Anant National University, Ahmedabad is looking for highly organized candidates with excellent interpersonal skills for the position of Library Professional Assistant. He/She is responsible for circulation, sorting and shelving books according to their categorization, assisting customers with internet access and ensuring their technical as well as reading needs are met. He/She also manages inquiries over the counter, via email or telephone, among other duties.
Candidates must have sound knowledge of computer applications to be used for library operations.
Furthermore, Library Professional Assistant needs to attend to any disruptions or disturbances in the library, with confidence and communication skills.
Order and process new materials and equipment.
Stock or shelve items.
Prepare books for binding.
Maintenance of records – computerised as well as manually.
Generate various reports some, time to time as and some as and when need.
Process and maintain periodical files.
Assist community with locating information.
Help patrons locate print and non-print resources.
Check books in and out using computer system.
Maintain records of overdue materials.
Process fines and accept payments.
Train staff to use online catalogue.
Check out equipment.
Provide assistance with multimedia use.
Handle interlibrary loan requests.
Prepare invoices for processing.
Register new patrons and issue library cards.
Answer questions and refer patrons to librarian.
Filing of the documents.
Any other work provided by Head Librarian or other authorities of AnantU as and when needed
May have to work in shift duty also as and when needed
Knowledge and abilities
1. Working knowledge of library methods, procedures and regulations.
2. Ability to operate library computers properly.
3. Working knowledge of English.
4. Sound knowledge of computer applications and their implementation in the library.
5. Willingness to maintain skills in above mentioned areas through active
participation in appropriate library skills learning experiences.
Education and Experience
Master Degree in Library and Information Science, preferably First class
Experience of one year working in the library of reputed University/ Institute / Organisation
Those interested may apply by writing in to firstname.lastname@example.org.