Library Courier, Part-Time

Location: Livingston, LA

Department: Library Administration Offices

Type: Part Time

Min. Experience: Entry Level

General Statement of Duties

The Library Courier is a critical component of the library’s daily operations and service to the community.  This position sorts and delivers books and other library materials to and from member libraries.  Courier Driver service is provided Monday through Friday. 

Essential Job Functions

  • Drive, load, and unload van weighing less than 16,000 pounds gross vehicle weight.
  • Drive a scheduled pickup and delivery route, sometimes entering unattended buildings.
  • Obey traffic laws, and follow established traffic and transportation procedures. Read maps, and follow written and verbal geographic directions.
  • Inspect all library vehicles and vehicle equipment, such as mirrors, lights, gas gauge, temperature gauge, tires, turn signals, and brakes in order to ensure that vehicles are in proper working condition.
  • Ensure that all library vehicles have adequate gasoline, are cleaned and are routinely washed. Report delays, accidents, or other traffic/transportation situations. Use professional communication methods and techniques to include maintaining positive and professional language and demeanor and informally evaluating satisfaction levels.
  • Report any mechanical problems encountered with vehicles.  Keep maintenance schedule for vehicles.  Schedule and drive vehicles for maintenance as needed and approved by Library Administration.
  • Attend workshops and participate in training to remain aware of current trends, advancements, best practices in safe driving and the safe handling of heavy loads.
  • Participate proactively as part of the Livingston Parish Library team in identifying and making suggestions to increase efficiencies, implement cost saving strategies, and improve service.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to sort books and library materials based on established location codes.
  • Ability to frequently lift tubs of books and other library materials weighing up to 40 pounds.
  • Ability to drive daily on established routes and follow established laws and safe driving procedures and practices.
  • Ability to assume responsibility for entering unattended delivery sites using an alarm or key.
  • Excellent oral communications skills for the purposes of conveying information and instructing others while maintaining a strong customer service focus.
  • Display professional business attitude with a pleasant demeanor while working in a customer service oriented organization.
  • Ability to embrace change and to work in an organization that values customer service. 


Licenses or Certifications Required: Must have a valid driver’s license and current automobile insurance. 


Working Conditions:

The majority of work is performed driving a van in the delivery and pick up of library materials. Occasionally may encounter rain or other severe weather conditions. Sorting and loading of library materials may occur indoors and outdoors. All work is performed during the day.

Physical Requirements

  • This position requires extensive periods of sitting while driving throughout Livingston Parish daily. It also requires repetitive use of arms and legs and moving the whole body, such as standing, climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, reaching, pushing, grasping, hearing and talking.
  • Requires the ability to exert up to 40 pounds of force occasionally to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including but not limited tubs of books and other library materials.
  • Clarity of vision at 20 inches or less with the ability to adjust the eye to bring objects into sharp focus as well as clarity of vision at 20 or more feet for the purposes of driving and writing information. 

Classification and Salary

This position is classified as a part-time, 20 hour a week Library Assistant II position. Salary is $9.20 per hour.

Start Date: December 27, 2017 


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