Library Assistants

Location: South Africa (Major Cities)
Salary: R8,400 p/m

As a Library Assistant, you play an integral role in supporting the efficient functioning of a library. Your responsibilities include assisting patrons, organizing materials, maintaining records, and contributing to a welcoming and organized library environment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist library patrons in locating books, periodicals, and other materials.
  • Provide information and guidance to patrons on library policies and procedures.
  • Check in and out library materials, ensuring accurate record-keeping.
  • Assist with library cataloging, shelving, and arranging materials in proper order.
  • Process new library acquisitions, including labeling and covering books.
  • Help patrons with basic computer tasks, including using library databases and online resources.
  • Manage overdue materials, issue fines, and send reminders to patrons as needed.
  • Assist with library events and programs, such as story hours or book clubs.
  • Answer phone calls and respond to inquiries or direct calls to the appropriate staff.
  • Maintain cleanliness and organization of library shelves and common areas.
  • Participate in regular inventory counts and restock library supplies.
  • Handle interlibrary loans and coordinate with other libraries for resource sharing.
  • Support the library’s circulation desk, including issuing library cards and collecting fees.
  • Assist with the setup and operation of audiovisual equipment and technology for presentations or events.
  • Collaborate with library staff to enhance library services and programs.
  • Attend training sessions and stay updated on library procedures and resources.

Qualifications:

  • Grade 12
  • Previous experience in a library or customer service role is beneficial.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities.
  • Familiarity with library cataloging systems and databases is a plus.
  • Proficiency in basic computer applications and office equipment.
  • Ability to work well in a team and provide friendly customer service.
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing library needs and procedures.

Additional Information:

  • Training will be provided to familiarize Library Assistants with library policies, cataloging systems, and customer service best practices.
  • This role may involve occasional lifting of books or materials and standing for extended periods during library events or programs.

As a Library Assistant, your dedication to providing excellent customer service and maintaining an organized library environment contributes to the library’s success in serving its patrons and the community.

Send CV and Cover Letter to: anette.vanrooyen@recruitsearch.co.za
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