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Top 50 Library Assistant Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Library Assistant. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Library Assistant resumes they appeared on. For example, 23.5% of Library Assistant resumes contained New Patrons as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Library Assistant actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

These Are The Most Important Skills For A Library Assistant

1. New Patrons
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Here's how New Patrons is used in Library Assistant jobs:
  • Register new patrons for cards accurately and completely.
  • Register new patrons and issue borrower identification cards.
  • Provided library orientation to new patrons.
  • Create identification cards for registration of new patrons to permit them to borrow books, periodicals, and other library materials.
  • Assisted on circulation desk: checking in/out materials, registering new patrons, and referred phone calls to appropriate individuals.
  • Create daily desk schedules, register new patrons, resolve circulation record problems, and opening and closing procedures.
  • Register new patrons with library cards; assist patrons at circulation desk with checking books in and out.
  • Register new patrons and issue borrower identification cards that permit patrons to borrow books and other materials.
  • Charge and discharge library materials, collects fines, register new patrons and issues library cards.
  • Entered and updated patrons' records on computers - registered new patrons and issued library cards.
  • Processed and maintained periodical files, registered new patrons and issued library cards.
  • Registered new patrons, looked up account information, charged and discharged materials.
  • Registered new patrons which resulted in a 10% increase of new patrons.
  • Registered new patrons, answered inquiries and helped them locate library resources.
  • Updated the system with new patrons' information and reported missing books.
  • Utilized customer service skills and registered new patrons.
  • Update and record new patrons into the system.
  • Register new patrons into the library database.
  • Enter new patrons in the system.
  • Register new patrons Collect and process fines and fees Explain and enforce library rules and regulations Upholds the confidentiality of library records

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2. Library Materials
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Here's how Library Materials is used in Library Assistant jobs:
  • Process new library materials received also answers borrower's questions concerning circulation rules.
  • Helped customers in locating items and library materials.
  • Recorded statistical information regarding library materials.
  • Locate library materials for patrons, including books, periodicals, tape cassettes, Braille volumes, and pictures.
  • Assisted patrons in the checkout and renewal of library materials; catered to queries and information request of patrons.
  • Used internal library database to search, process, and update library materials and handle financial transactions
  • Shelve library materials and maintain in good order to provide an efficient service to customers.
  • Register patrons to permit them to borrow books, periodicals, and other library materials.
  • Checked out and checked in books, journals, reserve books and other library materials.
  • Responded to in-person and telephone requests for library materials, services, and information.
  • Shelved books and organized library materials to prepare facilities for program use.
  • Located library materials for loan and replaced material in shelving area.
  • Gather, organize and shelve books and other library materials.
  • Locate library materials for patrons, including books and periodicals.
  • Coded, classified, received and checked out library materials.
  • Assisted in collection and maintenance of library materials.
  • Order print library materials, checking prices.
  • Reshelved, maintained and organized library materials.
  • Shelved returned books Checked library materials as they were returned for any necessary repairs.
  • Organized and distributed library materials Supervised opening and assisted librarian with procedural policies Recommended and advised on young adult materials

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3. Customer Service
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Here's how Customer Service is used in Library Assistant jobs:
  • Check in/out Library books Re-shelving returned books Inventory of books Customer Service
  • Collect items daily out of the drop boxes, Customer service, Answer incoming phone calls, Reorganize bookshelves, Alphabetize product
  • Provided excellent customer service to patrons in the form of face-to-face interactions, we well as over the phone.
  • Provided customer service to students and faculty, organized materials, and processed the exchange of money.
  • Promoted to Library assistant for customer service, customer service, reference summer reading programs,
  • Handled complex customer service problems such as resolving fee disputes and collection agency referrals.
  • Cashier experience, customer service, scanned items in/out with scanner and also manually
  • Provide customer service and functions of circulation, reference, and technology support.
  • Direct customer service role with Fresno County for 8 years.
  • Provided excellent customer service in person and on the phone.
  • Study and work in the area of customer service.
  • Provided customer service at both main and branch libraries.
  • Managed money, customer service and office operations.
  • Cited for excellence in interpersonal communications, teamwork, customer service, flexibility and reliability.
  • Assist in the performance of daily library operations and patron assistance/customer service.
  • Provided customer service to clients around the world requesting specific archived materials
  • Performed customer service, security, data entry, filing, answering phone, book repair, and faxing documents.
  • Provided excellent customer service Responsible for managing inventory of books Typed documents and publications necessary for various aspects of the library
  • Front line Customer Service Check In/Out items to patrons Answer informational questions Stacks Maintenance
  • Set up and assist patrons with accounts Shelve books according to Dewey Decimal System Answer phones Data Entry Customer Service

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4. Circulation Desk
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Here's how Circulation Desk is used in Library Assistant jobs:
  • Performed multifaceted general office support and administered academic tests to students from circulation desk.
  • Assisted with circulation desk, stacks maintenance and collection management operations.
  • Provided service to students at the circulation desk, assisted students with technical issues, processed and shelved books and media.
  • Locate library materials for loan and replace, stacks, or files according to identification number and title, circulation desk.
  • Performed circulation desk procedures, such as checking in and out materials, registering patrons and collecting fines.
  • Served patrons at circulation desk with checkout, renewal, fine collection and questions on accounts.
  • Handled the circulation desk and took responsibility for the library operations during the school semester.
  • Lend and collect books, periodicals, videotapes, and other materials at circulation desks.
  • Checked items in and out, and other circulation desk duties as necessary.
  • Worked the Circulation Desk while I was a full-time student.
  • Served main Reading Room patrons at the circulation desk.
  • Assist patrons in withdrawing items at the Circulation Desk.
  • Answered patrons' questions at the circulation desk.
  • Assist staff and students at the circulation desk.
  • Managed all functions of the circulation desk.
  • Assisted patrons at the circulation desk.
  • Greet visitors at circulation desk.
  • register patrons for library cards, shelve books, answer phones, circulation desk duties.
  • worked around the circulation desk printing and copying papers, shelving books and answering phones.
  • Re-shelved library books Assisted patrons by checking out books at circulation desk Provided classwork technical assistance to students

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5. File Catalog Cards
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Here's how File Catalog Cards is used in Library Assistant jobs:
  • Maintain records of items received, stored, issued, and returned, and file catalog cards according to system used.
  • Store, issue, return, and file catalog cards according to library coding system.
  • File catalog cards according to system used.
  • File catalog cards & maintain catalog records up to date.

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6. Interlibrary Loan
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Here's how Interlibrary Loan is used in Library Assistant jobs:
  • Develop and successfully execute annual departmental goals for InterLibrary Loan.
  • Assist individuals in obtaining requested materials and interlibrary loans.
  • Coordinated and processed interlibrary loan requests.
  • Checked out and received books, assisted with interlibrary loan services, searched and placed holds, and answered questions.
  • Deal with all aspects of filling and requesting interlibrary loans electronically, including scanning PDF files.
  • Assisted with maintaining interlibrary loan system, data entry, and clerical work.
  • Process request for books, or other materials through the Interlibrary Loan System.
  • Assisted patrons with obtaining materials via Interlibrary Loan and purchase suggestions.
  • Processed incoming and outgoing interlibrary loan requests to meet patron needs.
  • Gather, ship, and organize interlibrary loan materials.
  • Utilized the interlibrary loan system to assist students.
  • Forwarded interlibrary loan articles upon request using DOCLINE.
  • Answer to interlibrary loan requests and bibliographic verifications.
  • Maintained Library databases Processed circulation and interlibrary loans
  • Process intercampus and interlibrary loan request, send requested materials to students, faculty and staff.
  • Initiate tasks to keep busy Demonstrated abilities to copying pages for interlibrary loan
  • Requested and filed interlibrary loan requests on a personal computer with Docline.
  • Ordered, processed, and returned Interlibrary Loan books using New Hampshire's Interlibrary Loan web system.
  • Utilized Inmagic DB/Textworks 2.1 database to perform journal routing and interlibrary loan functions.
  • Handled interlibrary loans, bindery shipments, and Ohiolink/Kentlink orders.

