Employment Opportunities

The Cambridge Memorial Library iscurrently seeking a part-time employee.

Library Assistant

The Cambridge Memorial Library is seeking a part-time library assistant.  This position will be scheduled approximately 5 hours a week and up to 10 hours.  Candidates must have a high school diploma or GED, and be willing to work some weekends (Friday and Saturday).   Starting pay is $10/hour.  

Job Duties:

  • Proactively assists patrons with finding materials and using library resources and technology, including computers, literacy station, and copy machine

  • Perform circulation duties including checking books in and out, sorting and shelving books, and keeping circulation records

  • Process new library materials 

  • Create take and make kits for distribution to patrons

  • Assisting patrons in person, as well as on the phone, via email or live chat

  • May assist with library programming for all ages

  • Performs opening and closing duties as needed.

  • Clean and sanitize hard surfaces of library 

 

Success Factors:

  • Maintain knowledge of current holdings and library resources, both print and electronic. 

  •  Actively learn and apply library policies, procedures, and related skills. 

  •  Demonstrate effective public service skills, understand public library operations, and support "patron first" practices.

  • Consistently show a professional, courteous, and helpful attitude toward all patrons, in a variety of patron service situations. 

  • Actively greet and offer assistance to the Library's patrons and staff. 

  • Create positive experiences for library patrons by effectively and efficiently performing job tasks.

  • Attentive to the library's standards for customer service, accuracy, quality, efficiency and all library policies and procedures ensuring that all work performed meets those standards 

Requirements:

The requirements listed below are representative of the skills, abilities and demands required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Ability to perform several tasks concurrently under varying deadlines 

  • Ability to exercise tact, good judgment, and initiative in dealing with children, young adults, and adult patrons 

  • Skill in operating and troubleshooting computers and copy machines, and other technology

  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing including clear, polite telephone communication skills 

  • Demonstrate proficiency in the use of Microsoft Word and Excel 

  • Ability to work efficiently under minimum supervision

  • Ability to lift up to 20 lbs.

Interested candidates should send a resume, cover letter and  complete an application and drop off at the library or email to circdesk@cambridge.lib.ia.us.  Attention:  Laurie Hazel                                Application deadline January 18, 2021.