Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Library Assistant/Substitute, Part-time, Minot-Sleeper Library, Bristol

Minot-Sleeper Library
Library Assistant/Substitute

The Minot-Sleeper Library seeks a personable and motivated individual, who is knowledgeable or has interest in learning the organization and functions of a public library.  The assistant will perform a variety of duties, including: helping patrons at the circulation desk, answering general reference questions, providing support to the interlibrary loan librarian, as well as the children’s librarian, and assisting the director with clerical work as needed. A service-oriented attitude and ability to work with all ages is a must. Candidate should have a positive personality and the ability to stay cheerful in a fast-paced work environment. A flexible schedule is required.

Essential job functions:
  • Assists patrons at the circulation desk by creating new accounts, checking materials in and out, answering general reference questions, and responding to inquiries via telephone and email
  • Organizes and shelves library materials according to the library’s organization systems
  • Places holds for patrons and assists the interlibrary loan librarian as needed
  • Helps patrons locate library materials and assists with the use of library materials and technology
  • Assists staff with preparing and hosting programs at the library, including children’s storytime
  • Contributes to staff meetings and planning
  • Performs clerical duties as needed
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • Knowledge of or ability to learn classification systems used to organize library materials
  • Ability to professionally assist patrons in retrieving resources available in the library and online
  • Ability to respond to a variety of situations resourcefully and with courtesy
  • Willingness to learn practices and processes that relate to daily library operations
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and other basic computer software
  • Ability to work as part of a team, as well as independently
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience working in a public library or another customer service setting
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Knowledge of current library technologies
  • Knowledge of popular children’s, young adult, and adult literature
  • Interest in assisting with creative projects, including children’s crafts
  • Interest in growing professionally in the library science field
Position is open until filled.

To apply, resum├ęs should be submitted to Library Director Brittany Overton via email: They may also be dropped off or mailed to the library:

Minot-Sleeper Library
ATT: Brittany Overton
35 Pleasant Street
Bristol, NH 03222

No phone calls, please.