Careers

Current Job Openings – 4 current openings

1. Assistant Director

Location: Pickerington Main

Reports to: Library Director

Exempt full-Time position: 40 hours a week, varied schedule of mornings, afternoons, evenings and weekends.

Compensation:  Salary ranges from $48,682 to $65,875 annually, depending on qualifications and experience

 The Pickerington Public Library is searching for an Assistant Director, which is responsible for the administration of several key areas of library operations. It provides administrative and professional assistance to the Director in the overall operation and management of the library and assumes all administrative functions in the Director’s absence. It is responsible for day-to-day operations of Main Library, provides strategic direction, budget oversight, program coordination and supervision of the Adult, Patron and Technical Services Department, and directs staff training. The Assistant Director works with each department in the library to provide materials and excellent customer service to the patrons.

Job Summary:

  • Serves as the chief administrator of library operation in the absence or unavailability of the Library Director
  • Provides leadership, development and supervision of managers, paraprofessional staff and support staff. Sets individual performance measurements for direct reports and holds them accountable. Responsibilities include coaching, managing, selecting, orienting and evaluating.  Assists with problem solving.
  • Ensures a standard of service that is responsive, friendly and efficient with an emphasis on treating each person with respect and dignity
  • Assists in planning, implementing and evaluating library services as established by the Board of Trustees
  • Plans, organizes and implements special projects as needed or determined necessary by the Library Director
  • With the Library Director, prepares updates of the policy manual for the Board of Trustees approval and assists in implementation of those policies
  • Ensures that new employees receive orientation and training and that all employees receive in-service and development training
  • Keeps abreast of current developments in the library field by reading professional literature, participating in listservs and attending conferences, workshops, and other training
  • Seeks alternative funding opportunities, such as grants and partnerships, as appropriate
  • Prepares reports as requested by the Library Director, Fiscal Officer and/or Board of Trustees
  • Coordinates the implementation of new services and ensures that staff is well trained on how to effectively meet the needs of customers.
  • Uses an in-depth knowledge of library automation systems, current best practices and marketplace issues to assist in the selection of products and development of contracts with vendors
  • Assists in determining direction of automation and Internet services, including digital projects
  • Utilizes computer applications and Library equipment, maintains current knowledge of system wide and location specific procedures, processes, policies and operations. Utilizes e-mail, voicemail and other Library technology to maintain open channels of communication.
  • With the Library Director, Managers of Adult and Youth Services oversees the direction and scope of the collection
  • With the Library Director, develops library’s tactical plan for each year with department managers
  • Leads and participates in system wide task forces and committees, directs work groups, monitors assignments and their completion and works with all levels of staff, assuring alignment with strategic plan.
  • Performs additional duties as assigned including serving on task forces, committees, etc.
  • Participates in Central Library Consortium at appropriate level
  • Represents the library at public meetings, upon request
  • Performs additional duties as assigned including being a project lead and/or serving on task forces, committees, etc.

Qualifications:

  • MLS (MLIS) from an American Library Association accredited school
  • Five years of progressively responsible professional library experience
  • Proven management and supervisory skills
  • Experience in human resource management, including training, development and conflict resolution
  • Knowledge of modern principles and practices of library services and management
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Competency in the use of current computer hardware and software
  • Maintains professional, businesslike behavior and appearance
  • Willingness to participate in a small amount of local, state and national travel
  • Demonstrated commitment to serving library patrons and residents of the community

Physical Demands:

Physical requirements include ability to stand, sit, bend, push and carry library materials over an extended period of time. The employee must be able to lift up to 20 pounds and push a 50-pound cart.

Cover letters and resumes can be e-mailed to:  boliver@pickeringtonlibrary.org

Or mailed to:  Pickerington Public Library

Attention:  Brenda Oliver

201 Opportunity Way

Pickerington, Ohio 43147

Resumes will be accepted until position is filled.

The Pickerington Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicable background checks will be performed.


