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AMY SMITH
123 Main Street Atlanta, Georgia 30339
Home: (555) 555-1234, Cell: (555) 555-1235 asmith@sample~resume.com


Desire a Challenging Position as Senior Library Technician in a Major Institute

A highly talented and qualified Library Technician with proven expertise of using independent judgment to support the successful operation of libraries and providing library services to the public, as well as processing and maintaining library materials and records.

Summary of Qualifications

  • Over 12 years of Solid experience.
  • In-depth ability to use modern library technology and equipment.
  • Proficiency in typing at a rate of 30 net words per minute.
  • Expertise in creating, organizing, maintaining and updating electronic and manual files and records.
  • Remarkable skill in interviewing the public to determine which materials fulfill their needs.
  • Immense ability to learn, understand and execute complex policies, procedures and library systems, technology and equipment.
  • Sound ability to follow oral and written instructions.
  • Profound ability to understand and interpret policies and to effectively communicate them to the public.
  • Uncommon ability to meet deadlines.
  • Excellent ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, colleagues, and the general public, including people of all ages, people with disabilities, and people from a variety of social, economic and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Remarkable ability to work independently and to exercise discretion in the absence of specific instructions.
  • Sound ability to work as a member of a team and to adapt quickly to change.
  • Ability to work evening and weekend hours at various locations as scheduled
  • Uncommon ability to retrieve and replace materials on shelves at various heights, propel a loaded shelving cart weighing up to 335 pounds for distances of up to50 feet on a carpeted surface.
  • Excellent knowledge of and skill in using the Windows operating system, an Internet browser, and word processing and spreadsheet software.
  • Uncommon ability to take initiative in troubleshooting and resolving problems.
  • Remarkable knowledge of and experience in using book and subscription vendor online ordering systems.
  • Proficiency in the use MARC bibliographic formats and the Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) system.
Professional Experience

State Library, Stony Point, NY                        2000 - Present
Library Technician
  • Perform materials circulation functions including checkout, checking, and renewal.
  • Search for and collect requested materials, process materials on hold, notify patrons and monitor and maintain reserved materials shelves.
  • Recommend library materials to patrons and refer them to various services, collections and areas of the library.
  • Collect fines and other money; maintain patron financial records and issue receipts for lost and damaged materials.
  • Effectively respond to telephone and in-person inquiries.
  • Communicate information to patrons about registration procedures, distribute and evaluate card applications, issue library cards, and assign statistical codes.
  • Acknowledge complaints and problems and resolve them within areas of authority.
  • Provide instruction to patrons by explaining and demonstrating the proper use of equipment, library automation system and online resources.
  • Operate and maintain a variety of library and office equipment.
  • Catalog library materials by creating or locating and importing bibliographic records, modifying records to reflect local practices, and assigning barcode labels.
  • Create and maintain patron database files, exercising discretion and making decisions.
  • Assign subject headings, call numbers and categories to all formats of library materials.
  • Prepare, create and execute various online reports, using recommended software for overdue notices, bills, bibliographic database reports and other various collection and patron maintenance and statistical reports.
  • Plan, organize, promote and implement programs, displays, and other activities at the Library and in the community.
State Library, Stony Point, NY                           1995 - 2000
Assistant Library Technician
  • Circulated and renewed materials at the Library Public Services Desk and Media Center.
  • Validated late paying students.
  • Placed requests on materials in the Library and in the Media Center.
  • Learned aspects of digital media and kept abreast of changes.
  • Contacted media producers and distributors in the quest to secure digital rights to media in other formats.
  • Provided written reports of producers' copyright issues to Media Center Director.
  • Wrote letters and other documents to producers or other rights holders and requests conversion of specific media to digital format
  • Work collegially with Library personnel.
  • Shared Media issues and concerns with Library personnel.
  • Communicated effectively and professionally with all users/customers.
  • Ordered, received, and distributed the library's learning resources (e.g., books, periodicals, and audiovisuals) and office supplies.
  • Prepared, processed, and maintained the library's purchase orders, invoices, and expenditure records.
  • Collected and prepared materials (monographs and serials) requiring binding according to library guidelines. Sorts, packs, and unpacks materials going to and returning from binder, verifying bindery shipping and receiving records.
State Library, Stony Point, NY                           1993 - 1995
Reference Clerk
  • Processed all Interlibrary Loans through the computer and maintained all files/reports related to interlibrary loans.
  • Notified patrons of ILL for pickup.
  • Performed all library bookkeeping and payroll duties including ledger maintenance of all accounts and banks.
  • Balanced and deposited weekly cash from fines, copy money, gifts, and book replacement.
  • Compiled and maintained monthly reports to town and state (RSVP, Connecticard, ILL, financial reports.
  • Maintained file of periodical holdings for renewal status.
  • Typed correspondence for receipt of gifts and as designated by supervisors.
Education

New York University, NY
BS Library Science (1992)


Computer Skills:  Windows, WordPerfect, PowerPoint, Word, Westlaw, Lexis-Nexus, Lotus Notes and Excel



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