Access Specialist I Part-Time

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Under the direction of the Access Services Manager, the Access Specialist I ensures appropriate and efficient processing and distribution of Library materials.  This includes checking items in from library book drops, shelving materials, and performing basic library collection maintenance.  Will provide basic customer assistance by answering directional questions regarding the library collection.  May issue library cards and assist members by checking out and returning library materials.

Our first application review will be Wednesday, May 23, 2018.

About the Metropolitan Library System: 

Governed by a 27-member appointed Library Commission, this large, diverse system of urban, suburban and rural libraries consisting of 14 full service libraries and four community libraries, serves 750,000 Oklahoma County residents. In 2016, MLS welcomed 2.9 million visitors and circulated 5.6 million items. With its vast array of programs, services and events, the Library promotes flexibility and change as it reaches out to the many communities throughout the County. The Friends of the Library raise funds, volunteer, and advocate for the Library and the Library Endowment Trust provides an excellent opportunity for contributions to be invested on a permanent basis.

This position will be assigned to the Del City Library at 4509 SE 15th Street, Del City, OK 73115.


About The Oklahoma City Metro Area: 

Residents and visitors of the Oklahoma City metro experience an energetic atmosphere which is even stronger with recent revitalization efforts. The metro is part of a spirited urban renaissance which includes the Bricktown Entertainment District, Film Row, the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, and the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum. Dubbed “Loud City,” sports fans cheer on the NBA basketball team, the Oklahoma City Thunder, and its developmental league team, the Oklahoma City Blue. Baseball and soccer fans enjoy the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Triple A baseball team, the Oklahoma City Dodgers, and the United Soccer League team, OKC Energy FC. Families enjoy a wide range of events throughout the year including Olympic Rowing, Kayaking and Canoeing in the Boathouse District on the Oklahoma River, the Red Earth Festival, deadCENTER Film Festival, the Festival of the Arts, and the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon.

Oklahoma City has been ranked one of the “Top 10 Places to Live.” It has been ranked #1 of the “Top Budget-Friendly Metros,” #2 of the “Ten Best Cities to Raise a Family,” and #4 of the “Top 15 Aspirational Cities.” Fast Company magazine ranked Oklahoma City #8 in “American’s Top Cities for Employee Satisfaction,” Business Insider ranks Oklahoma City as one of the “Top 35 Best Cities for People Under 35,” and Forbes magazine has recognized Oklahoma City as one of the best cities for good jobs, one of the fastest growing cities, and #9 of the Happiest Cities for Job-Seeking College Grads.



Education and Experience:

  • Minimum of one year of High school (9th grade) completed.

Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of:

  • Fundamental library principles, methods, materials, and practices
  • Dewey decimal classification system
  • Library resources and collections

Skill in:

  • Understanding and following oral and written instructions.
  • Typing or keyboard skills to enter and retrieve data using a computer.
  • Filing alphabetically, numerically, using good spelling, and performing basic math computations.
  • Interpersonal skills necessary to effectively interact with internal and external customers to give and extricate information in a courteous and friendly manner.

Mental and Physical Abilities:

  • While performing the essential functions of this job the employee is frequently required to sit, stand, walk, rove, bend, stoop, crouch, use hands to finger, reach with hands and arms, handle or feel, speak and hear and lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
  • While performing the essential functions of this job the employee is occasionally required to crawl, kneel and lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
Salary and Benefits: 

The hiring salary for this position is: $10.55 hourly.  This is a part-time position working 20 hours per week.  This position is not exempt from the federal Fair Labor Standards Act.  The shift required for this position is currently set at Thursday from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, Friday from Noon - 6:00 pm and Saturday from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.  Candidates should be available during library operating hours which include evenings and weekends.*

*Hours are subject to change according to the needs of the library.

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