Jobs

Creative Space Support Associate

Schedule:

Sunday:                       1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Monday:                      5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Tuesday:                     5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Saturday:                    10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Rate of Pay: $13.50

Status: Part-Time (18 scheduled hours)

Definition:

Under the general supervision of the STEM Education Specialist, the Creative Space Support Associate (CSSA) is responsible for instructing and assisting library customers in the use of makerspace technology. The CSSA also manages inventory of consumable materials and performing regular maintenance in relation to technology used by library customers. This work requires the CSSA to be (or quickly become) proficient in the use of hardware and software related to customers successfully using publically available technology. The CSSA must also possess support skills to successfully train and assist a wide range of customer skill levels needing their assistance

Duties and Responsibilities:

Duties and responsibilities are assigned by the STEM Education Specialist and include, but are not limited to:

  • Deliver technology related support to individuals or small groups of library customers
  • Collaborate with the STEM Education Specialist in the creation of lesson plans, supplementary materials and documentation related to the use of publicly available library technology
  • Record attendance of each delivered support sessions
  • Participate in the promotion of technology related instruction and resources available to library customers
  • Assist and/or collaborate with the in the development or execution of library programming events as necessary
  • Manage, record and report levels of technology related consumable materials on a weekly basis
  • Work shifts at the public computer desk as assigned
  • Publish technology news and items of interest relevant to staff on the library intranet
  • Participate in the development and accomplishment of annual department goals, objectives and their action plans related to existing, forthcoming and potential technology related projects and initiatives that are aligned with the strategic goals of the library
  • Document and complete assigned projects and tasks within the parameters and timeframe provided by the STEM Education Specialist
  • Troubleshoot technology related issues and utilize/update the library’s ticketing system to keep record of steps taken to reach a resolution
  • Process, install, configure and maintain new and existing library technology equipment as assigned
  • Investigate, collect, analyze, review and report assigned and otherwise relevant information to the STEM Education Specialist
  • Pursue professional development opportunities and activities (with approval of the STEM Support Specialist and Technology Librarian) in order to keep abreast on the latest technological advancements that may be applicable in a library setting
  • Perform library-related work as assigned for the efficient and effective operation of the institution
  • Perform other tasks and duties as assigned by the STEM Support Specialist

 Qualifications:

  • Proficient knowledge in commonly used hardware and software
  • Prior experience relation to a relevant technology or instructional position
  • Some college (degree strongly preferred)

Competencies:

  • Exhibit a desire to contribute to the Library’s public service mission in an atmosphere of helpfulness and friendliness
  • Act in a manner that exudes a commitment to excellent customer service and support
  • Possess and model strong interpersonal communication skills in person, by phone, online and any other means
  • Demonstrate the ability to instruct, cooperate and collaborate with library customers and staff
  • Set specific, measurable goals that are realistic but challenging, with dates for accomplishment
  • Enlists support in obtaining the information, resources, and training needed to accomplish his/her work effectively
  • Notifies Technology Librarian about any problems that interferes with the accomplishment of assigned work
  • Prioritizes and plans a quarterly agenda to follow in the completion of tasks and duties
  • Identifies multiple possibilities and analyzes these possibilities to decide on the best course of action
  • Anticipates potential problems and develops preemptive solutions

Physical Demands:

  • Lifting, pushing, pulling, bending, kneeling, climbing, and similar movements when occasion requires
  • Occasional pushing 50-100-lb. dolly and handling moderately heavy equipment 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

Work Environment:

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

 Other Information:

  • 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

 Other Information:

To apply, please submit a completed application, resume and cover letter to David Powell by September 2nd, 2017.

Jessamine County Public Library
Attn: David Powell
600 S. Main St.
Nicholasville, KY 40356
dpowell@jesspublib.org


Collection Services Part-Time Processing Associate

Tuesday: 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Wednesday: 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Thursday: 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Friday: 12:00 noon to 6:00 PM

Rate of Pay: Starts at $10.50 per hour

Status: Part-Time (20-23 scheduled hours)

Definition:

Under the general supervision of the Collection Services Librarian and oversight by the Assistant Collection Services Librarian, the Processing Associate is responsible for performing tasks/duties that maintain the items within the Jessamine County Public Library 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:

