Sno-Isle Libraries is accepting applications for the Page position through May 31, 2021 at this time, with interviews to take place by the end of June.
A candidate who successfully completes the interviewing process will receive an email notification and be placed in a hiring pool as a retained candidate and remain there until a Page position becomes available. It typically takes at least 3-4 months for a retained candidate to be placed, and can take longer depending on staffing needs at the locations a candidate is interested in working at. For more information about our application process, please visit our Employment FAQs page.
The Page performs sorting, shelving, locating, materials movement, and library support tasks at a community library to contribute to its effective operation, providing library services, spaces, and resources that are representative of diverse cultures and perspectives, intentionally inclusive, and accessible to everyone.
This position works a 15-hour per week schedule and may include morning, afternoon, evening and weekend hours including Sundays, with specific scheduling practices varying by location and depending on operational needs. Successful candidate may be required to adapt to future schedule and location changes depending on the library needs.
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.
- Provides effective and efficient library support services to include shelving and retrieving materials, collecting, and sorting by classification returned materials from book drops and circulation areas.
- Performs basic circulation support duties, other than direct customer service.
- Assists in maintaining the library's shelved materials areas and reading rooms in neat, clean, and orderly condition.
- Assists with shelf readings as assigned.
- Assists with general clerical support to include assisting with the operation and maintenance of equipment as well as photocopying and distributing materials.
Additional Duties and Responsibilities
- Perform data entry as assigned.
- Train new staff as needed.
- Attend meetings, trainings, and workshops as assigned.
- Assist with special projects as required.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
The position reports to a Supervising Public Services Assistant or Library Circulation Supervisor. Supervision of the work of others is not a normal part of the position's work.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Basic knowledge of library policies & procedures, and services.
- Knowledge of alpha and numeric systems for arranging library materials.
- Basic customer service skills.
- Strong organization and attention to detail.
- Ability to work cooperatively and maintain effective interpersonal skills with others.
- Ability to communicate effectively with diverse audiences.
- Ability to work independently and set priorities.
- 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
High School diploma or G.E.D. preferred.
Physical and Environmental Conditions
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a staff member to perform the essential functions of this job successfully. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the incumbent must identify and organize library materials such as books, audiobooks, and DVDs based on small-print numbers and alphabetical characters; scan and inspect library materials including opening media cases; and communicate with coworkers and members of the public. An incumbent must regularly move objects or materials weighing up to 35 pounds, including transfer of books and other materials to shelves of varying heights. Incumbents may be required to move carts of books and other materials and frequently move about the building for extended periods of time.
Most of the work is carried out within a generally accessible, safe, indoor environment. There are regular interpersonal contacts with staff members and with customers of various ages. These contacts and situations are deemed to be generally safe and free of undue stress, but require incumbents to be cordial, helpful, and skilled in interpersonal relations with others both in the public and within the Library District.
The following supplemental questions will be asked during the application process:
Complete answers to each of the following questions are required in order to be eligible for consideration for the Page position. Please read each question carefully to ensure you provide a complete answer, and proofread your responses before submitting your application.
- What interests you about working as a Page?
- Provide one specific, detailed example when you have performed each of the following tasks. Examples can be from school, work, volunteering, community activities, etc. Please be specific and detailed in your answers.
- Filing alphabetically and numerically
- Organizing materials
- Stocking shelves
- Describe your experience providing customer service or working collaboratively from work, school, volunteering, and/or community activities, etc. Please provide at least two specific, detailed examples.
- The library can often be a fast-paced environment directing customers, shelving books, processing returns, and keeping areas neat and organized. Please provide two specific, detailed examples of your experience working or volunteering in a fast-paced environment, including from community or school settings.
- Please indicate what days of the week and/or time(s) of the day you are NOT available to work. This could be due to attending school, working another job, or volunteering. NOTE: If you do not have any schedule limitations please type: "No schedule limitations."
- Please indicate the libraries at which you would like to be considered for employment. (If you are offered a position, it will be to work at a single library.)
Sno-Isle Libraries is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The above job description is not intended as, nor should it be construed as, exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job. This announcement is intended as a general descriptive recruitment guide and is subject to change. This and all Sno-Isle Libraries positions are subject to transfer.
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 770,000 residents through 23 community libraries, online services, Library on Wheels, and our website at www.sno-isle.org.
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