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Senior Library Assistant – Outreach

Park County Library System

Cody, WY

Application Deadline

Open Until Filled

Wages

$15.49 to $22.49 per Hour   Calculate

Location

Cody, WY

Hours

40.00

MLS

Not Required

Minimum Education

High School (or Equivalent)

Library Experience

Required

Supervisory Experience

Not Required

Type of Library

Public

This job is more than 3 weeks old or the application deadline has passed.

Job Description

The Park County Library System is hiring a Senior Library Assistant – Outreach Full-Time Position. This is a new position within the library, and an opportunity for an innovative, enthusiastic, and visionary individual to make their mark on library services in Park County moving forward. The person who fills this position should be highly public-service oriented, enthusiastic about connecting people with the library, and very comfortable with problem-solving and taking initiative. The Outreach Library Assistant will work closely with the Director and Branch Managers to plot a course for outreach services and public relations in the future. This position will work throughout the county, work varied hours and days attending various community events, and be the primary driver for the Park County Library Mobile Outreach Van. This is a great opportunity for someone to bring Pop-Up Library Services and Mobile Outreach to Park County. Applicants must have a valid Wyoming Driver’s License, a clean driving record, and be comfortable driving a Sprinter-type van.

PURPOSE

The Park County Library Senior Library Assistant works under the direction of the Branch Librarian or Director to facilitate the smooth operation of library services. Assists in the in the overall daily operations of the library, providing excellent customer services, may oversee outreach and programming for the library, working inside the library or throughout the county. This position is distinguished from Library Assistant by higher level of work performed and independence needed. 

SUPERVISION

  • Reports to and is Supervised by the Branch Librarian and/or Library Director

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

·         Performs basic and specialized library functions, including circulation, programs, outreach and reference/readers advisory.

·         Ensures items are appropriately shelved and organized.

·         Provides quality customer service.

·         Assists in implementing library policies and procedures.

·         Interprets policies and procedures for staff and library users as necessary.

·         Perform a variety of highly specialized duties related to an area of assignment.

·         Utilize library software, assist patrons with software, computer and other tech needs.

·         May oversee day to day operations of County Outreach, preparing and presenting all age programs, participating in collection development for outreach, working closely with community groups, scheduling and working closely with other organizations.

·         Prepares displays and creates signs, forms, banners and other public relations materials for library projects, programs and events.

·         Handles difficult situations with tact and diplomacy; uses good judgment to resolve issues effectively.

·         Utilizes effective written and oral communication skills with coworkers and patrons

·         Demonstrates respect in behavior towards other library employees and towards patrons and exhibits friendly behavior to patrons and encourages this behavior in all staff.

·         Performs additional tasks as assigned to ensure the smooth functioning of the library. (For example: Interlibrary loan, Public Outreach, Reference Services, Scheduling, etc….)

·         Any other duties as assigned

OTHER SKILLS, ABILITIES, AND KNOWLEDGE

  • Multi-task oriented
  • Flexible in work habits
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Energetic, motivated, and creative with strong service orientation
  • Ability to work well as a team member as well as ability to work independently
  • Possess a broad knowledge in general subject areas and knowledge of authors, books, readers’ interest, and reading levels
  • Ability to read and comprehend documents, technical journals, library policies and procedures
  • Ability to design, develop, and proofread written and visual materials
  • Ability to work nights and weekends
  • Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely in English, both orally and in writing.
  • Mathematical Skills
  • Reasoning Ability
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out written and oral instructions

Additional Info & Requirements

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

High School diploma or GED, Library Experience and some post-secondary education. A.S/B.A. in a relevant discipline preferred.

Links

External Job Ad
https://parkcountylibrary.org/about-us/employment/

HR Info

To apply please submit cover letter, current resume, and PCLS employment application by Friday, May 20 at 5 pm. to Library Director Karen Horner, khorner@parkcountylibrary.org or mail to Park County Library System 1500 Heart Mountain St. Cody, WY 82414 Attn: Admin Office.

Posted Apr 28, 2022