Tuesday, November 22, 2016

TEMPORARY position: Library Aide II – Reference

Town of Canton. The Town of Canton is seeking a pleasant, customer-service-oriented self-starter to join the staff of the Canton Public Library as a part-time Reference Assistant.  This is a TEMPORARY position, starting as soon as possible and with a term ending June 30, 2017.  Responsibilities of the position include: staffing the reference desk; responding to reference and readers advisory queries in person and by phone; helping patrons use computers and other technology; assisting patrons with copier, library catalog, etc.; creating flyers, calendars, and other publicity materials; assisting with website updates and maintenance; creating displays; etc.  The incumbent will also staff the circulation desk as needed performing basic circulation functions such as charging and discharging library materials; answering and routing phone calls; etc.  Strong computer and technology skills, and ability to teach them to the public, are essential, as are a basic understanding of digital and print reference sources and ability to quickly learn new skills.  Applicants must have excellent customer service and communication skills and be courteous, friendly and welcoming to patrons both in person and over the phone.   Qualified applicants must possess a bachelor’s degree and have experience working with the public.  Previous library work and/or MLS or equivalent strongly preferred.   Experience with III’s Sierra ILS a plus.  Current MLS/MLIS students are encouraged to apply. The position is approximately 15-18 hours per week, with required evening shifts and flexibility to include Saturday shifts.  $17.20/hour, no benefits.  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 www.townofcantonct.org.  Applications must be received by 12:00 noon on Tuesday, December 6, 2016.  EOE.