Full-Time Library Assistant (Braddock Carnegie Library Association)

Employee Classification: Non-Exempt

Reports to: Library Director  

Wage Rate: $15.00+/hour; full time 40 hours/week; includes some evenings and Saturdays

Essential Duties/Responsibilities

  • Maintains and promotes a positive working relationship with staff and public in both Adult and Children’s Services
  • Understands and adheres to Braddock Carnegie Library Association (BCLA) procedures and policies 
  • Works with the computer system and understands various functions of the following:
    • Sierra- circulation module
    • Envisionware
    • Microsoft Office Suite (Windows 10)
    • Google Suite
  • Handles circulation desk functions, unusual requests and returns (including new library cards, check in and check out of all library items)
  • Processes fees and other payments according to library procedure 
  • Assists patrons with printing, faxing, scanning and copying needs 
  • Assists patrons with computer related questions and requests
  • Answers phone calls from patrons and fields given requests and messages
  • Manages periodicals, newspapers and flyers
  • Processes holds and renewal requests
  • Pulls and processes paging list and inter library loan items
  • Teaches use of library catalog to patrons as required
  • Mends and binds damaged materials as needed
  • Shelf reads the collection regularly and records progress
  • Reshelves materials as needed
  • Attends meetings and continuing education programs, for the BCLA, ACLA and community partners, as required
  • Responds to emails and other communications in a timely manner
  • Supports, develops, promotes and participates in the delivery of public programs and services
  • Follows and updates their work plan as assigned 


Individual must be able to perform all essential duties described above and must meet the following requirements: 

Education and/or Experience:

  • Minimum Level: High school, some secondary schooling preferred
  • Experience: Library or Customer Service experience is appreciated 

Core Competencies:

  • Effectively communicate (orally and written) with all public and staff.  Ability to identify and communicate any issues affecting the Braddock Carnegie Library Association (BCLA).  
  • Understands the mission of the BCLA and has the ability to define problems, establish facts, exhibit unbiased judgment and initiative in the development, implementation, and evaluation of goals, policies and procedures, and programs for the BCLA.
  • Exhibits dependability on the job with respect to being conscientious, thorough, and reliable in achieving the BCLA’s goals and the needs of the organization; this includes being available and responsive to issues and concerns as they develop.  

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk, sit and talk or hear.  The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, equipment, or controls; and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • The noise level in the work environment is varies from quiet to very noisy.

Interested in Applying?

All applicants must be able to provide their Act 34 Criminal Record Check, Act 151 Child Abuse History and FBI Fingerprint Clearance upon offer of employment.

To apply, please submit cover letter and resume by email to: Rachel Brehm, Library Director at rachel@thebcla.org