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Monday - Wednesday 
10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Thursday- Saturday 
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.



Part time averages approximately 10-13 hours per week. Shifts may vary. Must be high school graduate and able to work at any Asotin County Library location. Computer skills required. Closes Monday, August 11 at noon.


JOB TITLE:  Library Assistant I

JOB SUMMARY:  This is a permanent part-time position, is scheduled for no less than 10 hours per week and no more than 34 hours per week, will include some evening and weekend hours, and may require working alone at one of our branch locations. Under the general supervision of a Library Assistant II, performs routine library tasks, including a variety of technological and public service duties, requiring considerable public contact.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: Checks materials in and out at the Circulation Desk; advises patrons concerning the library, its services and resources; explains the use of the online catalog, databases, 24/7 reference and other resources and services as necessary; answers reference questions; provides reader’s advisory services; assists  patrons in locating materials; collects and accounts for fines and other money; assists in the use of the copier and other equipment. Additional duties may be assigned based on skills and quality of work.

ABILITIES, SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE: Good knowledge of general clerical methods and procedures. Good knowledge of general library methods and procedures; some knowledge of library materials. Solid knowledge of computer applications and willingness to learn new technologies.

Ability to communicate effectively in English; ability to instruct others in the use of library facilities and services; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees; ability to meet the public and assist them in locating materials of interest; ability to learn classification system and library arrangement. Well developed interpersonal skills with adults and children required.

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: Qualifications include one year of work experience dealing with the public or substituting completion of course work or training in office, computer, or library practices and principles. VALNet system experience recommended.

EDUCATION: High school diploma or equivalent required. College-level course work preferred.

SALARY: Beginning wage is $10.00/hour