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Pickerington Public Library
Branch Manager Position
Reports to: Library Director
FLSA Status: Exempt full-time
Compensation: Salary starting at $44,824 with excellent benefits

Oversees all aspects of the Sycamore Plaza library branch operations; including development, implementation and evaluation of all branch programs, outreach and services. Provides excellent customer service, creates schedules to ensure coverage at the branch and is responsible for the training, supervision, and evaluation of branch staff.  Responsible for providing a full range of library services to customers and maintaining the branch collection. Committed to the Pickerington Public Library’s Mission to “Inspire Knowledge, Connect Community, Enrich Our World, Read!” Leads and manages staff and building resources in order to achieve stated Library goals and objectives. The Manager aligns location initiatives with strategic and tactical plans.

Job Summary:

  • Supervises and effectively performs all aspects of branch operations
  • Develops, provides and regularly evaluates and improves branch services
  • Supervises, trains, motivates, schedules and evaluates all branch staff
  • Keep staff informed of all library goals and objectives, policy and procedural changes
  • Ensures that branch staff are responsive to customers in a consistent, friendly and professional manner
  • Plan, coordinate, promote and present in person and virtual youth and adult programs, displays and outreach
  • Develop and maintain library collections responsive to the community’s information, recreational, and educational needs
  • Coordinate with the Community Engagement Manager and Library Director to establish and maintain collaborations with community agencies and promote Library services through community outreach
  • Maintain effective relationships with community officials, leaders, organizations, the public and the staff
  • Ensures that the user environment is pleasant, friendly and that services meet the needs of customers
  • Establishes and implements goals and objectives for branch service which support the library’s strategic plan
  • Supervises the daily money collection, including its safekeeping and delivery to bank
  • Assist customers in placing requests for library materials, both local and from other CLC libraries
  • Provides excellent service to customers of all ages and backgrounds, practices positive public relations and performs duties in a friendly and courteous manner
  • Is the Person-In-Charge (PIC) at all library locations
  • Monitors facility and property issues and conditions, communicating any needs or problems to the appropriate person
  • Participate in the Central Library Consortium at the appropriate level
  • Cooperates with other staff, promotes teamwork, shares information and resolves conflict
  • Develops library’s action list for each year with other library managers and track and update branch library statistics
  • Demonstrates understanding of basic library routines and adheres to library policies and procedures
  • Checks e-mail frequently and regularly attends management team meetings
  • Assists in the delivery of services to the customer at all service points. Maintains personal skills to assure quality of service in areas of Library collections, technology, reference, readers’ advisory and circulation
  • Attends local, state and national conferences or meetings as required
  • Performs additional duties as assigned including being a project lead and/or serving on task forces, committees, etc.

Qualifications:

  • MLS (MLIS) or MLIS from an American Library Association accredited university
  • Experience training and supervising others preferred, including work delegation, scheduling, and evaluating performance
  • 3 years of progressively responsible professional library experience
  • Superior communication, listening and interpersonal skills
  • Skill in ILS automation environment, or ability to develop that skill
  • Maintains professional, businesslike behavior and appearance
  • Demonstrated commitment to serving library customers and residents of the community
  • Acts with the customer in mind using information gained from interacting with the customers. Meets the expectations and requirements of external and internal customers
  • 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 a personal vehicle. Must maintain valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record. May drive PPL vehicle if called upon.
  • Must successfully pass a background check

Technology skills: The following is the common technology used in this position and is not all-inclusive.

  • Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other Library related software applications

Working conditions: Library operating/non-operating hours including evening and weekends.

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required 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 be able to lift up to 20 pounds and push a 50-pound cart. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

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
Cover letters and resumes will be accepted until position is filled.

