Title: Library Associate I
Organization: Lorain Public Library
Location: South Branch Library
Hours: Full-time temporary (up to 12 months)
Salary: $13.132 per hour
Principal Duties: Assists patrons on the selection, organization and interpretation of library materials. Answers reference questions in person or by telephone and conducts the needed research involved. Conducts education and training of patrons and patron groups. Reads and evaluates reviews and recommends materials for selection; continually reviews collection for the purpose of removing old or infrequently used materials. Participates in materials selection for one or more subject fields. Monitors and suggests corrections to the online catalog. Plans and presents programs for children and adults. Gives book talks to library and to civic groups and writes book reviews. Attends professional meetings, pertinent workshops and serves on system-wide and professional committees. Plans and prepares displays, bulletin boards, bibliographies, and webliographies. May coordinate literacy program for adults. May select books for rotating collections, home bound, nursing homes, books by mail, agencies, or other libraries. May provide services to special populations.
Bachelor''s degree required; major or minor in library science or media services preferred. Good knowledge of library book collection and organization, and popular reading interests and materials for adults and children desirable. Experience in use of IBM-compatible computer hardware, and experience and/or training in using microcomputers for word processing and other software applications required. Experience in use of on-line databases, including internet, preferred. Duties include assisting public in use of computer equipment; basic troubleshooting of software and equipment; individual or small group instruction of patrons on software applications (MS Office 2000); as well as small group instruction for Library patrons on basic internet searching tools, Lorain Library system homepage, etc. Excellent customer service skills required.
Contact: Administrative Office, Lorain Public Library System, 351 Sixth Street, Lorain, Ohio 44052 or call 244-1192, Ext 221 to request an application packet.
Submit: None Given
Deadline: Friday May 23, 2003