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Pickerington Public Library
Customer Services Assistant 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 Customer Services Assistant provides friendly, high-quality service to library customers under the direction of the Customer Service Manager. 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:

  • 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 Library card accounts in person, over the phone, by e-mail, etc.; including processing account applications, verifying account information, informing customers of and enforcing account rules and regulations, accepting payment on accounts and ensuring accuracy of the account
  • Resolves customer account disputes by interviewing customer, analyzing account information, communicating about the situation and negotiating with customer
  • Works at the Customer Service desk, including checking in and checking out items, emptying book returns, and other typical duties
  • Issues library cards and maintain(confidential) customer files
  • Processes and sorts materials accurately and efficiently; materials from cargo bins, returned materials from customers, expired reserves and new materials
  • Counts and balances register when needed, and prepares bank deposit
  • Assists customers in using the catalog, computers, copiers and other equipment
  • Maintains 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 customer reserve shelves, processing various reports which involve searching for library materials (i.e. Pull List)
  • Performs opening and closing duties
  • Participates in staff meetings and volunteer to serve on committees and library projects when appropriate
  • Seeks out and participates in continuing education opportunities in order to keep skills current and broaden knowledge
  • Assists customers with OPAC terminals and searches by title/author to request materials from other locations and other library systems
  • Demonstrates understanding of basic library routines and adheres to library policies and procedures
  • Assists in public service areas as needed; answer basic directional questions in person and over the phone; locate and retrieve materials for customers, assist customers with self-service public technology; and support the code of conduct
  • Assists in all public service areas, including Homework Help Center as needed
  • Performs additional duties as assigned including working at community events and in house library classes/events

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
  • Demonstrated commitment to serving library customers 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. Must be able to lift up to 30 pounds and push a 50 pound cart.

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. 

Custodian Position
Reports to: Facilities Manager
Non-exempt part-time position: 20 hours a week
Compensation: Starting at $10.00/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
  • 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. 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 patrons while working.

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.


Deputy Fiscal Officer Position
Location: Pickerington Public Library Main
Reports to: Fiscal Officer
Non-exempt part-time position: 20 hours a week
Compensation: Starting at $15.00/hour

The Deputy Fiscal Officer assists the library’s Fiscal Officer in coordinating the Library’s financial operations which includes payroll, purchasing, accounts payable, receipts and developing and maintaining a system of internal controls. The Deputy Fiscal Officer works with all employees to provide financial guidance to deliver superior service, materials, events and classes to all Pickerington Public Library customers to Inspire Knowledge, Connect Community, Enrich our World, Read!

Job Summary:

  • Manages accounts payable functions, including processing purchase orders, paying invoices and maintaining accounts payable files
  • Reconciles daily deposits with point of sale software and posts receipts
  • Maintains and updates the assets inventory records for all locations
  • Assists in the preparation of the biweekly payroll, including time cards
  • Runs errands as required, including bank deposits
  • Recommends updates to financial policies and procedures
  • Assists in the library’s records retention maintenance and destruction system
  • Assists in the preparation and management of the budget
  • Assists with the implementation of annual insurance renewals and benefits administration
  • Performs administrative assistant duties for the Board of Trustees meetings
  • Assists with presentation of financial reports and data to Board of Trustees, Friends of the library and staff members
  • Manages Friends of the Pickerington Public Library reimbursement requests and the friends merchandise inventory records
  • Responds to questions from internal and external customers regarding payroll, revenue, expenditures, OPERS and contracts
  • Provides budget reports to Managers and Director
  • Assists with the maintenance of personnel files
  • Participate and assist with tactical plan projects and special projects
  • Attend annual Fiscal Officer trainings
  • Oversees the financial operations of the library system in the absence of the Fiscal Officer
  • Demonstrates understanding of basic library routines and adheres to library policies and procedures
  • Assists in the biennium audit
  • Checks and quickly responds to e-mails
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Formal education in accounting, business or finance – associate degree or bachelors’ degree preferred
  • Knowledge of the practices and principles of government accounting, payroll, purchasing, budgeting and financial transactions
  • Proficient with computers including word processing, spreadsheet programs and outlook
  • Experience with UAN (Uniform Accounting Network) system preferred
  • Maintains professional, businesslike behavior and appearance
  • Demonstrated commitment to serving library customers and residents of the community
  • Must be able to be bonded by the Library’s bonding company
  • Must have a valid Driver’s License, maintain insurability under the library’s insurance and successfully pass a background check

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; balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; and talk and hear. The employee shall occasionally lift up to 25 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.

