We are often looking for volunteers to assist with shelving, shelf-reading, assisting the Friends of the Library with their book sales, craft prep for children's programs, CD cleaning, and more. If you are an adult, please contact Julia, our Deputy Director at email@example.com or call 207-236-3642.
If you are a teen between ages 14-18 and are interested in volunteering with the library, please contact Stephanie, our Youth Services Librarian at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 207-236-3642.
We are hiring!
The Rockport Public Library is seeking a Library Assistant to join our team. Every day is an adventure at the library and you never know what new and exciting thing will happen next. We are looking for someone to join the team for between 15 to 20 hours a week with the opportunity for more. We offer competitive pay and a simulating work environment. Some nights and weekends required.
If you are interested in applying for the position send a cover letter and resume to Ben Blackmon at
Performs routine library services such as receiving and loaning books, returning books to shelves, and following up on overdue books and materials. Performs routine filing of books, periodicals, and other materials. Checks returned materials for damage. May make minor repairs to books and materials as needed. Computes and receives overdue fines. Assists persons in applying for library membership. Processes membership applications and issues membership cards. Operates computer terminal and auxiliary equipment in routine duties.
NATURE OF WORK
To provide excellent customer service at the circulation desk and on the telephone including reference services & reader’s advisory, while promoting library resources. Other duties as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF WORK
Greeting and serving patrons, check-out and check-in of materials, renewals, issuing library cards, hold requests of materials. Interlibrary loan processing. Patron support and assistance with research and use of online catalogs. Helps patrons and provides simple and complex reference, and reader’s advisory using print and online resources. Must be able to use the library automated system to order library materials, process overdue items and send notices to patrons.
Responsible to know where to get information for patrons on library website, promote programs at the circulation desk or by telephone.
Interacts cooperatively and effectively with all Library staff, Town departments, and with library users in a manner that is courteous, engaging, and effective. At the direction of the Director, may attend off-site conference. Directly provides reference and reader’s advisory services and interacts with patrons on a regular basis as required, and other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE AND APTITUDE REQUIREMENTS
- Knowledge of books and reading
- Experience working with an automated circulation system
- Knowledge of ebooks and the library’s downloadable books selection and how to use that resource
- Computer literacy and a demonstrated knowledge of various software, online resources, and social media Strong organizational and interpersonal skills/team player
- Ability to balance multiple priorities
- Demonstrated self-motivation and flexibility in a changing work environment
- Directly provides reference and circulation services and interacts with patrons as needed at the circulation desk.
- Ability to work a rotating schedule that includes days, evenings, and, weekends
DESIRED EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
- Experience in and a working knowledge of library services is preferred
- Possesses a strong working knowledge of computers, related software, online resources, search methods, and social media.
- Public service orientation with strong communication and collaboration skills