Job Opportunity: Temporary Part-time Library Assistant

We are looking for a temporary part-time Library Assistant to join our team at the Huntingdon Valley Library. Our Library Assistants greet, direct, and provide information to library customers and perform a variety of clerical tasks related to the processing, sorting and circulation of library materials using the Polaris Integrated Library System. Other responsibilities include issuing library cards, checking materials in and out, reserving books, assessing damaged/incomplete material, and answering the phone. Additional responsibilities include assisting patrons with finding library materials, providing reader’s advisory, answering patron computer questions and troubleshooting, and monitoring appropriate use of the facility. This position requires a great deal of contact with the public and computer competency. Candidates must have the ability to work in a fast-paced environment and have excellent customer service and computer skills.

New employees are required to have a current Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance, PA State Police Criminal Record Check, and FBI Background check. Employment is contingent upon completion of the PA State Mandated Reporter Training within 60 days of hire.

The position may be up to 20 hours per week and some evenings and Sundays are required.

The possible shift for this position is Monday 3-9, Wednesday 10-5 with ½ unpaid lunch, and Sunday 1-5. Substituting at other times may be requested. The anticipated length of the temporary position is three months.

High school diploma required, some college preferred.  General knowledge of library principles and practices preferred. Strong computer, positive customer service, organizational, and cash handling skills are essential.

Submit resume and cover letter to:

Mrs. Pam Dull, Assistant Director
Huntingdon Valley Library
625 Red Lion Road
Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006

or by email in PDF form to

Salary: $9.50

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