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Gibson Library hiring Library Assistant

Library Assistant – Charles W. Gibson Library

Interested applicants must submit a resume, cover letter, and 3 references to Library Board, 105 E. Main Street, Buckhannon, WV 26201. Applications will be accepted until March 6, 2020.

Hours of Work:

  • 30 hours-per-week, available to work afternoons and some Saturdays


  • Hourly wage
  • Retirement benefits

General Description:

  • Performs a variety of library circulation and clerical tasks with a concentration on public contact, and children’s programming and materials.


  • High school graduate
  • Ability to follow written and oral instructions
  • Ability to learn Dewey Decimal system, circulation system software, and library circulation policies and procedures
  • Ability to create a courteous, pleasant first impression of the library
  • Flexibility to deal with multiple and extra unexpected tasks and patrons at the same time
  • Basic typing/computer skills
  • Able to regularly lift up to 25 lbs.
  • One year clerical, library, or educational experience (preferred)

Specific Duties:

  • Perform all circulation duties using computerized system
    • Check materials in/out, renew materials, place holds on materials, issue new and update existing patron records
  • Perform opening/closing procedures
  • Notify patrons about reserved materials
  • Answer phone calls as necessary
  • Perform basic reference work
  • Aid patrons with basic computer assistance
  • Assist patrons in locating library materials through online catalog, Overdrive (eBook catalog), or Inter-Library Loan
  • Shelve materials and check shelves for accuracy
  • Develop, advertise, and lead children’s programming for ages 2-12 including a weekly storytime and annual summer reading program
  • Assist with the selection of materials for the children’s department
  • Attend training and conferences to improve children’s programming and services
  • Perform any duties as designated by the library director in assigned work areas.

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