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Graphic Design Specialist - posted 5/17/17
      The Carmel Clay Public Library has a unique opportunity in our Communications Department for a full time Graphic Design Specialist who will design and produce high quality print materials such as newsletters, brochures, and posters as well as design graphics for the library's web site, e-newsletters, and social media outlets. Specific essential responsibilities include, but are not limited to

create artwork and design for promotional materials for programs, special projects and library-wide events based upon themes or other specifications

design web sliders and graphics, e- newsletters and items for social media outlets

design and prepare Happenings (monthly guide to library programs and events), the monthly Children's Calendar, and other newsletters

create artwork and design for Friends of the Library, the Library Store, the Foundation, and the coffee shop to advertise their events, promotions, sales, etc.

design forms, signs, maps, letterhead, etc. for general library use

monitor design software trends and improvements and make recommendations for procuring the most effective design tools

provide specifications and obtain quotes for printing and other outsourced work

assist with proofreading and editing of printed materials

in the absence of the Communications Manager, assign tasks to the Communications Assistant and manage work flow to ensure that deadlines are met

participate in meetings, planning initiatives, projects, and continuing education programs as assigned

Minimum qualifications include a bachelor's degree in graphic design, web design or a related field and at least two years of experience in graphic or web design. Candidates must have a comprehensive knowledge of current layout and design techniques for both print and web; an understanding of the concept of branding; the ability to interact with various levels of library staff, outside vendors, sponsors and volunteers; a commitment to producing high quality products; and the ability to work with minimum supervision. Excellent English communication skills, flexibility, and the ability to work under pressure with multiple deadlines are also required.

Physical requirements include the ability to speak and hear the spoken word, read material in print and on screen, work at a computer for extended periods of time, and perform repetitive manual tasks.

The starting salary is $37,648 with excellent benefits. To apply, please submit a letter of interest and current resume to Cindy Wenz:

Closes when filled

Reference Services Senior Assistant part time (24 hrs/wk) - posted 5/12/17
      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 $14.70 per hour with pro-rated vacation, sick leave, holiday pay and personal leave benefits.

To apply, please submit a resume and letter of interest to Cindy Wenz, Human Resources Manager (

Closes when filled

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