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Paraprofessional - Mini Branch

Paraprofessional - Mini Branch


Reports to: Deputy Director or Regional Branch Manager

Salary Track: D

FLSA Status:  Non-Exempt



Performs all tasks necessary for the operation of the mini branch and duties in the reference and circulation areas responding to customer inquiries in person and by telephone. Responsibilities include locating basic information in the branch or within the system, performing circulation functions, reserves, overdues, and shelving of materials. Assist administrative staff with collection development for the mini branch. Prepares and presents programs for adults, young adults, and children, as needed. Serves as the Library District's contact within the community notifying the Deputy Director/Regional Branch Manager of any community events that may effect the library. Performs tasks independently and refers more complex questions and issues to the Deputy Director/Regional Branch Manager.


  1. Interacts with customers in the library and by telephone responding to all inquiries in circulation and reference, preparing library cards, reserving materials, and taking reservations for library programs;
  2. Locates basic reference information from a variety of sources and recommends alternate sources within the Library District;
  3. Assist administrative staff with collection development, statistics, and surveys for the mini branch;
  4. Uses the mini branch circulation system to check materials in and out, access customer records, and other circulation functions;
  5. Assists customers in using library materials and equipment;
  6. Calculates and collects fines and fees;
  7. Empties book drop, shelves library materials, packs and unpack materials, applies bar codes, labels and security strips as needed;
  8. Maintains equipment in the branch and assists with repairs when posssible.
  9. Performs opening and closing procedures for the branch, including locking and unlocking the branch.


  1. Prepare and present library programs for various customer groups, as needed.
  2. Register customers to vote;
  3. Counts cash drawer, balances petty cash and completes accounting forms;
  4. Responsible for the building and grounds maintenance including cleaning public service areas, restroom, staff areas, windows, and maintaining the library parking area and yard.
  5. Completes special projects and assignments as directed.


Must be able to operate: copier, telephone, fax, personal computer, OPACS-automated catalog, and other library information equipment.


Required: BS/BA degree in a field compatible with library service and one (1) year related experience in public or customer service. Strong verbal and written communication skills. Knowledge of public library's function and purpose.

OR: Two years of library experience at the library assistant level may be substituted for each year of college (30 credit hours = 1 year of college). For example, an applicant may have 3 years of college and 2 years as a library assistant; or 2 years of college and 4 years as a library assistant, etc.

Must successfully complete the District's Paraprofessional Training within one year of employment as a paraprofessional. At the discretion of the Director or Deputy Director, some or all of the training classes may be waived based on prior library course work.

(Revision approved 6/9/97)