JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Adult Services Senior Library Assistant

 

The Adult Services Senior Library Assistant  is responsible for the planning, implementing, promoting, running, and evaluation of all adult programming and events. The person in this position also assists with the development and maintenance of all adult library collections and materials. The principal duties of the position are performed in the library and in the community. The Adult Services Senior Library Assistant  reports to the Supervising Library Assistant. 

 

Essential Functions of the Position:

  • Creates, promotes, and executes extensive adult programming and events including, but not limited to: lecturers, performers, crafts, book clubs, and summer reading programs.

  • Purchases materials and books performers for adult programming and monitors the adult programming budget line.

  • Assists patrons, in particular adults, with using the library and its resources, reference questions, reader’s advisory, and other library services.

  • Provides circulation desk assistance, including check in and check out of materials, renewals, new patron registration, fine payment, catalog searches, hold requests for materials from other libraries, and phone call inquiries. 

  • Assists with the selection, maintenance, and deselection of adult materials for the library’s collection.

  • Oversees the adult volunteer program including training and scheduling.

  • Attends workshops, conferences, webinars, and programs and participates in professional library organizations that pertain to adult  library services.

  • Serves as liaison to adult and senior organizations, and coordinates visits and programs outside of the library such as senior visits, book talks, and book clubs.

  • Assists with the maintenance of the Library’s website and social media accounts, especially as they pertain to the promotion of adult programming and events.

  • Performs billing tasks, including preparing vouchers, inputting updated budget information into QuickBooks, preparing the monthly bill list, and issuing checks.

  • Prepares statistical and narrative reports and evaluations for the Library Director.

  • Efficiently completes other projects as assigned by the Supervising Library Assistant and/or the Library Director.

 

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

  • Thorough knowledge of the theories, objectives, principles and techniques of adult library services.

  • Working knowledge of computers, technology, digital downloads, mobile devices, social media platforms, and other library equipment.

  • Ability to deal tactfully and courteously with the general public and to maintain effective working relationships with other library staff.

  • Ability to cultivate a warm and welcoming environment for adult patrons.

  • Knowledge of books, movies, and other library offerings, especially as they pertain to adults. 

  • Strong written, verbal, organizational, and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to complete tasks either independently or collaboratively and within a specified timeframe.

  • Ability to promote literacy and provide reader’s advisory services, especially for adult patrons.

  • Ability to meet the physical and sensory demands of the position, including sitting, standing, walking, lifting and carrying (30 pounds or less), pushing/pulling (60-80 pounds on wheels), bending, reaching, seeing, hearing, and speaking.

 

Required Qualifications:

  • 4-year college degree, MLIS a plus.

  • 1-3 years of adult services experience.

  • Knowledge of BCCLS consortium and systems preferred.

  • Polish fluency a plus.

 

Schedule:

  • 29 hours per week.

  • 1 Saturday (10-4) every three to four weeks.

  • Flexible work schedule including some nights and coverage as needed.

 

Salary: $20.23 per hour


To Apply: Send a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to Kathryn Ennist, Library Director at ennist@wallington.bccls.org