The Baldwin Public Library seeks a detail oriented, outgoing person with excellent customer service skills, who can perform a variety of clerical tasks at our Circulation Desk.   The Library Circulation Assistant welcomes the public, checks in and out books and other materials on a library automation system, shelves books and other materials, suggests further reading, helps with reference and research, and performs a variety of other duties related to supporting the reading public.

Applicants must love reading a wide variety of genres and have a broad general knowledge so can assist customers in finding reading material and accurate information.  Must enjoy working with people of all ages and backgrounds and understand the importance of creating an atmosphere safe for diversity and supportive of equality, per American Library Association direction.  Need be able to multitask and stay calm.  Computer literacy with MS-Windows is essential.   Must be able to lift and move light to medium weights, and work while standing.   Experience with a library circulation system is desirable.   Familiarity with digital platforms for reading and social media is desirable.

This position is currently for approximately 8 hours per week (Thursdays either 3-6 or 4-7 plus one Saturday morning per month, plus one other shift to be determined).  We hope for flexibility and dependability in you and for our part try to respect staff life priorities.  As the library reopens further after COVID-19 with expanded hours there will be an opportunity to gain more hours.  Position is part-time with no benefits at this point except paid holidays after one year. The library plans to begin expansion within the next year or two and wishes to hire someone who can commit to remaining in the position for a while and contributing to this exciting period.  We hope to start training as soon as possible.    Starting wage is $13/hour.

Please email your resume to Rebecca Dixen atbaldwinlibrary@baldwinlibrary.org