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We have 2 current openings!

JOB OPPORTUNITY:  Circulation Assistant

HOURS:  15-20 hours per week including day, evening and alternating Saturday shifts.

Busy public library circulation department is looking for an energetic, friendly and unflappable team member.  We are looking for someone who will contribute to a positive and collaborative work environment.  Join us and we can promise there will be no dull moments!

DUTIES:  Direct interaction with patrons, greeting them as they enter the library, checking in/out library materials, accepting payments, shelving and retrieving materials, answering phones, issuing library cards and a myriad of other tasks.

Candidates must have excellent customer service skills and facility with computers. Having a sense of humor is a plus. Previous library experience is preferred.  Candidates must also be detail oriented, have skill in alphabetizing and putting materials in correct Dewey Decimal order, be in good physical condition and able to push heavy carts, reach upper and lower shelves, bend, stoop, lift, and stand for long periods of time.

Starting hourly rate $14.73 – 15.63, based on experience.

Download an application below and submit it, along with a cover letter and three references, to Julie Gilchrist at julieg@derrypl.org by Saturday, September 14, 2019.

Job Opportunity:  Part-Time Children's Librarian (25 hours/week)

We are searching for AWESOME!  Lively and fun Children’s Department is seeking an energetic, creative, and enthusiastic team member. We are looking for a special someone with a commitment to providing excellent library services to children from birth through age eleven. This position is for a person who enjoys children, values relationships with them and their families, and loves learning.

This librarian will be involved in creating and implementing programs, ranging from preschool storytimes to activities for early elementary aged children and tweens. Regular duties include providing reader’s advisory, reference services, and technology assistance to children, their caretakers, and educators; creating and maintaining book displays and promotional materials; assisting the Head of Children’s Services with collection development and maintenance; assisting with community outreach programming; and special projects as assigned.

A successful candidate will have prior experience working with children, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, an in-depth knowledge of children’s literature, and strong computer and technology skills, including using the Internet, online databases, the library catalog, email, and Microsoft Office. Experience with online gaming and Minecraft a plus. Must be able to multitask and thrive in an extremely active Children’s Room with over 300 annual programs. Bachelor’s degree preferred; MLIS candidates welcome.

Salary starts at $18.57-$20.29, commensurate with experience and education. Scheduled hours are on Monday through Thursday, including nights on Tuesdays until 8:30 pm and every third Saturday until 5:00 pm.  Benefits include paid vacation, personal, and sick time and tuition reimbursement.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and 3 references by email to Cara Potter, Library Director at carapotter@derrypl.org by Friday, September 27th, 2019.