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Top 50 Library Services Assistant Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Library Services Assistant. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Library Services Assistant resumes they appeared on. For example, 9.9% of Library Services Assistant resumes contained New Library Materials as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Library Services Assistant actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

These Are The Most Important Skills For A Library Services Assistant

1. New Library Materials
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Here's how New Library Materials is used in Library Services Assistant jobs:
  • Completed end processing of new library materials for circulation.
  • Received, processed and organized new library materials.
  • Process and participate in the selection of new library materials including books, audiovisual materials, and computer software.
  • Arrive and process new library materials Shelve or remove items Access and modify item records within library computer system

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2. Customer Service
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Here's how Customer Service is used in Library Services Assistant jobs:
  • Provided administrative support and customer service to library patrons as well as faculty, university wide.
  • Increased direct customer service and technical assistance in university commons.
  • Provided excellent customer service and was pursued for recommendations.
  • Provided customer service to library patrons.
  • Provide superior customer service and technical support for students, faculty, staff, and campus guests at Circulation and
  • Generated monthly invoices, received payments, updated patron information, managed past-due payments, and provided customer service.
  • Provide excellent customer service to patrons.- Plan and implement youth and family programs.- Provide outreach to the community.
  • Foster an environment in which library patrons enjoy high levels of service by delivering top performance customer service.
  • Performed customer service, by responding to questions and by locating books for students.
  • Manage customer service at main desk, periodicals, newspaper distribution and circulation.
  • Attended 2013 World Class Customer service awards as a representative 2013.
  • Completed customer service classes provided by my employer.
  • Perform clerical and customer service duties as needed
  • Assisted in the organization and circulation of library materials and provided patrons with excellent customer service.
  • Provide Strong Customer service skills to patrons of all ages Displays good typing skills and ability to make changes accurately.
  • Provide excellent customer service to patrons Process check-in and hold items, shelve items in various areas of the library
  • Provide customer service to patrons that utilize the public library (walk-ins, over the phone, etc.
  • Received Innovative Idea Award Assisted customers with reference questions Consistently praised for Reader s Advisory and customer service skills

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3. Online
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Here's how Online is used in Library Services Assistant jobs:
  • Greet patrons and confirms entrance eligibility by verifying patron identification using Library's online and in library's circulation system.
  • Assist students in utilizing research tools, locating on-site and online materials and using Microsoft Office programs and student e-mail functions.
  • Trained teachers, students, and library staff in the use of the online catalog and databases.
  • Understand the bibliographic utilities, online services, computer technologies and the Library of Congress subjecting heading.
  • Instruct patrons on utilizing reference sources, online card catalog, and automated information systems.
  • Empowered patrons to access information through books and onlineresources.
  • Facilitated in the development and maintenance of online services such as web pages, database records and discovery services.
  • Conducted an Online and Onsite Survey.

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4. Circulation Desk
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Here's how Circulation Desk is used in Library Services Assistant jobs:
  • Checked in and checked out books, periodicals, audiovisual and other materials at the circulation desk.
  • Oversee activities of the Circulation desk in the absence of the Senior Library Service Assistant.
  • Handled circulation desk which included locating, discharging and returning items to the library.
  • Hire, Train, and manage 20+ student employees to operate the Circulation Desk.
  • Operated the circulation desk including checking library materials in and out.
  • Relieve on circulation desk as required.
  • POSITION SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES: *Provide Circulation desk services and coverage during morning hours.
  • Work at Evening Circulation Desk Backup for Reference and Technical Services Processing Assist staff in Special Projects

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5. Data Entry
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Here's how Data Entry is used in Library Services Assistant jobs:
  • Provided data entry to ensure that requested materials be distributed to the proper locations.
  • Obtained data entry skills by using Excel to organize dissertations.

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6. Library Services
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Here's how Library Services is used in Library Services Assistant jobs:
  • Instructed patrons on how to use library services, reference sources, card catalog, microfilm reader and photocopier.
  • Assisted students, faculty, staff, and the community with library services and equipment.
  • Provided outreach services to the community and visited area schools to promote library services.
  • Recorded audio, revised scripts and built HTML5 tutorials for Dickinson Library Services.
  • Participate in marketing of library services and materials through outreach programs 3.
  • Assist all patrons with questions regarding library services.
  • WORK New Lots Library Services Assistant 8 months.
  • Assisted students with library services and equipment Served as assistant to Event Coordinator Facilitated student orientation program Proctored tests on ANU campus
  • Received payments and issued receipts and refunds Processed inter-library books and materials Updated clients' account information Assisted clients with library services

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7. Interlibrary Loan
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Here's how Interlibrary Loan is used in Library Services Assistant jobs:
  • Ordered, received, cataloged, and processed library materials * Edited and maintained bibliographic database, including Interlibrary Loans
  • Received material for interlibrary loan, notified patrons when items arrived or advised not available.
  • Placed requests for interlibrary loan, packaged materials to be loaned.
  • Process interlibrary loans for patrons.
  • Mail services for Dimond Library * Shipping/receiving of ILL (Interlibrary loan) materials.
  • Set up of Camino interlibrary loan system database.

