JOB: Library Assistant, Part-Time, Mechanics’ Institute, San Francisco

The Mechanics’ Institute seeks a Library Assistant to perform customer service, clerical, and technical tasks typical of a small, busy library. Library Assistants staff the circulation desk, providing courteous and accurate service to Mechanics’ Institute members.

15-20 hours per week with selected evening shifts until 8 p.m. and weekend shifts until 5 p.m. Apply here:

 Job Description

The Mechanics’ Institute seeks a Library Assistant to perform customer service, clerical, and technical tasks typical of a small, busy library. Library Assistants staff the circulation desk, providing courteous and accurate service to Mechanics’ Institute members. Duties include:

  • checking out and receiving library materials
  • keeping accurate circulation records
  • registering new members
  • receiving and recording payment of fines
  • materials processing
  • shelving and shelf-reading using alphabetical and Dewey Decimal classification systems
  • utilizing a computer to retrieve information and input data
  • creating library documents such as holds slips, overdue notices, paging lists, and other related documents
  • articulating library policies and procedures to library members
  • providing information and assistance to library members and visitors
  • providing assistance with and troubleshooting of public and workstation computers
  • handling other tasks as assigned
  • ability to work well independently and as part of a team
  • high attention to detail
Minimum Qualifications

A successful candidate will have customer service experience and demonstrate fluent use of computers and technology. A candidate who either has experience using Sierra ILS or demonstrates the ability to learn new systems and software is preferred. The ability to work independently and effective communication skills — with patrons, colleagues, and supervisors — are essential.

Compensation and Benefits
  • Salary is commensurate with experience
  • Membership in the Mechanics’ Institute
To apply, please send:
  • Cover letter and resume to jobs@milibrary.org and include “Part-time Library Assistant” in the subject line
  • Days/times available to work
  • Hourly wage requirement (a range is fine)
  • Applications due August 16, 2019
  • No phone calls please