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Library System System of Lancaster County

P/T Financial Assistant

The Library System of Lancaster County seeks a part-time Financial Assistant with accounts payable and accounts receivable experience to work 15 hours per week.  We offer a flexible schedule Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00am to 5:00pm.  Wage is $15.00 per hour.  To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and three references to Stephanie Zimmerman at szimmerman@lancasterlibraries.org by April 20, 2018.

Job Summary:  The Financial Assistant serves the primary function of processing all LSLC receipts and expenditures.  The position also provides support to the Financial Manager.

Qualifications:

  1. A high school diploma or equivalent, preferably with a course of study in business practices.
  2. A minimum of two years bookkeeping experience, with an emphasis on Accounts Payable.
  3. Experience with Accounts Receivable strongly desired.

Wage:  $15.00 per hour

Essential Functions: 

  1. Match purchase orders to invoices and review documents for accuracy.
  2. Process payment requests in Quickbooks, produce checks, and prepare for distribution/mailing.
  3. Process credit card transactions in Quickbooks and reconcile account monthly.
  4. Process online payments for books and services and record in Quickbooks.
  5. Prepare and provide invoices to member libraries for technology equipment and services.
  6. Prepare and provide quarterly statements of current receivables for member libraries.
  7. Record payments and receipts for the Council of Friends in Quickbooks.
  8. Prepare and process bank deposits and record revenue/receivables in Quickbooks.
  9. Other duties as assigned.

Competencies:

  1. Experience with accounting software is necessary, Quickbooks is strongly desired.
  2. Experience with Excel spreadsheets is required.
  3. Experience using a 10-key calculator is required.
  4. Able to take direction; manage multiple priorities and prioritize work.
  5. Follows and supports LSLC’s strategic plan.
  6. Willingness to learn new technologies and methods, suggesting new ideas for implementation.
  7. Effective communication skills, including but not limited to: Phone, email, in-person etiquette.
  8. Proactive and self-motivated problem solver; able to resolve questions and issues from member libraries and the general public in a polite and helpful manner.
  9. Ability to work independently or in a group as needs dictate; ability to lead or otherwise assist a team or committee when necessary.
  10. Strong organizational skills, including punctuality and attention to detail.
  11. Basic knowledge of or quick aptitude in learning how to use standard office software (Microsoft Office/Windows), email and equipment; ability to learn System or industry-specific software and equipment; knowledge of or ability to learn basic website editing.

Ephrata Public Library

Development Director

The Ephrata Public Library is seeking a creative Development Director who will be a member of the management team and contributes to the operational and strategic leadership of the Library. The Development Director is responsible for working with the Executive Director and Board of Directors to maintain a long-term fundraising program, as well as seeking out operational grants and funding. Key responsibilities include annual giving, major gifts, capital campaigns and endowment funding. The Development Director also manages donor relations, identifies new prospects, oversees grant proposals and oversees the operations of the Library’s book store, including volunteer management. Superior computer experience, including MS Office and social media platforms required.

Competitive salary and benefits. To apply, please send a cover letter with salary requirements along with your resume to Executive Director Penny Talbert at ptalbert@ephratapubliclibrary.org. EOE.


Ephrata Public Library

Library Assistant (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 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 Abby Balmer, Assistant Director: abalmer@ephratapubliclibrary.org.


Lancaster Public Library

Collection Development Librarian
(Full-Time, Non-Exempt)

JOB SUMMARY: The Lancaster Public Library seeks a highly committed, dynamic professional to serve as the Collection Development Librarian.

The Collection Development Librarian is responsible for the selection, purchase, and maintenance of all library materials in all formats and for all age groups that are current and relevant at the Lancaster Public Library’s three branches. This individual will manage collection expenditures to ensure they do not exceed budget and demonstrate a high degree of personal responsibility. In addition, must be able to work effectively with other departments within the organization. Excellent organizational skills are essential, as is the ability to multi-task. The ability to work evening and weekend hours as well as provide on-location support at all library branch locations is required.

QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited school AND a minimum of two (2) years of experience as a professional librarian with collection development responsibilities. Must be committed to excellence in the provision of library service.

COMPENSATION: Hourly wage: $16-$20 (commensurate with experience)

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

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

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

REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS: Lancaster Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please submit cover letter, resume, and three references to:

Lancaster Public Library
125 N. Duke Street
Lancaster, PA 17602
Attention: Kathy Leader
Fax: (717) 394-3083
Email: kleader@lancasterpubliclibrary.org 


Lancaster Public Library

Circulation Assistant (Part Time)

JOB SUMMARY: Lancaster Public Library is seeking a part-time Circulation Assistant. 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 supervision.

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 willingness to work at all Lancaster Public Library branch locations is required.

COMPENSATION: Hourly wage: $9.25 per hour. Hours: 10-15 per week.

A high school diploma or equivalent and basic computer data entry skills are required. The position may include evening and Saturday hours.

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

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

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

REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS: Lancaster Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please submit an application and three references to:

Lancaster Public Library
125 N. Duke Street
Lancaster, PA 17602
Attention: Kathy Leader
Fax: (717) 394-3083
Email: kleader@lancasterpubliclibrary.org


Strasburg-Heisler Library

Customer Service Assistant (Part-Time)

The Strasburg-Heisler Library seeks a part-time Customer Service Assistant to meet the needs of patrons seeking library materials and services, and keeping those materials orderly and in good condition.

Basic Requirements: Must hold a high school diploma or its equivalent, and at least 2 years of higher education. The position necessitates courteous customer service and pleasant telephone manners.  Computer skills are required along with the confidence to assist others in basic computer operations. The candidate must understand the concepts of technological devises. Attention to detail is significant. It is essential that the candidate be proactive to work as a part of a team.

Must be 18 years of age or older, able to bend, reach, and lift & carry 25 pounds.
Library experience preferred, but not required.
6-9 morning hours per week and some Saturdays.
Must submit PA child abuse clearance and federal background investigation documents.

Send letter and resume to:

Kristin Fernitz- Director
Strasburg Heisler Library
143 Precision Ave
Strasburg PA 17579
staff@strasburglibrary.org