Job Opportunities

Newton Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in its workforce.

Library Aide – ENLITE

POSITION SUMMARY:  Under immediate supervision of the Adult Services Supervisor, selects, delivers and retrieves library materials for homebound senior citizens or residents of care facilities who are ENLITE patrons. Provides personal vehicle for visits to ENLITE patrons, and performs clerical, circulation and related library work as required.

HOURS:  Hourly – non-exempt for purposes of Fair Labor Standards Act.  Less than 15-hour work week. [Mornings and early afternoons]

Job Duties Include, But Are Not Limited to the Following:

  • Actively greet and assist patrons with access to library materials.
  • Promote access to library through ENLITE program.
  • Selects, delivers and retrieves with personal vehicle library materials for ENLITE patrons in Newton and North Newton.
  • Assist patrons in selecting library materials through knowledge of authors and types of literature.
  • Assist with ENLITE circulation reports.
  • Assist with Large Print collection development and maintenance such as inventory, shelving and shelf reading by approved library filing techniques and the Dewey Decimal system weeding of library materials based on NPL Collection Development policies and guidelines.
  • Answer directional questions and refers patrons to appropriate staff member.
  • Move and shift library collections to resolve space limitations as directed by Supervisor.
  • Perform alpha-numeric sorting and filing tasks.
  • Perform circulation desk procedures including but not limited to retrieve library materials from book drops, and overdues.
  • Prepare, repair, or recondition library materials.
  • Shelf reads and straightens materials on the shelves or in the collection while shelving and in other assigned areas.
  • Follow safety and emergency procedures.
  • Assist with physical appearance of service areas and maintenance of building, advising Director of needed actions and performing routine custodial functions when no custodian is present.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Education equivalent to sophomore in high school, minimum 16 years of age; High School Diploma or GED preferred.
  • Valid Driver’s License required.

Submit Newton Public Library Application Form with cover letter, resume, and 3 references to: Library Director, Newton Public Library, 720 N Oak, Newton, KS 67114, or email to: deells @ newtonplks.org. EEO.

PART-TIME LIBRARY AIDE

Newton Public Library seeks a dynamic person with enthusiasm, people-oriented, experience with technology, knowledge of library services and minimum 16 years of age.  Must have flexible schedule and be available to work most hours library is open.

POSITION SUMMARY: Under immediate supervision of Adult Services Supervisor, this position re-shelves library materials, maintains materials in the library collection in a neat and orderly fashion, and performs clerical, circulation and related library work as required.  Works directly with the public.

HOURS:  Hourly – non-exempt for purposes of Fair Labor Standards Act.  Must work evening and weekend shifts. 15-hour work week is average.

Job Duties Include, But Are Not Limited to the Following:

  • Actively greet and assist patrons with access to library materials, online databases, Internet resources, and computer applications.
  • Assist patrons in selecting library materials through knowledge of authors and types of literature.
  • Assist with collection development and maintenance such as inventory, shelving and shelf reading by approved library filing techniques and the Dewey Decimal system weeding of library materials based on NPL Collection Development policies and guidelines.
  • Answer directional questions and refer patrons to appropriate staff member(s).
  • Provide reference, information, readers’ advisory, referral services, and interpretation of policies to patrons.
  • Arrange returned materials on book carts and re-shelve them in proper order.
  • Perform circulation desk procedures including but not limited to manual processes and computerized checking in and checking out library materials, retrieve library materials from book drops, registration of patrons, placing and supplying holds, entering magazine holdings, changing status of barcodes, printing lists, searching and informing patrons of messages, overdues, and manage book drop and collecting money for fines and other library monetary transactions.
  • Prepare, repair, or recondition library materials.
  • Provide advisory services and bibliographic instruction.
  • Provide basic instruction to patrons on specified equipment, library software and databases.
  • Requests interlibrary loan materials and maintains interlibrary loan files.
  • Actively participate in continuing education efforts.
  • Assist with opening and closing, and follow safety and emergency procedures.
  • Assist with physical appearance of service areas and maintenance of building, advising Director of needed actions and performing routine custodial functions when no custodian is present.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Education equivalent to sophomore in high school, minimum 16 years of age; High School Diploma or GED preferred.

Submit Newton Public Library Application Form with cover letter, resume, and 3 references to: Library Director, Newton Public Library, 720 N Oak, Newton, KS 67114, or email to: deells @ newtonplks.org. EEO.

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