Part-Time Shelver (Northland Public Library)

Northland Public Library, whose mission is to enable, empower and encourage lifelong learning and discovery in a safe, welcoming space for all, is seeking a part-time, hourly Shelver

Responsibilities for this position include: shelving materials, pulling requested materials for patrons and shelf reading to ensure materials are in proper order. This is a 12-hr/week hourly position for evenings and weekends. The starting rate for this position is $8.76/hour. We offer paid medical leave and retirement benefits. 

The Shelver is a part-time, non-exempt position and reports to the Circulation Supervisors.

The Shelver maintains order in the collections by shelving materials in their appropriate locations, shelf-reading, inspecting, sorting, book pick-up, searching, etc. and directing patrons to appropriate collections and staff as requested.

Primary Accountabilities include, but are not limited to:

• Shelving materials in correct locations;
• Bringing materials in poor condition to the attention of the proper staff;
• Printing a list of materials requested by patrons and pulling those items from the shelves;
• Shelf-reading to ensure that materials are in alphanumeric order;
• Retrieving and discarding litter and unshelved materials from stack areas, etc.;
• Emptying and checking in materials from return bins, as assigned;
• Providing daily count for in-house use of materials;
• Working positively and collaboratively within the Circulation Department and across all Departments in support of Library goals;
• Providing the best possible customer service to the public including assisting patrons with directional questions;
• Performing other duties as assigned.

Skills and Abilities

• Ability to work independently and/or with minimal supervision on assigned tasks and willingness to learn new tasks;
• Ability to spend long periods standing, walking, doing moderate lifting up to 35 pounds and push carts that weigh up to 150 pounds;
• Ability to exercise good judgment and common sense in evaluating situations and making decisions;
• Excellent attention to detail and ability to sort accurately both alphabetically and numerically;
• Ability to develop and maintain positive relations with a diverse community including department team members, other staff and patrons;
• Ability to operate office and computer equipment and technology including computers and various software platforms, printers, and copiers, etc.

Education and Experience

• Must be at least l6 years of age at time of application;
• The ability to read and write at a level necessary for successful job performance;
• Desire to learn new skills, including the ability to learn the Dewey Decimal Classification library book shelving system and sort/file materials alphabetically

For full job description, application and other employment requirements please visit the Employment Opportunities page of our website.