Library Assistant

Job Title: Library Assistant

Salary range: $20.91 - $23.08

Department: Library 

Hours: Part Time On-Call - Hours and Schedule Vary

Job Description:


Performs para-professional library work including oversight of circulation activities, maintenance of library collection, and programming in a team atmosphere.


  • Assist in maintaining consistency in customer service, circulation tasks, and collection.
  • Schedule staff and volunteers as assigned by a Librarian, Assistant Director or Library Director using prescribed guidelines and standards.
  • Assist in training new staff, and volunteers.
  • Begin daily till reconciliation and prepare monies for deposit by Assistant Director or Library Director.
  • Suggest change in circulation desk policy, practice, and procedure based on staff needs or concerns.
  • Alert Assistant Director to supplies inventories.
  • Perform collection maintenance under supervision of Assistant Director or Librarian.
  • Maintain patron and item databases.
  • Receive, and process library supplies and materials; Repair library materials as needed.
  • Plan and present individual library programs for all ages
  • Select library materials under the guidance of a Librarian or Library Director.
  • Reader’s advisory for all ages.
  • Answer basic reference questions using library print resources, library ILS, LINCC databases, and preferred websites.
  • Troubleshoot staff and public computers and related equipment.  Assist patrons with basic computing needs.
  • May represent the library at meetings within the county or region.
  • Oversee the opening and closing of the library.  May regularly be in charge of a single library building or location, including outreach activities.
  • May coordinate Public Relations for library events and programs, including maintaining social media sites, creating posters, fliers, & writing press releases.
  • Interview potential volunteers and coordinate volunteer activities.
  • Perform all duties of Library Clerk.
  • Establishes and maintains positive working relations with coworkers, citizens, the public, and other agency staff.
  • Other related duties as needed.


Mandatory Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent; Two years college preferred.
  • One-year library experience preferred, supervisory experience preferred.
  • Must be willing to work an irregular schedule, which may include weekends, holidays, evenings, and/or varying shifts.
  • Fluent Spanish speaker desirable.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Working knowledge of Library ILS, MS Office Suite, Google Apps, excellent typing skills.
  • Ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationship with other employees and the public.
  • Ability to pay close attention to detail and to understand written and oral instruction.
  • Ability to maintain physical condition necessary for standing, bending, kneeling and moderate lifting.
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize responsibilities.

Special Requirements/Licenses:

  • Possession of or required to obtain a valid driver’s license within thirty (30) days of hire.  Must have a safe driving record.
  • Must be able to pass the department’s security clearance standards, including Reference check, Criminal History check and satisfactory driving record.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

  • Be able to lift and carry materials weighing up to 30 pounds
  • Be able to reach above the head and bend to floor level
  • Ability to maintain physical condition necessary for standing, bending, kneeling and moderate lifting.
  • Sufficient strength and stamina to walk and stand for several hours at a time.
  • Ability to operate a computer to access and input data, and type at an acceptable rate of speed.

In addition to completing the City of Sandy application, a cover letter and resume must be submitted. Please contact Human Resources at (503) 489-0940 or with any questions. 

Equal Employment Opportunity

The City of Sandy will give consideration to all qualified applicants for appointment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status, mental or physical disability, political affiliations, sexual orientation, or any other non-merit factor.

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