Monday, October 24, 2016

Library Aide II: Children’s and Circulation

The Town of Canton is seeing a pleasant, customer-service-oriented self-starter to join the staff of the Canton Public Library as a part-time Library Aide II.  This position will be split between the Circulation and Children’s departments.  Responsibilities of the position include: staffing the children’s and circulation desks; providing reference and readers’ advisory services to children and families; answering basic information questions; assisting patrons with computers, copier, library catalog, etc.; answering and routing calls; charging and discharging library materials; creating signs, flyers, and displays; and processing children’s library materials. The successful candidate will enjoy and have experience working with children, tweens, and families; have strong knowledge of children’s literature and library services; have excellent customer service and communication skills; and be welcoming, courteous, and friendly to patrons of all ages.  Strong computer and technology skills are essential.  Qualified applicants must possess a bachelor’s degree and have experience working with the public, including experience working directly with children.  Previous library work strongly preferred.  Experience with III’s Sierra ILS a plus. The position is 20 hours per week, including one evening and every other Saturday, and is eligible for  pro-rated sick, vacation, and holiday pay.  $17.20/hour. To apply, send a completed Town of Canton employment application and cover letter to: Robert Skinner, Chief Administrative Officer, Town of Canton, PO Box 168, 4 Market Street, Collinsville, CT 06022. Employment applications and a full job description are available at Canton Town Hall, at the Canton Public Library, and online at  Applications must be received by 4:30pm on November 15, 2016.  EOE.