Do love libraries? Do you like helping people? Would you like to be part of a friendly team of employees who are committed to excellent public service and lifelong learning?
The Ideal candidate: Are you awesome? Are you energetic, inviting, friendly, and customer service driven? Do you take pride in your work? Are you a team player? Do you love people? Do you thrive in an environment of constant change and experiments to make the library a more enjoyable and effective place for the community? Do you have high expectations of yourself? Do you have a flexible schedule? Do you aspire to learn as much as you can? Do you love challenges? If you answered yes, this position was made for you!
The work: Library assistants are first and foremost representatives of the library. You will be working at the library’s public service desks as a member of a team to provide excellent customer service. You will also be required to become a passport acceptance agent (training provided). Duties include but are not limited to: patron assistance at the circulation desk (checkout, discharging, renewal, patron registration, settling fines, etc); patron assistance at the children’s desk; shelving; searching for materials in the catalog and on shelves; packing for interlibrary loan deliveries; and other duties as required. Light lifting and bending required. There is always something that needs to be done, so this is not a job for the inherently lazy.
- High School degree
- US Citizen
- Comfortable with computers, the internet, basic MS office, and mobile devices
- Flexibility to cover additional shifts
Recommended (but not required) qualifications:
- Experience working or volunteering in a library setting
- Experience with Polaris ILS
- Foreign language proficiency
Premium (absolute must have) qualifications:
- Amicable personality and demeanor
- Willingness to learn and try new things
- See “Ideal Candidate” questionnaire above
Interested parties must email Radwa Ali at email@example.com with a resume, cover letter, and at least 3 references.