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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Job Details for 2154 - EO Library Technical Assistant

Job Description

GRADE: 109

Under general supervision, performs work of moderate difficulty providing research assistance to judges, attorneys, litigants and the general public using the Law Library. Performs related work in the upkeep and maintenance of library materials and inventory; performs related work as required.

An employee in the class provides support to the library by receiving and preparing library materials for the collection, creating and maintaining records of library holding, and provides information about library resources to patrons. This work requires the knowledge of library tools and systems, methods, operations and practices. Direction is received from the Law Library Director.

The list of duties and responsibilities is illustrative only, and is not a comprehensive listing of all the duties and responsibilities performed by positions in this class.

• Provides general information to clientele by answering questions, retrieving materials and assisting with legal references
• Performs general office work of sort and distribute mail and answer incoming phone calls
• Directs more complex inquiries to a law librarian
• Re-shelves and shift books as needed
• Files loose-leaf services, advance sheets, periodicals and supplements in appropriate binders
• Processes new materials, including security stripping, labeling, shelving and binding
• Maintains serial records in the Library’s catalog
• Assists patrons with library computers and accessing the library’s digital collection
• Provides change for the copiers, collects payment for library services and maintains records of library cash transactions
• Replaces paper and coins in library copiers as needed, monitors library printer supplies
• Maintains regular attendance and punctuality

• Adjusts work assignments and schedules in the event of an emergency to participate in emergency preparedness, response, and recovery activities as assigned.
• Depending on assignment may maintain required emergency management training, licensure and/or certifications.
• Performs related duties as required or assigned within job classification.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and /or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Knowledge of:
• Organizational systems that libraries use to classify and find materials
• English language, spelling and arithmetic
• Division policies and procedures
• The operations of the Court system

Skill in:
• The operations of general office equipment
• Current Microsoft Office and general computer skills
• Using online library catalog
• General research skills including web searches
• Handling and organizing complex filings with varied demands and interruptions

Ability to:
• Dealing effectively with others
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships
• Carry out instructions furnished in writing, oral or diagram form, and to produce desired outcomes timely and completely
• Communicate and use interpersonal skills to interact with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. to sufficiently exchange or convey information and to receive work direction
• Work independently


Completion of a High School Diploma or General Educational Development (GED) equivalent and two (2) years of experience working in a clerical support position in a library environment; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Position is typically office or administrative work and is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.