Help Wanted: Library Aide

The Mount Gilead Public Library is looking for a friendly, energetic and customer focused individual to join our team in serving as part-time Library Aide for an average of 21 hours/week. The staff work on the front lines to make visitors feel welcome during their time with the Library. Our library staff know their way around a computer keyboard and are quick on their feet. They answer questions about library services and talk to visitors of all ages.

The desired candidate embraces diversity and has a passion for serving others. A high school diploma or equivalent is required but, even though library experience is preferred, we’ll teach you all you need to know about working in our library. Some days are a loud crazy rush, others are quiet, and some are simply a dusty mess.

The desired candidate must be able to work year-round on Tuesdays from 10:15 am to 7pm, Fridays from 10:15 pm to 5pm, and one Saturday a month. Your presence for some training days or special events may be needed outside of the regular work schedule. 

Our mission is to provide resources to enhance the quality and enjoyment of life; to do so the Mount Gilead Public Library believes in:

· Being excellent communicators; thriving in a flexible environment that values health, family and respect for one another

· Ensuring a safe and welcoming environment for personalized attention without discrimination

· Maintaining an accessible facility that fosters curiosity and discovery for all people, through traditional services, education and emerging technologies

· Building community partnerships through dynamic outreach and wide-ranging programs

Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following: Provide excellent customer service at all library desks. Circulate library books, computers, and materials. Maintain a clean work station. Perform other related duties as assigned. Regular, consistent and timely attendance for the assigned work hours is essential.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Competencies - Knowledge and keen interest in books and information. Ability to communicate effectively and courteously with patrons. Must be able to hear, comprehend, and respond to library patrons. Must have visual ability to see computer screens. Requires mental alertness, focus, and attention to details. Ability to learn the Dewey Decimal Classification system. 

Physical Requirements Someone in this position typically sits for extended periods of time. Other physical requirements may include standing, stooping, bending, twisting, or otherwise moving around the facility to assist patrons. 

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $8.55 /hour

COVID-19 considerations: To protect our staff and patrons you are required to wear masks when interacting with the public. Masks are also required when not working with the public, but only if you cannot maintain 6 feet from your co-workers.