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Help Wanted: Schmaling Library Aide Position

This position is part-time (6-9 hours per week) and will consist of primarily daytime hours (10am-4pm on Tuesdays), with a spot in the Saturday rotation. Additional hours may be added to the schedule on an as-needed basis. We are looking for someone to start in November. Application deadline is October 31. Apply online:


$10.00 per hour; $11.00 per hour beginning January 2021


Schmaling Memorial Public Library District is seeking a responsible and friendly individual to become part of Schmaling’s staff. We’re looking for a library aide who will be ready to interact with, assist, and direct patrons while working the circulation desk. This person will be working with patrons of all ages. Additional duties also include: shelving materials, assisting with library programs, processing library materials, creating book displays, and posting relevant information on the library’s social media pages and website. Interested parties may fill out an application online: Application deadline is October 31.


  • Working the Circulation Desk, including checking materials in and out, renewing materials, searching the online catalog and library catalog for materials, placing holds, answering incoming calls, registering patrons, issuing library cards, collecting fines, faxing, and photocopying.
  • Assisting patrons in the use of the library and its equipment
  • Processing interlibrary loan deliveries
  • Shelving
  • Processing new materials
  • Assisting with planning and execution of library programs
  • Posting to the library’s social media pages and website
  • Additional duties as required

Education Requirements:

  • High School Diploma/Equivalency Required

Skills/Physical Requirements:

  • Excellent people and customer-service skills with people of all ages, ethnicities, backgrounds, etc.
  • Ability to identify high profile authors and their genres very strongly encouraged.
  • Ability to alphabetize and sort in numerical order.
  • Ability to communicate library policies to patrons in a diplomatic manner.
  • Ability to navigate and search the internet.
  • Ability to assist patrons with navigating and searching the internet.
  • Must be able to stand, reach, bend, stoop, and lift 25-50 pounds.
  • Must have experience using Microsoft Word, internet, Facebook, and email systems.
  • Experience using Microsoft Excel, Publisher, and Power Point encouraged.
  • Library experience encouraged.
  • Must be able to follow verbal and written instructions.
  • Must respect patron confidentiality and follow library policies.
  • Must have a basic understanding of library organization.