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.

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The Public Library for Union County

Children’s Outreach

20 hours per week/Tuesday 9:30 – 5, Wednesday 9:30 – 5, Thursday 9 – 5

$9.10 per hour

Summary
Position is responsible for all aspects of the Children’s Outreach program including the mobile service.  Additionally, part of the employee’s time is utilized as a Library Assistant in the Children’s Department, and occasionally works at the circulation desk.

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.

  1. Develop and evaluate route schedule
  2. Transport materials to and from the library van
  3. Drive to stops on a timely basis
  4. Note/report issues with vehicle
  5. Select and weed all materials for outreach collection
  6. Prepare books for outreach use
  7. Recruit volunteers to apply sticker and stamps to outreach materials
  8. Independently handle check in and check out of outreach materials
  9. Maintain statistics on a daily, monthly and yearly basis
  10. Interact with staff and children using the outreach service in person and through written communication.
  11. Offer special themed programs
  12. Prepare and present story time programs at outreach sites
  13. Establish priorities for implementation of services, innovative ideas and solutions to problems

Education and Experience
Associates Degree required in Early Childhood Development or work with children in an education setting desired. Love working with children. Be able to demonstrate proficient clerical skills, have a working knowledge of personal computers. The employee must have a thorough grasp of the community profile including such knowledge as organizations, children’s services, public service agencies, etc.

Special Skills/Certification/License
Must possess expressive patron-service skills.  These skills are generally defined as “people skills” and include the 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.  Travel between outreach stops is a necessity in all weather.

Submit completed application to The Public Library for Union County, 255 Reitz Boulevard, Lewisburg, PA 17837. Application deadline: March 31. EOE


The Public Library for Union County

Circulation Assistant

20 hours per week/ Monday 12:30 pm – 8:30 pm, Tuesday 9:00 am – 2:30 pm, Wednesday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm, Thursday 3:30 pm – 8:30 pm, Every Other Saturday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

$8.30 per hour

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. Handle 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.

Submit completed application to The Public Library for Union County, 255 Reitz Boulevard, Lewisburg, PA 17837. Application deadline: March 31. EOE


The Public Library for Union County

Interlibrary Loan Assistant

25 hours per week/ Tuesday 9:00 – 5:00, Wednesday 9:00 – 1:00, Thursday 12:30 – 8:30 and every other Saturday 9:00 – 5:00

$9.10 per hour

Summary
Coordinates the loan of materials from the Public Library for Union County’s collection to agencies contracting for this service, develops rotating collections for other agencies, and requests materials for library card holders from other library collections. Also transfers materials from 7-Day and New shelves to the regular circulating collection at appropriate intervals. The position also assists at the circulation desk.

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.

Interlibrary Loan

  1. Research requests on the online catalog for agencies contracting for interlibrary loan service. Pull available titles from the shelves and/or make reprints, place holds, etc.
  2. Charge out and process materials for shipment
  3. Adhere to the Pennsylvania Interlibrary Loan Code
  4. Develop rotating collections for local agencies. Charge out and process materials for shipment to those agencies.
  5. Transfer materials from 7-Day and New shelves to the regular circulation collection at appropriate intervals.

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. Handle 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
  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 the 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 meeting per month

Education and Experience
Previous library experience is preferred but not required. Must possess a high school diploma possess proficient clerical skills, have a working knowledge of personal computers and basic business software (e.g. word processing, spreadsheet, email, internet use, etc). An understanding of library terms and functions and a working knowledge of the Dewey Decimal system and most aspects of library automation software.

Special skills/Certification/License
Ability to communicate effectively, an expression of patience, friendliness and courteousness and a desire to help others. Broad knowledge of published works in various genres to aid in selection of materials.

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.

Submit completed application to The Public Library for Union County, 255 Reitz Boulevard, Lewisburg, PA 17837. Application deadline: March 31. EOE