Library Shelving Assistant

Dakota County
14 per week MN Dakota County Library Farmington, 508 3rd St, Farmington, MN 55024, United States


General Description

POSTING TYPE: Open Competitive
HOURS: Intermittent - hours worked will not exceed 14 hours per week
SALARY RANGE: $14.50 - $17.00 per hour
LOCATIONS: Pleasant Hill Library, Hastings
CLOSE DATE: 4:30 p.m. on Monday, July 1, 2024

What You'll Do
Library Shelving Assistants prepare, sort, place and maintain library materials in the correct location so that these materials may be retrieved by patrons and staff.

There is one vacancy available at the Pleasant Hill Library in Hastings. However, this list may be used to fill positions at any of the 9 locations within our library system. 

Who We Are
Dakota County Library’s mission is to cultivate community, creativity and learning. Our goal is to provide positive, welcoming, and inclusive experiences for our customers and employees.  Our work environments are places where differences are valued and accepted, and respect and personal growth are expected. We are committed to dismantling institutional racism and other forms of oppression. We seek individuals who are eager to build a culture of belonging and a more equitable world.

The Dakota County Library promotes lifelong learning for all ages of Dakota County residents. To support this initiative the County has libraries in the following communities: Burnsville, Farmington. Apple Valley, Lakeville, Inver Grove Heights, Hastings, Rosemount, West St Paul and Eagan. 

Minimum Qualifications

• Minimum 15 years of age.

Preferred Qualifications
• Knowledge or proficiency (ability to read, write and/or speak) in a secondary language,
• Experience working with diverse populations and customers

Duties & Responsibilities

These examples do not include all possible tasks in this work and do not limit the assignment of related tasks in any position of this classification. Regular attendance according to the position's management approved work schedule is required for all positions.

1. Accurately shelves materials according to department guidelines.
2. Sets up carts in preparation for shelving.
3. Reads shelves to assure that books and materials are maintained in the proper location.
4. Helps maintain a neat and orderly library appearance by picking up books and materials from tables and shelves. Performs clean-up duties at closing.
5. Shifts books and materials during the shelving process and for special projects as directed.
6. Searches shelves for items on computer-generated lists; files customer hold items.
7. Maybe asked to empty book drop, sort return bins, and delivery based on workload and staffing levels.
8. Performs related work as apparent or assigned.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Duties 1-6 are essential functions. 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities and Work Environment

• Knowledge of alphabetical and Dewey decimal classification system.
• Ability to maintain cooperative working relationships with fellow employees
• Ability to follow written and oral instructions.
• Ability to handle heavy book carts and boxes.
• Ability to work independently.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work is performed within the County Library system. Operation of office equipment such as personal computers, telephone, adding machine, photocopier, and fax machine. Lifting requirement of up to 25 pounds on an occasional basis, frequent lifting, bending, reaching, pulling and/or pushing book carts, exerting force up to 50 pounds.

Selection Process

  • You submit an online application that includes supplemental questions
  • We assign you a score based on your qualifications 
  • Candidates are referred to the hiring manager for interview consideration
  • We conduct background and reference checks before hiring