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Library Assistant I (19hr, 10mo)
Kern Community College District

  • Mar. 16, 2017
  • Library Assistant I (19hr, 10mo)
  • Library
  • Kern Community College District
    Bakersfield, CA
    United States
  • 3/30/2017
  • Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
  • Library
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Library Assistant I (19hr, 10mo)

Kern Community College District

Position Number: 01996

Posting Date: 03/13/2017

Initial Screening Date: 03/30/2017

Open Until Filled: Yes

Position Type: Classified

Rate: 13.00 per hour

Work Week: 19 hours per week, 10 month position

Minimum Salary:

Maximum Salary:


Pro-rated sick leave and vacation.
This position is eligible for the ACA health benefits.

College/Site: Bakersfield College

Location: BC-Main Campus

Basic Function:

Under the direction of an assigned supervisor, perform general clerical work in support of the various sections of the library; check materials in and out of the library; provide general and technical assistance to library patrons.
Distinguishing Characteristics:
The Library Assistant I classification performs a wide variety of routine clerical assignments and provide general assistance to library patrons. The Library Assistant II typically performs a wide variety of moderately difficult to complex clerical duties in an assigned library function and train and
provide work direction to staff during an assigned shift.
Representative Duties:
  • Perform general clerical work such as typing, duplicating, entering information into computer, processing incoming mail and maintaining various files and records; answer telephones and direct callers to appropriate personnel; take and relay messages as appropriate; record and maintain various statistics on library usage.
  • Check out books and other library materials; receive and process returned materials; inspect condition of materials returned; sort incoming books and prepare book carts; renew materials by phone.
  • Assist 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 directed; glue, re-label or tape books as needed.
  • Issue library use cards; explain the policy for the library card; contact patrons with overdue library materials; receive and receipt overdue fines; count and record cash received.
  • Provide general and technical assistance to library patrons; instruct and aid patrons in the use of various library equipment; assist patrons in the use of computer indexes; answer reference and directional questions.
  • Maintain records of periodical subscriptions; check in new periodicals and prepare for display or introduction to the library collection; route specific periodicals to designated personnel and departments.
  • Operate a variety of equipment including a copier, microfilm reader, intercom system, television and library security system.

Education and Experience:

Any combination equivalent to: graduation from high school and one year of general clerical experience.

Knowledge and Abilities:

Knowledge of:
  • Telephone techniques and etiquette.
  • Operation of standard office equipment including a computer and data entry techniques.
  • Basic record-keeping techniques.
  • Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary.
  • Oral and written communication skills.
  • Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
  • Basic math.

Ability to:
  • Perform a variety of routine clerical duties.
  • Answer phones and greet the public courteously.
  • Make routine math calculations.
  • Operate a computer terminal and enter data.
  • Maintain routine records.
  • Complete work with many interruptions.
  • Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Learn basic library methods, procedures and terminology.
  • Learn to operate a variety of equipment including a intercom system, library security system and a microfilm reader.
  • Learn library classification system.
  • Learn the location of materials in the library.
  • Work cooperatively with others.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

Salary Grade: 31.5

Special Instructions to Applicants:

First Review of Applications:
Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled; but those received by 5:00 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time) on March 30, 2017 are assured consideration. The College reserves the right to extend time limits or reinitiate the recruitment/selection process at any point.

Completed application packet must include:
  • Completed Online Application for Employment form
  • Current resume
  • Letter of interest (Cover Letter)
  • Copy of legible transcripts, if applicable
  • List of six (6) professional references Listed on application form

Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to participate in the selection process should contact Human Resources to make the necessary arrangements.

The District does not provide sponsorship for authorization to work in the United States. Work authorization should be established at the time of application submission.

All applicants must apply online at Emails will not be accepted.

As an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, the Kern Community College District encourages candidates with diverse backgrounds to apply.


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    Kern Community College District


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