Waseca Job Opening

POSITION TITLE:  LIBRARY ASSISTANT III

SUPERVISOR:  Librarian

JOB DUTIES: 

  • Creates excellent customer experiences—making patrons feel welcome, registering patrons, keeping the library clean and tidy, producing interesting displays, and providing positive and memorable patron experiences.
  • Provides useful reference and meaningful reader’s advisory services to patrons by using online and print resources.
  • Compiles monthly and annual statistics on circulation and library activities.
  • Deposits library income, retains deposit information, and communicates to accountant and Director about deposits.
  • Instructs patrons in the location and use of library materials.
  • Assists with computer and e-reader questions.
  • Opens and closes library.
  • Checks materials in and out, renews and reserves materials, and takes meeting room and computer reservations.
  • Processes overdue notices, fines, interlibrary loan materials, bills, and new library cards.
  • Selects and prepares materials for our prison outreach services.
  • Identifies collection needs based on customer comments.
  • Assumes responsibility for the library as directed in the absence of the Librarian and Director. 
  • Performs related duties as assigned or apparent.

REQUIRED INTERPERSONAL SKILLS:

  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team.
  • Ability to work in a busy public service atmosphere with frequent interruptions.
  • Communicate effectively.
  • Apply time management skills.
  • Maintain confidentiality and provide outstanding customer service.
  • Approach position with professionalism, initiative, and tact.
  • Maintain a balanced budget.
  • Be flexible and continuously learn, unlearn, and relearn.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High school diploma
  • Computer literacy with MS office proficiency preferred
  • Knowledge of library operations
  • Customer service experience
  • Ability to stand, walk, crouch, stoop, squat, twist, climb, push/pull up to 50 pounds, and lift up to 25 pounds.

Anticipated Hiring Range:

  • $13.68-17.34 an hour
  • Paid sick days, paid holidays, and paid vacation.
    • 3.15 hours of vacation per pay period
    • 3.15 hours of sick leave per pay period

Hours/Days:

  • 31.5 hours per week, to include day hours, plus one evening a week and two Saturdays a month.
  • M: 8-12, 5-8:30 (7.5)
  • T: 8-1, 2-5 (8)
  • W: 12-5 (5)
  • Th: 8-1 (5) OR Sa: 8-1 (5)
  • F: 9-12, 1-4 (6)

Please submit applications (available at Waseca Public Library) in the form of a resume, cover letter, and three references by 7/1/22 to:

Apply to Stacy Lienemann, Director at lienemann@tds.lib.mn.us, 507-835-3700 (fax), or via snail mail at:
Waseca Public Library
408 N State St
Waseca MN 56093

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