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7. Data Entry
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Here's how Data Entry is used in Library Assistant jobs:
  • Performed data entry and cataloging.
  • Interacted daily with customers and colleagues; managed administrative tasks such as data entry, phones and filing.
  • Process Library card applications, data entry and accept payments for overdue fines.
  • Processed books, organized mail, data entry and performed other small projects
  • Completed general clerical work including filing, data entry, and payroll.
  • Performed administrative duties such as filing, copying and data entry.
  • Assisted librarian with various office duties including data entry.
  • Completed data entry of reviews, journals and publications.
  • Used excel to put in the data entry.
  • Worked on data entry of patron information.
  • Manage data entry and circulation list.
  • Filed and performed data entry.
  • Maintained confidentiality Data Entry, updated customer's profile.
  • answer phones, copy, fax, data entry, file, customer service, maintain clean appearance of library,
  • General office duties include, data entry, typing, filing, and keeping up to date records.
  • VOLUNTEER WORK Shelved books, checked in/out books, collected mail, copy/fax/print documents, data entry
  • Manage online catalog system * Inventory books * Data entry for all new and old books
  • Performed data entry for library materials Labeled new books Checked materials in and out of system
  • Performed customer service * Administered computer data entry * Trained and supervised employees, * Tracked inventory of library materials
  • Performed data entry functions Worked online using Compuserve Assisted in weekly book sales & monthly reports Trained employees to work efficiently

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8. Front Desk
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Here's how Front Desk is used in Library Assistant jobs:
  • Assisted at front desk answering phone calls, checking out books, registering new patrons and conducted searches for particular items.
  • Assist with arranging books and assigned duties to watching front desk, running errands, and putting together chairs and desk.
  • Operated the front desk of the library greeting patrons and answering questions, as well as re-shelved and reorganized books.
  • Manage front desk and check-in and assign duties to staff and up to three (3) volunteers.
  • Assist Librarians in office as needed or front desk for students to be assisted.
  • Involved in administrative front desk duties as well as overall maintenance of library
  • Balanced customer service and library maintenance duties at the front desk.
  • Worked front desk and provided book filing duties for Law Library.
  • Assisted at front desk of operations, which included book circulation.
  • Worked at the front desk of the library.
  • Served patrons at the library front desk.
  • Assist students and co-workers of Front Desk
  • Work at the front desk by helping patrons check out, check in, & look for materials.
  • Researched discovery skills and archived experience * Front desk circulation experience
  • Front desk customer service, resolution of problem issues.Interview, train and supervise volunteers.
  • Work the front desk, customer service and cataloguing and cleaning responsibilities
  • Coordinated book transfers between libraries Supported library patrons, handling checkout of materials, and other front desk duties Other Experience
  • Attended the front desk and aided patrons who needed assistance Shelved AV materials in their proper locations Collected returned materials
  • Front Desk Secretary Check Out Specialist
  • Worked at the front desk Check out/returned books Restocked the shelves helped students, teachers, visitors, etc .

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9. Internet
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Here's how Internet is used in Library Assistant jobs:
  • Conducted basic/advance computer and internet skills and development.
  • Researched Internet to locate and identify famous quotes for use on weekly posters displayed in library, all while attending classes.
  • Assist the children's librarian in preparing morning and afternoon programs, and help children conduct research on the Internet.
  • Researched information on companies, competitors, trends, and products using Dunn & Bradstreet, Lexis/Nexis and the internet.
  • Provide coverage at the Circulation desk Maintained library's new collections Process overdue and reserved notices Trained patrons on internet searching
  • Assisted students with questions regarding computers, internet problems, printing, and other resources needed for adequate research.
  • Assisted with printers, scanners, Microsoft, PowerPoint, internet access, searching for and locating books.
  • Assisted patrons, general office duties, special projects, for example, compiling information from the internet.
  • Provided reference, circulation, collection and media support to library patrons through the Internet and various databases.
  • Answer reference questions via phone and in-person, utilizing databases and internet search tools.
  • Research and information searches included internet browsing (using various search engines).
  • Assist students with questions, internet research and help maintain the library environment.
  • Assisted students with library search methods, including internet, and LexisNexis.
  • Help students with simple questions regarding Internet and email and Microsoft Office.
  • Answer inquires using IT based research tools and the internet.
  • Shelved, coded, internet cataloged, ran daily reports of all late and damaged books.
  • Coached students, faculty and staff in the use of electronic, print and internet resources.
  • Filed Library media by library code Gathered Library media from internet check out lists.
  • Help patrons with using computers and the internet - part time.
  • Assist users with online databases and internet use Compile daily lodgment for accounting department

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10. Book Shelves
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Here's how Book Shelves is used in Library Assistant jobs:
  • Helped close the library, re-stocked book shelves, and general cleaning of the library during closing hours.
  • Maintained book shelves and periodical racks by shelving returned items and keeping periodicals up to date.
  • Assisted patrons, checked books in and out, received payments, stocked book shelves
  • Assisted in the presentation of the library; dust book shelves and clean tables.
  • Organize book shelves and make sure the books are in right order.
  • Place books back in proper order on the circulation book shelves.
  • Re-shelved and organized book shelves to assist with easy book selection
  • Instructed student workers how to build book shelves and store materials
  • Organize and stock book shelves, magazines, and newspapers.
  • Organized book shelves and returned books to appropriate location.
  • Shelved books and cleaned book shelves.
  • Supervised the clerks and book shelves.
  • Prepared new art book shelves.
  • Dusted and arranged book shelves.
  • Position materiel on book shelves according to category Make computer reservations for patrons when requested.
  • Stock book shelves Assist Students with questions regarding any resources
  • Checked and reserved books for students, faculty and staff Maintained book shelves and sanitized tables Distributed mail to faculty and staff
  • check in/out books maintain book shelves
  • Restocked book shelves; Organized magazines, newspapers, and journals; Shifted and organized books on shelves; Maintained floor seating
  • Shelve books in alphabetical order Stock old/new books Assist students File students' library cards Clean book shelves

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11. Sort
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Here's how Sort is used in Library Assistant jobs:
  • Perform clerical activities, such as answering phones, sorting mail, filing, typing, photocopying and mailing out material.
  • Performed day-to-day functions of library operation, working the circulation desk, answering phones, sorting mail and shelving.
  • Provide directional information to patrons & perform circulation desk duties, sort material in alphabetic or numeric order.
  • Used excellent customer service skills to greet and check in/out library patrons -Sorted books into the stacks
  • Sorted books, organized shelves, maintained stacks, and ensured books were in order.
  • Sorted and distributed mail, pulled and assembled loose periodicals to be sent for binding.
  • Shelved and sorted library books by the Dewey Decimal System or by category.
  • Assisted with sorting and delivering carts of books to over 400 patients.
  • Emptied book drops; checked in and sorted materials as assigned.
  • Sorted and packaged incoming and outgoing media for BCCLS participating libraries.
  • Sorted books, publications and other items according to classification code.
  • Assist the School Librarian with assorted duties in the Library.
  • Sorted through book shelves, keeping items in order.
  • Assorted temporary duties in various law libraries in Chicago.
  • Shifted and sorted books using Library of Congress System.
  • Sorted, repaired and maintained library materials.
  • Compiled records to sort and shelve books.
  • Input monthly statistics into Microsoft Excel Sorted books, publications utilizing classification code.
  • Scanned and digitized, and archived College documents and records Sorted and cataloged items from College safes
  • Sorted, shelfed, and filed materials accurately according to the dewey decimal system.

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12. Library Cards
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Here's how Library Cards is used in Library Assistant jobs:
  • Processed applications for library cards.
  • Performed circulation desk duties including issuing library cards, checking collection materials in and out, collecting fines and handling complaints.
  • Direct patron contact handling book circulation, hold and location requests, cash handling, library cards, and the like.
  • Work Study responsibilities included creating student library cards, loaning and checking in books, as well as refilling bookshelves.
  • Registered new users, issued library cards, and explained to which facilities and services users were entitled.
  • Assisted library patrons, to include research help, checkouts, returns, and issuance of library cards.
  • Issued library cards to new patrons, manages library card applications, and processes library fine payments.
  • Utilize Polaris to charge/discharge materials, process fines and requests and issue library cards.
  • Explained the policies of the library to new patrons and issued them library cards.
  • Issued library cards to new patrons and resolved basic patron record issues.
  • Registered Microsoft employees for library cards, verified and updated patron records.
  • Issued library cards and updated patron records upon request.
  • Issued library cards, taught basic computer skills.
  • Process library materials and issue library cards.
  • Issued library cards and voter registration forms.
  • Register new patrons and issue library cards.
  • Assist people in obtaining library cards.
  • Register new patrons for library cards.
  • Shelve books, assist patrons Circulation desk -- check in, check out, issue library cards, etc.
  • Signed patrons up for library cards and entered patron information for library cards.

