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Library Associate Job Opening

Library Associate

Salary: $13.00 – $14.00 Hourly 
Location: Morris Area Public Library 
604 Liberty St – Morris Il 60450 
815-942-6880 
Job Type: Part-time 
Closing: 6/2/2022 
Hours For Position Are: Monday (5-8 p.m.), Tuesday (2:30-8 p.m.), Wednesday (9-12 p.m.), Friday (12-5 p.m.)

SUMMARY:

We are growing and evolving and looking to add to how we embrace and enhance the charm of Morris IL.  Do you like an environment of support and sharing, away from the noise of a big city? We are looking for two part time Library Associates to empower our patrons through a love of books, community and programs. If your goal is to support others as they reach their goals, join our library staff to meet the exciting and varying needs of our patrons!

 We are looking for positive, engaging team members who are eager to assist with projects and programs within the library, as well as in our community. If you are looking for a position where your focus on detail will benefit everyone, this is it. The Library Associate position is a blend of managing our collection and working with our patrons.  You will have resources to support you as you share your love of books and guide visitors through our collections.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

The following duties and responsibilities are not all inclusive.  Other duties may be assigned.

  • Encourage, invite and welcome patrons to our amazing library
  • Perform all daily library circulation operations with a positive attitude while assisting patrons with circulation services
  • Use creativity to develop informative, engaging, and entertaining programs
  • Deliver programs to audiences of any age in the library
  • Support coworkers as part of a growing team
  • Participate in the engaging design and maintenance of displays
  • Provide readers’ advisory services to all age levels
  • Rove the library to support patrons, provide assistance and maintain both collections and public areas
  • Assist patrons in finding and using library resources, including reference materials, computers, public access catalog, reference databases, and electronic resources
  • Support all patrons with first level technology assistance
  • Uphold the patron’s rights embodied in the First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States, the Bill of Rights and ALA confidentiality standards
  • Uphold copyright and anti-discrimination and bias-free laws and regulations.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS:

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.

 Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Engaging attitude focused on supporting an amazing team
  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time
  • Ability to lift up to 50lb with repetitive lifting
  • Desire to empower patrons and coworkers as we explore the library
  • Ability to research reference questions and serve the informational needs of patrons
  • Creative problem solving to help patrons with all aspects of circulation services
  • Ability to create engaging displays throughout the library
  • Effective communication skills
  • Ability to follow library policies and procedures
  • Ability to work with, maintain, and troubleshoot problems with library equipment including computers, photocopiers, and audiovisual equipment.

Please send completed applications by 6/2/2022 to:

Rose Nowak
604 Liberty St
Morris, IL  60450
rnowak@morrislibrary.com