Library Assistant – Scott Township Public Library

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Scott Township Public Library has an immediate opening for a part time Library Assistant-Program Services (5-12 hours per week).   The primary responsibility of this position is to work the circulation desk and provide programs to all age groups.

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 providing superior customer service
*   Familiarity with literature, resources, and technology
*   Initiate, plan, and conduct programs for all ages (on-going and one-time events)
*   Liaison to community organizations to build and maintain relationships, as well as create awareness of library programs and resources
*   Supervise volunteers-may require training and scheduling
*   Maintain library appearance; this includes decorating, creating displays, creation of flyers and brochures in print and digital formats, shelf-reading and shifting collections
*   Process new library materials
*   Implement and assist with library fundraising initiatives, grant writing, and special events
*   Familiarity with library policy and procedure
*   Willingness to take initiative and perform other related duties as required

Requirements/Qualifications:

*   Bachelor’s degree; 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
*   Attendance and 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 shifts are:  Friday 12-5 and Saturday 10-5 (1 or 2 Saturdays a month).  *Other shifts may become available that you will be asked to cover.   Library Assistant must be able to work a flexible schedule that includes daytime, evening and Saturday hours.

Salary:

*   Compensation based on experience (starting at $9.50 per hour)

Please email letter of interest, resume, and references to:
Gina Leone, Director
Scott Township Public Library
leoneg@einetwork.net