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

 

Pickerington Public Library
Youth Services Assistant Position
Location: Pickerington Main Library or Sycamore Plaza Library
Reports to: Youth Services Manager or Branch Manager
Non-exempt part-time position: 20 hours a week (2 positions available)
Compensation: Starting at $13.87/hour

The Youth Services Assistant will successfully promote the value of library services to children and their caregivers through classes, school visits, community outreach and more. Works with each department in the library to provide materials and excellent customer service to all library customers. Provides customer assistance in finding library materials and requested information through print, media and online resources and readers’ advisory. Responsible for assisting customers 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:

  • Plan, coordinate, promote and present in person and virtual youth events/classes, displays and outreach
  • Interviews, researches and answers customer questions in person, over the phone, by email, instant messaging, etc. by locating appropriate sources of information using a variety of tools including the Internet
  • Provides readers’ advisory to customers (in person and virtually) using appropriate sources of information including knowledge of the collection, the publishing industry and electronic resources.
  • Specific awareness of the displays of special books in the youth department
  • Knowledge of loan times of materials
  • Specific knowledge of classes/activities in the youth department
  • Assists with directional instructions and education of AR lists and library databases
  • Attends professional meetings and trainings
  • Supports planning, preparations, and implementation of Summer Reading
  • Trains public and staff on use of Library technologies, one-on-one and in classroom settings
  • Performs collection development activities based on knowledge of the community needs, usage levels, and relevance of materials.
  • Assists in maintaining collection, including shelving, processing reserves, etc.
  • Assists in maintaining local databases, websites, etc. and may assist Information Technology staff in the design, development and testing of products for the website
  • Utilizes computer applications and Library equipment, maintains current knowledge of system-wide and location-specific procedures, processes, policies and operations.
  • Utilizes email, voicemail and other Library technology to maintain open channels of communication
  • Demonstrates understanding of basic library routines and adheres to library policies and procedures
  • Assists in public service areas as needed
  • Performs additional duties as assigned including serving on task forces, committees, etc.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood and/or Youth Services experience
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Interest in interacting positively with children
  • Knowledge of basic library principles, methods and procedures
  • Maintains professional, businesslike behavior and appearance
  • Demonstrated commitment to serving library customers and residents of the community
  • Must maintain insurability under the Library’s vehicle liability insurance coverage. Must maintain valid driver’s license, personal vehicle and acceptable driving record. May drive PPL vehicle if called upon.
  • Must successfully pass a background check.

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. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

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

Cover letters and resumes will be accepted until position is filled.

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

 

Pickerington Public Library
Custodian Position
Reports to: Facilities Manager
Non-exempt part-time position: 15 hours a week
Compensation: Starting at $10.25/hour

The Custodian is responsible for general cleaning of the library’s buildings, equipment and grounds. Supports the Facilities Manager with basic maintenance of the facilities and works with other staff members to promote teamwork and share information. Committed to the Pickerington Public Library’s Mission to “Inspire Knowledge, Connect Community, Enrich Our World, Read!”

Job Summary:

  • Maintains cleanliness and effective operation of interior and exterior building facilities and grounds
  • Sweeps, vacuums, mops, scrubs, waxes and polishes floors using provided vacuum and cleaners
  • Sometimes uses ladders (up to 12 feet), dusts, cleans bookshelves, washes/replaces blinds, washes windows, and cleans glass throughout the building as needed
  • Moves cabinets, boxes, furniture, crates and equipment to clean areas. May remove stains from such surfaces as rugs, walls and floors using chemicals and cleaning solutions
  • May also sweep walks, rake leaves, remove snow, salt ice or perform other incidental seasonal tasks
  • Maintains and cleans bathrooms, including toilets, urinals, sinks, counters and walls
  • 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 and notifies manager of the inventory of cleaning supplies and materials
  • Travels between facilities for cleaning as needed****
  • Sets up rooms for use by Library Board and staff
  • Upon start of shift 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
  • Utilizes the library’s facility maintenance computer system
  • Checks e-mail and assists in public service areas as needed

Qualifications:

  • Background in grounds keeping, custodial, and snow removal preferred
  • 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 customers and residents of the community
  • Must be at least 16 years old
  • 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 a personal vehicle. Must maintain valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record. May drive PPL vehicle if called upon.****

Physical Demands:

Physical requirements include the 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 40 pounds and occasionally lift weights up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. Tasks affected include: computer work and watching customers while working.

****The Pickerington Public Library follows all rules outlined in the Ohio Administrative Code regarding employment of minors. This position requirement is waived for minor employees.

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 the job is filled.

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


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

 


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