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Library Assistants provide support to Library Managers and oversee daily activities. Work responsibilities listed on a Library Assistant resume example include registering patrons, updating records, answering to reader inquiries, placing returned items on shelves, handling correspondence, and cataloguing new resources. A well-written resume sample emphasizes skills like customer service orientation, organization, a genuine interest in books, teamwork, and computer competencies. Most Library Assistants hold at least an Associate's Degree in information services.

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1

Library Assistant III

Started as Library Assistant II in 2001 and was promoted in January 2014.

  • Awarded Mayor's RISE Award for Team Merit/Process Improvement for continuity of services during vacancy of branch management and various other support positions.
  • Assisted with management duties, including; hiring/interviewing employees and volunteers, staff training and coaching, scheduling, etc.
  • Oversaw the implementation of updated STS cash systems and training of personnel on proper cash handling and reporting according to policies outlined by the City of Richmond.
  • Scheduled and facilitated several training classes and community programs.
Candidate Info
15
years in
workforce
9
years
at this job
Business Administration
Paralegal Studies
2

Library Assistant

Coordinated campus events in the library

  • Designed library displays for special events, such as the anniversary of Vachel Lindsay's birthday
  • Maintained information kiosk and bulletin board on campus
  • Served as library photographer
  • Performed routine library services such as checking out books, periodicals, and other materials, shelving and assisting with interlibrary loan
  • Operated computer with proficiency in Microsoft Word, maintained printer, answered phone
Candidate Info
2
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
Communication Arts
3

Reference Librarian & Library Assistant

Assisted patrons with research inquiries, digital resources, and other reference materials

  • Provided group and individual instruction for computer technology and cloud computing
  • Offered technical support for patrons and employees with computer software questions
  • Created, maintained, and edited library websites, databases, and informational blogs
  • Participated in programs, events, conferences, and training sponsored by the Library
  • Provided quality customer service regarding the circulation of library resources
  • Established and maintained digital account records within circulation databases
  • Maintained cash drawers, processed credit transactions, and generated reports
Candidate Info
15
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
BA
English
LLM
Library And Information Studies
Counseling
4

Computer Lab/library Assistant

Scanned students' identification in/out of computer lab to verify usage of computer.

  • Assisted students with troubleshooting computer problems.
  • Sorted, organized, shelved and maintained print/ non print materials.
  • Helped students with learning the functions of the computer and internet applications.
  • Answered questions of students in a fast paced, customer service environment.
Candidate Info
3
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
AAS
Music Production
BS
Music
5

Library Assistant

Ran circulation desk, processed new materials, and maintained stacks.

  • Assisted library director with integration and support of new technologies.
  • Maintained computer equipment, and installed new hardware and software.
  • Acted as primary troubleshooter of computer and technology issues for staff and patrons.
  • Performed repairs on books and other damaged materials.
Candidate Info
9
years in
workforce
8
years
at this job
AS
Science
6

Library Assistant

Assisted patrons with circulation, service desk, and reference information inquiries in person and by phone.

  • Received and processed inter-loan requests within the district and MEL catalog.
  • Updated and managed periodicals, such as magazines and newspapers.
  • Made necessary changes in item records.
  • Contributed to planning and organization of community library programs for the adult book section.
  • Processed incoming and outgoing materials for patrons using automated circulation system.
  • Maintained library opening and closing procedures.
Candidate Info
4
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BA
History
MA
Master of Arts
7

Library Assistant

Using OPAC, Millennium ILS, PASCAL Delivers, and Interlibrary Loan, assisted a diverse patron population with their library search needs, successfully obtaining appropriate research materials, to include eBooks and peer reviewed articles via EBSCOhost and Ebrary platforms.

  • Performed multiple duties required with Circulation Desk functions, including collecting fines, creating and updating patron records, properly managing book and materials returns and check-outs, directing non-Circulation Desk issues to proper Librarian or University Staff for resolution.
  • Processed in-coming Government documents for Government depository collection, to include receiving shipment inventory confirmation, proper call number labeling, and shelving.
  • Managed periodicals subscriptions through EBSCOnet, and periodicals check-in via Millennium.
  • Performed ongoing General Collection Assistance, including shelving, processing new books, processing re-binding, processing in-coming and out-going shipments for cataloging via USC Columbia Thomas Cooper Library.
  • Oversaw general office management, maintaining supply inventory, Innovative Courier shipments, daily mail, recycling, printer toner and paper.
  • Supervised student work-study assistants and interns, and contributed to their training.
  • Provided proper security of patrons and properties.
Candidate Info
15
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BFA
Fine Arts
8

Library Assistant

Assisted library patrons with check-out and return of materials. Collected fines for overdue books and other materials

  • Registered new patrons and assisted with reserves Skilled in book shelving and library filing techniques
  • Prepare and issue membership cards.
  • Responsible of the 2013and 2014 Summer Reading Program for children ages from 5 to 13.
  • Maintain quality control/satisfaction records, constantly seeking new ways to improve customer service.
  • Operated Computerized Cash Register. Handled cash, checks. Counted and balanced cash drawer.
  • Responsible of the Interlibrary Loan Service
Candidate Info
16
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
9

Library Assistant

Oversaw and operated library integrated systems

  • Supervised the Tutoring Center's computers
  • Operated and maintained library's copier machines
  • Assisted patrons with locating books and other materials using library's catalog system
  • Developed customer service approach to improve member experience
  • Utilized Voyager to manage desk charging, discharging, and renewals
  • Updated the student manual/procedure guide
Candidate Info
7
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BS
Network Communications Management
10

Library Assistant

Assisted library patrons in a friendly and courteous manner at the circulation desk with checking in, checking out and searching books.

  • Maintained the organization of books on hold and in transit, paying fine attention to detail.
  • Worked as a team with fellow library assistants and supervisors to serve patrons and keep the circulation office organized.
  • Promoted to Student Supervisor August 2014, with such responsibilities as training new student assistants and creating guest internet passes for community patrons.
Candidate Info
5
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
Psychology

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