Employment

Porter County Library Employment Opportunities
Career Opportunities At Your Library

Interested in a career with PCPLS? Great! Our library is committed to serving our community. If you’re energetic, love books, and enjoy serving the community, then please take the time to fill out an application for a position below that you are qualified for!

Porter County Library Employment Opportunities
Career
Opportunities At Your Library

Interested in a career with PCPLS? Great! Our library is committed to serving our community. If you’re energetic, love books, and enjoy serving the community, then please take the time to fill out an application for a position below that you are qualified for!

Our Current Opportunities:
Hebron Public Library - Circulation Clerk, Part time, $9/hr

TITLE: Circulation Clerk

DEPARTMENT: Circulation – Hebron

REPORTS TO: Branch Manager

HOURS: Part time (10-20 hours/week)

SALARY: $9/hour

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Social ease, public speaking ability and initiative.
  • Ability to work with people of all ages.
  • Flexible schedule; work evenings and weekends as required.
  • Willingness to learn computer skills, applications and devices relevant to position.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

  • Answers patron questions and assists them to find the materials they want and need, in person, on the telephone and email.
  • Answers patrons general and directional questions and directs them to appropriate staff when necessary.
  • Shelve, shelf reading and shifting of materials as assigned.
  • Assist with processing of new materials.
  • Recommending materials to improve the library’s collection.
  • Assists, instructs, and helps the public with computer and equipment use.
  • Perform opening and closing procedures as required.
  • Registers patrons.
  • Processes returned mail.
  • Assist in the repair of materials and/or prepare them to be rebound.
  • Assist patrons with e-content and devices.
  • Create displays as assigned.
  • Create list of and search for billed items.
  • Run notices for the system.
  • Sort through material donated to the library.
  • Maintain hardback and paperback replacement lists.
  • Manage library information and public information boards.
  • Discard materials.
  • Train and schedule volunteers.
  • Handling of all cash received in the department in an appropriate manner.
  • Attending library meetings, conferences, and in-service sessions as requested or approved by Department Head.
  • Handle patron complaints and direct to appropriate staff as needed.
  • Pull and shelve holds.  Remove expired holds.
  • Screen materials for damage and notify supervisor of any damage found.
  • Understand and perform the circulation functions of the ILS.
  • Assess emergency situations, act accordingly and file incident reports as necessary.
  • Clean AV material as needed.  Replace damaged media cases.
  • Search for missing, trace, lost and damaged materials.
  • Maintain paperback exchange.
  • Adhering to all policies and procedures in the Policy and the Procedures manuals.
  • Cooperating as a team member in performing any professional or nonprofessional duties essential to the achievement of the library’s objectives.
  • Work in various branches/departments as required.
  • Doing related work as required.

PHYSICAL TASKS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • Lift up to 10 lbs. of books above head to shelve.
  • Stand on a stool to shelve books overhead.
  • Push or pull a book truck of materials weighing up to 100 lbs.
  • Carry an armload of books up to 20 lbs.
  • Communicate effectively.
  • Operate equipment:  Computer, copier, fax machine, typewriter, telephone, calculator, audio-visual equipment, scanners and printers.
  • Repetitive tasks.
  • Exposure to dust, dirt, adhesives, and toner.
  • Exposure to high stress situations

Resumes should be sent to:

Jacqueline Lipski

Branch Manager (Hebron Public Library)

jlipski@pcpls.org

219-996-3684

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