Substitute Library Assistant
A part-time substitute library assistant position is available to work varying shifts at all Library branches and will be posted until filled. The job pays $9.45 per hour and is scheduled for approximately 20 hours per week.
There is not a set schedule for this position -- it is variable and occasionally requires reporting to work on short notice, as it is responsible to cover when staff are unavailable due to training, vacation, illness, etc.
Applicant must be available to work any hours the library is open and have reliable transportation.
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 shall exhibit 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.
- Timeliness: Since employees in this position work with other staff and provide assistance to the general public who patronize the Library, Substitute Library Assistants must be punctual and timely in arriving to work and completing tasks. A Substitute Library Assistant must also be capable of working all of the hours in their assigned shift.
- Ability to work with others and the general public: Substitute Library Assistant jobs are interdependent and mutually dependent regarding other job categories. Substitute Library Assistants also have direct contact with Library patrons of all ages. 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.
- May work in any public service department in any branch as needed.
- Interprets and implements the Library’s General Conduct Policy.
- Routinely checks-in and checks-out library materials.
- Issues and renews library cards.
- Assists patrons with library card registration and voter registration.
- Assists patrons with reader's advisory, information and location of library materials.
- Assists and instructs patrons in the use of patron access to computers, copy machines, and other electronic resources and reference materials.
- Collects overdue fines, book deposits and other fees,and issues receipts.
- Routine filing and reshelving.
- Routine keyboard work, computer and typing, 35 wpm.
- Routine telephone communication with public and other branches or departments.
- Light copy machine maintenance.
- Assist with various branch duties as required.
- Works on an on-call basis as needed, travels to all county branches as needed.
- Minimum of 60 college credit hours.
- Public service experience.
- Library experience is preferred.
- Ability to interact pleasantly, constructively, and cooperatively with library patrons and staff.
- Basic knowledge of computer and keyboard skills, ability to type 35 wpm.
- Good communicative skills, oral and written.
- Basic knowledge of circulation and library functions.
- Routine clerical and filing skills.
- Regular, daily public service contact.
- Works closely with other branch personnel.
- Routine telephone contact with other branches and departments.
- Performs bending, squatting, kneeling and reaching from floor level to 6 feet in height.
- Displays good coordination and mobility.
- Routine lifting of library materials weighing up to 20 lbs.
- Supervised by Human Resources Manager.
- Primarily indoors with heating and cooling regulated in a general library environment.
- 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).
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job, or download an Application
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