Library Technician II, USDB

State of Utah

Full Job Description
Job Description

The Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind (USDB) invites you to consider a rewarding employment opportunity with our agency that has variety built in! We are looking for an enthusiastic and caring Library Technician II who will not only process and handle library materials in our Educational Resource Center (ERC), but also, under the supervision of the ERC Library Program Coordinator, conduct weekly story time and approved Library Curriculum for students who are blind/visually impaired and deaf/hard-of hearing. The successful candidate will also have the diversity of working at our Salt Lake City campus.

Principal Duties
As a Library Technician II you:

Plans, schedules, and develops and presents weekly story time programs, and educational enrichment events for blind/visually impaired and deaf/hard-of-hearing students that fulfill the Library Media and Expanded Core Curriculum and/or the USDB mission.
Works primarily at the circulation desk to assist patrons (teachers, staff, students, parents and the general public) and fulfill their educational and informational needs.
Check materials in/out and shelves materials in the appropriate location.
Provides ready reference, research, readers advisory, and circulation services to patrons.

The Ideal Candidate
The Ideal Candidate:Must know and have the ability to apply principles, theories, practices and procedures of library science, MARC records, and the Dewey Decimal system, and the ability to work with the Destiny computer software system.
Knowledge of libraries and utilization methods to include categorization and classification methods, procedures for processing materials, systems for storage and retrieval of books, documents, and materials, etc.
Must be proficient in library general and/or reference materials.
Use reference indexes and information guides to catalog, file and retrieve library materials, and have knowledge of library materials housed in the ERC, and the collection.
Must have the ability to communicate clearly and effectively.
Deal with people in a manner which shows sensitivity, tact, and professionalism
Pay close attention to detail
Work independently
Assemble, sort, and/or distribute documents, supplies, and/or materials/items
Enter, transcribe, record, store, or maintain information in either written or electronic forms
Use automated software applications
Have good customer service skills
Prior experience working with children and sensory impairments is an asset.
Successful completion of a criminal background check upon employment.

Why You Should Join Our Team
Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind employees make a positive difference to the lives of USDB students and for their families and enjoy seeing the difference they make every day.

The State offers a desirable benefits package and retirement plan as well as many other benefits.
High deductible option that costs little per paycheck and the State contributes money into a health saving account for you to use.
Traditional plan with a low cost bi-weekly premium.
Low premium cost for dental and vision insurance.
You can choose to receive a pension with a 401k or a 401k option only where the state matches 10-12% of your wage.
The State also matches up to $26 per paycheck into your 401k on top of what you will already be receiving.
Paid time off:
Earn 4 hours of paid time off and 4 hours of sick leave every pay period.
11 paid holidays.
There are many other voluntarily/miscellaneous benefits available. To learn more please click here.

The Agency
To learn more about the Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind, please click here.

Supplemental Information

Risks which require the use of special safety precautions and/or equipment, e.g., working around operating machines, working with contagious diseases or hazardous chemicals, etc.
There are moderate physical requirements for this position such as the ability to stand, walk over rough surfaces, bend, crouch, stoop, stretch, reach, and lift moderately heavy items (up to 50 lbs.) in a recurring manner and/or for long periods of time. Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds.
Travel between Ogden, Springville, and Salt Lake campuses to transport books and equipment, and conduct weekly story time is required. Must be able and willing to drive as necessary. Valid driver license required to drive a motor vehicle on a highway in this state per UCA53-3-202(1)(a).

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