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Available Employment at Beaver County Libraries

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POSITION: Part-Time Library Assistant
Laughlin Memorial Library

Nature of Work:

To provide and promote library services to all ages.

Essential Functions:
  • Assist patrons of all ages with the use of library materials, resources and services- both in-house and online
  • Perform circulation functions using automated library system, including checking in and out materials, processing holds, issuing library cards, and collecting fines and fees
  • Assist with cataloging and processing library materials as needed
  • Return materials to shelves in proper order
  • Assist with book selection and readers’ advisory
  • Prepare book displays as needed
  • Assist with special projects, events, and programs including offsite outreach efforts
  • Perform clerical duties and other duties as necessary for the efficient operation of the library
  • Retrieve and check in items from book drop
  • Ability to create flyers and marketing materials as requested
  • Attend special workshops and seminars as appropriate
  • Keep and prepare statistics and create reports as requested
  • Perform opening and closing procedures as needed
  • Sort and route mail
  • Check in and process magazines and newspapers
  • Maintain account of income throughout the day and occasionally count money at closing
  • Successfully utilize phone, email, fax, copier, answering machine, and other office equipment
  • Restock and maintain book sale as needed
  • Follow library procedures
  • Perform additional duties as specified by Director
  • High school graduate or equivalent
  • Strong computer and other related technology skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to interact effectively and professional with others
  • Knowledge of library procedures highly desirable
  • Experience and skill with social media and digital publishing preferable

PA Child Abuse Clearance, PA Criminal Record Check and FBI Criminal Background check required.

Preference will be given to those submitting valid clearances immediately upon applying.

Contact: Please submit cover letter, resume and list of three (3) references to Position open until filled.
Job Objective: Under direction from the Library Board of Trustees, develops, administers, supervises, and coordinates the work of the Library and staff, performs managerial duties related to personnel, budget, collection development, building maintenance, and library operations and services in conformity of the policies established by the Board of Trustees.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
  • Supervises the library staff, directly or through appropriate delegation, to create a pleasant team environment
  • Administers personnel policies and procedures for library employees, including training, development, scheduling, and evaluation, either directly or through appropriate delegation
  • Participates in the recruitment and selection of library personnel
  • Responsible for developing print and non-print collections, including selection, organization, maintenance, preservation, withdrawal, and disposal of materials, either directly or through appropriate delegation
  • Prepares and presents library budget proposal for approval, and monitors and approves expenditures from the official operating budget
  • Confers with the Library Board of Trustees to establish operating policies and to review the library's menu of services
  • Develops short-term and long-range goals and plans for collections, services, and programs in keeping with the library's mission statement and operating policies; studies and plans development of library services to meet present and future community needs
  • Participates in the planning, organization, and management of technical and automation services for the library
  • Directs a public relations program to promote and publicize the library's collections, services, and programs within the community
  • Maintains knowledge of new developments in the library profession, including technological advances, through professional development opportunities
  • Interacts with the appropriate town employees for the maintenance of the library's building, furnishings, and equipment
  • Responsible for the collection and accounting of fines, fees, and other charges
  • Prepares regular narrative and statistical reports for the Library Board of Trustees, and others as designated
  • Assists in preparing meeting agendas and materials and participates in Library Board of Trustees meetings
  • Become involved in the Beaver County Chamber of Commerce and the Rochester Chamber of Commerce
  • Write grant applications from various sources
Minimum Qualifications: At least 2 academic years of college education and completed 9 credit hours of library science courses, Prior experience in a library setting

To Apply: Please send cover letter, resume and three professional references to
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