Temporary Library Summer Aide

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Position Description


REPORTS TO: Youth Education Librarian




Major Functions:

The position of Library Summer Aide will assist various library departments in the implementation of their Summer Library Challenge and additional summer activities. The duties include (but are not limited to): assisting with running crafts and other classes, assisting with signup of summer readers, basic shelving and shelf-reading, craft preparation and cleanup, off-site promotion, basic member assistance and other general duties.


The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the major tasks performed within this classification. It is not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such duties are a logical assignment to the position. Specific tasks on a day-to-day basis will reflect the overall areas of expertise for this position.

  • Shelve library materials using the Dewey Decimal System and other authorized
  • Shelf-read and maintain library shelves in proper
  • Assist members with finding materials in the
  • Assist at the youth and member support desk as
  • Utilize positive customer service techniques and provide professional, courteous service to all members.
  • Answer directional, policy, and procedural questions from library
  • Operate a variety of standard office equipment and library
  • Maintain confidentiality of library member
  • Assist with the preparation of materials for library classes and
  • Assist with the implementation of Summer Library Challenge (SLC), including sign-ups and incentives for adults, children and teens.
  • Assist with additional off-site promotional of library events and


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to perform duties with moderate supervision following established procedures and deadlines.
  • Ability to use library automation system and associated
  • Ability to communicate easily and clearly on the phone, in person, and in correspondence with excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, patiently, and courteously with City employees, the Library Advisory Board, library members and other community
  • Skill in dealing with the general public with demonstrated
  • Knowledge of general office skills and tools including personal
  • Ability to learn and implement Library systems and
  • Ability to use equipment such as: computer, modem, typewriter, adding machine, microfiche reader, paper cutter, fax, copier, telephone and postage meter.
  • Ability to handle multiple activities or interruptions at once and to work positively and effectively within a team model.
  • Skill in attention to detail and

The statements contained in this job description reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility. It should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences or provide relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise to balance the work load.


High school diploma or GED.


Must be able to work nights and weekends. Weekly work schedule may vary due to demand staffing. Possess a valid Florida driver’s license.


Physical Ability:

The employee must be able to push heavy book carts weighing up to 150 pounds and Requires sedentary work that involves walking or standing some of the time and routine keyboard operations. The job risks exposure to no significant environmental hazards. The job requires normal visual acuity and field of vision, hearing, speaking, color perception, sense of smell, depth perception, and texture perception. Ability to stand and sit for periods longer than 30 minutes but not to exceed four hours consecutively. Ability to climb stairs and ladders occasionally. Ability to occasionally lift, carry and put away parcels weighing up to 25pounds.

Sensory Requirements:

Ability to hear, speak and understand conversations in English in various tones of voice. Adept at listening to and understanding others from a variety of cultural backgrounds. Ability to see, read, and comprehend letters, numbers, words, characters or symbols, which are both large and small. Ability to print draw letters, numbers, words, characters and symbols which are legible and understood by others. Ability to learn complex tasks and remember how to complete tasks without assistance once trained.


Administrative and other work is performed under typical office conditions and in every room of the Library where operations are conducted. The noise level in the work environment is usually (moderate but may be noisy in open locations and programming areas.) By the very nature of public libraries, it is very busy, with shifting demands from the varied public. Ability to deal with stress related to routine deadlines and occupational problems, which demand immediate attention. Necessity to multi-task successfully. Ability to accept decisions made by others that may be in opposition of own views.

Applications can be emailed to HR@cityofnewportrichey.org or sent/dropped off to 5919 Main St., New Port Richey, FL 34652   EOE/DFWP

The City of New Port Richey is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with Equal Employment Opportunity guidelines and the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City of New Port Richey provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.