Current Employment Opportunities
Information Services Assistant
Job Summary: Under the general direction of the Executive Director and the Information Services Manager, the Information Services Assistant provides technical support and provides guidance to patrons navigating the Library’s extensive reference, genealogy, and local history collections.
Full Time: 37 1/2 hours per week
Starting Salary Range: $33,000-$35,000 DOQ
Benefits include health, dental, vision insurance, and pension plan. Paid vacation, sick days, and holidays.
FBI and Pennsylvania Criminal Background and Child Abuse History clearances required.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: These include the following duties; however other duties may be necessarily performed:
Maintains current knowledge of new materials and services available to patrons.
Performs reference and research for patrons in person, via phone, e-mail and mail correspondence on any topic or area using print, non-print and electronic resources.
Explains, demonstrates and assists in the use of electronic resources including computer databases and the internet, as well as print resources. Searches computer databases, catalog files and shelves to locate information.
Staffs the information services desk an average of 23 hours per week, one evening per week, and one Saturday per month.
Provides basic instruction to patrons in how to use genealogy resources such as census records, telephone directories, newspapers, birth, death and
marriage records etc.
Maintains accurate statistics and financial records according to procedures presented in the Library’s Internal Controls Policy.
Generates monthly statistics and reports according to the requests of the Executive Director.
Monitors the environment of the Special Collections room.
Knowledge and Skill Requirements:
A Bachelor’s degree in Library Science, Archival Management, or Public History, with at least two years of related experience. Knowledge of genealogy preferred.
Proficiency in Microsoft applications, related software and electronic resources.
Proficiency in the use of microfilm/microfiche machines, book scanners, and other department equipment.
Ability to serve the public with friendliness, tact, and diplomacy.
Ability to maintain records in a standard, orderly, systematic fashion.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hand, handle objects, keyboards or controls and reach with hand and arms. The employee frequently is required to stand and sit. The employee is required to walk, stoop, kneel, talk and hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
Send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by January 21, 2023.