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LIBRARY CLERK III
07820
(Competitive)


DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS

The work involves performance of specialized clerical work. Advanced knowledge of library clerical operations is required. This class differs from that of Library Clerk II in that there is a greater degree of independent judgement and decision making. Work is performed under the general supervision of a Librarian, with discretion for planning and carrying out assignments. Supervision is exercised over Library Clerks, Pages, and volunteers. Does related work as required.

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES

Supervises and performs complex clerical library functions (e.g. serial ordering and record maintenance, cataloging from bibliographic copy).
Troubleshoots difficult clerical problems involving independent judgement.
Compiles statistical reports for budget, circulation, and attendance.
Recommends changes in policies and procedures.
Maintains divisional/department records such as time worked on computer or printed files.
Provides information to the public on library policies and procedures.
Resolves patron complaints.
Assigns and reviews work of subordinate staff and creates work schedules.
Performs routine searches of and updates to computer records.
Performs routine circulation, reserve and overdue functions.
Operates office machinery such as photocopiers or fax machines.
Calls patrons to deliver messages or information on library materials.
Types cards, lists, labels, or short entries on forms.
May transport books and/or library materials from one location to another within a building.
May be responsible for the collection, transmission and security of money.
May be responsible for operations related to the opening and closing of the library facility or unit within the library facility.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

Thorough knowledge of office terminology, procedures and equipment as applied to library clerical work.
Good knowledge of library services and practices.
Good knowledge of handling and using library materials and equipment.
Good knowledge of library filing and shelving rules.
Working knowledge of business arithmetic.
Ability to express oneself clearly and concisely in written and oral English.
Ability to understand and follow complex oral and written instructions.
Ability to operate and alphanumeric keyboard such as a typewriter, terminal, or personal computer accurately. Speed typing is not necessary.
Ability to plan, coordinate and supervise the work of others.
Tact and courtesy in dealing with staff and public.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Promotion:
Two (2) years of permanent competitive class status as a Library Clerk 2.

Open Competitive:
A. Three (3) years of library clerical experience, or its part time equivalent.


6/04 Revised