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Reference Librarian Position
Location: Sycamore Plaza Library
Reports to: Branch Manager
Non-exempt part-time position: 18 hours a week
Compensation: Starting at $17.59/hour

The Reference Librarian works primarily at the Information Desk, providing customer assistance.  The Reference Librarian supports collection development, technology needs and troubleshooting, Homework Help services, outreach, reader’s advisory, in-depth reference, and circulation. Provides training and guidance to other Public Services staff including the use of electronic resources and reference tools. Supports the Community Engagement Department by assisting the Information and Research Services Team with the day-to-day duties of maintaining and updating the library’s online presence and brand, including the library’s website and social media accounts, creation of graphics, and online reader’s advisory.  The Reference Librarian works with each department in the library to provide materials and excellent customer service to the customers. Committed to the Pickerington Public Library’s Mission to “Inspire Knowledge, Connect Community, Enrich Our World, Read!” The Librarian serves as a Person in Charge (PIC) in the absence of the Branch Manager.

Job Summary:

  • Assists and answers questions for customers in locating and using library materials, resources, digital devices, and other equipment
  • Provides readers’ advisory to customers (in person or virtually) using appropriate sources of information, including knowledge of the collection, the publishing industry, and electronic resources
  • Answers reference questions in person or by telephone, email, and conducts the needed research using print and on-line reference tools
  • Plans, coordinates, promotes, and presents classes, events, displays, and outreach
  • Supervises and trains branch staff and volunteers
  • Ensures that branch staff are responsive to customers in a consistent, friendly and professional manner
  • Coordinates with the Community Relations Coordinator and Library Director to establish and maintain collaborations with community agencies and promote Library services through community outreach
  • Maintains 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
  • Assists in the supervision of the daily money collection, including it’s safekeeping and delivery to bank
  • Assists customers in placing requests for library materials from Pickerington Public Libraries, other Central Library Consortium libraries, and Search Ohio libraries
  • Provides excellent service to customers of all ages and backgrounds, practices positive public relations and performs duties in a friendly and courteous manner
  • Monitors facility and property issues and conditions, communicating any needs or problems to the appropriate person
  • Participates in the Central Library Consortium and Southeast Regional Library System at appropriate level
  • Cooperates with other staff, promotes teamwork, shares information and resolves conflict
  • 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 and presents at local, state, and national conferences or meetings as required
  • Creates displays and merchandise materials
  • Participates in the maintenance of the library’s website and social media pages.
  • Manages assigned areas of the collection based on knowledge of community needs, usage levels, and relevance of materials
  • Meets the technology needs of customers and conducts troubleshooting
  • Stays current with knowledge and understanding of developments within the profession
  • Assists the Branch Manager in providing training on current trends, best practices, and new technologies
  • Participates in planning and improving library services through staff committees
  • Acts as the Person-In-Charge (PIC) at the branch regularly and at Main Library periodically
  • Demonstrates understanding of basic library routines and adheres to library policies and procedures
  • Checks e-mail and Discourse (CLC) frequently
  • Performs additional duties as assigned including being a project lead and/or serving on task forces, committees, etc.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s in Library Science from an ALA-accredited university/program
  • A minimum of two years’ professional public library experience, or equivalent relevant experience, with demonstrated knowledge and experience in implementing technology in libraries
  • Previous experience with ILS/LMS in another library setting
  • Previous experience with graphics, graphic design, photography and/or videography
  • Previous experience with website CMS, social media use in a library setting; knowledge of HTML and CSS preferred, but not required
  • Previous experience using social media for a library, business, or other organization
  • Previous experience with collection development for teens and adults
  • Previous experience planning and conducting programs for adults
  • Working knowledge of computer operations including but not limited to Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher and internet searching techniques
  • Exceptional level of accuracy, thoroughness and attention to detail
  • 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 have a valid Driver’s License, maintain insurability under the library’s insurance and 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.


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 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 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.

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

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 the position is filled.

 


Technology Trainer
Immediate Supervisor: Information and Research Services Manager
Location: Pickerington Public Library – Main and Sycamore Plaza Library
Designated Position Hours: This is a contract position available from October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021 offering a total of 15 hours/week.

Compensation: $15.00/hour

The Pickerington Public Library is accepting applications for a one-year contract for a part-time Technology Trainer. This position has been created as part of a grant made possible through Guiding Ohio Online.

The contract begins on October 1, 2020 and continues through September 30, 2021.

Position Summary

  • Provides excellent service to customers of all ages and backgrounds, practices positive public relations, and performs duties in a friendly and courteous manner
  • Assists customers with the basic troubleshooting of computer equipment and software, including but not limited to library computers and their peripherals; library equipment; laptops; tablets and e-readers; and handheld devices
  • Works with the Library’s Information and Research Services Manager to develop and lead technology training classes and one on one instruction sessions for members of the public at all library locations, based on the information needs of community members
  • Works with staff to promote and educate customers in the use of digital library resources, such as the library catalog, Interlibrary Loan services, e-book databases, and research databases
  • Works with staff to coordinate outreach of technology training throughout the community, with the goal of promoting digital literacy throughout the Pickerington and Violet Township areas, including outreach to senior communities.
  • Works with the Library’s Community Engagement Manager to create and distribute materials promoting technology services
  • Demonstrates understanding of basic library routines and adheres to library policies and procedures
  • Teaches library customers on use of digitization technology both in the library and off site
  • Supports and teaches library staff on use of technology equipment and resources
  • Collects feedback and data from technology and training activities to support in a quarterly report

Position Requirements:

  • Degree from an accredited college or university, or equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the requisite knowledge and skills to fulfill the duties of the position, as outlined above
  • Effective customer service and interpersonal skills with all ages, including the ability to communicate verbally and in writing in English.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation programs.
  • Proficient in the use of Windows-based computer programs
  • Proficient in the use of Internet browsers such as Google Chrome, Firefox, and Microsoft Edge, and in common Internet applications, including but not limited to email, social media, and online research.
  • Knowledge of e-books, digital audiobooks, digital magazines, and streaming services
  • Able to work independently and accurately, with attention to detail.
  • Able to work with library customers who have varying degrees of computer and office equipment skill and knowledge.
  • Able to train members of the public in the use of technology in a variety of settings, including one-on-one interactions, in small groups, and/or in classroom settings.
  • Maintains professional, businesslike behavior and appearance
  • 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.
  • Must have the ability to work a flexible schedule including days, evenings and weekends

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.


Pickerington Public Library Employment Application

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

 


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  COVID-19 UPDATE:  All Pickerington Public Library locations are following the color levels approved by the Library Board of Trustees.   Orange level: Library is open with browsable collections. Computers, study tables, business center by appointment only. In-person notary and proctoring appointments. Virtual technology trainer appointments. Virtual events and classes. Curbside service. Limited restroom access. *Safety protocols in place; masks required, no food or drink allowed.  
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