Jobs

Collection Services Associate

$10.50 per hour

Schedule:

Tuesdays: 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Wednesdays: 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Definition:

Under the general supervision of the Collection Services Librarian and the oversight of the Collection Services Supervisor, the Collection Services Associate is responsible for helping to maintain the library’s collection.

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:

  • Performing collection maintenance tasks as needed, including using the library’s automated system to discharge materials, process holds, perform location changes, and conduct inventories
  • Retrieving holds from the stacks
  • Delivering materials to and retrieving materials from the Library-in-a-Box units
  • Sorting, organizing, and shelving library materials, including books, magazines/newspapers, and media
  • Reading shelves for neatness and proper order; rearranging or shifting books as necessary
  • Performing tasks and duties as assigned by the Collection Services Librarian

 Qualifications:

  • High School diploma; some college preferred

Applications are available online at https://www.jesspublib.org/_uploads/JCPL-Application.pdf

Direct inquiries and applications to Mary Ann Abner, Collection Services Librarian, mabner@jesspublib.org

Deadline for application is June 14, 2019.


Computer Desk Associate

Position Type:  Part-Time

Department:  Technology Services

Salary: $11.25 per hour

Primary Schedule: 14 hours per week (Mon. 1p-5:30p / Wed. 1p-5p / Thurs. 11:30a-5p)

Definition:

Under the general supervision of the Assistant Technology Services Librarian, the Computer Desk Associate is responsible for performing tasks related to the needs of the customers and technology in the library’s public computer area. The work requires the Computer Desk Associate to effectively interact and serve the public on a daily basis.

 Duties and Responsibilities:

Duties and responsibilities are assigned by the Assistant Technology 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:

  • Provide excellent customer support and service; be present and visible in the public computer area and available to customers requiring assistance
  • Respond to a variety of questions from customers related to the library and/or usage of the public computers and other equipment/resources available to the public
  • Explain and assist customers with the fundamental operations of commonly used software, hardware, and other equipment
  • Maintain a current general knowledge on technology trends and the changing needs of the customer base the library serves
  • Ensure that the public computer area is always ready for use; stock paper and toner in printers, push in chairs, troubleshoot technical issues, report problems to appropriate parties, etc.
  • Assist in completion of library trouble tickets when assigned
  • Collect money (if necessary) for faxes, print outs, copies, discs, headphones and other items the library sells to its customers
  • Use the library’s ILS system to perform routine tasks and answer general customer inquiries
  • Explain and enforce library policies
  • Perform regular shift procedures, which may include counting a money drawer and recording statistics
  • Perform library-related work as assigned for the efficient and effective operation of the institution
  • Undertake necessary training to either secure and retain library certification and/or meet job needs if required

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma (Some college preferred)
  • Proficient knowledge of use of the Internet and Microsoft Office applications
  • Working knowledge of PCs and computer networks

Physical Demands:

  • Lifting, pushing, pulling, bending, kneeling, climbing, and similar movements when occasion requires
  • Occasional pushing 50-100-lb. book trucks and handling moderately heavy boxes of books when the occasion requires
  • Visual acuity sufficient to view computer screens for extended lengths of time (4-8 hours)
  • Ability to hear
  • Ability to work in a seated position for long periods of time

How to Apply:

Send JCPL Application for Employment and resume to scallihan@jesspublib.org.

Application Deadline:

  • 6/14/2019

Marketing and Public Relations Coordinator, Full-time

Status: Full-time (38.5 hours per week)

Schedule: Monday – Friday (will include evenings and weekends)

$17.00 per hour

Job Definition:

Under the general supervision of the User Services Librarian, the Marketing and Public Relations Coordinator develops strategies to make library services visible and valuable to the community, using proven customer service and public relation practices tailored specifically to the library environment.

 Duties and Responsibilities Include, But Are Not Limited To:

  • Work with User Services Librarian to plan, implement and evaluate public relations activities which promote community awareness of library services and programs
  • Work with User Services Librarian and Graphic Designer to implement marketing goals
  • Communicate the value of the library to media, area organizations and local businesses
  • Represent the Library publicly at meetings and other activities as required/directed
  • Evaluate effectiveness of library-community partnerships in light of specific project goals and the library’s strategic plan
  • Write and submit press releases and news articles to media outlets
  • Maintain inventory of merchandise; arrange supplies for outreach visits and other promotional events
  • Maintain positive relations with internal and external library customers and stakeholders
  • Collaborate and communicate with the management team relevant projects as required/directed
  • Manage and evaluate social media presence and campaigns, help create content
  • Keep informed of local developments and activities through the local press and maintain contact with as many community and business groups as possible
  • Attend library conferences and workshops which relate to duties as authorized or recommended by User Services Librarian
  • Function as an integral member of the programming team, assist with community events and combine programming
  • Perform other tasks and duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • BA in Public Relations, Marketing, Business or other related field;two or more years of relevant experience preferred, OR             
  • MLIS with two or more years of relevant experience

Competencies:

  • Must have initiative, energy and imagination necessary to perform job functions with a minimum of direction, as well as a clear understanding of the mission of JCPL and a forward thinking vision regarding JCPL’s vital role in the community
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing, including the ability to decipher and relay detailed information
  • Ability to develop, implement, oversee, and evaluate effective library partnership programs throughout the community
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with business and community groups as well as media representatives, staff and the general public
  • Ability to plan, organize and implement tasks
  • Strong information technology and computer skills
  • Ability to compile and analyze data
  • Ability to perform all duties in a manner that displays knowledge of professional library principles, methods, techniques, and procedures
  • Must be able and willing to speak in public
  • Must be able to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends
  • Must have valid driver’s license and excellent driving record
  • Knowledge of and commitment to excellent customer service
  • Desire to contribute to the Library’s public service mission with an attitude of helpfulness and friendliness

How to Apply:

Email a completed JCPL Application for Employment , cover letter and resume to Sara King at sking@jesspublib.org

Deadline: June 20, 2019