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Post Date: February 23, 2021
Pembroke Public Library Location: Pembroke, Ontario Posted: February 22nd 2021 Salary: $14.50- $16.44 per hour
Pembroke Public Library (PPL) blends the best of traditional library services with innovative programs, spaces and technologies. PPL promotes a welcoming, inviting, and inclusive environment that provides excellent customer service in person, on-line, over the phone, and in the community.
Pembroke Public Library is searching for a creative and dynamic individual with demonstrated enthusiasm towards the mission of the library for the position of Circulation Assistant. This is a casual, part-time position of 10-18 hours per week.
The Circulation Assistant assists in the full range of library services including providing direct service to patrons as well as performing basic clerical and circulation-related tasks as well as all other duties as assigned by the CEO.
Duties and responsibilities:
Operates the automated library circulation system to check materials in and out, registers new members, collects membership fees and issues receipts when necessary, collects fines when necessary, manages reserves and holds and other public service duties as they arise
Records all monies received and disbursed at the circulation desk
Assists in preparing and promoting library programs and services
Responsible for book processing and mending
Assists in organizing library materials (shelving and shelf reading).
Assists in packing and unpacking inter-library loan materials for shipping and receiving and assists with the pick list (pulling books & DVDs from shelves for other libraries)
Assists patrons in the use of library equipment, inquiries and registration for library programs
Answers patron inquires in person, by email or by phone or redirects to appropriate staff members
Assists in monitoring the behaviour of library patrons
Shares responsibility for opening and closing procedures
Notifies appropriate staff members and CEO in cases of emergency or patron issues
Cooperates as a team member in performing duties essential to the achievement of efficient library operations
Follows library policies and procedures
Maintains a high level of confidentiality
Works with limited supervision
Performs other duties as assigned
High school education or equivalent
Knowledge of PCs, MS Office software applications and the internet
Ability to use a variety of office equipment
Willing to work with patrons in a friendly and tactful manner
Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
Ability to take initiative and use good judgment and discretion in making decisions and referring questions
Ability to organize job duties and work independently to follow a task through to completion
Ability to contribute to a positive work culture that fosters excellent customer service and teamwork
Flexible, with the capacity to adapt to change
Comfortable in assisting and accommodating a diverse range of library users, including those with accessibility requirements and special needs
Understand accessibility principles of dignity, independence, integration and equal opportunity
Able to push a loaded book cart and lift or maneuver cart loads up to 50 pounds
Experience working with the public
Knowledge of current library practices
Driver’s licence and a reliable vehicle
This opportunity requires daytime, evening and weekend shifts (based on work schedules). The successful candidate will be required to obtain a criminal record check for work with the vulnerable sector.
Interested candidates please send your resume and cover letter by March 12, 2021.
The Pembroke Public Library is an equal opportunity employer. Accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process as required. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. Information collected will be handled in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
Karthi Rajamani, CEO Pembroke Public Library 237 Victoria Street, Pembroke, Ontario K8A 4K5