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

Resumes will be accepted until position is filled.

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



Customer Services Associate

Location: Pickerington Public Library Main
Reports to: Customer Services Manager
Non-exempt part-time position: 20 hours a week
Compensation: Starting at $8.55/hour

The Pickerington Public Library is searching for an energetic individual to fill a part-time position in the Customer Services Department. The Customer Services Associate’s primary responsibilities are to ensure appropriate and efficient processing and distribution of library materials, maintaining the condition of the stacks and ensuring all materials are in the correct order and works with each department in the library to provide materials and excellent customer service.

Job Summary:

  • Processes and sorts materials accurately and efficiently; materials from cargo bins, returned materials from customers, expired reserves, and new materials
  •  Check in and maintain locker location materials
  • Shelf Reading
  • Shelve material
  • Find and check in the items from various material retrieval lists
  • Pack bins from the PPL to other libraries
  • Demonstrates understanding of basic library routines and adheres to library policies and procedures
  • Utilizes computer applications and library equipment
  • Maintains Library collection by identifying and solving problems with library materials, performing cleaning of library materials, pulling materials in poor condition from shelves, maintaining patron reserve shelves, processing various reports which involve searching for library materials (i.e. Pull List)
  • Knowledge of when to report problems to supervisor
  • Assists in public service areas as needed; answering basic directional questions in person and over the phone, locating and retrieving materials for customers, assisting customers with self-service public technology, and support the code of conduct

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Basic keyboarding skills
  • Ability to pass alphabetic and numeric sorting and filing test
  • Able to cooperate with other staff, promote teamwork and share information
  • Maintains professional, businesslike behavior and appearance
  • This individual would need the ability to work a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends
  • Must successfully pass a background check
  • An understanding of library filing rules and the Dewey Decimal System

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 40 pounds and push a 50-pound cart.

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.


Homework Help Center Coordinator Position
Location:
Pickerington Public Library Main
Reports to: Youth Services Manager
Non-exempt full-time position: 40 hours a week
Compensation: Starting at $13.87/hour with excellent benefits

The Homework Help Center Coordinator oversees all aspects of the Homework Help Center including homework assistance, volunteers, supplies, and programming. Responsibilities include building effective relationships with students, parents, volunteers, and teachers, providing one-on-one homework help, and performing all duties of a library associate as needed. The Homework Help Center Coordinator works with each department in the library to provide materials and excellent customer service to the customers. This position is responsible for volunteer coordination for the library system. Responsibilities include recruiting and orienting volunteers, coordination of training and scheduling volunteers through department staff, and holding volunteers accountable to the library’s mission and vision as needed.

Job Summary:

  • Coordinates volunteers for the Homework Help Center which includes selecting, training and scheduling to ensure the highest quality of service is being offered to students participating in the program
  • Assists students K-12 with homework using textbooks, websites, computers and other resources
  • Reviews homework instructions with students and helps them understand what is being asked
  • Proofreads homework papers, looking for errors and ways for the student to easily improve their assignments. Points out information that is incorrect or missing
  • Promotes the Homework Help Center to area schools, community organizations, and patrons through presentations, networking and individual meetings
  • Actively works to build relationships with schools and teachers within service area
  • Mentors and builds relationships with students to assist them in building a foundation for a successful life
  • Orders and maintains supplies for Homework Help Center
  • Coordinates the annual Summer Reading Program for children, teens, and adults, with the Youth Services and Information Services Departments Helps with preparations needed for programming
  • Answers general reference questions and directing customers to the correct area
  • General knowledge of events/classes and resources and services available at the library
  • Coordinates volunteer services for the library system by recruiting and orienting new volunteers and working with department staff on training, scheduling and overall management of volunteers
  • General knowledge of the phone system
  • Demonstrates understanding of basic library routines and adheres to library policies and procedures
  • Checks e-mail and stay on top of all relevant organizational and consortium information updates
  • Assists in public service areas as needed

Qualifications:

  • Either a college degree or at least two years of college completed and combination of relevant experience
  • Experience or education in teaching or training children K-12
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Interest in interacting positively with children, teens and adults
  • 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. The employee must be able to lift up to 30 pounds and push a 50-pound cart.

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.


There are no other job opportunities available at this time.


If you are interested in employment opportunities at the library, please fill out the General Employment Application and submit to Brenda Oliver.

Employment Application can be e-mailed to: boliver@pickeringtonlibrary.org

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


Volunteering at Pickerington Public Library

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