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8. New Patrons
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Here's how New Patrons is used in Library Services Assistant jobs:
  • Assist new patrons with registration.

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9. Community Outreach
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10. Library System
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Here's how Library System is used in Library Services Assistant jobs:
  • Resigned when the library system as a result of the municipalities broke away from the City of Memphis/Shelby County Library System.
  • Managed the circulation and access services department as evening and weekend supervisor at the main branch in the UT Library system.
  • Oriented library customers on services, policies, and procedures of the library system.
  • Experienced with circulation and library systems to register patrons and collect fines.
  • Helped implement a switch from Voyager to Koha library systems.

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11. Phone Calls
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Here's how Phone Calls is used in Library Services Assistant jobs:
  • Perform reader's advisory and reference work, shelve materials, general clerical duties including answering and placing phone calls.
  • Filed, answered phone calls, made copies, and ran various errands.
  • Answer phone calls and respond to emails in a timely, professional manner.
  • Answer incoming telephone calls; make referrals or take messages as appropriate.
  • Answered and directed incoming phone calls to Director and Reference Librarian.
  • Received phone calls and helped patients with their questions.

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12. Teen
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Here's how Teen is used in Library Services Assistant jobs:
  • Develop and implement programming for diverse population of Teen patrons at a busy Urban Library.
  • Helped form the library system's Teen Committee and served as chair for 2 years.
  • Conduct story time and after school programs for children ages two through thirteen.
  • Assist with planning & conducting programs for the Teen Services department.
  • Hired, trained and scheduled four teen volunteers.
  • Reformatted the library system-wide Teen Summer Reading program that now includes a redesigned reading log and grand prize drawing for branches.
  • Provided support to librarians to facilitate juvenile and teen programming, including display creation and maintenance and outreach.
  • Processed books, handled reference and computer troubleshooting, and helped with teen programming.

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13. Library Cards
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Here's how Library Cards is used in Library Services Assistant jobs:
  • Register new patrons and issue library cards and informed patrons about library policy.
  • Created patron accounts in SirsiDynix and issued library cards.
  • Issued patrons with library cards and collection of fines.
  • Aided patrons in applying for library cards.
  • Assign new patrons library cards and computer privileges.
  • Register customers for library cards * Discharge library materials * Process library materials

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14. Library Resources
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Here's how Library Resources is used in Library Services Assistant jobs:
  • Performed digital conversion of library resources and computer maintenance.
  • Trained faculty, staff and students in the use of library resources and equipment.
  • Cleaned tables, counters, windows, books, and other library resources.
  • Assist in inventory of library resources and processing of Better World Books.
  • Answer patron questions about library resources.

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15. Reference Questions
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Here's how Reference Questions is used in Library Services Assistant jobs:
  • Provided information assistance to students, faculty and staff by responding to reference questions and obtaining academic library materials.
  • Answered reference questions, assisting patrons in person and over the phone.

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16. Internet
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Here's how Internet is used in Library Services Assistant jobs:
  • Located, downloaded and circulated journals and articles from various internet/intranet databases.
  • Provide reference services to students, faculty and staff using electronic print and Internet resources.
  • Aided patrons in navigation of electronic databases, library websites, and the internet.
  • Assisted patrons with questions, catalog and Internet searches.
  • Answered enquiries using IT based research tools and the internet.

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17. Technical Support
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18. Public Library
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19. Library Collection
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Here's how Library Collection is used in Library Services Assistant jobs:
  • Searched for duplicate volumes to ensure library collection is up-to-date and no unnecessary volumes were ordered.
  • Process print and non-print library materials to prepare them for inclusion in library collections.
  • Process print and non-print library materials to prepare them from inclusion in library collections Issus identification cards to borrowers.

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20. Front Desk
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Here's how Front Desk is used in Library Services Assistant jobs:
  • Handled front desk functions such answering phone calls and checking out books from the library.
  • Front desk and various office duties (Link+, Shelving, Circulation Desk assistance)
  • Front desk service, materials check-in/check-out, circulate students to different department.
  • Managed the front desk and organization of the floor.

