Careers

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Current Openings

OUTREACH –CIRCULATION LIBRARIAN, PART-TIME

 

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

  • Outreach Coordinators in Circulation, Reference, and Outreach
  • Circulation, Reference, and Outreach Managers
  • Head of Adult Services
  • Director

SUPERVISION RESPONSIBILITIES
Volunteers and interns under the direction of supervisors

ESSENTIAL DUTIES
OUTREACH

  • Checking online reserves and holds in a regular and timely way as scheduled
  • Retrieving online reserves and holds
  • Checking out online reserves and holds to correct library user accounts
  • Managing library user accounts
  • Packing library books and media for pickup and delivery for Outreach programs
  •  Driving outreach vehicles as required
  • Delivering library books and media for Outreach programs
  • Assisting in maintenance of outreach vehicles as required

 

CIRCULATION (In-House)

  • Answering telephone in a welcoming and professional fashion
  • Giving information as requested to patrons both in person and on the telephone, and referring appropriate questions to Reference or Supervisory staff
  • Assisting in opening and closing the library facility
  • Emptying and sorting book drops at regular times
  • Checking in media from book drops and library user walk-up returns
  • Replacing media in correct sections in a timely and accurate way
  • Reading and checking shelf order for accuracy on a weekly or other regular basis
  • Managing library user accounts in regard to overdue fines or lost books and media
  • Managing books and other media on reserve; printing reserve tickets and calling patrons in regard to reserve books
  • Making appointments for meeting room spaces
  • Checking applications for meeting room spaces
  • Registering library users for library programs and workshops

PUBLIC COMPUTER ENVIRONMENT and LIBRARY FACILITY CARE

  • Resolving equipment malfunctions connected with public and staff photocopiers, public computers and circulation computers, including OPACS and related peripheral computing equipment such as printers, mice, remote devices.
  • Attending to clean-up for spills or minor vandalism in public areas
  • Reporting any major vandalism and damage to the building, vehicles,  equipment or library media  to Managers, Head of Adult Services,  or Director
  • Attending library conferences and workshops which relate to duties as authorized or recommended by the Director for professional development and / or State certification for library personnel

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES

  • Familiarity with basic computing hardware
  • Knowledge of basic computer software programs, including MSOffice
    • Word-processing and clerical programs
    • Data-processing using MSExcel or other spreadsheet / database software
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, officials of other agencies and the general public.
  • Pleasant telephone manner
  • Knowledge of and interest in books and literature
  • Five-year clean driving record required if over 21
  • Clean driving record from date of first license if under 21
  • Valid Kentucky state driver’s license

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Ability to communicate effectively with library users and co-workers
  • Ability to respond to visual prompts on computer terminals
  • Ability to climb stairs
  • Ability to retrieve books from top and bottom shelves
  • Ability to deliver library books and other media door-to-door throughout Clark County district
  • Ability to lift 20 pounds

 

The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable an individual with a disability to perform the essential functions to achieve the service goals of the job.

 

EXPERIENCE and TRAINING

  • Applicants must be 18 years of age or older.
  • High school degree or GED equivalent required; BA/BS/BFA preferred.
  • One to three years of customer service preferred.
  • Book trade experience and / or interest preferred.

 

PAY, HOURS, and BENEFITS

Current pay range: $10.00 to $12.50  hourly

Hours per week:  18-22 hours per week

  • Evening, weekend, and early morning hours may all be assigned.
  • The library is open 64.5 hours per week, seven days per week.
  • Library outreach delivery schedules may run seven days per week.

Part-time benefits include accrual of paid vacation and sick leave and paid holidays.

HOW TO APPLY

Please provide a resume and cover letter to Caleb Diederich at caleb.clarkbooks@gmail.com. Position closes on February 28.
 
 
 
 
 

TECHNICAL PROCESSING & INTERLIBRARY LOAN LIBRARIAN, FULL-TIME

 
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

  • Head of Interlibrary Loan
  • Circulation Managers
  • Head of Adult Services
  • Director

 

SUPERVISION RESPONSIBILITIES

Volunteers and interns under the direction of supervisors

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

Technical Processing

 

  • Placing and managing book and media orders
  • Communicating with library selectors and cataloguers in regard to book orders
  • Assisting with interlibrary loan as directed by the Head of Interlibrary Loan
  • Performing data entry tasks for selectors and reference librarians as needed
  • Assisting in ordering  and managing magazines, newspapers, and periodicals
  • Assisting in processing magazines, newspapers, and periodicals

 

CIRCULATION

  • Answering telephone in a welcoming and professional fashion
  • Giving information as requested to patrons both in person and on the telephone, and referring appropriate questions to Reference or Supervisory staff
  • Assisting in opening and closing the library facility
  • Emptying and sorting book drops at regular times
  • Checking in media from book drops and library user walk-up returns
  • Replacing media in correct sections in a timely and accurate way
  • Reading and checking shelf order for accuracy on a weekly or other regular basis
  • Managing library user accounts in regard to overdue fines or lost books and media
  • Managing books and other media on reserve; printing reserve tickets and calling patrons in regard to reserve books
  • Making appointments for meeting room spaces
  • Checking applications for meeting room spaces
  • Registering library users for library programs and workshops

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES

  • Familiarity with basic computing hardware
  • Knowledge of basic computer software programs, including MSOffice
    • Word-processing and clerical programs
    • Data-processing using MSExcel or other spreadsheet / database software
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, officials of other agencies and the general public.
  • Pleasant telephone manner
  • Knowledge of and interest in books and literature

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Ability to communicate effectively with library users and co-workers
  • Ability to respond to visual prompts on computer terminals
  • Ability to climb stairs
  • Ability to retrieve books from top and bottom shelves
  • Ability to lift 20 pounds

 

The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable an individual with a disability to perform the essential functions to achieve the service goals of the job.

 

EXPERIENCE and TRAINING

  • Applicants must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Two years of college required; BA/BS/BFA preferred. Suitable for MLS/MLIS candidate.
  • Two years of customer service experience required.
  • Bookstore / library experience or interest preferred.

 

PAY, HOURS, and BENEFITS

Current pay range: $10.50 to $13.00 hourly

Hours per week:  40 hours per week for full-time position.

  • Evening, weekend, and early morning hours may all be assigned.
  • The library is open 64.5 hours per week, seven days per week.
  • Library outreach delivery schedules may run seven days per week.

 

Full-time benefits include accrual of paid vacation and sick leave; paid holidays; medical, dental, and vision insurance; participation in the Kentucky Retirement System.
 
HOW TO APPLY

Please provide a resume and cover letter to Kristen Stephenson at kls.clarkbooks@gmail.com. Position closes on February 28.

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