Job Opportunities

ELANCO Library

Part Time Library Assistant – Start Date Mid-July

Hours
10 hours per week, evenings & some weekends

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist library users with the public internet computers and other technology
  • Assist library users to find materials easily, to meet their information needs, and to use the library successfully
  • Circulation tasks such as checking materials in and out, pulling holds and shelving books
  • Issue library cards
  • Answer the telephone
  • Collect fines and fees
  • Participate in collection-maintenance projects
  • Repair damaged materials
  • Additional duties as assigned

Qualifications and Requirements

  • High school graduate; some college preferred
  • Knowledge of and experience using public library technology and the Internet
  • Ability to perform routine clerical and record-keeping tasks repetitively and efficiently
  • Ability to learn and use the computerized library catalog system
  • Strong commitment to public service and the ELANCO community
  • Ability to work with library customers and staff in a friendly, efficient manner
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Accurate keyboarding and computer skills, including Microsoft Office
  • Ability to maintain reliable attendance and regular schedule
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing situations and to vary work schedule
  • Physical ability to regularly lift library materials weighing up to 40 pounds and to push fully loaded carts of library materials, and to bend and reach shelves

Satisfactory Pennsylvania Criminal Background Check, Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance, and FBI Fingerprinting

Salary

  • $9.00 hr
  • Benefits:
    • Option for a Simple IRA
    • No health benefits
    • Travel reimbursements for Library System Training purposes
    • Time paid for Library System Training and staff meeting attendance

Interested candidates must complete an application form. Cover letter and resume are optional.


Ephrata Public Library

Library Assistant – Circulation  (Part-time)

The Ephrata Public Library is seeking a part-time library assistant to staff the circulation desk.  The desired candidate must be proficient with social media, search engines, Microsoft Office, and email.  Other requirements include familiarity with public libraries, and excellent communication and customer service skills.  Previous experience working in a public library and bilingual is preferred.

Must be available to work 10-15 hours a week, which will include regularly scheduled morning and evening shifts, and one Saturday a month.

Up to date processed copies of a Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance, Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check, and an FBI Criminal Background Check must be provided before hire.

To apply send a cover letter and resume as a Microsoft Word document to abalmer@ephratapubliclibrary.org


Ephrata Public Library

Passport/Fingerprinting Agents

The Ephrata Public Library is currently seeking applications for Passport/Fingerprinting Agents in our Government Services office. The open position is for 15-20 hours per week. Qualified applicants should be customer-service oriented and have a strong attention to detail. Applicants must be willing to work daytime, evening, and weekend hours, and be able to stand for extended periods of time. All employees must pass an FBI criminal background check and obtain their child abuse clearances. To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Laura Eaton at leaton@ephratapubliclibrary.org

Part Time Library Assistant

The Ephrata Public Library is seeking a part-time library assistant to staff the circulation desk. The desired candidate must be proficient with social media, search engines, Microsoft Office, and email. Other requirements include familiarity with public libraries, and excellent communication and customer service skills. Previous experience working in a public library and bilingual is preferred.

Must be available to work 10-15 hours a week, which will include regularly scheduled morning and evening shifts, and one Saturday a month.

Up to date processed copies of a Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance, Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check, and an FBI Criminal Background Check must be provided before hire.

To apply send a cover letter and resume as a Microsoft Word document to abalmer@ephratapubliclibrary.org.


Lancaster Public Library

Circulation Assistant – Lancaster City Branch (Part-Time)

JOB SUMMARY: Lancaster Public Library is seeking a part-time Circulation Assistant for the Lancaster City Branch. The Circulation Desk is often the primary service point for library patrons so strong customer service skills in a busy environment are required. Responsibilities include assisting patrons with the use of the library by checking out materials, answering questions about patron accounts, and generally assisting patrons with the use of the library services and the facility. When the Circulation Desk is not busy, the Circulation Assistant will perform other tasks in support of library operation as directed by supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS: Successful candidates will demonstrate the ability to cheerfully respond to patron requests, to work cooperatively in a team environment, to be flexible as the demands of the job change, to become familiar with the location of library resources, to handle the fast pace of telephone and in-person interactions, and to assist library patrons with the use of the library. Must have a working knowledge of computers and be committed to excellence in the provision of library service.

A high school diploma or equivalent is required.

COMPENSATION: Hourly wage: $10.00. Hours: 20-24 per week including evenings and Saturdays.

The above job summary is not intended as, nor should be construed as, exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job.

A criminal record check, child abuse clearance, and FBI certification are required for all library employees.

Please submit an application and three references to: Lancaster Public Library Attention:
Kathy Leader 125 N. Duke Street Lancaster, PA 17602 Fax: (717) 394-3083 Email:  kleader@lancasterpubliclibrary.org

Lancaster Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For more information about Lancaster Public Library visit our website at www.lancasterpubliclibrary.org


Manheim Township Public Library

Passport Agent (Part-time)

Manheim Township Public Library is seeking a part-time Passport Agent. A Passport Agent works with clients during the application process to obtain a United States passport. To be considered qualified, a candidate must have strong customer service skills and be highly detail oriented. Must be capable of understanding and applying State Department policies and procedures related to the passport service. Must satisfy initial and ongoing training requirements. Must maintain strict client confidentiality.

Job Description: The Passport Agent serves clients who seek to obtain a United States passport. This involves verifying official documents presented by applicants, ensuring all required forms are complete, and taking passport photos upon request. When not performing passport services, the Passport Agent provides back-up support for the Library’s circulation function, including checking materials in and out and shelving items.

Qualifications:  High School Diploma required. Candidates with a college degree and previous passport experience are preferred.  Millennium/Sierra ILS experience a plus. Ability to speak a language in addition to English desirable.

Compensation: $9.50/hour. The position is 20 hours/week. Must be available to work daytime, evening, and weekend hours. Hours are subject to change based on the needs of the Library.

Must pass the Pennsylvania Criminal Background Check, Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance and FBI Fingerprint Based Federal Criminal History.

Application:  Send cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to Joyce Sands, Executive Director, at jsands@mtpl.info. Manheim Township Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.