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Administrative Assistant Full time - posted 7/17/2015
      The Administrative Assistant reports to the Director and is responsible for the organizational operation of the administrative offices, including providing support to the Director, Assistant Director, Human Resources Manager, Finance Manager, Library Trustees, Building Corporation members, and Friends Board. Essential duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

Receiving all visitors and incoming calls to Administration

Developing and/or keyboarding documents for the Director and other staff using word processing and spreadsheet software

Distributing, and documenting the distribution of, building keys and/or pass cards to staff and board members

Maintaining administrative records including files, directories, policy manuals, board minutes, etc.

Preparing and posting outgoing mail, distributing incoming mail, and maintaining postage meter

Recording and finalizing minutes for Library Board and other meetings

Maintaining inventory of office supplies, ordering as needed

Maintaining usage records, troubleshooting malfunctions, and scheduling service for photocopiers and replacing toner cartridges as needed

Planning and organizing refreshments for a variety of functions

Maintaining supplies for coffee and kitchen needs and scheduling monthly staff kitchen committee

Organizing and convening the Sunshine Fund committee as needed and maintaining the committee's funds

Preparing and posting calendars for custodial maintenance of restrooms

Scheduling carpet cleaning at regular intervals and as needed

This position requires graduation from an accredited college or university; at least two years of experience as a secretary or office assistant; excellent English communication skills; proficiency with word processing and spreadsheet software, the Internet, and email systems; the ability to process detailed information with a high degree of accuracy; and the ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information. Candidates must be able to attend evening meetings of the Library Board and other occasional external meetings, training sessions, etc.

The minimum starting salary is $29,972 with full benefits.

To apply, please submit a letter of interest and resume or application to Cindy Wenz via email:

Closes when filled

Community Engagement Librarian (full time) - posted 06/23/2015
      To further realize our mission and fulfill our strategic goals, the Carmel Clay Public Library seeks a creative librarian eager to help strengthen the library's connection with and service to the greater community. In this non- traditional role, the Community Engagement Librarian will devote 50-65% of his/her time outside the library building, developing relationships with and providing services to businesses, entrepreneurs, community organizations and others within the library district. Specific duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

"cultivate connections with neighborhood organizations, community groups, small businesses, educational institutions, and other potential partners;

"listen to community needs, identify opportunities for collaboration, and help create responsive solutions;

"develop and implement strategies to increase awareness of the library's resources, services and programs and promote the library as a destination for educational, informational and recreational endeavors;

"based on identified needs and interests of community partners and patrons, coordinate and/or deliver related programs and learning opportunities, primarily outside the library;

"provide instruction to businesses and community groups in the use of the online catalog, downloadable materials, electronic databases, and related technologies on library premises or offsite;

"maintain a library presence in the community through presentations, involvement with organizations, attendance at local events, social media, and publicity.

The position also includes limited reference desk responsibilities inside the building.

Requirements include a Masters degree in Library or Information Science from an institution accredited by the American Library Association and librarian certification as required by Indiana law. Applicants must also have a thorough knowledge of research methods and print and non-print reference resources including electronic databases, software and the Internet; proficiency with e-readers, tablets and smartphones; the ability to plan and provide offsite instruction in the use of library resources, conduct programs, and speak to external groups; effective oral, written and electronic English communication skills; the ability to adapt to a wide range of technologies; and a strong commitment to excellent customer service.

The physical demands of the job include the ability to accurately read numbers and letters both in print and on screen; bend, kneel, stoop and reach to retrieve and/or shelve materials; lift and carry library materials and manipulate loaded book carts; travel frequently within the library's service area, at times in inclement weather; work flexible hours including morning, afternoon, evening and rotating weekend hours that may vary from month to month.

We offer a minimum starting salary of $36,920 per year and excellent 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:

Individuals invited to interview will be required to provide an original college or university transcript.

Closes when filled

Part-time Senior Assistant, Young Adult Services (24 hrs/wk) - posted 7/17/15
      The Senior Assistant will provide readers' advisory services, bibliographic instruction, and programming for middle school and high school students. Some of the essential duties of the position include, but are not limited to:

assisting patrons of all ages, but particularly teens, in selecting and locating library materials, including downloadable e-books and audiobooks;

providing instruction or assistance in the use of the library's online catalog, electronic databases, online tutoring service, and other computer/digital media resources;

assisting patrons in using the department's laptops, Chromebooks, Internet stations, digital media labs, etc. doing basic online reference, providing basic instruction on Microsoft Office products, and performing basic computer troubleshooting;

planning, conducting, supervising and evaluating programs and activities (guest speakers, crafts, summer reading, volunteer activities, field trips, etc.);

contributing to displays, newsletters, blogs, social media (Instagram, FaceBook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc.) and other publications as assigned;

recommending additions to the Young Adult collection and assisting with maintenance of the collection;

contributing content to the Young Adult page of the library's Web site and Intranet and working with teen volunteers to create content for social media;

participating in library-wide strategic activities and self-directed learning programs.

The requirements for this position include a relevant bachelor's degree, at least one year of experience working with teens, familiarity with young adult literature and related electronic resources, excellent communication skills, and competency in the use of computers, the Internet, and relevant software. Library education, experience or certification is preferred. Candidates must be able to accurately read numbers and letters in both print and on screen; bend, kneel, stoop and reach to retrieve and/or shelve materials; lift and carry library materials and manipulate loaded book carts; work flexible hours including some day, evening and weekend hours that may vary from week to week. The starting pay rate is $14.41 per hour with pro-rated vacation, holiday, sick leave and personal leave benefits.

To apply, please submit a letter explaining your interest in and qualifications for the position, together with a resume and/or application, to Cindy Wenz,

Closes when filled

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