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13. New Materials
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Here's how New Materials is used in Library Assistant jobs:
  • Controlled ordering, receiving, cataloging, and displaying new materials including books, videos, teaching manipulative, and journals.
  • Enter and update new student records on computers while processing new materials including books, audiovisual materials, and computer software.
  • Maintain periodical collection, enter new materials on data base; functioned as assistant manager during a new hire phase.
  • Ordered new materials through Baker & Taylor, weeded non-circulating materials; updated the juvenile and children's collection.
  • Maintain the database, catalog new materials, search for MARC records, and label all new acquisitions.
  • Assist in ordering and processing of new materials and equipment, making items available for teachers and students.
  • Processed new materials, including books, AV materials, AV equipment, periodicals and reference materials.
  • Assist with cataloging and classification of new materials and process books and periodicals for the library.
  • Processed new materials, including paperback books, hardcover books, and audiovisual materials.
  • Added new materials to catalog & processed materials on hold & in transit.
  • Process new materials including books, audiovisual materials, and computer software.
  • Involved in the selection of new materials and updating technology.
  • Worked with Legal publishers, ordering new materials.
  • Entered new materials into the computer database.
  • Order and process new materials and equipment.
  • Check materials in/out/renew materials and reserve them.
  • Performed book processing for new materials.
  • Prepare and enter new materials into Bibliomation database.
  • Process and maintain new materials and equipment, patron barcodes and periodical files.
  • Assist in ordering and processing of new materials and .

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14. Library Resources
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Here's how Library Resources is used in Library Assistant jobs:
  • Researched information requested by patrons by using library resources.
  • Use attention-to-detail skills to classify books and other library resources
  • Assisted library visitors in finding materials and navigating library resources
  • Organize library resources/materials according to call sequence.
  • Organized library resources according to established procedures.
  • Maintained and expanded library resources.
  • Guide patrons in finding and using library resources, including reference materials, audiovisual equipment, computers, and electronic resources.
  • Assist in the collection and development of library resources by selecting, weeding and maintaining library collection.
  • Assist patrons with library resources, Work alongside librarians for library projects.
  • Educated patrons utilizing library resources to find books and articles.
  • Provide support & assistance to students and staff for Library Resources
  • Processed library resources for students, staff and alumni.
  • Assisted students and teachers in location of library resources.
  • Assisted patrons in utilizing various library resources and services.
  • Supported students with the recovery of specific library resources.
  • Coordinate access and assistance to library resources for patrons.
  • Assisted students in the use of library resources.
  • Monitor student use of the library resources.
  • Provide patrons with information and answer questions on library resources..
  • Answer patrons questions and help them find library resources.

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15. Computer Hardware
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Here's how Computer Hardware is used in Library Assistant jobs:
  • Utilized various computer hardware and software to track library inventory.
  • Assisted computer vendors with computer hardware installations.
  • Provide support related to software (MS Office-Word, Excel, PowerPoint), computer hardware, copier, and scanner.
  • Resolved computer hardware and software, printing, installation, word processing, email and operating systems issues.
  • Implement corrective procedures on faulty computer hardware and software.
  • Perform routine maintenance on computer hardware and software.
  • Used computer hardware and software to access information.
  • Shelved books Organized Replaced computer hardware Cleaned Serviced Printers

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16. New Books
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Here's how New Books is used in Library Assistant jobs:
  • Inventoried new books/materials via computer.
  • Assist in maintaining the appearance of the library, order new books, library material, office supplies and monitor inventory.
  • Repair books, using mending tape and paste and brush, and places plastic covers on new books.
  • Processed new books into the system and performed discards of older volume versions.
  • Organized all new books that came in and reorganized shelves for better fit.
  • General desk duties, check materials in and out, process new books.
  • Issue and update library cards, collect fines, and renew books.
  • Collaborated with senior group to monitor circulation, prepare new books for shelving
  • Check for new books on catalog, verifying book identifier is correct.
  • Processed new books while making sure the returned material was not damaged
  • Processed and maintained new books that came from main library.
  • Ordered new books and magazines as necessary and classroom supplies.
  • Processed new books, including covering and repairs.
  • Order and process new books.
  • Worked in back doin inventory on new books, old books and ordering new books for library.
  • Processed new books, used photocopier and took inventory Of supplies.
  • Ordered new books and organized card catalogue files
  • assigned to card catalogs, new books etc
  • Assist the librarian and students with books * Process new books * Managed the library's financial account balances
  • Prepared new books for library use Restocked shelves Maintained copiers and printers Assisted library users

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17. Phone Calls
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Here's how Phone Calls is used in Library Assistant jobs:
  • Performed duties that involved filing, typing memos, answering phone calls and assisting students at the help desk.
  • Assisted the head librarian with tasks such as delivering mail throughout the building, taking and making phone calls.
  • Greet and instruct library users in the use operation the supplied machines and directing phone calls.
  • Answered phone calls and process the daily circulation notices (mail and paper).
  • Answered phone calls and basic informational, directional and library policy questions.
  • Performed secretarial tasks including faxing, telephone calls, and database searches.
  • Field phone calls and sign people up for children programs.
  • Answer questions about new releases and answer telephone calls.
  • Answer phone calls and direct patrons to designated areas.
  • Answer telephone calls giving routine and none routine information.
  • Answer phone calls and transfer them to correct extensions.
  • Take phone calls and answer questions.
  • Volunteer Position in High School Customer Service, Stocking Books, Answering Phone Calls, Filing Papers, Computer Work
  • Respond to incoming phone calls promptly and cheerfully, and handle the caller's request in a professional manner.
  • Take phone calls & answer a variety of questions Chat with patrons through the WWU library chat
  • Answered incoming phone calls Helped patrons find materials, re-shelved items, checked out and desensitized material
  • Attend phone calls * Provide service to the public both students and teachers.
  • Assisted with inventory of books and materials Filtered telephone calls Assisted with checking out books to students
  • operated library machines Answered and Transferred phone calls Retained work area organize and clean
  • Answered phone calls Helped people check in and out books Put books away Reserved museum passes

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Here's how Dvds is used in Library Assistant jobs:
  • Served patrons at front desk by facilitating the borrowing of books, DVDS, and computer use.
  • Assisted students and faculty with questions concerning books, periodical articles, magazines, newspapers, videos, and DVDs.
  • Filed, organized, and processed books, DVDs, electronic data and other related library materials.
  • Assist library patrons in checking in/out books, DVDs, cameras, tablets, laptops, games.
  • Distribute books, DVDs, laptops, and various library materials to guests.
  • Organize books, DVDs, and study aids for patrons.
  • Maintained consistent organization of the facility through returning books and DVDs Performed necessary tasks to keep the library looking clean and well-structured
  • Reviewed and checked government books, pamphlets, CDs and DVDs are entered in the computer system called Millennium.
  • Located library materials for individuals, including books, magazines, dvds, tape cassettes and CDs.
  • Research and find items for patron requests including printed and audio books, CDs, and DVDs.
  • Organize and put CDs, DVDs, books and magazines in order alphabetically and numerically.
  • Create slips for incoming State and Federal government books, pamphlets, CDs and DVDs.
  • Processed books, CDs, DVDs back into the system utilizing the Dewey Decimal System.
  • Organize Books, DVDS and VHS Assist The Public With Their Inquire Maintains lost and found
  • Check in/Check out DVDs, CDs, books, and headphones in EOS system.
  • Check customers' materials (books, DVDs, audiobooks) in or out.
  • Create a check list for all CDs and DVDs using Excel.
  • Organized and alphabetized books and DVDs Kept track of inventory and arranged displays Pulled out and packed old books
  • Put barcodes and security tags on all government books, pamphlets, CDs and DVDs.
  • Staffed Circulation Desk Assisted patrons and performed cash transactions Shelved and organized materials (books, audiobooks, magazines, DVDs)

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Here's how Library Books is used in Library Assistant jobs:
  • Performed yearly inventory on library books and audio-visual equipment.
  • Performed secretary skills daily such as copying files, creating work schedules, and checking in and checking out library books.
  • Provided reference service to attorneys and support staff, including research assistance on all library books and supplements.
  • Maintain organization and circulation of library books, videos and classroom equipment for student and teacher resources.
  • Check in and out library books and materials including stamping books and inventorying books and materials.
  • Use of scanner to scan library books and ID cards.
  • Maintained records of library books, supplies and other materials.
  • Worked circulation desk and processed new library books and materials.
  • Assisted students and teachers in finding library books.
  • Cataloged and coded library books and equipment.
  • Update code status of library books.
  • Sorted and shelved library books.
  • Bar-coded library books and materials.
  • Reshelved library books in an alphabetized manner.
  • Filed away library books, picked up mail for the offices.
  • Register into a catalogue library books and other equipment.
  • Merged and perged library books.
  • Checked library books in and out Restocked returned books Assisted students in operating computers and printing documents
  • Processed new library books and materials Repaired damaged library materials Greeted and assisted library patrons Assisted with the operation of the Bookmobile
  • Moved and reinstalled library books and supplies * Shelved and catalogued reference books

