The Union County Library System is a great place to work, and we occasionally have opportunities for full or part-time employment. Current job openings are listed below by library location when available.

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  • Please complete this application, print, and sign it. Instructions on where and when to submit the application will be noted in the job description.

Employment Application


The Public Library for Union County

Circulation Assistant

20 hours per week/ Monday 9:00 – 3:00, Tuesday 4:30 – 8:30, Friday 9 – 5 and every other Saturday 9:00 – 5

$9.07 per hour

Application deadline: May 4, 2018

Summary
The Circulation Assistant is responsible for contributing to the efficient circulation of library materials. By performing a variety of reader services, the employee is providing an important service to the patrons, while helping to safeguard and maintain the library’s resources. Additionally, part of the employee’s time will be spent shelving returned library material.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The following list is representative of the typical duties and responsibilities performed. The employee’s actual duties and responsibilities may vary slightly depending on department needs and individual assignments.

Circulation

  1. Assist patrons in person and via telephone with their questions, provide assistance, direction or instruction as required.
  2. Maintain good relationships with the public and co-workers, communicate effectively, courteously and tactfully.
  3. Take responsibility for becoming familiar with the library’s automated system and subsequent upgrades.
  4. Deal with patron complaints and problems patiently and professionally.
  5. Perform opening and closing procedures according to established procedure.
  6. Answer telephone, transfer calls, take messages and ensure that messages are delivered.
  7. Charge out materials according to established procedure.
  8. Check in materials, assess condition and send for repair as needed.
  9. Renew materials according to procedure.
  10. Register patrons for library cards.
  11. Sort mail, check in magazines and newspapers and shelve them.
  12. Assist with the training of new staff and model good work habits.
  13. Assist in performing essential duties of absent staff as well as to other understaffed areas as needed.
  14. Process holds as needed.
  15. Collect money for fines and lost or damaged materials.
  16. Shelve returned library materials and maintain collection by reading shelves and keeping material in order according to Dewey Decimal system.
  17. Participate in the overall neatness of the library by straightening items, removing discarded paper and light housekeeping tasks.
  18. Mandatory attendance at 2 staff meetings/trainings per month.

Education and Experience
As an entry-level position, previous library experience is not required, but would be helpful. Must possess a high school diploma; possess proficient clerical skills and have a working knowledge of personal computers and basic business software (e.g., word processing, mail, Internet use, etc.)

Special Skills/Certification/License
Ability to communicate effectively, an expression of patience, friendliness and courteousness and a desire to help others.
Basic organizational skills
Act 34 and Act 151 clearances
A valid Pennsylvania driver’s license

Physical Demands and Work Environment
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to speak and hear at a conversational level, use hands to handle objects, stand or sit for long periods of time, lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, reach, stoop, kneel or crouch. The employee is frequently required to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and traverse stairs. Occasionally, the employee is required to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
Generally, duties are performed in a climate-controlled environment, but the employee is exposed to outside weather and uncomfortable fluctuations in temperature within the building.