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  • Recruitment Begins: Friday, July 08, 2011
  • Recruitment Ends: Friday, July 22, 2011
  • Department: Library Service
  • Class Specification: Library Assistant

Job Description



The Dane County Library has two immediate 80% (64 hours per biweekly pay period) vacancies that under general supervision will perform a variety of moderately complex paraprofessional and clerical functions in various phases of County library operations and to do related work as required.  Assists patrons in selecting and locating materials and information; determines location of materials requested by accessing shared database; searches collections of County Library Service for materials requested; maintains library website; verifies and forwards unfilled requests to state level resources, maintaining related files; issues library cards and maintains related database; provides general orientation of library services to new patrons; stocks bookmobile with appropriate books and materials; performs a wide range of circulation functions; assists with selecting, ordering, receiving, and processing new materials, mends library materials, shelves books; performs related office duties; drives, operates, cleans, performs general maintenance, and schedules repairs on a 35' bookmobile.  Work assignments rotate among library assistants.   Requires any combination of training and experience equivalent to two years of college (including eight basic credits of library science) or two years of public library experience including substantial public contact, bibliographic file maintenance, and searching duties.  Experience creating bibliographic records and/or maintaining library acquisition, cataloging or circulation records in an automated environment is highly desirable.  A commercial driver’s license must be obtained within one month of start date.    Normal schedule includes evenings and Saturdays. Hourly wage is $19.09 with further merit increases to $20.82, longevity pay of 3% to 12% of base salary and excellent benefits.   Exam: Qualifications statement must be completed and submitted with the application form by the deadline.

Recruitment ends 4:30 p.m., Friday, July 22, 2011. Application materials including the Qualifications Statement must be submitted by the closing date.  An application postmarked by the closing date, but not received in the Employee Relations Division will not be considered as being filed in a timely manner.  For application materials contact: Dane County Employee Relations, Room 418, City-County Building, Madison, Wisconsin, 53703, 608/266-4123, and only for those with TDD equipment: 608/266-4125.  You may also access the application and information through the Dane County Internet at:  An Affirmative Action Employer operating under a Civil Service Merit System.

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