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  • Assist patrons in checking material in and out, sort and shelve books, and issue and receive library materials.
  • Assisted and answered any concerns students and faculty have, shelve books, track holds, and process all books
  • Assist patrons, shelve books, help out with other sections in the library.
  • Organized books, shelf read, shelve books, and prepare books for shipment.
  • Shelve books, repair book jackets, help students research, check inventory.
  • File documents, analyze computer records, shelve books and other library materials.
  • Locate and shelve books using the Library of Congress Classification System.
  • Shelve books, magazines, and other library materials.
  • Gather, sort and shelve books and journals.
  • Shelve books, organize stacks and circulate materials.
  • Shelve books by Library of Congress regulations.
  • Used Dewey Decimal system to shelve books.
  • Update law books with new pages; retrieve and shelve books.
  • Organize and shelve books Provide administrative support to various library/education departments
  • Shelve books in proper order by Library of Congress Classification.
  • load, push book trucks; and shelve books.
  • shelve books, read to children.
  • Shelve books Checked out/in books for students Took inventory at the end of the year
  • Shelve books Checkout and return books Apply and activate sensor strips
  • Check in and out books for students Delete and add books to circulation Shelve books and change displays Inventory books

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21. Reference Questions
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  • Completed 8-hour County training on answering library reference questions efficiently.
  • Answer reference questions assigned by supervisor.
  • Answer basic reference questions, either in person or by phone, in an accurate and friendly manner.
  • Assisted patrons in branch library with brief reference questions, locating materials and computer use.
  • Provide answers to reference questions, referring complicated or difficult questions to the full-time staff.
  • Help patrons answer reference questions and locate resources within library and at other locations.
  • Provided answers to basic reference questions, assist visitors in locating the required materials.
  • Assist faculty and other patrons with reference questions, and perform literature searches.
  • Assisted patrons with research, information, bibliography lists and reference questions.
  • Answered reference questions in person, by phone, and by mail.
  • Answered reference questions, and troubleshot for students, faculty and staff.
  • Assisted students, staff and faculty with reference questions and assignments.
  • Managed the reference desk by answering reference questions.
  • Answered reference questions in person and via telephone.
  • Answered reference questions as needed.
  • Assisted with library collection management, circulated library materials Assisted library patrons with equipment and finding materials, answered reference questions
  • Assist patron with ready-reference questions and reader advisory, bibliographic instruction and database searching.
  • Administered reference questions in a special collections library.
  • Handled reference questions about government information.
  • Assist patrons with technical reference questions Repair software issues Maintain and update public workstations

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22. Library System
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  • Resolve routine operational problems and provide first-level trouble shooting of relevant library system.
  • Performed maintenance on list of items checked into library system
  • Utilized integrated library system to process patron information.
  • Worked on automated interactive library system.
  • Use automated on-line library system to perform basic library functions or process; verify and enter statistical data.
  • Organized and distributed summer reading materials to 8 other branches in library system through communication with branch managers.
  • Maintained and organized collection of thousands of books of 3rd largest library system in the United States
  • Checked out patrons at front desk using statewide library system catalog and collected fines.
  • Managed payments received by patrons on copiers, printers and other library systems.
  • Process returned mail and online library card applications for the library system.
  • Organized books and catalogs in library system for easy management.
  • Implemented new processes to better maintain and utilize library systems.
  • Operate Destiny Library System to process and access book collection.
  • Promoted reading for the Miami-Dade County Public Library System.
  • Processed/validated patron's info, into base library system.
  • Conducted the exchange of materials between library systems.
  • Help library system run smoothly.
  • Re-linked materials from one location within the library system to another via the Voyager cataloging system.
  • Maintained books and shelves in an orderly and clean manner Processed books into the library system
  • Catalogued incoming books to be placed within the library system

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  • Participated in preservation maintenance, including monitoring temperature and relative humidity in storage areas and promptly resolving any adverse conditions.
  • Sorted books and all other items according to established procedures and returned items to shelves or designated storage areas.
  • Return them to shelves, files, and other storage areas
  • Reorganized a large section of the library and storage areas.
  • Organized materials in storage areas.

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Here's how Check Books is used in Library Assistant jobs:
  • Copy, scan, fax documents, create/update library cards, check books in/out, catalog books, assisted summer youth program
  • Use of Millennium Circulation computer system to check books in and out for library patrons.
  • Check books and materials in and out of the library using the computerized circulation system.
  • Used library computer system to check books and materials out to students.
  • Check books in and out using the library on-line system.
  • Rotate the magazines by dates, check books in/out.
  • Check books & other material in & out.
  • Check books in and out of the library.
  • Check books in and out using computer system.
  • Check books in and out to patrons.
  • Check books in and out for students.
  • Help patrons, check books in and out, make copies, light typing and filing.
  • Worked with a team of circulation staff Microsoft Office to check books in and out in a quick and timely manner.
  • Assisted students and teachers check books and materials and maintain records of overdue, fines and lost books.
  • Check books and materials in and out to students and teachers using the circulation computerized system .
  • Check in and Check books for students Assist with fund raising and book fare.
  • check books and materials, in and out to the students.
  • Check books in and out of circulation Notarize documents for patrons Answer telephone and sign patrons up for classes
  • Check books in and out Re-stock shelves Complete paperwork
  • Help customers check books out Organize and/or assemble library events Accomplishments I have helped the library with organization, and order.

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  • Utilize automated library systems and other library equipment.
  • Open and close library during specified hours and secure library equipment, such as computers and audiovisual (AV) equipment.
  • Organize library files/Inventories all library equipment/ performs a variety of duties related to the instructional program of the library.
  • Assist patrons with reference questions, locating materials, computer use and other library equipment.
  • Assist students in the proper use of the library equipment, documents and books.
  • Assisted patrons with locating books and other materials or use of library equipment.
  • Assisted library patrons with research, computer use and other library equipment.
  • Helped students and teachers in the use of library equipment and database.
  • Maintained library equipment and instructed patrons in proper use of such equipment.
  • Open and close library during specified hours and secure library equipment.
  • Assisted patrons in usage of library equipment when needed.
  • Supervised patrons on how to use all library equipment.
  • Loaned out computers, headphones and other library equipment.
  • Scheduled and coordinated the use of library equipment.
  • Fix library equipment, and software support.
  • Assist patron with ready-reference questions and reader advisory, bibliographic Assists patrons with mechanical operations of library equipment
  • Provided assistance to students and staff members Maintained library equipment
  • Assisted with troubleshooting and basic maintenance of library equipment.
  • check in and out library supplies and books, re-shelve library books, assist patrons with library equipment and finding needed materials
  • Assisted library patrons Entered data in computer Answered multi-line phone systems Operated multiple types of library equipment Maintained material usage log

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26. Library Services
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  • Supervised overnight library services and provided circulation and special project support.
  • Processed and filed patron registration and library services paperwork.
  • Participated in strategic planning and development of library services.
  • Perform library services using new technologies/databases.
  • Provided outreach library services to Durham County daycare centers, low-income neighborhoods, and Spanish-speaking residents via the Bookmobile.
  • Inventory Control - work with Library Services to add items to inventory and resolve any inventory issues.
  • Provided library services to students and visitors * Organized books on shelves and maintained accurate library records
  • Reviewed, evaluated, and initiated library services to include students, faculty, and staff.
  • Re-shelved books, checked out patrons, and assisted students with various library services.
  • Assist patrons with questions, computers, resources, and library services.
  • Assist students and faculty with library services, and facilitate collection maintenance.
  • Assisted Librarians with daily tasks and operations to maintain library services.
  • Educated patrons on library services.
  • Assisted and performed library services.
  • Participate in local events representing Library services in Volusia county.
  • Coordinate the IMLS Grant (Institute of museum and library services warded double the second year for outstanding job.
  • Served as a member of the Bodleian Libraries Disability Subcommittee of the Academic Library Services Strategy Group.
  • Oversee Library Services During Evenings and Weekends * Supervise Student Employees * Assist Librarians with Planning and Execution of Library Projects
  • Assist students in finding books and navigate library services Book and reserve study rooms for staff and students Answer phones Clerical work
  • Check in and out books Look up reference numbers for books Look up articles Shelve books Help with any library services

