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Library Assistant I,

Colville & Kettle Falls Public Library  

Library Assistant I, Colville & Kettle Falls Public Library

POSITION: Library Assistant I (Job Description below)
HOURS: 20-24 hours per week
RATE OF PAY: $14.74 - $18.16 per hour
LOCATION:  Hours at both Colville Public Library and Kettle Falls Public Library - Branches of the Libraries of Stevens County, Stevens County, Washington

Open until filled, review of applications begins February 25th.

The Libraries of Stevens County, has a part-time opening for a Library Assistant I with regular hours at both the Colville and Kettle Falls Public Library locations.  We are looking for a highly motivated, hardworking, intelligent person with excellent customer service skills.  The primary tasks of the job include:  helping library patrons of all ages with technology questions, research, locating materials, and checking books in and out.  These locations are very busy and the ideal candidate will be able to easily multi-task, work efficiently under pressure, and have a capacity to use and learn advanced technology applications.  Experience using databases, the Internet, and a variety of software applications is critical.  The position could include weekend hours, and will be 20-24 hours per week.

Please submit: 
-Libraries of Stevens County employment application

-Signed cover letter 
-Three references

Completed application materials may be submitted through the mail, email or dropped off to:

Becca Moore, Administrative Assistant
Stevens County Rural Library District
4008 Cedar Street
PO Box 744
Loon Lake, WA 99148

JOB BEGINS: As soon after hiring as possible.



POSITION TITLE:            Library Assistant I
FLSA STATUS:                 Non-exempt
SALARY RANGE:             $14.74-$18.16/hour         
POSITION SUMMARY:     Provide circulation, basic reference, readers’ advising, and instruction services for all ages; provide direct service for all ages in a community library.


  1. Provide circulation services, including checking materials in and out, registering borrowers, dealing with overdue materials, and collecting fees and damage charges as necessary.
  2. Answer telephone calls, referring as appropriate.
  3. Perform clerical duties, including maintaining activity records.
  4. Shelve materials. 
  5. Provide readers' advisory and reference service for all ages, requesting back-up assistance when appropriate or necessary.
  6. Provide support for adult and youth services as assigned, including assisting with programs as needed.
  7. Will be assigned to oversee the library for limited periods of time.
  8. May be assigned to specific tasks or responsibilities such as:
    *Plan and present storytimes weekly for preschoolers, and/or after school
    programs for school age children; plan and present summer reading programs;           
    *Adding materials to the database
    *Processing and monitoring interlibrary loan requests;
    *Providing computer instruction to the public both one on one and in groups. 
  9. Pick up and deliver materials as needed.
  10. Perform other duties as may be assigned to support the District's mission.


Works under the supervision of a Library Manager.  May exercise limited supervision over pages and/or volunteers.



  1. High school diploma or equivalent.
  2. Customer service awareness and perspective
  3. Ability to work effectively with staff and customers of all ages.
  4. Ability to use District computer systems and various software.
  5. Ability to solve problems using initiative and good judgment.
  6. Ability to accept and follow instructions.
  7. Ability to manage detail; recognize and set priorities.
  8. Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  9. Ability to meet the requirements of Child and Adult Abuse Information Act.
  10. Valid driver's license and normal risk insurability.
  11. Able to travel to various locations throughout the county, including evenings and weekends as necessary.


  1. Public library experience.
  2. Experience working at a public service desk.
  3. Two or more years higher education.


  1. Will be assigned to a home library, but may be required to drive to library headquarters or other locations as needed.
  2. Flexible working schedule including weekends (Saturdays and Sundays) and evenings.
  3. Public library and/or retail environment.
  4. Tools used are standard office equipment including but not limited to computers and associated software, the Internet, copy machines, telephones, and other equipment as may be necessary.


  1. Hearing and speaking to customers, staff and telephone callers.
  2. Standing for extended periods of time.
  3. Sitting for extended periods of time.
  4. Using keyboard and viewing computer monitor
  5. Bending, stretching and reaching to retrieve materials.
  6. Lifting or carrying items up to 40 pounds.
  7. Moving quickly around locations within the library
  8. Traveling to libraries within the District.
  9. Cooperating and getting along with people.
  10. Tolerance for multiple interruptions.
  11. Managing detail and multiple demands and setting priorities.
  12. Working under moderate levels of stress.
  13. Solving problems requiring interpretation.

Approved: January 20, 2000
Revised March 30, 2005


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