Library Assistant - Part Time

The Livingston Public Library serves a culturally diverse community of 27,000+ residents.  The Library is seeking 2 enthusiastic and outgoing individuals to join our team as part-time Library Assistants. The individuals are people who strive to offer our community excellent customer service and must be friendly, professional, and efficient. Excellent communication and computer skills are a must.  The successful candidates must be able to perform a wide-range of  clerical, paraprofessional tasks, and other support duties.  

These are part-time positions of approximately 19 hours per week including evening, weekend, and daytime hours.

DESCRIPTION
Possess a demonstrated commitment to excellent customer service by being attentive, approachable, kind and helpful
Inspire a connection to all facets of the library by introducing customers to all we do: programs, collections, resources and much more
Manage patron accounts, checking materials in and out, provide basic readers’ advisory, answering phones, processing reserves, and collecting fines, and answer basic reference and directional questions
Is a team member who welcomes and accepts input; seeks out advice on how to handle situations and supports team members by keeping them informed and offering help
Assist in the Library’s social media presence with strong writing skills
Assist with basic computer troubleshooting
Handles fines and fees and reconciles money
Assist in library programs as needed
Performs other duties as needed

REQUIREMENTS
Knowledge of basic arithmetic
Ability to converse, speaking clearly, concisely, and courteously
Ability to comprehend and follow written and/or oral one-or-two step instructions
Computer literacy skill set (Office Suite, email, internet research, social media)
Ability to lift, push, pull and carry 25-40 lbs on a routine basis

A high school diploma or equivalent, along with some relevant library work and/or other work experiences are required.  Past experience in a library setting a plus.

Send a resume, cover letter, and three (3) references to Amy Hyfler, Assistant Director, at hr@livingston.bccls.org, no later than July 5, 2018.

Salary range is $13.63 per hour.  Pro-rated leave included.  Work schedule is approximately 19 hours a week, including evening and weekend hours.   Must pass mandatory drug test and background check.