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  • Supervised computer lab and provided license & access to online library database subscriptions.
  • Provided print, online, and technical reference services to adults and students in an academic library setting using database software.
  • Assisted students, professors and other researchers with access to source material, online catalog searches, and finding aids.
  • Assist with computer related services, library computer systems and databases, personal digital devices, and other online resources.
  • Update record entries in the online public access catalog and keep records current in the national database of library holdings.
  • Use OCLC online system to retrieve and edit if necessary bibliographic records for material ordered and received.
  • Assisted students in use of computer software, library catalog, and online databases.
  • Helped patrons with the library's online resources such as E-books and digital magazines.
  • Helped patrons find items in the collection and use online library research resources.
  • Manage online and manual submission of forms after verifying and reviewing data.
  • Curated materials for online exhibits, including the Tampa Bay Estuary.
  • Located print and online materials for students completing research projects.
  • Assist patrons with online computers and answer general questions.
  • Instructed students on how to utilize online catalogs.
  • Constructed a Webpage for online access to the training guide and technical report list.
  • Assisted patrons with both physical and online resources Organized and maintained thousands of volumes
  • Updated and edited bibliographic records using Millennium software for the online catalogue.
  • Organize museum's library * Organize museum's archive * Input museum's archive information into online database
  • Research: Utilized Westlaw, Lexis Nexis, and Hein Online databases
  • Assist with reference and circulation functions Aid students in finding materials in library and online database Catalogue of material

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  • Provided computer assistance to patrons utilizing library's computer system for searching of book collections.
  • Processed books into library computer system.
  • Perform responsible library work providing assistance, reference, information and material loan services to library patrons using SIRSI computer system.
  • Check that the items are undamaged scan them into the computer system and ensures they are returned to the proper location.
  • Use internal computer systems to maintain organization of library inventory as well as CRM tools to stay connected with patrons.
  • Included searching for records on OCLC, some editing/coding of records, and loading of records into computer system.
  • Processed library materials, entering and maintaining records in the integrated library management computer system (Endeavor Voyager).
  • Updated entries in the library computer system to ensure accuracy and ability to find books quickly when asked.
  • Organized and coded books, checked books out for students, entered returned books into the computer system
  • Direct them to standard references and provide instructions on how to use computer systems to access data.
  • Checked books in and out using the computer system and maintained accurate records of overdue materials.
  • Assisted patrons with location of books, using hold service and check out computer system.
  • Performed routine descriptive cataloging of new book on the library computer system.
  • Assisted patrons with computer systems, media equipment, and location of research materials * Gained knowledge of library book circulation techniques
  • Organized and catalogued library books, utilized library's computer system and instructed patrons on its use.
  • Provided specialized training to staff for work with new computer system (Dynix)
  • Put together teacher's order and prepared for distribution Restocked textbooks Labeled books and scanned into computer system
  • Performed online cataloging on library computer system Sorted and shelved books Transported carts of books between library floors
  • Organized and Arranged books Assisted in checking-in and checking-out Aid in logging information into computer system
  • Shelved books Checked books in and out using the library's computer system Provided students with assistance

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  • Consult with Information Sciences Department and Information Technology Department to identify compliance documentation gaps, and catalog all policies and procedures.
  • Participated and assisted in conducting limited user evaluations of existing and emerging information technology resources.
  • Verify Security Clearances, manage information technology, obtain and track functional computer accounts, requisition food and office supplies.
  • Instructed students on research techniques and the use of information technology.

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30. Research Projects
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  • Assisted staff and students with research projects and assured appropriate student behavior in general and special education population.
  • Supported teachers develop innovative research projects and helped incorporate physical and electronic materials.
  • Supported students with research projects, papers, and provided navigation tools for the online library system.
  • Assisted students, community members, and teachers in their research projects.
  • Assist students, faculty, staff and non-College researchers in research projects.
  • Assisted with day-to-day operation of the library; aided students with research projects
  • Work on miscellaneous Research projects, such as compiling best books lists.
  • Served as a resource for faculty and students for historical research projects
  • Assisted students completing research projects with finding print and online materials.
  • Collaborated with teacher to prepare resources for classroom research projects.
  • Assisted students in finding reference material needed for research projects.
  • Assisted library patrons with their research projects.
  • Assist students with research projects.
  • Assisted office staff with locating reference material Assisted students with research projects and finding pertinent information.
  • Worked collaboratively with professional librarians and other students Assisted college students with research projects and locating materials
  • Assisted with research projects given to my by the attorneys' and legal assistants'.
  • Work Study Program Resolve student issues; assist with various research projects.
  • Manage library and all library visits - Plan research projects - Run inventory and book fairs
  • Assist with research projects -Answer multiple telephone lines -Check in and out material for students -Assist with inventory
  • Stocked books Dealt with online orders Helping customers Helping with research projects Help with shipping and handling of items

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31. Reference Materials
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Here's how Reference Materials is used in Library Assistant jobs:
  • Assisted patrons in utilizing the library and locating reference materials
  • Distributed reference materials to students in Music/AV department.
  • Interfiled loose-leaf updates to law reference materials.
  • Organize and maintain periodicals and reference materials.
  • Collaborated with faculty on reference materials procurement
  • Organize collections of books, publications, documents, audiovisual aids, and other reference materials for convenient access.
  • Assisted students with questions regarding online books, reference materials, rental of equipment and location of library resources.
  • Helped maintain the library's appearance, by organizing and shelving books, periodicals, and other reference materials.
  • Search standard reference materials, including online sources and the Internet, to answer patrons' reference questions.
  • Process and review terms of license agreements for on-line access to journals, books, and reference materials.
  • Key Highlights: * Helped patrons at the public service desk in locating reference materials.
  • Assist students with reference inquiries, locating reference materials, books/ journals, etc.
  • Research availability of on-line access for library journals, books, and reference materials.
  • Provided assistance to law librarian with research and collection of reference materials.
  • Assisted attorneys in the law library locating reference materials.
  • Assisted patrons with locating books and reference materials.
  • Assisted students with research and reference materials.
  • Organized and archived project and reference materials donated to the library, creating a document library for a new department.
  • Provided math tutoring for adult students Help students with Reserve and reference materials, printers and copy machine.
  • Catalogued new acquisitions; accessed and reshelved various reference materials.

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32. Word Processing
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Here's how Word Processing is used in Library Assistant jobs:
  • Required extensive use of several word processing and database programs across different platforms.
  • Prepared finding aids using word processing and database management software.
  • Assisted students with citations and other word processing needs; monitored circulation desk; processed library statistics; handled database maintenance.
  • Performed clerical activities, such as answering phones, sifting mail, filing, typing, word processing, and photocopying.
  • Performed clerical activities, sorting mail, filing, typing, word processing, photocopying, and mailing out material.
  • Use of word processing, database, presentation programs including PowerPoint, e-mail, printers, scanners and copiers.
  • Performed general office duties, such as typing or word processing, filing, receiving and verifying shipments.
  • Assisted library users to use electronic information, GALILEO, Internet, and word processing computers.
  • Perform clerical duties such as filing, word processing, creating displays and sorting mail.
  • Performed clerical activities such as filing, typing, word processing, and creating reports.
  • Provided word processing, preparing letters, memos, and school calendar and school schedule.
  • Perform clerical activities such as typing, word processing, photocopying and mail sorting.
  • Assisted students with word processing assignments and formatting documents (APA Style).
  • Perform clerical activities such as filing, typing, word processing, photocopying.
  • Use computers for various applications, such as database management or word processing.
  • Managed in-library computer lab, assisting students with word processing and other programs.
  • Provided librarian with word processing, preparing letters, memos as needed.
  • Processed books for shelving, data entry and word processing.
  • Prepared Reports (Using word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation computer software) Handled private sensitive and personal information.
  • Perform clerical activities (answering phones, sorting mail, word processing, photocopying, etc.)

