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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Employment Application


Public Library for Union County

Job Title: Cataloguer

Hours: Part-time, 15 to 20 hours per week

Salary: $11 – $12 per hour

Employment Application

Deadline: June 6, 2022

Summary
The cataloger is responsible for the cataloging of all library materials for the three Union County Library System member libraries. Maintains up-to-date procedures and policies associated with the duties of this position. In addition, the cataloger performs a variety of functions related to the processing and maintenance of materials as assigned.

 

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.

  •  Manage the workflow of the department incorporating materials from each of the UCLS libraries and
    special projects as needed.
  • Catalog all new and donated library materials in various formats using the local preferences of each
    of the UCLS libraries.
  • Assign barcodes and generate labels for all materials in the Union County Library System catalog.
  • Maintain the automated shelf list with additions and changes.
  • Withdraw items and/or title records for lost, missing and weeded titles for each UCLS library. Sort and box withdrawn PLUC materials for book sales, outreach and recycling.
  • Import records for e-resources.
  • Import records from the Access PA SHAREit system and other union catalogs and also from library vendors.
  • Upload annual full-file replacement to the Access PA SHAREit system.
  • Coordinate periodic inventories of system library collections.
  • Regularly conduct inventory of cataloguing and processing supplies, informing department supervisor of needed materials
  • Coordinates the labeling, stamping and covering of materials with the technical processing assistant.
  • Take responsibility for familiarity with the automated library system and subsequent upgrades.
  • Keep accurate statistics according to established library procedures.
  • Participate in the overall neatness of the department.
  • Maintain good relationships with co-workers, communicate effectively, courteously and tactfully.

 

Education and Experience
Should possess a Bachelor’s degree. Knowledge of basic cataloguing principles and MARC/RDA records would be helpful. Requires excellent computer skills, with proficiency in using Microsoft applications, email and Internet search capabilities. Attention to detail is essential.

 

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. Act 34 and Act 151 clearances.

 

Physical Demands and Work Environment
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform successfully 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.

Job Title:  Public Services Librarian

Hours: Full-time, 35 Hours Per Week

Salary: $40,000-$42,000; health, dental and vision benefits provided by library

Interested applicants should send their resumes to:

Library Director
Public Library for Union County
255 Reitz Boulevard
Lewisburg, PA 17837

Deadline: June 1, 2022

 

SUMMARY

Works under the general direction of the Assistant Director and is responsible for managing the user experience by connecting patrons to our products, programs and services. The Public Services Librarian oversees circulation desk functions, provides answers or referrals to questions, and plans innovative programs designed to create interest and enjoyment both in the library and the community. In addition, this position contributes to the maintenance of the circulating and non-circulating library collections and online resources.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

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. Oversee and manage the day-to-day operation of the circulation and information desks
  2. Establish priorities and develop plans for implementation of customer-focused services, innovative ideas, and solutions to problems.
  3. Organize, supervise, schedule and direct the work of the circulation staff
  4. Administer interlibrary loan services
  5. Provide reference, readers advisory, referral, technology and collection assistance in person or by phone, fax or email
  6. Purchase print and digital reference resources that reflect the information needs of the community
  7. Interpret library policies and procedures for staff and the public; recommend changes in circulation policies and procedures
  8. Identify and address user needs and resolve problems in a timely manner
  9. Develop opportunities for programming, events and activities to engage the community
  10. Supervise the Adult/Teen Programming Coordinator
  11. Review requests and make reservations for meeting room use by outside groups
  12. Advertise, interview, and assign volunteer opportunities that support library operations and fund raising
  13. Maintain and report statistics according to established library procedures
  14. Assist with collection development and maintenance as assigned
  15. Participate actively as a management team member at the department head level

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Must possess a Master of Science degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited college or university. Previous library experience is preferred and should include three years in a library setting. Progressively responsible experience leading, managing and supervising staff. Strong computer and technology skills; customer service orientation; leadership and organizational skills; excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills; ability to work collaboratively. Flexible to work evenings and weekends when required.

 

CERTIFICATION/SPECIAL SKILLS/LICENSE

A Pennsylvania Department of Education Library Certification of Public Librarianship is required.

Act 34, Act 151 and FBI clearances are required

Forward thinking approach to providing library service and knowledge of current trends. High degree of comfort and experience with using a wide variety of technology. Good independent judgment to effectively handle library user complaints, behavioral problems and library policy questions. Effective supervision, managerial a, leadership and staff development skills are essential.

Herr Memorial Library

Job Title: Library Assistant

Hours: 15 hours a week

Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

Interested applicants should apply either in-person, or online to Herr Memorial Library, 500 Market St, Mifflinburg, PA, 17844; (507) 966-0831, attention Corrie Post, Director, director@herrlibrary.org

 

Position Overview: The Clerical Library Assistant will be able to perform day to day library activities and other job functions as listed below. Included with regularly scheduled hours, the Library Assistant will be responsible for working the circulation desk one night a week and their Saturday in the staffing rotation.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Circulation desk duty
  • Be knowledgeable on opening and closing procedures
  • Be familiar with TLC and be able to help patrons on the OPAC
  • Be familiar with the library and where materials are located
  • Able to assist patrons with computers and other technology as needed

Non-essential Job Functions:

  • Shelf read and re-shelf books
  • Work one evening on circulation desk and one Saturday in the staff rotation
  • Keep good order of adult material
  • Help with fundraising opportunities
  • Assist in Book Nook Bookstore clerical duties
  • Other duties as deemed necessary by the director

Requirements:

  • 3 Continuing Education Credits / year
  • Criminal Record Check
  • Child Abuse Check
  • FBI Check
  • Criminal Record Check
  • Child Abuse Check
  • FBI Check

Other Skills/Abilities:

  • Work well with others
  • Be kind and courteous
  • Be organized
  • Be reliable

NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.