A part-time page/shelver position is available at the Library Center and will be posted until the application deadline of Feb. 26. The job is scheduled for approximately 20 hours per week and pays $7.50 per hour.

The vision for the Springfield-Greene County Library is to be a thriving Library that is an integral part of the lives of the community. Library employees will be expected to embrace the following values:

  • Empowerment -- To give someone the means or ability to do something.
  • Respect -- To treat all people with dignity.
  • Excellence -- To be the best in everything we do.
  • Innovation -- To start or provide something new.
  • Confidence -- To be certain of trustworthiness.
  • Synergy -- To produce a combined effect greater than what we can do individually.

Essential Functions

  • Efficient sorting, filing and shelving of library materials alphabetically and numerically.
  • Retrieval of periodicals, newspapers, microfilm and other library materials as requested.
  • Daily, routine lifting and carrying of library books and materials weighing up to 30 pounds.
  • Timeliness: Since employees in this position work with other staff and provide assistance to the general public who patronize the Library, Page/Shelvers must be punctual and timely in arriving to work and completing tasks. A Page/Shelver must also be capable of working all of the hours in their assigned shift.
  • Ability to work with others and the general public: Page/Shelver jobs are interdependent and mutually dependent regarding other job categories. Page/Shelvers also have some degree of direct contact with Library patrons. Therefore, it is essential that individuals who work in this position have the ability to work and interact in a cooperative, pleasant, and constructive manner with others.


  • High school graduate or currently enrolled in high school or G.E.D. program.
  • No experience is required, knowledge of Dewey decimal system and experience with alpha and numeric filing preferred.

Skills/Job Knowledge

  • Ability to sort material alphabetically and numerically.
  • Ability to understand verbal or written instructions.
  • Ability to work with accuracy, consistency, and dependability while maintaining a fast pace during times of high volume.


  • Routine re-shelving of returned library materials.
  • Retrieve materials for patrons upon request.
  • Maintain library materials in proper alphabetical and numerical order.
  • Assist staff with transfer of material and equipment as directed.
  • Assist with setting up meeting rooms.
  • Assist with donated books.


  • Routine contact with library patrons and staff.


  • Supervised by Library Page Supervisor or Circulation Manager.

Physical Demands

  • Routinely performs bending, squatting, kneeling and reaching from floor level to 6 feet in height.
  • Handles library materials, equipment and donated items weighing up to 30 pounds.
  • Routinely pushes or pulls library carts for shelving.
  • Performs daily tasks requiring mobility, coordination and endurance.

Working Environment

  • Primarily indoors with heating and cooling regulated in a general library environment.

Miscellaneous Requirements

  • Must pass a security background check.


Education and experience will be evaluated with regard to quantity, recency and quality.

To receive credit for college courses or degrees, transcripts must accompany your application.

Applications may be reviewed for qualifications beyond the stated minimums on the job posting.

Those with disabilities should request reasonable accommodations in accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act before testing or appointment. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER - M/F/V/D

Proof of United States Citizenship/Authorization to Work in the United States as established by the Immigration Reform Act of 1986 is a condition of employment.


Federal law requires that all employers verify the identity and employment eligibility of all new employees (including U.S. citizens). The Library uses the E-Verify system established by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA). For more information, view the E-Verify poster in English (pdf) or Español (pdf). For information about the right to work, see the right to work poster in English (pdf) or Español (pdf).

Find more information about applying for this job, or download an Application for Employment (pdf).

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