Part-time Substitute Collection Services

Hourly rate: $10.50


Monday: 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Wednesday: 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Definition: Under the general supervision of the Collection Services Librarian, the Substitute is responsible for performing tasks related to the circulation of library materials and to the assistance of public computer customers. Because JCPL Substitutes are used in four departments – User Services, Collection Services, Technology Services, and Children’s Services – the employee may report to one of several different supervisors, depending upon in which department he/she is working on a given day.  The work requires the Substitute to interact extensively with the public and other staff members.

Duties and Responsibilities Include, But Are Not Limited To:

  • Assisting customers in the use of library materials and services
  • Referring customers to appropriate service points
  • Using the library’s automated system to check materials in or out, process holds, register new cardholders, collect fines/fees, and answer general inquiries
  • Sorting, organizing, and shelving library materials, including books, periodicals, and media
  • Assisting customers with the use of library equipment, including the online catalog and public computers
  • Explaining library policies; instructing customers in the use and policies of the Internet
  • Reading shelves for neatness and proper order; rearranging or shifting books as necessary
  • Answering telephone and directing calls as necessary
  • Accepting and confirming applications for meeting room use and explaining relevant policies
  • Performing opening and closing procedures, which may include counting cash and recording statistics
  • Performing duties related to rotating collections and collection maintenance
  • Performing other related work as assigned for the efficient and effective operation of the library
  • Undertaking necessary training to obtain/maintain skills necessary to perform job duties


  • High School diploma; some college preferred

To Apply:

Applications are available online at

Direct inquiries to Mary Ann Abner, Collection Services Librarian,

Deadline to apply is August 24, 2018.

Full-Time Cataloging Librarian


Under the general supervision of the Collection Services Librarian and oversight by the Assistant Collection Services Librarian, the Cataloging Librarian is responsible for producing original and derived bibliographic records in MARC format that meet established criteria for all new materials acquired by the library. This role supports the discovery and access of bibliographic materials for library customers and staff by ensuring quality control of those records.

Pay Rate: Starts at $14.00/hour

Duties and Responsibilities:

Duties and responsibilities are assigned by the Collection Services Librarian and may vary depending on departmental staffing levels and the skills and experience of the employee. Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Creating, editing, and enriching bibliographic MARC records for a variety of formats to meet RDA standards using unabridged Dewey classification and Library of Congress subject headings according to RDA rules and in MARC21 format
  • Keeping a daily record of materials completed and sent to circulate
  • Initiating and supervising special projects as necessary and appropriate
  • Performing other tasks and duties as assigned by the Collection Services Librarian


  • MLS from an ALA-accredited institution preferred; OR
  • MLS in progress; OR
  • A bachelor’s degree in a related field AND two years of any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities


  • Ability to gather statistical data related to job duties
  • Knowledge of computers, the Internet, and online catalog
  • Ability to establish and maintain harmonious relations with staff
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Demonstrated ability to produce a substantial volume of high-quality cataloging records weekly
  • Knowledge of OCLC Connexion and SirsiDynix Symphony a plus
  • Detailed knowledge of automated cataloging using modern metadata standards,authority control, and acquisitions processes.

Submit your cover letter, resume, and the JCPL Application for Employment to Mary Ann Abner, Collection Services Librarian, For questions, contact Mary Ann at (859) 885-3523 ext. 224.

Deadline to apply is August 24.

Children’s Services Outreach Librarian

Reports to: Assistant Children’s Services Librarian                                
Status: Full-Time (Exempt w/completed MLS degree); Full-Time (Non-Exempt w/MLS degree in progress)
Department: Children’s Services                                                              
Updated: 7/23/18
Supervises: N/A

To Apply:

This position is open until filled.  To apply, mail, fax or e-mail a completed JCPL Application for Employment, resume and list of references to:

Juliana Gaddis
Children’s Services Librarian
Jessamine County Public Library
600 S. Main St.
Nicholasville, KY  40356
(859) 885-3523 phone
(859) 885-5164 fax

Hourly Wage:
This position pays $12.50 – $14.00 p/hr. based on experience and education.


