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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: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScwEgqZY-SfkRG5g_f2eUZTS7AGymNiJ9BwfiTC-gulVmdo8g/viewform?usp=sf_link.

Salary:

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

Description:      

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: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScwEgqZY-SfkRG5g_f2eUZTS7AGymNiJ9BwfiTC-gulVmdo8g/viewform?usp=sf_link. Application deadline is October 31.

Duties:

  • 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.

Returning to Curbside Services Only

Due to the increase of COVID-19 cases in town, the Library is returning to Curbside Services ONLY, effective immediately. There will be no in-library appointments available until further notice. We will continue to offer phone services and curbside delivery of library materials. Library staff will continue to offer faxing and and copying services, but patrons must remain outside. There will be no computer appointments available, either. We are returning to these preventive measures to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in our community and to ensure that our patrons and staff are safe.

Communication issues

The library is currently experiencing some communication issues. Since around 1:00pm today, our phone line is down. We have been assured that Frontier is working to correct the problem.

Our Facebook page has not been working since Facebook updated it nearly two weeks ago. We have contacted Facebook support and are still awaiting a response. ***Our Facebook page is now working again***

We apologize for these large inconveniences. Please check our website for information regarding hours and policies. We will continue to pursue support on these incredibly crucial issues.

And, just as a reminder, the library will be closing early at 6:00pm this evening and opening late tomorrow at 11:00am due to a scheduled power outage so that Com Ed can perform maintenance on the transformer near the library. Again, we apologize for this inconvenience.