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Part-Time Position - Information Services Associate

POSITION TITLE: Bookmobile Associate

POSITION CLASSIFICATION: Library Associate

REPORTS TO: Bookmobile Manager

DEPARTMENT/DIVISION: Outreach

SALARY: The expected hiring range is $26,000 - $31,000 annually dependent upon qualifications and experience. The library provides a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, and vision insurance with supplemental benefit options, NC Local Government Retirement System, and 401(k) employer contributions.

POSITION SUMMARY: Under the supervision of the Bookmobile Manager, the incumbent in this position will provide library services to childcare facilities, schools, senior centers, and community stops. He or she will work as a team with the Bookmobile Manager and will participate in all aspects of bookmobile outreach. These include driving the bookmobile, providing story-time and other programming, check-in and check-out of library materials, promoting library services to the community, pulling patron requests, cleaning the vehicle, and other duties necessary to operate bookmobile based outreach services. Desired qualities include: outgoing, friendly, approachable, enthusiastic, flexible, punctual, and detail oriented. To apply, interested persons must send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to hr@braswell-library.org.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Provides direct public service to library users including circulation, reference, readers advisory and programming
  • Performs daily pre-departure check of vehicle for safe operation. Drives bookmobile on scheduled runs, including occasional evenings and weekends
  • Assists with daily routines: pulling patron requests, providing customer service, managing circulation, loading and unloading the vehicle, shelving library materials, etc.
  •  Monitors bookmobile usage and compiles statistics
  • Performs basic cleaning of interior of bookmobile as required, including sweeping, dusting, and cleaning windows
  • Other duties as assigned

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Ability to provide excellent customer service
  • Ability to demonstrate a strong service ethic and excellent interpersonal and communication skills is essential
  • Knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques of modern library operation
  • Considerable knowledge of children’s literature
  • Proficiency in utilizing current technology and office management software applications, including but not limited to: Internet, MS Word, Outlook, online databases; knowledge of NC Cardinal
  • Ability to exercise initiative and independent judgment
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a team as well as both internal and external library customers
  • Ability to accept supervision in a courteous and proactive manner

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Associate degree required. Bachelor’s degree and/or one to three years’ experience in library services is preferred. Ability to speak Spanish is desirable, but not required.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Work is typically performed while sitting, standing, bending, crouching, or stooping. The employee frequently lifts light objects, occasionally lifts heavy objects, uses equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity, and must be able to distinguish shades of color.

Additional Requirements:

Must have, or have the ability to obtain, a valid North Carolina driver’s license. An acceptable motor vehicle record and continuous insurability are required.

This description and/or job requirements are subject to change at any time