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33. Library Staff
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  • Assisted students with Library collections Assisted Library staff with workshops Respond to student inquiries Replaced items by Dewey Decimal standards
  • Assisted library staff with researching and locating footage cataloged in a customized database.
  • Helped library staff with library circulation tasks and library operations.
  • Identified, interpreted, and assisted in correcting problems and errors made, whether from library staff or publishers.
  • Answered phone calls and took messages for the Director or transferred to other library staff.
  • Open and closed branch daily, directing 5 library staff during absence of branch head.
  • Coordinated training efforts to ensure library staff are comfortable with the new system.
  • Assisted with cataloging a large map collection and performed typical library staff duties.
  • Assist library staff with circulation needs and provide customer service to library patrons.
  • Trained new students and library staff to work at the circulation desk.
  • Assisted library staff with customer service, aiding efficiency of library.
  • Supervised library staff, volunteers and substitute staff.
  • Assist library staff and patrons when needed.
  • Provided secretarial support to all library staff.
  • Assisted reference library staff with research issues.
  • Helped to train new library staff.
  • Developed and produced online tutorials to support student learning and library use Assisted library staff with instructional and administrative tasks
  • Cover absent library staff duties -assist library guests with locating book and different information or resources -maintain library catalog and circulation desk
  • Managed and fulfilled library materials requests Organized and maintained library materials Provided administrative support to other library staff
  • Processed and cataloged acquisitions Shelved books and periodicals Provided administrative and clerical support to library staff

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34. Library Database
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  • Assisted patrons with reference questions, locating materials, accessing information from library databases, shelved library materials.
  • Field customer queries regarding availability of books and other materials and operate library database.
  • Designed conceptual and relational database for new computerized library database collections.
  • Updated library database to increase accuracy of data on-file.
  • Perform maintenance on bibliographic records in library database.
  • Answered phones and organized library databases.
  • Maintained physical library of InfoSource materials including mail check-in, invoices, tracking payments and acquisition in library databases.
  • Maintained library database and monitored for upcoming due dates, ensuring all library materials were up to date.
  • Created, maintained, and entered information into library databases, Excel spreadsheets, and online catalog.
  • Develop library databases for money spent from library's budget (using excel and access).
  • Provide assistance to patrons with finding and locating materials using the PRIMO library database.
  • Assisted patrons; Check in books using the library database; sort and shelve books
  • Assisted site manager with digital imaging systems, library databases, and online services.
  • Located requested books on the shelves and in the library database.
  • Cataloged and inputted data into Smithsonian library database (SIRIS).
  • Maintained and researched library database to assist with student requests.
  • Assisted students with the library database and any other questions.
  • Utilized library databases such as DRA, SIRSI, iBistro and PC Reservation.
  • Maintained Long-Play record database using Microsoft Excel and other music library databases such as Worldcat and IMSLP.
  • Answer and direct phone calls Assist with questions Help find books Help with library databases

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35. Audiovisual Materials
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  • Measured circulation and usage statistics of reserve collection, audiovisual materials and computer labs.
  • Processed new materials including books, audiovisual materials, periodicals and newspapers.
  • Coordinated audiovisual materials and wrote a monthly newsletter for teachers.
  • Processed returning materials including books, audiovisual materials.
  • Organized and shelved returned books and audiovisual materials.
  • Cataloged books, audiovisual materials and periodicals.
  • Assisted library visitors with finding books/audiovisual materials.
  • Structured and maintained audiovisual materials.
  • Provided assistance to librarians in the maintenance of collections of books, periodicals, magazines, newspapers and audiovisual materials.
  • Process books, periodicals, audiovisual materials, and related library items for inclusion in the collection.
  • Filed all types of collection updates for books, fiche and audiovisual materials.
  • Assist with selection and check-out of library materials; including audiovisual materials.
  • Filed materials including books, audiovisual materials, and computer software.
  • Processed and repaired books, periodicals, and audiovisual materials.
  • Answered phones and scheduled viewings of audiovisual materials.
  • Process new items including books and audiovisual materials.
  • Classify and catalog items according to content and purpose Process new materials including books, audiovisual materials, and computer software.
  • Help patron with use of library catalog and internet computer Process new materials including books, audiovisual materials and computer software.
  • Assisted instructors in choosing audiovisual materials for classroom use, Supplied audiovisual materials and equipment for classrooms and assemblies.
  • Greet and assist patrons with locating materials, photocopying documents Process and enter audiovisual materials, children and adult books Data Entry

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  • Type 50+WPM, knowledge of WordPerfect, Microsoft Word, Excel, Microsoft Access, PowerPoint, and other software programs.
  • Educate students in the basic use of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook as well as proofread essays.
  • Use Microsoft Office, specifically Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, for completing various tasks.
  • Assisted individuals with computer programs, such as Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel *Answered phones
  • Utilized Microsoft Office systems: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher.
  • Digitized music, checked out materials for students, set up PowerPoint equipment.
  • Teach computer classes, including Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
  • Enhanced the publication of projects through word document, PowerPoint and excel.
  • Skilled at Excel, Access, Microsoft Word and PowerPoint.
  • Typed up children's programming (PowerPoint).
  • Used Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, excel.
  • Worked with Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint.
  • Excel, PowerPoint & MS Word.
  • Developed proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher Excellent proofreading and editing abilities
  • Operate efficiently the Internet, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Photoshop and Illustrator.
  • Conducted presentations while utilizing the Microsoft Office- Word, PowerPoint, etc, .
  • Enhance my computer skills in Microsoft: access, exel, PowerPoint.
  • Created Powerpoint projects and presented to city council for budgetary increases.
  • Assisted students and teachers with excel, powerpoint, pdf, photoshop, fax machine, copier, and audio-visual equipment.
  • Type 50 wpm Organized Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Lotus, etc.

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37. Professional Assistance
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Here's how Professional Assistance is used in Library Assistant jobs:
  • Answer inquiries and refers persons requiring professional assistance to librarian.
  • Referred patrons to librarian for professional assistance.
  • Answer routine inquiries, take messages, and refer or transfer calls from patrons in need of professional assistance to librarians.
  • Answer inquires of nonprofessional nature on telephone and in person, while referring quest who require professional assistance to personal.
  • Answer inquiries of nonprofessional nature on telephone and in person and refers persons requiring professional assistance to LIBRARIAN.
  • Answer routine inquiries, and refer patrons in need of professional assistance to librarians.
  • Refer patrons in need of professional assistance Perform clerical activities Answer phones, sort mail, etc.

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Here's how Special Projects is used in Library Assistant jobs:
  • Assist teachers in gathering instructional materials and information for special projects.
  • Assist with special projects such as Basic Computer classes, Resume writing, Job Search classes for English and Spanish speakers.
  • Provided assistance in page layout and proofreading; supported editor with correspondence and special projects as needed.
  • Supervised student employees, trained and assigned special projects using IRIS the Rutgers online catalog.
  • Provide assistance to teachers and students by locating materials and helping to complete special projects.
  • Assigned to work on several special projects in both a solo and group environment.
  • Maintained and organized Children's section and Special Projects as needed.
  • Contribute to numerous cross-functional teams as required to complete special projects.
  • Assist director, librarian, and other staff with special projects.
  • Collaborated with other team members on special projects and events.
  • Track items, create monthly reports and coordinate special projects.
  • Worked on special projects as needed.
  • Facilitate special projects when needed.
  • Assist library with special projects.
  • Supervised children's department in absence of librarian Coordinate audio-visual equipment needs for special-needs patrons and special projects.
  • Organized reading material for patrons convenience Helped supervisor with special projects
  • Assisted my Department Manager with special projects, like summer reading preparation, bibliographies, our yearly Best Books program, etc..
  • Assisted supervisor and office staff with special projects Performed photocopying and filing duties Managed archival projects
  • Train and Supervise Student Employees Manage Library during Evening and Weekend Hours Assist Library Director with Special Projects
  • Catalogued, barcoded, and ordered books Managed the office as needed and worked on special projects

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39. Routine Inquiries
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Here's how Routine Inquiries is used in Library Assistant jobs:
  • Answer routine and non-routine inquiries without further consultation and respond to minor issues.
  • Answer routine inquiries over the telephone, through emails and in person.
  • Locate library materials for patrons and answer routine inquiries.
  • Respond to routine inquiries and provide references as needed.
  • Answer routine inquiries and maintain records of items received.
  • Answer routine inquiries and refer students to librarians.
  • Answer routine inquiries and assist patrons.
  • Answered routine inquiries of students.
  • Located library materials for students and explained library regulations Answered routine inquiries and referred students to librarians
  • Answered routine inquiries and assisted patrons with finding resources such as microfiches and lecture materials.
  • Performed routine descriptive cataloging, answered routine inquiries, and referredpersons requiring assistance.Verified bibliographical information on order request.
  • Answer routine inquiries Maintain records of items received, stored, issued, and returned Provide assistance to librarians

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Here's how Technical Support is used in Library Assistant jobs:
  • Deliver computer and equipment's technical supports for public library ITC information technology center and recurrent outreach workstations and media centers.
  • Provided library patrons with technical support for computer usage.
  • Provided basic technical support for library computer users.
  • Perform computer technical supports for computer stations.
  • Assist the school librarian by providing clerical and technical support in the daily operation of the school library.
  • Provide technical support for students that have issues with programs, internet, computers and homework.
  • Front desk attendant, assisted patrons with technical support (computer, printing, scanning).
  • General customer service, shelving books, processing fines and late notices, technical support,
  • Provide computerized technical support, tutoring math, helping build resumes, and cover letters.
  • Aided students, faculty and staff with technical support on library computers.
  • Assist patrons on technical support and related computer issues.
  • Provided basic technical support for computers and printers.
  • Provide technical support for students personal devices.
  • Provided desktop and website technical support.
  • Managed accurate catalog circulation Facilitated patron computer use and provided level 1 technical support
  • Assisted students, faculty, and staff with information and library resources Helped resolve computer issues and offered technical support
  • Provide technical support to patrons in library with 40 PC's, 4 printers, and other peripherals.
  • Provide technical support to students; faxing, copying, books check-in/out, order supplies Other duties as assigned
  • Provided technical support for students using office equipment (i.e.
  • performed a variety of clerical and technical support duties.

