Thursday, October 02, 2008

SANTA MONICA COLLEGE - Lead Library Assistant-Technical Services


Lead Library Assistant-Technical Services

SALARY$19.46 - $23.65 Hourly $1,556.77 - $1,892.31 Biweekly $3,373.00 - $4,100.00 Monthly $40,476.00 - $49,200.00 Annually
OPENING DATE: 09/29/08
CLOSING DATE: 10/17/08 11:59 PM
This is a merged promotional and open competitive recruitment. Positions in this classification perform a wide variety of independent paraprofessional and high-level library clerical duties relating to the Periodicals and Technical Services area of the college library. An Eligibility List is currently being established to fill one vacancy in the Campus Library, Monday - Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm., 12 months per year, 40 hours per week. This list will also be utilized to fill any vacancies that may occur during the one year life of the Eligibility List, which may include part-time and temporary positions. Selection Process A qualifying evaluation of submitted application materials. All qualified applicants will be invited to the Written Exam (worth 60%). The candidates with the top scores on the written exam (approximately 10 candidates) will be invited to participate in the Qualifications Appraisal Interview (worth 40%). Candidates must be successful on each test part to continue in the selection process. Candidates must be successful on all test parts for their name to be placed on the eligibility list. Santa Monica College reserves the right to modify the above stated examination components and weights prior to the administration of any examination. Work Authorization In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Santa Monica College requires that all new employees provide documentation to establish both work authorization and identity.
Serves as a lead worker in the technical services and periodicals areas of the library and assists in other areas, such as circulation Responds to technical services problems of a more difficult and complex nature Performs copy cataloging of materials, including searching bibliographic utilities for MARC records; downloading records; and editing and proof-reading bibliographic and item records Plans, coordinates, and oversees major projects in periodicals or technical services, such as inventory, periodical holdings, and bibliographic and item record maintenance Oversees and maintains reserve collection, including creation of bibliographic and course records for each item, preparation of notices to faculty Provides guidance and work direction to other Library Assistants; reviews work for quality and accuracy Monitors and maintains the periodicals collection; verifies that all subscriptions are kept current; prepares claims to vendors of missing issues Processes materials in all formats, including books, audio-visual, and realia Repairs library materials; prepares books for bindery Prepares and maintains records and statistical data related to the technical services area as assigned Recruits, selects, trains, schedules, prepares payroll for and provides daily work direction and supervision to student workers Performs circulation duties, such as assisting library users at the circulation desk and checking in or checking out library materials Assists the Technical Services Librarian in ensuring the smooth operation of the technical services area of the library Assists in planning and developing policies and procedures related to technical services Greets students, staff and visitors in a pleasant and helpful manner; explains department policies and procedures to library users Performs other related duties as requested or assigned Examples of essential duties are descriptive and not restrictive in nature and are generally listed in descending order of importance
Education Requirement: Graduation from high school or evidence of equivalent educational proficiency Experience Requirement: Three (3) years of experience performing a variety of paraprofessional library clerical duties including acquisitions, and cataloging using an automated on-line library system and bibliographic utilities. Education/Experience Equivalency: Up to two years of the required experience may be substituted with additional related college coursework on a year-for-year basis. Licensure and/or Certification: None

For SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION and Supplemental Questionnaire

OR Personnel Commission Office Office Location - 2714 Pico Blvd., SM, CA 90405
Mailing Address - 1900 Pico Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90405

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