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Library Processor

Library Processor

FLSA Status: Non Exempt          Salary Track: A

Reports To:   Manager of Technical Operations

Position Summary

Perform a variety of processing tasks within the Technical Operations Department to move materials to our customers as quickly and accurately as possible. Process the daily delivery of items into the department and scan, sort and fill reserves for the District using the library’s ILS System.  Promptly respond to and fill branch staff requests for additional supplies.  Receive specific direction and training regarding all aspects of the position and then carry out tasks with minimal supervision.


  1. Process all library materials for use by the District,

  2. Accurately fill reserves and route materials to appropriate locations.

  3. Scan all items using the library’s ILS System.

  4. Transfer and re-label materials moving from branch to branch.

  5. Prepare and mail weekly overdue notices. Requires operation of the postage meter.

  6. Place reserves on items needed for duplication.

  7. Laminate forms and book covers as needed.


  1. Apply labels and book covers, change out AV cases and prepare cover art, create Book Club to Go kits, and other processing tasks.

  2. Keep inventory of supplies for Technical Operations, requisitioning stock when needed.

  3. Prepare replacement barcode, book and spine labels upon request.

  4. Review audio media items for possible replacement disks from a variety of vendors.

  5. Change status of materials in ILS system.

  6. Accomplish additional projects or clerical tasks as needed.

  7. Unpack and pack bins and boxes for delivery.


  1. Knowledge of general library operations.

  2. Comfortable with technology and able to utilize a CD, DVD, and Blu-ray player, label and receipt printer, phone, postage meter and computer.

  3. Basic computer literacy with documents and spreadsheets.

  4. Ability to accurately use the District’s ILS System (following initial training).

  5. Organized and detail-oriented.

  6. Exercise resourcefulness to achieve departmental goals.


Essential Physical Abilities   (Accomplished with or without reasonable accommodation)

  1. Ability to lift materials weighing up to 30 lbs.

  2. Ability to push book carts weighing up to 75 lbs.

  3. Ability to complete tasks while sitting at a desk for extended periods of time.

  4. Ability to perform repetitive movements with hands and arms.

  5. Ability to reach high or low to return materials to shelves

  6. Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing to communicate well with staff.

  7. Sufficient vision to process library materials.

Education and Experience

  1. High school diploma or equivalent required.

  2. Some college coursework preferred.

  3. Previous work experience in a library-related field is helpful.

Note: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive.  Employee may perform other related duties as required to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.


(Revised 10/09/00, 12/1/2014)