Library Branch Assistant

County of Calaveras
Part Time $16 - $19 Per hour CA 1299 Gold Hunter Rd, San Andreas, CA 95249, United States


Position Description

This position will be working at the Arnold Library;Friday's and Saturday's from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.

Under direction, to perform paraprofessional library work and general clerical work; and do related duties as required.


This position is considered to be paraprofessional, and is expected to perform duties per established policies and procedures under the close supervision of the County Librarian.

Example of Duties

  • Performs general support work to ensure the continued operation of the county branch libraries.
  • Operates the library circulation desk, including scheduling staff and volunteers.
  • Registering new library users and explaining library policies and procedures.
  • Assists library users in selecting and locating books and materials and providing assistance to answer research questions.
  • Assists in the set-up and maintenance of library exhibits including bulletin boards, exhibition cases and wall displays.
  • Prepares signage, posters, and banners.
  • Receives and accounts for all fees, fines and donations.
  • Shelves books.
  • Works with library users, volunteers and community members regarding library activities.
  • Maintains statistics and prepares reports on a variety of library activities.

Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge of: 

General library functions; library terminology; common office methodologies.

Ability to: 

Learn and perform library clerical work with speed and accuracy; understand and follow oral and written instructions; do routine reference work and assist patrons in the selection and location of library materials; establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the general public; properly and effectively perform general public relations work; maintain accurate records.

Education, Training, and Experience


Equivalent to graduation from high school and one year of general clerical experience; demonstrated understanding of library functions is required. Completion of thirty (30) semester units of college course work may be substituted for up to 3 months of the required clerical experience.

Special Requirements

Possession of an appropriate California driver's license issued by the State Department Motor Vehicles may be required.