  • Unpacking and performing quality control on new items
  • Processing and labeling new items when not arriving shelf-ready
  • Repairing selected print materials
  • Replacing containers of CD, DVD, and Blu-Ray formats
  • Repairing playing surfaces of CD, DVD, and Blu-Ray discs
  • Maintaining the eReader collection
  • Covering book jackets of new materials with mylar or laminate
  • Retrieving materials from Repair Shelf, repairing items, and returning them to the collection; returning items to selectors if items cannot be repaired
  • Performing tasks and duties as assigned by the Collection Services Librarian

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma
  • College degree preferred

Competencies:

  • Knowledge of and commitment to excellent customer service
  • Desire to contribute to Library’s public service mission in an atmosphere of helpfulness and friendliness
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills, in person, by phone, and on-line
  • Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with customers and staff
  • Ability to maintain composure while handling customer complaints
  • Ability to learn, implement, and communicate library policies and procedures
  • Ability to understand and follow written and oral communication
  • Ability to use basic computer programs, including Microsoft Office programs
  • Ability to master the library’s online catalog and automated circulation system
  • Ability to see, read, and understand catalog records and to apply the information they contain
  • Ability to be flexible, adaptable, and flourish in a changing environment

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

Benefits:

  • Vacation leave 4 hours accrued per month; 4 hours credited on birthday
  • Sick leave 4 hours accrued per month
  • Holiday leave paid for scheduled hours on holiday closings

Application:

To apply, please fill out an application no later than August 25, 2017. Forms may be submitted online, by fax [(859) 853-5164], or by mail:

Jessamine County Public Library
Attn: Matt Kinnell
600 S. Main St.
Nicholasville, KY 40356
mkinnell@jesspublib.org


Part-time Collection Services Associate

Pay: $10.50

Hours:

Sunday: 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Monday: 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Tuesday: 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Wednesday: 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Thursday: 5:15 PM to 9:00 PM

Duties include:

Using the library’s automated system to discharge materials, process holds, perform location changes, and conduct inventories; retrieving holds from the stacks; 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.

Competencies include:

Ability to read and write; ability to use basic computer programs, including Microsoft Office programs; knowledge of and commitment to excellent customer service; good interpersonal and communication skills; ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with customers and staff; ability to understand and follow written and oral communication; ability to master the library’s online catalog and automated circulation system; ability to see, read, and understand catalog records and to apply the information they contain; ability to efficiently and accurately use the computer to carry out job responsibilities.

 To apply, please fill out an application no later than August 18. Forms may be submitted online, by fax [(859) 8853-5164], or by mail:

Jessamine County Public Library
Attn: Matt Kinnell
600 South Main Street
Nicholasville, KY 40340
mkinnell@jesspublib.org


 

2 Library Substitute Positions Open

Position 1: Children’s Department

Hours: Thursdays 5pm – 9:15pm & Saturdays 12:30pm to 5:15pm. These hours are subject to change as deemed necessary by department supervisor and manager.

Position 2: User Services

Hours: No regularly scheduled hours

All positions pay $10.25 per hour

Definition:

Under the general supervision of the Substitute Coordinator, 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 include:

Duties and responsibilities are assigned by the department supervisors and may vary depending on departmental staffing levels and the skills and experience of the employee. Duties 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

Qualifications:
• High School diploma; some college preferred

Competencies include:

• Ability to read and write
• Ability to use basic computer programs, including Microsoft Office
• Knowledge of and commitment to excellent customer service to everyone
• Ability to maintain composure while handling customer complaints; desire to contribute to the library’s public service mission in an atmosphere of helpfulness and friendliness
• Good interpersonal and communication skills – in person, by phone, and online
• Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with library staff and customers of all ages
• Ability to learn, implement, and communicate library policies and procedures
• Ability to understand and follow written and oral communication
• Ability to master the library’s online catalog and automated circulation system
• Ability to see, read, and understand catalog records and to apply the information they contain
• Ability to operate office equipment – including the telephone, fax, typewriter, copier, printer, and other office equipment
• Ability to accurately handle cash and make change
• Ability to be flexible, adaptable, and flourish in a changing environment

To apply, please fill out an application no later than August 11, 2017. Forms may be submitted in person, online, by fax [(859) 8853-5164], or by mail:

Jessamine County Public Library
Attn: Matt Kinnell
600 South Main Street
Nicholasville, KY 40356
mkinnell@jesspublib.org