2.  Technical Services Staff II Position

Location: Pickerington Main

Reports to: Assistant Director

Non-exempt full-time position: 25 hours a week

Compensation:  Starting at $12.46/hour with excellent benefits

                The Technical Services staff II possess basic library services skills including processing, and copy-cataloging of the variety of types and forms of materials found in libraries. The Technical Services staff II supports services including circulation, interlibrary loan, basic reference, and computer operations as they relate to library functions. The Technical Services staff II works with each department in the library to provide materials and excellent customer service to the patrons.

Job Summary:

  • Process and repair material purchased for and donated to the Pickerington Public Library
  • The preparation of accurate descriptions of library materials and the provision of appropriate access
  • Maintain accurate catalog systems by conforming to cataloging standards provided by the Central Library Consortium
  • Select appropriate subject headings and call numbers for proper identification, placement and access
  • Apply appropriate subject headings and techniques for accurate physical preparation
  • Basic cataloging of various formats of materials
  • Changing categories of materials in system
  • Book and media repair
  • Receiving, unpacking and check in of deliveries
  • Stamping, labeling, taping, covering and gluing materials
  • Lamination of materials
  • Cover and label new magazines for display
  • Check in and claims of serials
  • Creating item records and/or Bibliographic records in the ILS Cataloging system
  • Follow guidelines set up by each department for donated materials
  • Clean DVD’s and CD’s on machine
  • Add new serials as needed
  • Work with and assist Cataloger in processing materials
  • Assist Cataloger in maintaining PPL material processing guide
  • Empty repair bin and distribute to appropriate departments, then fix or delete items from the managers
  • Check in orders received and create item records to allow holds on these new items
  • Attend catalog meetings for CLC Technical Services Committee and convey decisions made with staff
  • Demonstrates understanding of basic library routines and adheres to library policies and procedures
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including nights and weekends

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma, Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, E-mail and web searching
  • Familiarity with MARC format, cataloging rules, subject headings, and classification schemes
  • Knowledge of library catalog systems
  • Maintains professional, businesslike behavior and appearance
  • Demonstrated commitment to serving library patrons and residents of the community

Physical Demands:

Physical requirements include ability to stand, sit, bend, push and carry library materials over an extended period of time. The employee must be able to regularly lift up to 35 pounds.

 

Cover letters and resumes can be e-mailed toboliver@pickeringtonlibrary.org

Or mailed to:  Pickerington Public Library

Attention:  Brenda Oliver

201 Opportunity Way

Pickerington, Ohio 43147

Resumes will be accepted until position is filled.

The Pickerington Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicable background checks will be performed.


3. Patron Services Staff Position

Location: Pickerington Public Library Main

Reports to: Manager as assigned

Non-exempt part-time position: 20 hours a week

Compensation: Starting at $9.73/hour

 

The Patron Services Staff provide friendly, high quality customer service to library patrons under the direction of the Manager.  The Patron Services Staff provide materials and excellent customer service to the patrons. Responsible for assisting patrons with computers and other library needs. Committed to the Pickerington Public Library’s Mission to “Inspire Knowledge, Connect Community, Enrich Our World, Read!”

 

Job Summary:

  • Provide excellent service to patrons of all ages and backgrounds, practices positive public relations and performs duties in a friendly and courteous manner
  • Assist patrons with Library card accounts in person, over the phone, by e-mail, instant message, etc.; including processing account applications, verifying account information, informing patrons of and enforcing account rules and regulations, accepting payment on accounts and ensuring accuracy of the account
  • Resolve patron account disputes by interviewing patron, analyzing account information, communicating about the situation and negotiating with patron
  • Work at the patron services desk, including checking in and checking out items, empty book returns and other typical duties
  • Issue library cards and maintain(confidential) patron files
  • Process and sort materials accurately and efficiently; materials from cargo bins, returned materials from patrons, expired reserves and new materials
  • Count and balance register when needed and prepare bank deposit
  • Assist patrons in using the on-line catalog, computers, copiers and other equipment
  • Maintain Library collection by identifying and solving problems with library materials, performing cleaning of library materials, shelf reading, shelving materials, facing and conditioning shelves, pulling materials in poor condition from shelves, maintaining patron reserve shelves, processing various reports which involve searching for library materials (i.e. Pull List)
  • Perform opening and closing duties
  • Participates in staff meetings and volunteer to serve on committees and library projects when appropriate
  • Seek out and participate in continuing education opportunities in order to keep skills current and broaden knowledge
  • Assist patrons with OPAC terminals and searches by title/author to request materials from other locations and other library systems
  • Demonstrate understanding of basic library routines and adheres to library policies and procedures
  • Assist in public service areas as needed; Answering basic directional questions in person and over the phone, locating and retrieving materials for patrons, assisting patrons with self-service public technology and support the code of conduct
  • Assist in all public service areas, including homework help center as needed
  • Perform additional duties as assigned including working at community events and in house library programming

