Job Opportunities

YOUTH SERVICES ASSISTANT SUPERVISOR

Newton Public Library seeks a dynamic person with enthusiasm, vision and dedication who assists in managing and directing the work of Youth Services including children’s and young adult programs, and staff and volunteer supervision. Performs related library work as required.

HOURS: Hourly – non-exempt for purposes of Fair Labor Standards Act. Must work occasional evening and weekend shifts. 40-hour work week.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

General:

  • Actively greet and assist patrons with access to library materials, online databases, use of technology, Internet resources, and computer applications.
  • Provide reference, information, readers’ advisory, referral services, and interpretation of policies to patrons.
  • Perform public service desk procedures.
  • Perform basic diagnostic troubleshooting on computers.
  • Actively participate in continuing education efforts.
  • Serve as chief operations officer in absence of the Director as assigned, including opening and closing, and following safety and emergency procedures.
  • Assist with physical appearance of service areas and maintenance of building.
  • Promote interest in the library as a community resource including visiting and speaking to individuals, educational, civic, cultural and social organizations.
  • Assist and instruct patrons and staff in the use of technology.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Specialized:

  • Plan and supervise youth programs emphasizing young adults, as assigned or approved by the Director or Youth Supervisor.
  • Assist with collection development and maintenance within Youth Services.
  • Assist with library programs, tours, services and displays as assigned by the Director or Youth Supervisor (e.g. StoryTimes, tours, summer activities).

Supervisory:

  • Supervise and train staff and volunteers assigned when the position is in charge of a desk, serving as chief operations officer, or with staff or volunteers assigned to area.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • BA/BS from an accredited institution
  • Two years of previous public library or direct experience working with youth
  • Supervisory experience preferred

MENTAL AND PHYSICAL ABILITIES:

The mental and physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; sit, walk, use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee may on rare occasion lift and/or move by pushing or pulling up to 50 pounds. Must be able to have physical stamina to provide active service to patrons during workdays of up to eight hours.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision and peripheral vision.

BENEFITS: Health insurance, KPERS, and paid CE, holiday, vacation and sick leave

Application process for job opportunities at Newton Public Library:

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

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PART-TIME SHELVER – NEWTON PUBLIC LIBRARY, NEWTON, KANSAS

Newton Public Library seeks a dynamic, people-oriented person with enthusiasm, experience with technology, knowledge of library services and minimum 16 years of age.  Must have flexible schedule and be available to work mornings or afternoons when library is open. Approximately 10-15 hours per week (currently 2 hours per day, 5 days per week).

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 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 read and straighten materials on the shelves or in the collection while shelving and in other assigned areas.
  • 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.

MENTAL AND PHYSICAL ABILITIES:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; sit, walk, use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee may lift and/or move by pushing or pulling up to 50 pounds. Must be able to have physical stamina to provide active service to patrons during workdays of up to four hours. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision and peripheral vision.

Application process for job opportunities at Newton Public Library:

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

 

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