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Employment Application   (.pdf format)


Job Title:   Adult Services Library Assistant

Date of posting:    __5/30/23_____ Internal  __6/6/23___External

Job location:   Maud Preston Palenske Memorial Library
   500 Market Street St. Joseph, MI  49085

Department:  Adult Services

Reports to:  Programming Supervisor

Position details:

PT Hourly - Non-Exempt  20 Hours/week (Union eligible)

Starting Rate of pay:  $13.17

Detailed Job Description:
● Regularly scheduled work on public services desks, including evening and weekend shifts, assisting patrons of all ages.   Tasks include, but are not limited to:
○ Checking out library materials according to established procedures
○ Registering and maintaining borrower database information
○ Collecting and recording fines and fees
○ Answering and directing incoming calls
○ Notifying patrons of materials on hold
○ Assisting patrons with reference and reader’s advisory inquiries
● Develops, implements, and executes programs of interest to adults
● Participates in collection development and assessment
● Other duties as assigned

Experience and Requirements:
● One year working with the public in some capacity; preference given to those with public library experience
● Works well with staff teams and the public
● Comfortable with technology
● Ability to communicate effectively & clearly
● Knowledge of and ability to apply library policies and procedures to various situations
● Applicants must agree to a background check

● Bachelor’s degree - any subject



Employment Application   (.pdf format)



How to Apply:

Apply on Indeed or Please submit your resume to the attention of:

Paula Stakley – Library Director
St. Joseph/Maud Preston Palenske Memorial Library
500 Market Street
St. Joseph, MI  49085

Or as a .pdf attachment to:

Please don’t delay, as this position is open until filled.



If there are no openings and you are interested in a career at the library,  submit your resume and application.  We keep them on file and do refer back to them when we have openings. 


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