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Reference Services Senior Assistant part-time (24 hrs/wk) - posted 1/15/2015
      The Senior Assistant provides basic reference and readers' advisory services and bibliographic instruction to patrons of all ages under the supervision of a reference librarian. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

"Assess patrons' information needs in person, on the telephone, and online and either respond or refer patrons to a reference librarian or other staff

"Assist patrons in locating specific titles, answer basic information requests, and provide directions

"Instruct and assist patrons in the use of the library's online catalog to locate materials, put items on hold, and access their accounts

"Instruct and assist patrons in the use of library resources including electronic databases, e-readers, and the Internet

"Assist in maintaining departmental records and files and perform various clerical tasks

Required qualifications for this position include a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution; at least one year of relevant experience (library experience preferred); excellent verbal and written English communication skills; effective interpersonal skills and strong customer service attitude; proficiency with computers; and willingness to adapt to changing responsibilities and work processes. The successful candidate will also be an avid reader familiar with a variety of reading genres and related electronic resources. Physical demands include the ability to read numbers in both print and on computer screen; the ability to bend, kneel, stoop and reach to retrieve and/or shelve materials; and the ability to lift and carry library materials and manipulate loaded book carts.

The Reference Services Assistant will work at the reference desk, in the technology center and at the readers' advisory desk. Candidates must be able to work a flexible schedule including days, evenings, and rotating weekend hours.

The starting wage is $14.41 per hour with pro-rated vacation, sick leave, holiday pay and personal leave benefits.

To apply, please submit a letter summarizing your interest in and qualifications for the position, together with a resume and/or application, to Cindy Wenz, Human Resources Manager: cwenz@carmel.lib.in.us

Closes when filled


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