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41. Tape Cassettes
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Here's how Tape Cassettes is used in Library Assistant jobs:
  • Located and issued patrons books, periodicals, tape cassettes, Braille volumes, and pictures.
  • Locate library materials for students such as books, periodicals, and tape cassettes, etc.
  • Locate library materials for patrons, including books, tape cassettes, MP3s, DVDs.

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42. Student Workers
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Here's how Student Workers is used in Library Assistant jobs:
  • Train student workers, hospital and library staff to properly use audiovisual equipment, specialized software, and encrypted software.
  • Administered and proctor test exams for college students and also supervise student workers and made their work assignment schedules.
  • Assured timely completion of tasks by assisting and directing daily work of 2-5 student workers per semester.
  • Supervised 7 student workers, ensuring library duties were completed and loan materials were processed appropriately.
  • Prepared and submitted for approval schedules for student workers.
  • Hired, trained, and supervised student workers.
  • Trained student workers and filled Inter-Library Loan requests.
  • Supervised student workers, circulation desk and library.
  • Supervised clerical staff of 3-5 student workers.
  • Provide supervision and instruction to student workers.
  • Assist with the supervision of student workers.
  • Managed and directed projects for student workers.
  • Supervised student workers in their duties.
  • Trained up and coming student workers.
  • Trained student workers within the library.
  • Trained and mentored new student workers.
  • Trained and coached student workers.
  • Supervised student workers, shipped and received interlibrary loans, checked in and tracked periodicals, provided customer service to patrons.
  • Maintained Navarro's Library data system (Datatel) Supervised Student Workers Troubleshoot computers and other technical issues
  • Book sorting and shelving Trained student workers Provided customer service to library patrons Kept stacks statistics and records

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43. Public Library
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  • Supported access to Cleveland Public library computer services by instructing staff, patrons and community organizations in current technologies.
  • Collaborated on various projects and exhibits Searched and maintained Phoenix Public Library catalog for patrons
  • Created and facilitated engaging promotional presentations for all branches within the Phoenix Public Library.
  • Represented the Hartford Public Library at official and unofficial community events.
  • Participated in public library community-wide resource sharing.
  • Provided reference service via online, telephone and in-person to all users of the public library.
  • Assisted public library users in finding library resources using catalog, databases, and the Web.
  • Received, repaired, sorted and shelved library materials at a large public library.
  • Provided direct customer service in a busy environment within the public library.
  • Interacted with diverse communities of the San Diego Public Library's branches.
  • Input power card applications for visitors for the Houston Public Library.
  • Assisted with operations and special events hosted by the public library.
  • Assist in training incoming New York Public Library Pages.
  • Fort Worth Public Library Performs a wide variety of clerical, customer-service-related, technical and paraprofessional library work.
  • Prepare barcodes for books, cataloguing, Handle's 200-300 patrons' and registration at the public library ITC center.
  • Assist with circulation, reference, and other public library operations Address public inquiries Perform research as requested
  • Organized, shelved, and catalogued over 500 books for a distinguished professor's personal and public library
  • promoted twice in six-year period at Charleston County Public Library while studying for Master's Degree)
  • Name: Grace Mellman Public Library Type of Business/Organization: Education Phone: 951.693.8960 Email: kathy_tem@riverside.lib.ca.us
  • Name: Temecula Public Library Type of Business/Organization: Education Phone: 951.693.8900 Email: robin_tem@riverside.lib.ca.us

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44. Clerical Support
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Here's how Clerical Support is used in Library Assistant jobs:
  • Provide clerical support which may include preparing supply order forms and monitoring supply inventory.
  • Provided front-desk representation, clerical support, and customer service for undergraduate students.
  • Handled routine administrative and clerical support.
  • Worked Front Reference Desk as an assistant to provide clerical support to Reference Librarians and retail customer service to patrons.
  • Provided clerical support in the office and assisted in research requests; helped patrons access online databases and print collection
  • Provided clerical support to librarians by use of computer, phone and fax/Xerox machine.
  • Provided clerical support for the application database; prepared patron library card records.
  • Provide clerical support services to the library/media director and teachers.
  • Provide reception and clerical support, i.e.
  • Provided clerical support for staff.
  • Provided overall clerical support while covering reception area Managed the retrieval and distribution of books to students and visitors.
  • Provide clerical support to librarians and assist library patrons in locating materials, using library equipment, and performing basic research.
  • Provide customer service, clerical support and processing needs for the North Las Vegas Library District.
  • Assist in the annual inventory and weeding of library media center materials.Clerical Support13.

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45. Library Collection
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Here's how Library Collection is used in Library Assistant jobs:
  • Participated in budget development, preparation of electronic budget schedules and evaluation of books and databases for inclusion in library collection.
  • Used new cataloging system to develop ways to streamline operations and improve processing procedures to maintain library collection.
  • Developed queries and reports for data collection and analysis, facilitating library faculty decision-making regarding library collection development.
  • Directed relocation of entire library collection totaling 27K+ books during major renovation project.
  • Shelved books and maintained organization of library collections.
  • Maintain library collections for security targets.
  • Experience in coordinating library collections.
  • Maintained the integrity of library collections by screening for misplaced materials in the stacks and corrected location errors in the system.
  • Assist patrons accessing library collections Respond to phone inquiries Organized work spaces Replaced items by Library of Congress standards
  • Assist in preparing material for the Library collection, including ownership stamping and inserting security tags.
  • Assisted in the launch of the Horizon system for tracking and keeping library collection records.
  • Manage daily operations; provide reference and research services; catalog library collection.
  • Update the library collection as per Supervisor's instructions.
  • Facilitated class in the use of library collection.
  • Purchased all materials for the Library collection.
  • Organized and maintained the music library collection.
  • Shorted and shelved library collections.
  • Managed the library collection including circulation and cataloging Assisted staff and students to locate and check out books and materials
  • Maintained inventory of office supplies and library collection, such as magazine catalogue and archives.
  • Provided reference assistance to patrons in using the library collection and catalogue.

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46. Non-Print Materials
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Here's how Non-Print Materials is used in Library Assistant jobs:
  • Performed copy and original cataloging for print and non-print materials.
  • Assumed primary responsibility for cataloging print and non-print materials.
  • Partake in general upkeep of the library materials: shelve print and non-print materials; process and maintain periodical files.
  • Checked books and references in out to students and teachers, shelved print and non-print materials, filing and inventory.
  • Performed searches for routine print and non-print materials in bibliographic and copyright files, using bibliographic tools.
  • Assist students, doctors and teachers in the location of print and non-print materials.
  • Selected, evaluated, replaced, and withdrew print and non-print materials as appropriate.
  • Stored print and non-print materials in alphabetical, numerical, and chronological order.
  • Organize and arrange print and non-print materials for the public.
  • Maintain organization of print and non-print materials and resources.
  • Assist guests in finding print and non-print materials.
  • Shelved print and non-print materials.
  • Worked with hundreds of students daily in receiving non-print materials.Answered phones and responded to questions.
  • Catalogued and sort books and other print and non-print materials according to procedure.
  • Maintained records of overdue and lost books Shelved print and non-print materials.
  • Monitored student use of the library Shelved print and non-print materials.
  • Acquired, catalogued, audited and sorted print and non-print materials.
  • Shelved print and non-print materials Provided information to customers Prepared and organized library materials
  • Shelved print and non-print materials and maintained patron barcodes.

