Library Associate I
Frederick County Government - Frederick, MD

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Exempt; part-time; 17 hours per week; no benefits except for participation in the Maryland State Teacher's Pension and Retirement system; position subject to system-wide reassignment

2 vacancies available -
  • 1 position is primarily assigned to cover Saturday/Sunday hours and workday evenings at the Urbana Regional Library
  • 1 position (Substitute) is assigned to work a varied work schedule and varied work locations in support of FCPL facilities and services
This para-professional position provides comprehensive library services to patrons and is involved with a wide variety of library activities and operations. Supervision is received from the Assistant Branch Administrator or Substitute Supervisor.

Examples of Work:
  • Assist patrons of all ages with reference questions or reader’s advisory requests
  • Assist patrons in using computerized and manual information sources and/or direct patrons to other appropriate sources
  • Maintain knowledge of branch collections and resources, and current literature
  • Present pre-planned programs for children, youth and adults, as needed
  • Perform basic bibliographic searches related to interlibrary loan requests and reserves
  • Explain FCPL policies and services to patrons and refer difficult inquiries to the supervisor
  • Assist with maintenance of branch collections
  • Prepare and maintain displays to promote reading and FCPL services, as assigned
  • Circulate FCPL materials (check-out and return); and perform other basic clerical duties related to circulation of materials
  • Participate in workshops, meetings and training sessions as appropriate
  • Substitute position only - duties may vary week to week, depending on scheduled work location
  • Perform other related duties as required

Qualifications & Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university
  • Knowledge of public library practices and procedures
  • Knowledge of research techniques, research materials and general reader’s interest, as well as authors, books and other formats of library materials
  • Strong and effective spoken and written (English) communication skills
  • Ability to effectively access and utilize FCPL’s computerized systems and the Internet, and to effectively provide related instruction for patrons
  • Ability to effectively organize work, determine priorities, make decisions and complete assigned duties with minimal supervision
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with patrons, co-workers and the general public
  • Physical requirements include the ability to lift, move and carry library materials weighing up to approximately 40 pounds

PREFERENCE MAY BE GIVEN FOR :
  • 1 or more years of experience assisting and working with the public (e.g. education/teaching setting, retail work, or other public-contact situations)
  • 1 or more years of work experience in a public, academic, or school library

Additional Information/Examination Process:
  • Ability to obtain and maintain Library Associate certification from the MD State Department of Education
  • Ability and willingness to attend training sessions as applicable
  • Ability to provide own transportation to meetings, workshops and various branch libraries as needed
  • Available for varied workdays and hours within the FCPL operating schedule, and on-call as needed
KIND OF EXAMINATION (may include):

1) An evaluation of training and experience

2) One or more interviews

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