Job Opening: Library Assistant, Liberty Public Library (Part-time)
The Liberty Public Library is seeking a new part-time member for our staff, a small team dedicated
to excellent library service. The ideal candidate must enjoy working with the public and possess
excellent interpersonal and communication skills. We are looking for a friendly, creative person
with a good sense of humor and a desire to expand services to the community.
Library Assistant responsibilities include but not limited to:
Preparing, conducting, and assisting with programming for adults.
Assisting with marketing, including online calendar entry, website updates, monthly
newsletter and print calendar, social media posting, and creating and distributing
press releases and the creation of flyers and brochures.
Providing basic reference service and basic technology training to library patrons,
including assistance with public computers.
Assisting with collection management, including inventory, weeding and ordering.
Minimum requirements include:
(A)Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university accredited by the New
York State Board of Regents to grant degrees with a Bachelor’s Degree and one (1) year
of experience working in a library or nonprofit organization; or (B) Graduation from a
regionally accredited college or university accredited by the New York State Board of
Regents to grant degrees with an Associate’s Degree plus three (3) years of experience
working in a library or nonprofit organization; or (C) Graduation from high school or
possession of a general equivalency diploma and five (5) years of experience working in
a library or nonprofit organization.
Other desired qualifications:
Excellent customer service
Strong oral and written communication skills
Proficient with Microsoft Office and social media applications
Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with colleagues
Hours: Part-time/ 10-20 hours/week
Pay Rate: $17-$20 per hour depending on experience
How to Apply:
Send a letter of interest and resume by email to Marjorie Linko, Library
Director email@example.com with Library Assistant Position in the Subject line.
Applications must be received by Fri April 28.
This is a Provisional Civil Service position. Permanent appointment to the position is dependent
upon the candidate’s rating on a training and experience exam provided by the Sullivan County
Department of Personnel. The Sullivan County Civil Service Official Job Description for Library
Assistant is provided below:
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: This paraprofessional librarian position includes but
is not limited to conducting outreach, adult programs and services and various administrative
functions. Requires aptitude to operate independently within prescribed responsibilities. Work
is performed under the general supervision of the Library Director or a Librarian and may
involve supervision and training of library staff and volunteers. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES: The typical work activities listed below, while providing
representative examples of the variety of work assignments in the title, do not describe any
individual position. Incumbents in this title may perform some or all of the following, as well as
other related activities not described. Plans, schedules, coordinates and conducts adult
programs and community outreach activities; Implements programs and services in accordance
with current library long range plan and in consultation with supervisor; Assists in evaluating
effectiveness of programs; makes recommendations and prepares reports as required; Provides
library informational, instructional, research and referral services to all library users; Performs
online circulation, cataloging, collection development, interlibrary loan, overdue functions and
updates records by applying library principles as directed; Keeps up-to-date with current
technology trends and may provide technology instruction to library users; Creates public
relations materials across all formats; Prepares library exhibits and displays; Prepares research
and completes forms relative to grant proposals; Performs basic computer maintenance tasks;
Maintains and operates audio-visual equipment; Uses current software applications; Supervises
library staff and volunteers; May supervise children.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:
Good attention to detail and ability to follow policies and procedures consistently; good
knowledge of layout, writing and public relations skills; working knowledge of basic computer
systems; good knowledge of basic reference sources online and in print; ability to perform
informational, instructional, research and referral activities; ability to operate and maintain
current technology and software applications; ability to communicate clearly and accurately
both orally and in writing; ability to read and comprehend written material; ability to carry out
assignments independently; tact and courtesy in dealing with staff and public; ability to
maintain a calm and friendly demeanor with the public under stressful conditions; and ability to
move delivery boxes up to 70 pounds and lift 30 pounds, stand for extended periods of time,
sit, bend, kneel, crouch and climb stairs.