About Sno-Isle Libraries
Sno-Isle Libraries is a large, two-county library district set in the beautiful north Puget Sound region of Washington State. District boundaries stretch from rugged timberlands to suburban centers, from rolling farmlands to ocean vistas. Set in the fastest-growing corner of the state, Sno-Isle Libraries is home to a 1.2 million-item collection, serving more than 800,000 residents through 23 community libraries, online services, Library on Wheels, and outreach services. Sno-Isle offers the latest in online resources, print materials, and other assorted media to serve its growing population.
When you join the team at Sno-Isle Libraries, you'll work with friendly, passionate people who are enthusiastic about learning and growing and are committed to public service. It's a dynamic work environment where your contributions have real impact.
We are committed to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of our communities, and value the variety of ideas, worldviews, and personal experience that our staff bring to their work. Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion are foundational values of our work here at Sno-Isle Libraries. Learn more about how we serve and celebrate inclusive needs and perspectives on the equity page of our website: https://www.sno-isle.org/equity-diversity-inclusion/
About the Opportunity
Sno-Isle Libraries anticipates welcoming our Edmonds community back into their library in the New Year. The part-time Library Associate at the Edmonds Library will work closely with a team to provide skilled paraprofessional library support services, including general reference, circulation services, and basic technology troubleshooting. The successful candidate will collaborate with other Library Associates to provide services and programs to both children and adults that are representative of diverse cultures and perspectives, intentionally inclusive, and accessible to everyone.
Because the Library has recently undergone a remodel, this position may initially include a larger than normal amount of physical lifting, shelving, and bending as they assist in reshelving the approximately 42,000 items of collection, helping with furniture placement, and unpacking in an all-staff effort to reopen the library.
The person selected for the position will work a 15-hour per week schedule including morning, afternoon, evening, and weekends including one evening a week and at least one Sunday every four weeks. Successful candidate may be required to adapt to future schedule and location changes depending on library needs.
Job Location: Edmonds, WA
Functions listed are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.
- Provide general, basic reference and information service by assisting customers in the use of library facilities, equipment, resources, and services. Refer complex readers' advisory and reference questions to a Librarian or appropriate staff member.
- Provide courteous and efficient customer service by performing circulation desk tasks.
- Create and present programming for all customer groups as assigned.
- Develop program materials, including reading lists, promotional displays, and presentation materials.
- Provide training to customers in basic library skills including the use of public computers, catalog and reference computers, Internet, and devices.
- Assist customers in resolving technical problems or issues. Maintain and troubleshoot equipment utilized in a community library.
- Perform collection maintenance activities through the use of reports and data, to include weeding the collection for condition as well as reallocation of library materials.
- Perform other library support services including opening and closing buildings and assisting in maintaining the library in neat, clean, and orderly condition.
- May be designated in charge of the community library in the absence of other supervisory staff or building manager.
- Travel from one work site to another as staffing needs require.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Thorough knowledge of established web-based databases and techniques of searching and accessing those resources.
- Thorough knowledge of established practices and procedures for an integrated library system (ILS).
- Thorough knowledge of library policies and procedures for determining needs and interests of customers.
- Knowledge of collection development policies and procedures.
- Knowledge of library resources, programs, and services.
- Knowledge of alpha and numeric systems for arranging library materials as well as automated bibliographic identification at a basic level.
- Strong customer service skills.
- Strong organization and attention to detail.
- Ability to uphold the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace and the community.
- Ability to communicate effectively with diverse audiences.
- Ability to handle and resolve disruptive behavior effectively.
- Ability to work independently and to set priorities.
- Ability to work cooperatively and maintain effective interpersonal relationships with the public and co-workers.
- Ability to operate relevant computer systems including hardware and software, such as Microsoft Word and Excel, electronic databases, email, and internet navigation in addition to other office equipment and security systems.
Education and Experience
Knowledge, skills, and abilities for this position can be acquired by a combination of experience and education including:
- College-level education or specialized training such as library science, presenting programs, or other profession-based subject areas.
- Two years of experience providing direct customer service.
Benefits and Compensation
Pay Range: $28.15 - $38.57 Hourly
Benefits: The person selected for this position is eligible for sick leave, vacation leave, paid holidays, and dental coverage. For more information about these benefits, visit our Employment FAQs webpage.
How to Apply
Job posting closing date: December 3, 2023, 9:59 p.m.
Apply online: https://www.sno-isle.org/employment/
Sno-Isle Libraries is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Benefits & Additional Compensation Info
As a valued member of Sno-Isle Libraries, the person selected for this position is eligible for sick leave, vacation leave, paid holidays, and dental coverage. For more information about these benefits, visit our Employment FAQs webpage.
Sno-Isle Libraries is a large, two-county library district in the beautiful north Puget Sound region of Washington State. District boundaries stretch from rugged timberlands to suburban centers, from rolling farmlands to the ocean vistas. Set in the fastest-growing corner of the state, Sno-Isle Libraries serves more than 800,000 residents through 23 community libraries, online services, Library on Wheels, and our website at www.sno-isle.org.
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