Employment Opportunities

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The Cambridge Memorial Library is not currently 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 


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