The Washington County Public Library is searching for quaified applicants for part time Library Assistants.
Provides services to users on resources and information available in the Library. Assists users in locating materials needed. Participates in collection maintenance/inventory activities. Provides circulation functions; checking materials in and out, registering new patrons, maintenance of patron records, etc. Provides interlibrary loan services for patrons. Prepares and maintains related reports and records. Provides reference service at the desk, assisting library users in locating informaion through a variety of print, audiovisual, and electronic resources. Responds to queries received in person, by phone, and mail. Maintains stacks, re-shelving returned items, ensuring that all books are shelved in order so that they can easily be retrieved by users. Guides and instructs patrons in the use of electronic resources such as the online catalog, web-basd periodicals index, public access computers, ebooks, etc., provides instructions in use of MS Office products, social media, e-readers, etc.
Requires at minimum graduation from a standard four-year high school or equivalent (GED) and some college. Those with college degrees and/or library experience preferred.
Requires some knowledge of community needs and library practices. Requires effective communication and interpersonal skills. Must be able to use office machines effectively. Requires effective computer skills and ability to guide others in use of computers.
Position requires walking and standing, occasionally for long periods. Requires light lifting and carrying of up to 40 pounds. Requires bending, crouching, stooping, kneeling, reaching, frequent turning, and occasional twisting.
There are two positions open. One is a part-time, 20-26 hours per week, position at the Gray Branch. The second position, at the Jonesborough Library, is an evening and weekend position for 13-15 hours per week. Both positions requires evening and weekend hours.
To apply, submit an application form - available at the libraries' service desk or by the link below - and a resume by August 4, 2014 to either branch of the Washington County Library.