 

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Skill in Microsoft Office applications
  • Skill in ILS automation environment, or ability to develop that skill
  • Maintains professional, businesslike behavior and appearance
  • This individual would need the ability to work a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends

 

Physical Demands:

Physical requirements include ability to stand, sit, bend, push and carry library materials over an extended period of time. Must be able to lift up to 30 pounds and push a 50 pound cart.

 

Resumes can be e-mailed toboliver@pickeringtonlibrary.org

Or mailed to:           Pickerington Public Library

Attention:  Brenda Oliver

201 Opportunity Way

Pickerington, Ohio 43147

 

Resumes will be accepted until position is filled.

The Pickerington Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicable background checks will be performed.


4. Custodian Position 

Location: All Locations

Reports to: Facilities Manager

Non-exempt full-time position: 20 hours a week

Compensation:  Starting at $10.00/hour with excellent benefits

The Pickerington Public Library is searching for an energetic individual to fill a part time position in the Facilities Department. The Custodian is responsible for general cleaning of the library buildings, equipment and grounds. The Custodian works with other staff members to promote teamwork and share information.

Job Summary:

  • Maintains cleanliness and effective operation of interior and exterior building facilities and grounds
  • Plans work according to standard procedure and by library scheduling needs
  • Follows systematic approach to the cleaning of the facilities, parking lot and sidewalks
  • Participates in the cleaning of the buildings, adjacent walks, and grounds
  • Assists in the inventory management of cleaning supplies and materials
  • Travels between facilities for cleaning as needed
  • Sets up rooms for use by Library Board and staff
  • Regularly inspects buildings, facilities and equipment
  • Reports problems to the Facility Manager
  • Periodically makes security check of buildings
  • Supports Facilities Manager on basic maintenance as needed
  • Demonstrates understanding of basic library routines and adheres to library policies and procedures
  • Checks e-mail and assists in public service areas as needed

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Background in grounds keeping, custodial, and snow removal
  • Solid interpersonal and communication skills, able to convey a message clearly and concise via email, text or over a phone call
  • Maintains professional, businesslike behavior and appearance
  • Demonstrated commitment to serving library patrons and residents of the community
  • Must maintain insurability under the Library’s vehicle liability insurance coverage. Periodically drives to all Library locations; may travel for training and development assignments. Must have immediate access to personal vehicle. Must maintain valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record. May drive PPL vehicle if called upon.

Physical Demands:

Physical requirements include ability to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; and talk and hear. The employee must regularly lift and or move over 50 pounds and occasionally lift weights up to 100 pounds.

Cover letter and resume can be e-mailed to:  boliver@pickeringtonlibrary.org

Or mailed to:

Pickerington Public Library
Attention:  Brenda Oliver
201 Opportunity Way
Pickerington, Ohio  43147

Cover letter and resume will be accepted until job is filled.

The Pickerington Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicable background checks will be performed.

Custodian Job Description


Job Applications

You may submit an application to the library at any time; if no positions are available, your application will be kept on file for six (6) months.

JOB APPLICATION — (Pickerington Public Library Employment Application)

The Pickerington Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Volunteering at Pickerington Public Library

For information on volunteering at the library, please visit our Volunteers page.

Share

Careers