Library Reference Assistant

Samuels Public Library is looking for a part-time Adult Reference Assistant to work 30 hours a week. Are you a creative, detailed oriented person who enjoys working with people, embraces new technology and wants to share your love of literature and libraries with others? If so, we’re interested in talking to you!

Under the supervision of the Reference Services librarian, the Reference Assistant provides reference and reader's advisory services; oversees usage of public access computers; places Interlibrary Loans to satisfy patron requests; instructs patrons in use of library resources; plans and coordinates programming for adult audiences including computer classes and book clubs; responsible for creating flyers, press releases and social media posts to advertise adult library programs and services; assists in collection development activities; serves as backup for technical services and cataloging; and other duties as assigned. Requires excellent communication and customer service skills; considerable knowledge of books, authors, periodicals and reference sources; strong internet searching skills, knowledge of web-mail clients, and Microsoft Office; familiarity with current technology and ability to keep up-to-date with changes in technology. Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with library patrons and staff is essential. Creative thinking and design skills a definite plus. Must be willing to work a flexible schedule, including nights and weekends. Required education or experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree. Previous customer service and/or library experience preferred.

To apply please submit a cover letter, resume and completed application to Kitti McKean via email at before 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 23rd, 2019. Incomplete application packages will not be considered.

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