Library Assistants, Clerical:

Compile records, sort, shelve, issue, and receive library materials such as books, electronic media, pictures, cards, slides and microfilm. Locate library materials for loan and replace material in shelving area, stacks, or files according to identification number and title. Register patrons to permit them to borrow books, periodicals, and other library materials.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $24,660.00
Average Time to Fill 26 days
Typical Education Post-secondary certificate or some college courses
Typical Experience Over 1 year, up to and including 2 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 3,759
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) -5.80 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Resource Allocation
Written Communication
Customer Service
Information Gathering
Oral Communication
Following Directions
Critical Thinking
Work Ethic
Technology and Tool Usage
Conflict Management

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Performing Administrative Activities

Manage clerical or administrative activities
Collate printed materials
Index information resources
Answer questions from customers or the public
Date stamp messages, mail, or other information
Deliver items such as mail, messages, records, or files
Send information, materials or documentation
File documents, records, or related materials
Perform administrative or clerical duties such as typing, accepting orders, or sorting mail
Retrieve files or charts
Issue identification documents to employees, members, or visitors
Rent items to customer
Provide clerical assistance to customers or patients

Documenting/Recording Information

Maintain educational or training-related records, reports, or files
Store records or related materials
Maintain public records, reports, or files
Maintain library or museum related records, reports, or files
Prepare documentation for contracts, transactions, or regulatory compliance
Determine digital or film exposure settings
Maintain customer and account records

Monitoring and Controlling Resources

Inventory items to be reordered or returned
Maintain inventory records
Monitor library, museum, or institution resources
Order library or museum related supplies, materials, and equipment
Requisition stock, materials, supplies or equipment
Manage inventories or supplies
Collect deposits, payments, funding, or fees
Issue supplies, materials, or equipment

Processing Information

Sort books or publications
Catalog materials or artifacts for reference
Compile bibliographies of specialized materials
Record historical information
Sort materials or products for processing, storing, shipping, or grading
Sort mail letters or packages by hand
Organize reference materials
Calculate financial data

Handling and Moving Objects

Engrave designs, text, or other markings onto materials, workpieces, or products
Arrange library materials
Package goods for shipment or storage
Connect electrical components or equipment
Move goods in and out of inventory

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Clerical Duties
Staff Management
OCLC Connexion
Public Libraries
Copy Cataloging

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