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21. Reference Services
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Here's how Reference Services is used in Library Services Assistant jobs:
  • Provided reference services and research support to students, facility, and administrators.
  • Present reader's advisory and reference services to children and adults.
  • Provided reference services to all ages from main reference desk.
  • Provided reference services to patrons of all ages.

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22. Library Databases
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Here's how Library Databases is used in Library Services Assistant jobs:
  • Input new material in library databases.
  • Assisted with reference resources (i.e., library databases, research tools, obtaining interlibrary items).

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23. Student Workers
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Here's how Student Workers is used in Library Services Assistant jobs:
  • Planned, administered and monitored student workers budget.
  • Staff of approximately thirty student workers.
  • Supervised and led student workers in daily routine and task assigned by manager.
  • Assisted in the training, supervision, and evaluation of student workers.
  • Cash collecting processes and handling of card dispensers Functional supervisor and trained student workers at the Terrapin Learning Commons.
  • Help oversee stack maintenance activities: Coordinate student workers in shelf reading and shifting for proper space allocation.

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24. Dvds
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25. Staff Members
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Here's how Staff Members is used in Library Services Assistant jobs:
  • Managed communications and circulation responsibilities for library and 6 staff members.
  • Assisted with the training and development of new staff members and students.
  • Staff members also attend to enhance their ability to communicate with Spanish-speaking Library visitors.

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26. Research Projects
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Here's how Research Projects is used in Library Services Assistant jobs:
  • Assisted students in finding reference material needed for research projects.
  • Assisted children in finding resources for research projects.

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27. Oclc
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Here's how Oclc is used in Library Services Assistant jobs:
  • Assisted the Technical Services Department with processing and provisional cataloging for items with no OCLC copy or class.
  • Processed requests for journal articles and books from RapidILL, OCLC, and DOCLINE.
  • Copy Cataloging: downloading records from OCLC for all books and media.

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28. Reference Assistance
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Here's how Reference Assistance is used in Library Services Assistant jobs:
  • Perform general reference assistance for other age groups in person or by phone.
  • Provide reference assistance to patrons, young and old.
  • Reference assistance at the busiest library in the country.
  • Provided readers' reference assistance and literature search; Dealt with interlibrary loans.

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29. Computer Hardware
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Here's how Computer Hardware is used in Library Services Assistant jobs:
  • Installed and interfaced computer hardware including multimedia, memory and video components and systems.

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30. Collection Development
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Here's how Collection Development is used in Library Services Assistant jobs:
  • Contribute to collection development and weeding in assigned areas; provide reference and reader's advisory services at the help desk.

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31. Library Programs
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Here's how Library Programs is used in Library Services Assistant jobs:
  • Promoted and planned various library programs, prepared publicity releases and arranged book displays.
  • Created, developed, coordinated, and implemented library programs, outreach, E DaU CATION and events for all ages.
  • Assisted patrons with media and print searches Prepared youth library programs Suggested books to patrons based on reading level and interests

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32. Library Staff
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33. New Books
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34. Reference Desk
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Here's how Reference Desk is used in Library Services Assistant jobs:
  • Provided exceptional customer service while staffing the Reference Desk and by teaching reference skills to the UW undergraduate population.
  • Provided knowledgeable, friendly customer service at the busy reference desk.
  • Assisted Frisbee, Biking, Guitar patrons with all material and computer-based queries at reference desk.

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35. Sort
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Here's how Sort is used in Library Services Assistant jobs:
  • Sorted and filing books, publications, and other items according to procedure to designated storage area.
  • Coordinate community outreach programs within the community, partnering with a large assortment of organizations and schools.
  • Assisted in other departments as needed, including Outreach Services, Sorting, and Popular Library.
  • Sorted and distributed all incoming materials into the department.
  • Sorted, shelved and cleared holds.
  • Represented library on consortium committees, copyright workgroup.
  • Served meals to clients at the church Checked inventory for the Sort and Grow Program for disadvantaged toddles and infants

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36. Student Assistants
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Here's how Student Assistants is used in Library Services Assistant jobs:
  • Identified resources needed, in terms of student assistants, supplies and equipment, to support operation of building services department.
  • Train other staff or student assistants, and schedule and supervise their work.
  • Updated procedure manual to assist new employees and new student assistants.
  • Hired, trained and supervised more than 30 student assistants.
  • Hired and supervised 6-12 student assistants.

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37. Electronic Resources
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Here's how Electronic Resources is used in Library Services Assistant jobs:
  • Research assistance using library and government databases, electronic resources !
  • Provided assistance and instruction in the usage of print, media and electronic resources to the diverse population on campus.
  • Assist with wireless access and electronic resources.

