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Library Technician

Company: St. Paul's School
Location: Lawrence
Posted on: October 12, 2021

Job Description:

St. Paul's School

Concord, NH 

 

Job Title: Library Technician

Status: Non-exempt, 40 hours per week, 11 months            

Department: Library

Reports to: Library Director

Summary

Oversees financial services, office management, and library acquisitions and ordering for the Ohrstrom Library at St. Paul's School. Provides excellent public service to all users of the library, including faculty, staff, and students, during scheduled desk hours. Supports outreach, collection development, and reader’s advisory initiatives. Responsible for some circulation services tasks, including patron records and billing. This position requires two evening shifts per week.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Supports the Library Director through maintaining budget and financial records and documents, including tracking all library spending. 
  • Supports the budget process by maintaining budget worksheets and by assisting in the preparation of the annual budgets. Assists the Library Director in developing the annual budget request.
  • Reconciles monthly credit card statements
  • Tracks purchasing renewals of print and e-resource subscriptions
  • Manages the library office, including maintaining calendars, ordering supplies, and submitting work orders
  • Supports the Director in administrative tasks, such as meeting and event planning, calendar management, document and communications management, and mail services
  • Oversees acquisition of all library materials 
  • Overseees patron records, circulation rules, patron requests, overdues, and billing
  • Runs circulation reports and supports collection projects such as inventory, weeding and collection development
  • Contributes to outreach and reader’s advisory initiatives 
  • Contributes to collection development through recommending titles for purchase
  • Liaises with the business, facilities, and communications offices. 

Service Desk

The following responsibilities common to all staff are superimposed upon the work outlined in the above job description. Please note that while each Ohrstrom Library employee staffs the service desk for approximately 15 hours per week, he/she is required to multi-task, e.g. attending to immediate patron and building needs while simultaneously performing a wide range of position-specific work. Service desk responsibilities include:

  • Assisting directly with a wide range of circulation desk operations, including: checking materials in and out, placing holds and recalls on items in various formats; locating library materials; directing patrons.   
  • Employing strong customer service and communication skills, including: answering general reference questions; assisting students and faculty with navigating Ohrstrom Library’s web page; referring specialized requests to appropriate library staff as necessary.    
  • Responding to informational requests requiring strong familiarity with Ohrstrom Library’s and St. Paul’s School’s policies, practices, and procedures.    
  • Employing strong organizational and interpersonal skills and good-judgment, investing special attention to the security and well-being of students; monitoring student behavior to ensure appropriate building use and compliance with rules; facilitating study conditions during specified evening hours; remaining vigilant to visitors and their appropriate interactions with students and use of the library; proactively responding to building emergencies by preparing work order requests or contacting Facilities as necessary.  
  • Contributing fully on a pre-determined schedule to the detailed and critical opening and closing procedures for the library each morning and evening. 

Qualification Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • A minimum of two years’ experience in libraries. Experience with technical services or financial services a plus.
  • Excellent customer service skills and a demonstrated commitment to excellent service to a diverse body of users, both internal and external customers
  • A highly collaborative working style
  • Strong computer skills and ability to find and learn new programs independently. Skills in Blackbaud and Excel preferred.
  • Commitment to professional development
  • Ability and experience to plan, manage and oversee complex projects, meet deadlines, and to prioritize work in alignment with the service goals of the library and the school
  • Ability to work collegially in small groups and a team environment
  • Ability to think critically, analyze problems, and develop and implement creative solutions
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills

To Apply:

St. Paul’s School encourages applications from candidates who support the School’s commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive living and working environment.  For consideration,  please submit a cover letter, resume, and names and contact information for three professional references.  Review of Resumes will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled. 

St. Paul's School is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity.  St. Paul's School does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, ethnic origin, disability or sexual orientation, and complies with applicable laws for the protection of civil rights. 

Keywords: St. Paul's School, Lawrence , Library Technician, Other , Lawrence, Massachusetts

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