Library Assistant-Adult Services – Scott Township Public Library

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Scott Township Public Library has an immediate opening for a part time Library Assistant-Adult Services (25-32 hours per week).   The primary responsibility of this position is to work the circulation desk, as well as implement and maintain library collections and services to adults.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Regular circulation/reference service for patrons of all ages which includes greeting and directing patrons to appropriate resources, reader’s advisory, technology assistance, shelving, checking in and out library material, registering patrons for library cards, opening/closing activities, and a focus on superior customer service
  • Familiarity with adult literature, resources, and technology
  • Initiate, plan, and conduct programs for all ages, primarily adults and older adults (on-going and one-time events)
  • Collection development, collection maintenance, and cataloging of adult materials
  • Recruitment, training, and retention of volunteers
  • Maintain library appearance; this includes decorating, creating displays, creation of flyers and brochures in print and digital formats, shelf-reading and shifting collections
  • Liaison to community organizations to build and maintain relationships, as well as create awareness of library programs and resources
  • Implement and assist with library fundraising initiatives and grant writing
  • Technology assistance to patrons, staff, and volunteers
  • Familiarity with library policy and procedure
  • Willingness to take initiative and perform other related duties as required

Requirements/Qualifications:

  • MLIS and public library experience preferred
  • Ability to work with the public, independently, and as part of a team with a pleasant and professional approach; strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
  • Program planning experience, proven organizational and time management skills, ability to perform multiple tasks with frequent interruptions, manage budget lines, and self-impose deadlines
  • Proven supervisory experience; ability to manage and train a team of staff and volunteers
  • Travel for outreach, meetings, and training/workshops
  • Strong computer and other related technology skills, including Sierra Circulation, MS Office, WordPress, social media, and library databases/eresources
  • Physical ability to bend, reach, lift (25+ lbs.), and stand for periods of time; the position may require frequent walking, sitting, stooping, crouching, and kneeling
  • Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance, Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check, and FBI fingerprint based background check are required upon offer of employment

 

Schedule:  Regular Evening (3-8pm) and Saturday (10-5) hours are required, as well as other hours as needed

Salary:  Compensation is based on experience (starting at $11.00 per hour)

Please email letter of interest, resume, salary requirement, and references to:

Gina Leone, Director
Scott Township Public Library
leoneg@einetwork.net

The position is open until filled.