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38. Sierra
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Here's how Sierra is used in Library Services Assistant jobs:
  • Completed daily requisitions, assist patrons with searches and account issues with Sierra Library Management Software.
  • Created and maintained library accounts and updates through Sierra systems software.

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39. Reference Materials
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Here's how Reference Materials is used in Library Services Assistant jobs:
  • Guide visitors in locating reading and reference materials.

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40. Library Equipment
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Here's how Library Equipment is used in Library Services Assistant jobs:
  • Maintain and troubleshoot problems with library equipment including computers, photocopiers, and audiovisual equipment.
  • Assist patrons with mechanical operations of library equipment.

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41. Office Supplies
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42. Special Projects
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Here's how Special Projects is used in Library Services Assistant jobs:
  • Perform other clerical duties and assist supervisor with special projects.
  • Assist librarians and patrons at main reference and children's desks Support librarians on special projects

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43. Library Stacks
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Here's how Library Stacks is used in Library Services Assistant jobs:
  • Retrieved requested books from the library stacks for professors and graduate students.

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44. Book Drop
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Here's how Book Drop is used in Library Services Assistant jobs:
  • Maintain library neat and organized Supervise book drop and put books on appropriate carts.

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45. Library Operations
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Here's how Library Operations is used in Library Services Assistant jobs:
  • Managed all aspects of library operations including: negotiating research contracts, setting up computer research training, providing passwords.
  • Provide an array of support services for daily library operations to a large and diverse clientele.
  • Supported library operations by providing automated services to staff, management, and patrons.

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46. Word Processing
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Here's how Word Processing is used in Library Services Assistant jobs:
  • Perform clerical activities such as filing, typing, word processing, photocopying and lamination.

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47. Non-Print Materials
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Here's how Non-Print Materials is used in Library Services Assistant jobs:
  • Assist patrons with locating library print and non-print materials.
  • Shelved print and non-print materials.

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48. Storage Areas
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49. Faculty Members
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Here's how Faculty Members is used in Library Services Assistant jobs:
  • Assisted graduate students and faculty members with requests for books and media from other universities.
  • Researched and wrote memos for Georgetown faculty members on a variety of legal topics.

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50. Adobe Photoshop
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Here's how Adobe Photoshop is used in Library Services Assistant jobs:
  • Used ArcGIS 9.x and extensions, Adobe Photoshop, and Microsoft Excel.

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20 Most Common Skills For A Library Services Assistant

New Library Materials

14.2%

Customer Service

11.6%

Online

8.9%

Circulation Desk

8.9%

Data Entry

6.8%

Library Services

6.6%

Interlibrary Loan

5.6%

New Patrons

4.4%

Community Outreach

3.8%

Library System

3.6%

Phone Calls

3.3%

Teen

2.9%

Library Cards

2.7%

Library Resources

2.7%

Reference Questions

2.7%

Internet

2.6%

Technical Support

2.4%

Public Library

2.3%

Library Collection

2.1%

Front Desk

2.0%
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Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Library Services Assistant

Rank Skill
1 New Library Materials 9.9%
2 Customer Service 8.1%
3 Online 6.2%
4 Circulation Desk 6.2%
5 Data Entry 4.7%
6 Library Services 4.6%
7 Interlibrary Loan 3.9%
8 New Patrons 3.0%
9 Community Outreach 2.6%
10 Library System 2.5%
11 Phone Calls 2.3%
12 Teen 2.0%
13 Library Cards 1.9%
14 Library Resources 1.9%
15 Reference Questions 1.9%
16 Internet 1.8%
17 Technical Support 1.7%
18 Public Library 1.6%
19 Library Collection 1.5%
20 Front Desk 1.4%
21 Reference Services 1.4%
22 Library Databases 1.4%
23 Student Workers 1.4%
24 Dvds 1.3%
25 Staff Members 1.3%
26 Research Projects 1.3%
27 Oclc 1.3%
28 Reference Assistance 1.2%
29 Computer Hardware 1.2%
30 Collection Development 1.2%
31 Library Programs 1.2%
32 Library Staff 1.2%
33 New Books 1.0%
34 Reference Desk 1.0%
35 Sort 1.0%
36 Student Assistants 1.0%
37 Electronic Resources 1.0%
38 Sierra 0.9%
39 Reference Materials 0.9%
40 Library Equipment 0.8%
41 Office Supplies 0.8%
42 Special Projects 0.8%
43 Library Stacks 0.7%
44 Book Drop 0.7%
45 Library Operations 0.7%
46 Word Processing 0.7%
47 Non-Print Materials 0.7%
48 Storage Areas 0.7%
49 Faculty Members 0.7%
50 Adobe Photoshop 0.7%
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