bibliographic files utilizing appropriate archival preservation techniques; maintains, repairs and updates various library materials.
Trains and provides work direction and guidance to others as directed.
Prepares and maintains various reports and records including inventory, library budget, statistical information, vendor files, shelf lists, etc.
Performs a variety of public relations duties including representing the library on professional and community groups, conducting library tours and arranging exhibits, and publicity releases.
Learns and applies emerging technologies and advances as necessary to perform duties in an efficient, organized, and timely manner.
Participate in District/College efforts to increase the diversity of faculty and staff and to address student achievement gaps; active assistance in the creation of a welcoming and inclusive work and educational environment; attend and participate in diversity, equity and inclusion trainings and events.
Performs related duties as assigned.
This position is responsible for performing technical professional library duties in one or more of the following areas: acquisition, on-line search, cataloging, circulation, distribution and utilization of library resources; and providing specialized assistance to students, faculty, and other patrons regarding library resources.
The Library Assistant II maintains frequent contact with various District departments, vendors, students, faculty, and other patrons of the library.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of library policies, procedures, and practices
Knowledge of Library of Congress classification system
Knowledge of on-line bibliographic databases
Knowledge of cataloging rules and standards
Knowledge of correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary
Knowledge of various computer software applications
Knowledge of record-keeping techniques
Knowledge of modern office practices, procedures and equipment
Ability to perform complex and technical paraprofessional duties in a community college library
Ability to develop and maintain the college archive and oral history collections
Ability to organize and monitor the workflow in an assigned area of the library
Ability to work and interact with the public
Ability to work independently and with little direction
Ability to review situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action
Ability to operate a variety of office equipment such as calculator, computer, copier, typewriter, etc.
Ability to plan, organize and prioritize work
Ability to meet schedules and time lines
Ability to conduct research using a variety of computerized research tools
Ability to train and direct the work of others
Ability to understand and follow oral and written directions
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others
Coursework must be verifiable on a legible transcript. If selected as a finalist and/or given an offer of employment for this position, you will be required to provide a transcript (may be unofficial). Human Resources will contact the finalist to obtain this required documentation at that phase of the recruitment.
High school diploma or GED supplemented by a minimum of fifteen (15) semester units of college-level course work;
Minimum two (2) years technical and clerical library experience.
Commitment to diversity. All applicants must have demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff. The applicant must be able to demonstrate how their experience with these factors relates to successfully achieving the goals of the position.
College-level course work in library science/technology certificate program;
Experience working with the public in a library setting.
Prior experience in approaching work and interactions with colleagues and/or students in an equity minded manner. Ability to provide an inclusive and welcoming work/educational environment.
Demonstrated experience integrating diversity, equity, and inclusion into the duties and responsibilities for this position.
College library environment; subject to standing, lifting (up to 25 lbs. unassisted), standing, bending, stooping and pushing, repetitive use of upper extremities including hand coordination activities.
Salary Range: $4,523 – $5,482 Per Month
Number of Vacancies: 1
Posting Number: 2015490P
Open Date: 11/16/2021
Close Date: 12/14/2021