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Job Title:   Children’s & Tween Services Library Assistant

Date of posting:   _2/9/2023

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

Department: Children’s Services                     Reports to: Children’s & Tween Services Supervisor

Position details:

PT Hourly - Non-exempt  20  Hours/week

Starting 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
○ Register and maintaining borrower database information
○ Collect and record fines and fees
○ Answer and direct incoming calls
○ Notify patrons of materials on hold
○ Assist patrons with reference and reader’s advisory inquiries
● Develops, implements, and executes programs of interest to children & tweens
● Participates in collection development and assessment
● Other duties as assigned

Work Experience and Requirements:

● One (1) year working with the public in some capacity; preference is given to those with public library experience
● Must have experience and be comfortable working with children
● 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; will consider Associate’s Degree, any subject, or 60 credit hours towards a degree


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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