LIBRARY ASSISTANT I
The Angie W. Cox Public Library in Pardeeville, WI is seeking applicants for the position of Library Assistant I. This is a full-time position, and requires scheduled evening and weekend hours. Responsibilities include working at the circulation desk, shelving library materials, and assisting patrons with library equipment. Additional responsibilities may include working with children’s programming, repairing library materials, and processing new materials.
Previous experience working with computers is required. Experience working with children, and working or volunteering in a library is preferred. A complete job description is provided below.
If interested, please submit a cover letter, resume with references, and application (found here) (or available at the front desk in the library) to the Angie W. Cox Public Library, 119 N. Main Street, Pardeeville, WI 53954. Applicants may also send materials by fax to 608-429-4308 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. All applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, August 25, 2017.
NOTE: Employment is contingent upon passing the Village of Pardeeville prescreening requirements.
LIBRARY ASSISTANT I
Responsibilities: Plans and conducts the children’s programs and services of the library under the supervision of the library director.
- Work at the Circulation Desk; check materials in and out; assist library patrons in locating materials, answer reference questions, and provide reader’s advisory.
- Deal tactfully and courteously with the public. Uphold all confidentiality rights of patrons and patron records as stated in Wisconsin statutes.
- Uphold established library policies and procedures.
- Work closely with library director/assistant library director in planning programs and maintains an effective working relationship with fellow staff members. Have a cooperative team spirit.
- Use library provided means for continuing education and training. Attend training, workshops, conferences and other continuing education related to youth services as approved by the director/assistant director.
- Upon request:
- plan, organize, implement and evaluate library services and programs for youth. Programming activities include preschool story times, afterschool programs, summer library program, holiday or special event programming, and other children’s programming as assigned by the director/assistant director.
- hire special performers in conjunction with the summer reading program.
- plan for supplies needed for children’s programming. Clear needed supplies with the library director/assistant library director prior to purchase.
- assist in selection of children’s materials; inventories supplies and materials; assists in weeding of children’s collection.
- compile statistics on attendance of children’s programs and prepare reports.
- Other duties as prescribed by the library director/assistant director.
Knowledge and abilities:
- Knowledge and understanding of basic library principles, procedures, technology, goals and philosophy of service.
- Ability to conduct story hour appropriate for children, using stories, songs, fingerplays, action rhymes, etc.
- Ability to organize, plan and conduct programs for the entire year, well in advance of carrying them out.
- Ability to communicate effectively with children, parents, staff and all library patrons in person and over the telephone.
- Knowledge in using LinkCat (the library catalog), the internet, and other computer software as related to youth services.
- Sitting, kneeling, standing, walking, climbing stairs, and stooping.
- Bending, twisting, and reaching.
- Talking and hearing; using the telephone.
- Far vision at 20 feet or further; near vision at 20 inches or less.
- Lifting and carrying up to 25 pounds.
- Handling, processing, and shelving books.
- Typing, writing, filing, and sorting.
- Pushing and pulling objects weighing 50 pounds on a book cart.
- Mobility: ability to move within the library and travel to meetings and programs outside the library.
- Communication skills: both written and oral.
- Reading ability: effectively read and understand information in written and digital forms; ability to read material aloud to children.
- Ability to comprehend and follow instructions.
- Mathematical ability: correctly make change; calculate fines and copier charges; record statistics.
- Time management skills: set priorities and meet assigned deadlines.
- Decision-making and problem solving skills: ability to make decisions and solve problems based on knowledge, training, and experience.
Computers (PAC), laptop; printers; scanner; copy machine; fax machine; calculator; audiovisual equipment; laminator; die-cut machine; answering machine, ereaders, and other technology.
Education and experience:
- High school diploma or equivalent required. College degree preferred.
- Computer and typing experience highly desired.
- Previous experience working in a library and working with children is preferred.
Hourly wage to be determined by the library board depending on education, experience, and qualifications.