Washington County Public Library
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Part-time, non-exempt position. Responsible for the operation and maintenance,
selection of materials, and scheduling of the bookmobile, consistent with the
policies of the library. Perfect for a retired teacher. Rate of pay is $11.00 per
hour. This job is expected to last from 11/2023 to 09/2024.
High school diploma or equivalent. Must be 21 years old or over and have a
current, Kentucky driver’s license in good standing. Background check is
required. This position also requires the attainment of a Paraprofessional
Certificate from the Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives within the
first five years of employment, and the ability to maintain certification during the
duration of employment with the Library. KDLA provides four routes to take to
fulfill requirements for initial certification. See the latest Certification Manual on
KDLA’s Website at: https://kdla.ky.gov/Library-Support/Library-StaffDevelopment/Pages/Certification.aspx
Provides library services from mobile library within given geographical
area; surveys needs and helps to select books and materials for library
Stocks shelves with appropriate books and materials consistent with
seasonal schedules and routes; selects items from library collection to take
on the bookmobile; returns items to library as needed; maintains balanced
collection for patrons’ needs and wants.
Publicizes visits to area to stimulate reading interest
Prepares special collections for schools and other groups; selects books
and materials for homebound patrons and delivers to their door.
Arranges bookmobile schedule and provides to the Director at least two
weeks prior to the beginning of the month
Keeps bookmobile in good working condition; schedules regular quarterly
maintenance; schedules repairs and maintains all records
Maintains circulation records for bookmobile; provides reports to board
Decorates bookmobile for special events and holidays
Maintains patron files in the computer
Plans and conducts special programs (story hour, Summer Reading, older
adults, etc.) as needed
Provides Story Time on the bookmobile for daycare patrons.
Attends special functions at local schools (literacy nights, Jumpstart,
Kindergarten Camp) providing story times and/or signing up patrons for
Checks in returned books and materials.
Sorts, alphabetizes, shelves, files and retrieves library materials.
Registers new users through computer system; issues and renews cards
Updates patron records regarding Internet, expiration dates, fines, etcs.
Calls patrons regarding requested material.
Checks out, discharges, and renews in person and over the telephone all
Maintains order and neatness in the collection.
Answers directional and basic reference questions.
Assists patrons in locating materials, accompanying them to the stacks
when possible or appropriate.
Answers incoming calls, handles patron requests or problems and/or
directs calls to correct extension.
Operates office and automated equipment.
Assists with opening and closing procedures of the library.
Explains interlibrary loan and takes requests.
Provides reader’s advisory service and assists users with catalog.
Explains library’s circulation policies.
Maintains good relations with public and staff.
Works scheduled shift at the circulation desk.
Participates in meetings as required.
Attends in-service workshops, meetings and conferences as appropriate.
Consistently presents Washington County Public Library and its services
in a positive manner.
Performs other duties as assigned.
This job description does not necessarily reflect all aspects of the job function.
To be considered for this position, please fill out an application and submit, along
with a current résumé, to Shaun Whiteaker at:
Washington County Public Library
333 West Main Street
Springfield, KY 40069
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