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Job opening: Library Assistant

Salary: $47 619 - 77 420 per year
City: Phoenix
Published at: Sep 21 2023
Company: U.S. Courts
Employment Type: Full-time
Position Overview The Ninth Circuit Library system serves all the federal courts within the jurisdiction of the Ninth Circuit, including more than 400 judges in the Circuit, district, and bankruptcy courts. The Library system includes a headquarters library in San Francisco and over 20 staffed branch locations, with at least one in each district that we support.


The Library Assistant is based in the Sandra Day O'Connor U.S. Courthouse in Phoenix, Arizona and assists the Phoenix Branch Librarian with library operations, including both public and technical library services. Under the direction of the Branch Librarian, the Library Assistant will manage maintenance of the library's print collection and will also serve as a point of contact for the judges and court staff in Phoenix as well as for other visitors to the Phoenix branch library. In addition, the successful candidate may also regularly travel to Tucson and occasionally travel to other library locations within the Ninth Circuit to assist with collection maintenance and to provide public services support. Representative Duties Provide resource assistance to library visitors. Library stack maintenance, including shelving, shifting, and discarding books and shelf-reading. Process new books and library materials (checking in, filing, etc.). Assist with Library database password management (Westlaw, Lexis, etc.). Assist with basic research and other services to court staff. Facilitate interlibrary loans, including conducting online searches to arrange for interlibrary loans. Communicate professionally and with decorum to court staff and non-court staff visitors. Possible work developing and contributing to regular newsletters. Possible regular trave to Tucson and occasional travel to other Ninth Circuit Library locations. Other duties and projects as assigned.



Required Qualifications High School Diploma or equivalent. Two years of specialized experience in library, legal, or government fields. Familiarity with Library of Congress Call Number system. Effective oral and written communication skills. Ability to work independently and in a team environment; demonstrated, proactive, problem-solving approach and critical thinking skills; excellent communication and interpersonal skills; strong customer service ethic; ability to understand and apply established rules and procedures; flexibility, strong organizational skills and attention to detail. - Resourcefulness and ability to devise creative solutions to problems. Ability to handle occasional moderate to heavy physical activity. Preferred Qualifications Two years of progressively responsible library experience. Law library experience. Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university. Experience with an Integrated Library System, SIRSI preferred.


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  • Address US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit 95 Seventh Street San Francisco, CA 94103 US
  • Name: Human Resources
  • Email: [email protected]