Employment

Library Assistant
Tiverton Public Library is hiring a temporary part-time library assistant. The position will start February 2020 through October 2020 with the option to stay on as an on-call associate after October 2020. Rate of pay is $14.00/hour. Some college education, computer skills, and a helpful patron service attitude are required; library experience and familiarity with III Sierra are preferred. 

Set scheduled hours will include Mondays 5pm-8pm, Tuesdays 10am-1pm, and a rotating Friday/Saturday 10am-2pm. Hours will be split between the Information Desk and the Children’s Library Desk.

Please send resume and a brief cover letter to Library Director Catherine Damiani via director@tivertonlibrary.org by Friday, February 14th. No phone calls please.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Greet and assist patrons using effective patron service skills.
  • Performs all Information Desk and Children’s Library Desk functions, including:
    • Check in, check out, and renewal of Library materials
    • Informs patrons of the status of their Library record
    • Processes applications for and issues new Library cards
    • Assists patrons in locating and retrieving Library materials
    • Assists patrons in making copies, printing, scanning, and other technology tasks
    • Answers telephone calls and transfers as necessary
    • Answer basic questions, concerns, and reader’s advisory requests
    • Direct patrons with more specific questions to supervising staff
    • Any other duties as assigned by supervisory staff
  Skills/Abilities/Qualifications Required
  • Ability to understand and follow written and verbal instructions, policies and procedures
  • Ability to lift and move materials and furniture as necessary
  • Ability to work patiently with patrons of all ages
  • Ability to work amicably with staff
  • Ability to place items in alphabetical and numerical order using the Dewey Decimal System
  • Ability to shelve or retrieve library materials from all heights of shelves, and from all locations in the library
  • Ability to operate a computer
  • General familiarity with libraries
  • Must maintain privacy of patron records and material selections
  Updated 1/2020