DATE ENTERED: June 15, 2021
POSITION: Information Services Assistant (Library Information Assistant)
LOCATION: Fairfax County Public Library, VA
APPLY BY: 6/25/2021 11:59 PM Eastern


Information Services Assistant (Library Information Assistant)
Salary - $23.74 - $39.57 Hourly
Location - ALEXANDRIA (LL14), VA
Job Type - PT Hourly W BN
Department - Library
Job Number - 21-01161
Closing - 6/25/2021 11:59 PM Eastern
Pay Grade - S20
Posting Type - Open to General Public

To apply: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/fairfaxcounty/jobs/3108007/information-services-assistant-library-information-assistant?keywords=information&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

Job Announcement
Provides information services to customers of all ages, including reference, programming and outreach, and inter-library loan. Recommends reading materials to customers with an emphasis on services to adults. Assists in collection management. Communicates and interprets library policies and procedures to the public. Performs other duties as may be assigned to further the goals and objectives of Fairfax County Public Library. This position works under the general supervision of a professional librarian.

Note: This job announcement will be used to fill multiple part-time Information Services Assistant (Library Information Assistant) vacancies and may be used to fill future vacancies . Current vacancies are at the following library branches:

  • Herndon Fortnightly, 768 Center St., Herndon, VA 20170-4640
  • John Marshall, 6209 Rose Hill Dr., Alexandria, VA 22310-6299
  • Thomas Jefferson, 7415 Arlington Blvd, Falls Church, VA 22042-7409

The selected applicant's starting hourly rate will be in the minimum to midpoint range ($23.7404- $31.6539) of the advertised compensation range. Promotional rules apply for current Fairfax County Government and Fairfax County Public Schools employees.

Schedule: This is a part-time position working 20 hours per week. Scheduling flexibility is imperative. The schedule includes evenings, and weekends as assigned. The schedule may vary depending on the needs of the library.

To learn more about a career with Fairfax County Public Library, watch our video "Library Staff Share Why They Love Working at the Library"   
Illustrative Duties
(The illustrative duties listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list. A complete list of position duties and unique physical requirements can be found in the position job description.)

  • Answers informational and reference questions from customers using print and electronic resources;
  • Assists and instructs customers in the use of print and online materials and technology;
  • Advises and assists customers in the selection of books, periodicals, media, and other materials;
  • Plans and provides programs and outreach to customers of all ages;
  • Maintains collection by weeding, marketing, and merchandising library materials;
  • Troubleshoots library computers and reports unresolved problems through proper channels;
  • Performs copy cataloging of library materials;
  • Identifies materials to be considered for addition to the library collection;
  • Remains current in resources, services and technologies in the information field;
  • May supervise volunteers.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities
(The knowledge, skills and abilities listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list.)

  • Working knowledge of the principles, standards, and practices of library science;
  • Knowledge of library reference sources and methods;
  • Ability to provide information service to customers of all ages;
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with others;
  • Ability to exercise tact, good judgment, and initiative;
  • Knowledge of word processing and computer applications;
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing to answer reference questions and provide reading guidance;
  • Knowledge of the Library's operating procedures;
  • Ability to understand and interpret policies;
  • Ability to promote interest in library services;
  • Ability to plan and provide community-oriented library programs and outreach;
  • Ability to adapt to workplace change.

Employment Standards
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following:
(Click on the aforementioned link to learn how Fairfax County interprets equivalencies for "Any combination, experience, and training equivalent to")
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university plus two years of experience working in a library, bookstore, educational or research setting.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
Not applicable.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Two or more years of experience working in a public library. Some demonstrated experience and proficiency with collection maintenance. Strong customer services skills. Proficient internet search skills. Demonstrated proficiency in using Microsoft Office Suite applications including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Experience troubleshooting computer hardware.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee to the position will be required to complete a criminal background check and Child Protective Services Registry check to the satisfaction of the employer.
Ability to travel to various locations throughout Fairfax County to provide coverage, attend meetings and trainings.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Ability to lift up to 15 pounds. Ability to input, access, and retrieve information from a computer. Ability to perform repetitive hand, arm, wrist and shoulder movements. Ability to stand for 2 hours at a time. Ability to shelve materials at all height levels. Ability to stoop, bend, reach, squat, and kneel. Ability to push and pull 4-wheeled book bins filled at 90% capacity, requiring 20 pounds of initial (starting) force, and a sustained force of 10 pounds after initial acceleration. Ability to push and pull 4-wheeled book carts filled at 70% capacity, requiring 14 pounds of initial (starting) force, and a sustained force of 7 pounds after initial acceleration. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel interview and may include a written exercise.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or status as a veteran in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.  

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.