Library Assistant – Carnegie Library of Homestead

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The Carnegie Library of Homestead seeks a customer service-oriented individual to serve as Library Assistant.  The Library Assistant is responsible for assisting with circulation, reference, cataloging, and collection maintenance.  This is a full-time position, 40 hours per week, inclusive of daytime, evening, and weekend hours.  The Library Assistant works under the supervision of the Library Director.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Creates and maintains bibliographic and item records for the Library collection.
  • Assists with collection maintenance.
  • Works with staff to process and repair materials.
  • Prepares regular statistical reports.
  • Assists with checking materials in and out; registering and updating patron accounts; receiving and processing hold requests; collecting and recording fines and fees; sending faxes; and booking room reservations.
  • Works with staff to ensure excellent customer service is demonstrated at the circulation desk on a daily basis.
  • Provides reference, readers’ advisory, and referral services to patrons, in person and by telephone.
  • Processes and maintains memorial and honor book donations
  • Maintains the library’s magazine and newspaper collection.
  • Assists patrons in the use of library services, equipment, and facilities.
  • Performs other duties as required.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Familiarity with automated integrated library systems.
  • Understands cataloging and classifying library materials.
  • Strong computer skills, especially with Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to keep records accurately.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Ability to interact courteously and effectively with the public and with other staff.
  • Ability to respond in an effective manner to the concerns of library patrons.

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree with two years relevant experience working in a public Library.


Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and three references to