Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Library Reference Assistant - Plainville Public Library

Library Reference Assistant - The Town of Plainville has a Full-time opening for a Library Reference Assistant at our Plainville Public Library. This position consists of a 35-hour work week, with a starting salary of $21.14 per hour. This position is accountable for assisting the Library Director in providing reference and Inter-Library Loan service to patrons.
     Some of the essential duties and responsibilities include performing required research and answering reference questions; using computerized equipment; overseeing the Inter-Library Loan program; preparing related technical and/or statistical reports; representing the library at meetings regarding the development of regional library policies; reading book reviews and making recommendations on the purchase of new books; assisting at the circulation desk as needed, and performing general clerical duties and related duties as necessary; has charge of the library in the absence of the professional staff.
     Knowledge of library science procedures; knowledge of library classification systems; interpersonal skills, communication skills, and computer skills are necessary. A Bachelor's Degree in Liberal Arts, the Humanities, or other related field; minimum of two-years' experience in relevant library work and/or any equivalent combination of education and experience.
     While performing the duties of this job, you occasionally would be required to push, pull, and lift light objects less than 20 pounds. The duties of this position require the individual to be able to walk, stand, or sit/stand for prolonged periods. Also required is the ability to distinguish between public and confidential information and be able to handle it appropriately.
     To apply for this position, please print an employment application from https://www.plainvillect.com and mail it along with your resume to The Town of Plainville, Attn: Human Resources, One Central Square, Plainville, CT 06062; or you can stop by the Human Resources Offices for an application. Closing date for this position is Friday, February 2, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. EOE/M-F