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Library Assistants, Clerical
(SOC Code : 43-4121)
in Madera County

Compile records, sort and shelve books, and issue and receive library materials such as pictures, cards, slides and microfilm. Locate library materials for loan and replace material in shelving area, stacks, or files according to identification number and title. Register patrons to permit them to borrow books, periodicals, and other library materials.

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Madera County is the same as Madera MSA.


Occupational Wages[Top]
AreaYearPeriodHourly MeanHourly by Percentile
25thMedian75th
Madera MSA20131st Qtr$13.73$12.45$14.05$15.63

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Occupational Projections of Employment (also called "Outlook" or "Demand")[Top]
 AreaEstimated Year-Projected YearEmploymentEmployment ChangeAnnual Avg Openings
EstimatedProjectedNumberPercent
Madera County 2010 - 202020301050.01

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Industries Employing This Occupation (click on Industry Title to View Employers List)[Top]
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Number of Employers in Madera County
Percent of Total
Employment for Occupation in State of California
Colleges and Universities 429.7%
Elementary and Secondary Schools 10419.1%
Other Information Services 72.7%
Junior Colleges 12.1%

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Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
Instruct patrons on how to use reference sources, card catalogs, and automated information systems.
Open and close library during specified hours and secure library equipment, such as computers and audiovisual (AV) equipment.
Locate library materials for patrons, including books, periodicals, tape cassettes, Braille volumes, and pictures.
Answer routine inquiries, and refer patrons in need of professional assistance to librarians.
Maintain records of items received, stored, issued, and returned, and file catalog cards according to system used.
Perform clerical activities, such as answering phones, sorting mail, filing, typing, word processing, and photocopying and mailing out material.
Process new materials including books, audiovisual materials, and computer software.
Provide assistance to librarians in the maintenance of collections of books, periodicals, magazines, newspapers, and audiovisual and other materials.
Take action to deal with disruptive or problem patrons.
Sort books, publications, and other items according to established procedure and return them to shelves, files, or other designated storage areas.

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Top Skills used in this Job
Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.
Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others` actions.
Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others` reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Time Management - Managing one`s own time and the time of others.

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Top Work Values (Aspects of this job that create satisfaction.)
Relationships - Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment.
Support - Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees.

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Top Interests (The types of activities someone in this job would like.)
Conventional - Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
Realistic - Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.

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Alternate Titles
Acquisitions Assistants; Circulation Representatives; Library Aides; Library Associates; Library Circulation Assistants; Library Clerks; Library Media Assistants; Library Services Assistants; Library Technical Assistants
 
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