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47. Library Programs
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Here's how Library Programs is used in Library Assistant jobs:
  • Created several successful library programs that promoted a higher turnover of books and accessibility.
  • Managed publicity / promotions for special library programs and directed several special interest events.
  • Answered reference questions and provided general information about library programs and events.
  • Contacted patrons regarding upcoming library programs.
  • Create promotional materials as well as conduct outreach and presentations to schools and the community on the availability of library programs.
  • Assist families with finding books, checking into computers, and signing them up to library programs being provided.
  • Assist librarians in various projects; weeding, creating publicity materials, and coordinating special library programs.
  • Worked Circulation, Tech Services and assisted with Library programs, (Adult & Children).
  • Provide and assist with basic library programs, such as story time and book clubs.
  • Assist with library programs such as the Digital Divide, College Prep and LEAP.
  • Registered patrons for library cards, library programs, and registered patrons to vote.
  • Assist in promoting library programs, information, services and materials.
  • Trained newer volunteers on library programs * Prepared supplies for immediate use
  • Participate in library planning and assists with library programs and displays.
  • Assisted in the administration of library programs and functions.
  • Participated in all library programs and events.
  • Plan and execute children's library programs.
  • Assisted in preparation of library programs.
  • Assist with Library programs for all ages Shelve all genres of literature and books for all age patrons.
  • Plan and promote a diverse range of educational and fun library programs for teens and tweens.

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48. Oclc
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Here's how Oclc is used in Library Assistant jobs:
  • Evaluate gifts, select and discard as appropriate, and enter OCLC records into Voyager with near 100% accuracy.
  • Reviewed, selected, and downloaded OCLC records to create order records for sound recordings and videos.
  • Searched databases such as (OCLC) WorldCat, Google Scholars and CUNY E-Resources for requested articles.
  • Followed Anglo-American Cataloging Rules (AACR2R), MARC21 coding and the OCLC Bibliographic Formats and Standards.
  • Cataloged new books and downloaded OCLC and MARC records, up to 200 per week.
  • Updated ILL records daily for requests made through OCLC via Clio 5.0 and JerseyCat system.
  • Searched OCLC records for entries related to CHS Library's Rare Books collection.
  • Provide customer support for MINITEX OCLC libraries regarding OCLC products and services.
  • Assist consortia members with OCLC software installs, upgrades, and troubleshooting.
  • Prepare invoices for payment by Business Office and maintain OCLC IFM billing.
  • Cataloged sales materials using OCLC and the libraries on-line circulation system.
  • Worked as a paraprofessional doing copy-cataloging from the OCLC database.
  • Searched for and brought in existing bibliographic records using OCLC.
  • Derived records and created constant data in OCLC.
  • Processed 80% of interlibrary loan transactions for students and faculty members using OCLC and Voyager databases.
  • Verified citations on ILL requests using OCLC, RLIN, UCSB-hosted, and international databases.
  • Performed all interlibrary loan functions for patrons, using OCLC WorldCat.
  • Assisted with Interlibrary Loans using OCLC.
  • Processed interlibrary loan requests using OCLC, labeled folders and performed daily Web site adjustments.
  • Performed basic copy cataloguing for incoming monographs and serials, using OCLC Connexion.

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49. Reference Desk
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  • Staffed reference desk and assisted archival researchers -Entered collection data into Re:discovery database and rehoused collection materials
  • Provided assistance to customers at circulation and reference desk.
  • Worked at the reference desk and suggested going green by starting a paper recycling initiative which saved the university funds.
  • Provided high-quality customer service at the circulation and reference desks, both in person and over the phone.
  • Scheduled over 40 librarians for a busy reference desk serving an average of 200-500 students and faculty a day
  • Worked the reference desk assisting students, professors, and the public with document retrieval and research.
  • Rotate among reference desk, children's room, and circulation in a busy public library.
  • Answered patrons' questions while on children's reference desk as well as main circulation counter.
  • Provide assistance at the Science Library Reference Desk in partnership with a reference librarian.
  • Provide patrons with assistance at the circulation desk and Reference desk experience.
  • Assist the full-time staff at one of the library's reference desks.
  • Answered basic reference desk queries in both English and Spanish.
  • Participated in all the work at the reference desk.
  • worked in Government Documents and Reference Desk
  • Filed and updated law books; handle Lexis and Westlaw client billing accounts and assist at reference desk
  • Managed and processed Interlibrary Loan requests; assisted with research, cataloging, and reference desk duties.
  • Assisted patrons, answered phone calls, and reshelved materials at the public reference desk.
  • Worked at the reference desk retrieving books and answering reference questions [ ]
  • reference desk duties, monthly display case, Tech Talk patron assistance, Computer Workshop).
  • maintained book lists and displays process and maintain magazine and newspaper collections; provided administrative assistance reference desk

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50. Communication
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  • Encouraged and maintained excellent communication with co-workers providing suggestions for improvements in routines and operations benefiting the staff and the public.
  • Conducted phone surveys of comparable municipalities to determine effective communications strategies and efficient uses of municipal cable access channels.
  • Communicated with parents and staff regarding student's overdue books using professional written communication.
  • Maintained communication and lending support to other legal libraries in Chicago.
  • Improved organization and written communication skills.
  • Increased multitasking skills and communications skills.
  • Box 248, (662) 983-3350 SKILLS: Communication, interviewing, counseling, documentation and monitoring accurate student records.
  • Leverage strengths in youth communication and recall to help children find reading materials that will engage and interest them.
  • Preserved communication systems by greeting and directing clients, also answering and forwarding any incoming phone calls.
  • Facilitate an open exchange of ideas with co-workers and foster an atmosphere of open communication.
  • Increased communication and management skills, as well as knowledge of Library of Congress.
  • Maintained open and effective line of communication with librarians, patrons, and staff.
  • Established and maintained multiple digital communications systems during a ten month combat tour.
  • Provide research and reference assistance in Art, Architecture and Communications Design.
  • Interacted with customers, speaking clearly to ensure proper communication of policies.
  • Monitor customer communications, contacts lists, and respond to inquiries.
  • Completed the Student Employee Professional Development Program for developing interpersonal communication and conflict management skills.
  • Worked with a team on library's Long-Play (LP) record project which involved following communication protocols and organization skills.
  • Evaluated communication mediums and created displays to promote university literature. "
  • General Studies SKILLS &ABILITIES After building strong interpersonal and communication skills I have perfected my abilities in helping others.

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20 Most Common Skills For A Library Assistant

New Patrons

31.0%

Library Materials

12.1%

Customer Service

8.7%

Circulation Desk

7.8%

File Catalog Cards

5.3%

Interlibrary Loan

3.0%

Data Entry

2.8%

Front Desk

2.7%

Internet

2.6%

Book Shelves

2.6%

Sort

2.4%

Library Cards

2.3%

New Materials

2.3%

Library Resources

2.3%

Computer Hardware

2.2%

New Books

2.2%

Phone Calls

2.1%

Dvds

2.0%

Library Books

1.8%

Shelve Books

1.7%
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Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Library Assistant

Rank Skill
1 New Patrons 23.5%
2 Library Materials 9.2%
3 Customer Service 6.6%
4 Circulation Desk 5.9%
5 File Catalog Cards 4.0%
6 Interlibrary Loan 2.3%
7 Data Entry 2.1%
8 Front Desk 2.1%
9 Internet 2.0%
10 Book Shelves 1.9%
11 Sort 1.8%
12 Library Cards 1.8%
13 New Materials 1.7%
14 Library Resources 1.7%
15 Computer Hardware 1.7%
16 New Books 1.7%
17 Phone Calls 1.6%
18 Dvds 1.5%
19 Library Books 1.3%
20 Shelve Books 1.3%
21 Reference Questions 1.2%
22 Library System 1.1%
23 Storage Areas 1.1%
24 Check Books 1.0%
25 Library Equipment 1.0%
26 Library Services 1.0%
27 Online 1.0%
28 Computer System 1.0%
29 Information Technology 0.9%
30 Research Projects 0.9%
31 Reference Materials 0.9%
32 Word Processing 0.9%
33 Library Staff 0.9%
34 Library Database 0.8%
35 Audiovisual Materials 0.8%
36 Powerpoint 0.8%
37 Professional Assistance 0.7%
38 Special Projects 0.7%
39 Routine Inquiries 0.7%
40 Technical Support 0.7%
41 Tape Cassettes 0.7%
42 Student Workers 0.7%
43 Public Library 0.7%
44 Clerical Support 0.7%
45 Library Collection 0.6%
46 Non-Print Materials 0.6%
47 Library Programs 0.6%
48 Oclc 0.6%
49 Reference Desk 0.6%
50 Communication 0.5%
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