Galax-Carroll Regional Library

Career Opportunities


Carroll County Public Library – Library Assistant

FLSA Status:  Non-Exempt

General Definition of Work

Performs administrative support work operating the circulation and information desks, providing assistance as needed in various sections of the library, assisting patrons in use of library equipment and locating library materials, preparing materials for circulation, maintaining records and files, and related work as apparent or assigned.  Work is performed under the moderate supervision of the Branch Manager.

Qualification Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential Functions

Assists patrons with location, selection, checking in and out of library materials; registers new patrons.

Answers telephone; greets visitors; receives and responds to requests for basic information.

Assists patrons in use of catalogue, computer, printer and copier.

Sorts incoming materials; inspects materials for damage; reshelves material according to classification.

Processes intralibrary loan requests; assists with the preparation of intralibrary transfers and reserve requests; notifies patrons when items are received.

Assists with processing new materials; checks invoice against merchandise; makes and attaches appropriate labels; stamps each item; barcodes each item; covers books with laminate or jacket covers.

Maintains lists of books on CD and DVDs; prepares list of items for library staff and public.

Checks donated books against library catalog to ensure they are in the system.

Maintains inventory of and orders supplies.

Receives and processes incoming and outgoing mail.

Assists with other tasks as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

General knowledge of basic library procedures, methods and techniques; general knowledge of the library circulation functions; general knowledge of office procedures and records maintenance techniques; ability to exercise initiative and independent judgment; skill in the use of library equipment, materials and resources; ability to communicate ideas effectively, both orally and in writing; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with library patrons and associates.

Education and Experience

High school diploma or GED, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Physical Requirements

This work requires the frequent exertion of up to 10 pounds of force and occasional exertion of up to 25 pounds of force; work regularly requires walking and using hands to finger, handle or feel, frequently requires speaking or hearing, stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling and repetitive motions and occasionally requires standing, sitting, reaching with hands and arms, pushing or pulling and lifting; work has standard vision requirements; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; work requires preparing and analyzing written or computer data, operating machines and observing general surroundings and activities; work has no exposure to environmental conditions; work is generally in a quiet location (e.g. library, private offices).

Special Requirements


City of Galax Employment Opportunities (Employment Application)

Carroll County Employment Opportunities (Employment Application)


  • Galax Public Library

    Galax Public Library
    610 West Stuart Drive
    Galax, Virginia 24333
    Phone: (276)236-2351
    Fax: (276) 236-5153

    Branch Manager:
    Tara Northrup

  • Get in touch

    Galax-Carroll Regional Library
    610 West Stuart Drive
    Galax, Virginia 24333
    Phone: (276) 236-2351

    Regional Director:
    Trish Fore

    Assistant Regional Director:
    Sarah Largen

    Youth Services Coordinator:
    Jessi Campbell

  • Find us

    Carroll County Public Library
    101 Beaver Dam Road
    P.O. Box 1629
    Hillsville, Virginia 24343
    Business Office: (276) 728-2228
    Circulation Desk: (276) 728-3334
    Fax: (276) 728-3830

    Branch Manager: June Pike

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