Under the general supervision of the Children’s Services Librarian and the direct supervision of the Assistant Children’s Services Librarian, the Children’s Services Outreach Librarian is responsible for assisting in meeting the outreach programming and educational goals of the Children’s Services Department, as well as promoting library services and collections in the community. The work requires the Children’s Services Outreach Librarian to build relationships and partnerships with external agencies and community groups, as well as interact extensively with the public and other staff members.

Duties and Responsibilities Include, But Are Not Limited To:

  • Planning and delivering off-site children’s programs, educational initiatives and other library services that are developmentally appropriate and in line with the goals of the department
  • Building relationships and providing services to a variety of child-focused community organizations
  • Providing library materials to schools, childcare centers and other community facilities
  • Working together with the other programmers in Children’s Services to provide a continuity of service within the library and in the community
  • Promoting the public library and its services through interaction with the community
  • Undertaking training as necessary to meet State Certification requirements
  • Assisting with covering the desk in the Children’s Library as needed
  • Acting as a representative of the library in the community by attending various community events, school events, etc.
  • Assisting with the annual Summer Reading Program
  • Performing other duties as assigned by the Children’s Services Librarian and/or Assistant Children’s Services Librarian


  • Master’s degree in library science (completed or in progress) from an ALA-accredited library school program
  • Experience in working with children


  • A genuine caring and respect for children.
  • Ability to work a fairly flexible schedule – some evenings and weekends will be required
  • Demonstrated ability to form strong and professional working relationships
  • Demonstrated confidence in meeting and speaking to the public
  • Demonstrated ability to work under minimal supervision
  • Knowledge of children’s literature
  • Ability to be flexible, adaptable, and flourish in a changing environment
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing, including the ability to decipher and relay detailed information
  • Skill in providing excellent customer service both in the library and at off-site locations
  • Ability to demonstrate a positive attitude, strong interpersonal skills, cultural sensitivity, and a sense of humor
  • Ability to creatively solve problems as well as negotiate and handle stressful situations in a positive manner
  • Ability to be innovative, flexible and well organized
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office programs
  • Ability to master the library’s online catalog
  • Desire to contribute to the Library’s public service mission with an attitude of helpfulness and friendliness
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license

 Physical Demands:

  • Lifting, pushing, pulling, bending, kneeling, and similar movements when the occasion requires
  • Moving 50-100-lb. book trucks and handling moderately heavy boxes of books when the occasion requires
  • Ability to work in a stationary position for long periods of time (4-8 hours)
  • Ability to read shelves for filing and/or identifying materials for extended lengths of time (2-4 hours)
  • Ability to view computer screens for extended lengths of time (4-8 hours)
  • Ability to communicate and exchange information with coworkers and customers

Work Environment:

  • Climate controlled environment
  • Barrier free work area
  • Public work area

Other Information:

  • Full time employment at the Jessamine County Public Library is 38.5 hours per week.
  • All employment at the Jessamine County Public Library is considered “employment at will.”
  • Hours of work are dependent upon the public service hours of the department. Employees are required to work a flexible schedule that includes evenings and weekends.
  • Employees must adhere to library policies and procedures as described in the Employee Handbook.
  • All employees are expected to comply with the JCPL Confidentiality Policy.
  • New employees must pass 30-,60-, and 90-day evaluations. All employees must pass annual performance appraisals.
  • All employees are required to participate in Direct Deposit for payroll


  • Vacation leave, years 1-4: 10 days per year.  See manual for increases and limits.
  • Sick leave 7 hours accrue per month; maximum accumulation is 1000 hours.
  • Holiday leave: 11 holidays plus the employee’s birthday.
  • Retirement 6% mandatory payroll deduction; library “match” based on state law.
  • Health insurance: Kentucky Employee Health Plan (may opt out).
  • Optional flexible spending, dental, vision, term life, deferred compensation.