Shelver

ALL APPLICANTS FOR SHELVER POSITIONS MUST TAKE THE SHELVER TEST AT DURING THEIR INTERVIEW IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED FOR A SHELVER POSITION. YOU CANNOT BE CONSIDERED FOR A SHELVER POSITION WITHOUT PASSING THIS TEST.

Locations:
Central Library, 1301 Olive Street

Summary
The Shelver is responsible for organizing Library materials according to classification standards and keeping the shelf areas in good order.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Shelves all Library materials in proper location according to priority.
  • Organizes materials on book truck.
  • Straightens materials on the shelves to ensure consistency and attractiveness.
  • Reviews material placement to identify potential shelving errors.
  • Searches for abandoned materials to add to the book truck or proper location.
  • Assists patrons with location questions.
  • Maintains assigned sections through regular shelf-reading and shifting.
  • Completes pull item lists and retrieves materials as assigned.
  • Assists in processing holds and incoming deliveries.
  • Communicates areas of concern to supervisors for further maintenance.
  • Packages items into envelopes and/or bins for outgoing delivery.
  • Monitors book drop area for material returns.
  • Assist patrons with technology related questions.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Competencies

  • Ability to arrange items in a certain order according to a specific set of rules.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Knowledge of the Dewey Decimal Classification System.
  • Skill to recognize differences in detail.

Education and/or Experience
No prior experience or training. Previous library volunteer experience preferred.

Schedule
Varies by location, mix of day and evening shifts, weekend availability required.

Salary
$10.05 per hour

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