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Part-Time Library Assistants, Gladwyne and Ludington Libraries, Lower Merion Township, PA

Positions: Part-Time Library Assistant 1 - Gladwyne Library

                        Average of 29 hours per week:

                                                  Monday: 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

                                                  Tuesday: 4 - 8 p.m.

                                                  Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

                                                  Thursday: 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

                                                Friday/Saturday Rotation: 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

                    Part-Time Library Assistant 1 - Ludington Library

                       Average of 4 to 13.5 hours per week:

                                                  3 Saturdays per month: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

                                                  Occasional Sundays 11:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. and

                                                  Occasional Evenings 5 p.m.- 9 p.m. or 6 p.m. -9 p.m.

 Range and Rate (for both):  Schedule PT29 - $22.68/hour

Internal candidates please contact Library Administration to determine what the potential compensation and/or fringe benefit impact would be for you.

 

Duties:           Gladwyne Library

  • Assists in the operation of the circulation department.  
  • Uses library computer system to register and update borrower information, check materials in and out, process overdues and reserves, and collect fines, involving cash handling.  
  • Answers telephone inquiries.  
  • Provides information and directions to patrons, assists patrons in locating books and other materials.  
  • Demonstrates the use of the computerized catalog, electronic databases available on the LMLS website, and reader's advisory.  
  • Assists with use of copy machines, computers, and with e-materials available to patrons through streaming and downloading on various devices.
  • Shelves books, videos, music CDs, and books on tape, both upstairs and downstairs.
  • May be responsible for opening and closing building.
  • May supervise student workers and/or pages.
  • May assist with processing new materials, sorting the interlibrary delivery, emptying return drops.
  • Performs various projects assigned by the Head Librarian.  
  • Interest in adult programming and outreach desired.

                      Ludington Library

  • Assists in the operation of the reference department and occasionally the circulation department.  
  • Uses library computer system to register and update borrower information, check materials in and out, process overdues and reserves, and collect fines, involving cash handling.  
  • Answers telephone inquiries.
  • Provides information and directions to patrons, assists patrons in locating books and other materials.  
  • Demonstrates the use of the computerized catalog, electronic resources available on the LMLS website, and reader's advisory.  
  • Assists with use of copy machines, computers, and with e-materials available to patrons through streaming and downloading on various devices.
  • Answers general reference questions.
  • Answers basic Microsoft Word and Excel questions.
  • Assists with internet, microfilm reader, scanner and electronic device troubleshooting.
  • Shelves books, DVDs, music CDs, and books on tape.
  • May be responsible for opening and closing building.
  • May supervise student workers and/or pages.
  • May assist with processing new materials, sorting the interlibrary delivery, emptying return drops.

 

Qualifications:

  •  High school graduate or equivalent.
  • Recent library experience desired.
  • Experience in computer operation required.  
  • Experience with Microsoft Office desired.
  • Customer service experience desired.
  • Ability to assist both adults and children courteously and efficiently.  
  • Ability to perform basic arithmetic computations.
  • Ability to sit for up to 2 hours and must be mobile for 2-4 hours a day.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to bend, stoop, squat, reach above shoulder level, kneel, lift, push and pull up to 35% of the day for shelving books and other library procedures.
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 10 pounds up to 68% of the day for helving books and for moving of library materials.
  • Ability to use both the right and left hand for firm grasping, repetitive actions and fine manipulation. 

For Gladwyne:

  • Ability and willingness to work both upstairs and downstairs.

For Ludington: 

  • Good ability in oral and written communication including social media.

 Selection:  Based on education, work experience, merit, training, employee record, and interview.

 

How to Apply:  Current employees: Submit Job Opportunity Application Form (with resume) available from the Human Resources Department or your supervisor. 

                        External applicants can download an employment application from www.lowermerion.org.  Employment Opportunities and submit it along with a resume to the Library Department.

Send cover letter, resume, a Township application and list of three references to:       

Library Department

75 E. Lancaster Avenue, Third Floor

Ardmore, PA 19003

610-645-6110

Or email jdeangelis@lmls.org

 

Applications must be received by 4:30 P.M., Friday, January 11, 2019.

 

More Information on Lower Merion Township: 

Located in the heart of the historic "Main Line," the Township is a first-ring suburban community bordering the City of Philadelphia. At nearly 24 square miles in area, Lower Merion is the largest of the 62 municipalities located within Montgomery County. It is home to nationally recognized public and private schools, as well as colleges and universities, including Bryn Mawr College, Harcum College, Haverford College, Rosemont College, and Saint Joseph's University. As of the 2016 U.S. Census, the township had a total population of 58,288, with 23,868 households. The Township has a median housing value of $341,100 and a median family income of $86,373, the highest in the County. Excellent educational opportunities, two respected hospitals, convenient shopping and dining establishments and a plenitude of open space all within its borders, make Lower Merion Township one of the most desirable communities in which to live and work.

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