JOB: Library Aide, San Jose Public Library, San Jose

The San José Public Library System has numerous libraries throughout the San Jose. We hire Library Aides for each of these locations, and for our Library Aide Substitute Pool. This is an entry-level classification designed primarily for individuals who work approximately 10 hours per week.

Library Aides selected for specific locations are normally scheduled to work approximately 10 hours per week, on a year round regular basis. Library Aides selected for our Substitute Pool are scheduled to work at various locations as needed. The days and hours assigned will vary depending on which location you are assigned to and the scheduling needs of that branch/unit. Most Library Aides will be required to work some evenings and weekends.

The main responsibility of a Library Aide is to file materials on the shelves quickly and accurately and to keep shelves in order so that customers can locate items easily. Library Aides also assist with unpacking, sorting and delivery of library materials; clearing tables and other areas of material and straightening seating areas; setting up displays; opening and closing the facility; emptying book return drop boxes; and other similar duties as assigned.

These positions require pushing or pulling carts loaded with materials; packing, unpacking and transporting shipment boxes; reaching, bending and stooping to put materials on low and high shelves; actively moving for up to four hours at a time, retrieving items from deep bins, and standing for periods of time.

Minimum Qualifications

Education: No minimum requirement.
Experience: No minimum requirement
Special Qualification: Must be at least fourteen (14) years of age and a work permit is required, at the time of hire, for persons under 18 years of age.

How to Apply

To view the full announcement for this exciting opportunity and apply online with the City of San José, please visit the City of San José’s employment page.