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Library Clerk (Open Positions: 1)

Closes On: November 22, 2018 at 04:30 PM CST

Location: Library, Kearney, NE 68845
Department: Library
Job Status: Part-Time
Rate of Pay: $13.7390 - $19.3469
Details: 20 hrs/week. Some evening and weekend shifts required.
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Job Description Summary

Performs responsible clerical work in the Library involving staff support and customer service; monitor the computer lab in the absence of the Technology Learning Center (TLC) Coordinator; work varies; individual judgment is required within generally prescribed standards and procedures.

Job Responsibilities

Perform the full range of circulation desk functions using an automated circulation system; provide basic computer operation assistance to library patrons; maintain a safe and quiet environment in the TLC for all patrons and staff, assure accurate library shelving of books and periodicals by shelf reading and reshelving, performs periodicals maintenance, carries out interlibrary loan tasks, processes overdue books, collects, and records fines; repairs damaged books or prepares them for extensive mending; handle routine inquiries and concerns; answer telephones and provides information, referrals, or transfers calls; assists with library program preparation and implementation and performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Education & Requirements

High school diploma or a GED with coursework or experience in clerical responsibilities, office machines, computer software and operations. Knowledge of computer based environments.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Mental Requirements - Establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees, officials and the public. (Daily)
Regular timely/punctual attendance. (Daily)
Effectively use computerized/automated equipment and automated library system. (Daily)
Knowledgeable of the current professional and technical aspects of personal computers. (Daily)
Effectively analyze and determine information needs of library patrons or refer to appropriate division. (Daily)
Maintain and exhibit discretion and integrity at all times when handling confidential information. (Daily)
Effectively communicate orally and in writing. (Daily)
Apply basic knowledge of library operations. (Daily)

Physical Requirements

Work Type: Medium, exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
Climbing/Balancing: Moderate, ability to climb ladder and step stool
Walking: Frequent amount required
Stooping/Bending: Frequently
Stand/Sit: Stand about 90 percent of the time
Reaching: Frequent, overhead as well as horizontal
Vision: Adequate to perform essential job functions
Color Vision: Adequate to perform essential job functions
Hearing: Frequently perceive nature of sounds by ear
Speech: Frequently express ideas by means of spoken words
Eye/Hand/Foot Coordination: Frequently operates equipment requiring moderate ability
Manual Dexterity: Frequently operates equipment requiring moderate ability


The City of Kearney is a Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace and an EEO.