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Trenton Veterans Memorial Library: Brought to You by Brownstown, Grosse Ile, Trenton & Woodhaven

Library Associate

Library Associate, Circulation and Reference Desk – Trenton Veterans Memorial Library is seeking to add a part-time Library Associate member to our team. We are seeking someone who is personable, positive and committed to providing outstanding customer service.

Job Classification:  Part-time 

Salary Range:  $12.25 - $12.65 per hour

Hours:  29 hours per week – including mornings, nights and weekends

Deadline:  Until Filled

Duties:  The essential job duties for the Library Associate position include (but are not limited to) the following: 

  • Work morning, evening and weekend shifts at the library circulation desk as scheduled
  • Participate in opening/closing procedures
  • Perform circulation services:
    • Check materials in and out
    • Register patrons for library cards
    • Collect money for fines
    • Perform interlibrary loan requests.
    • Process materials for circulation
  • Perform the following Reference Desk functions:
    • Answer reference questions
    • Provide readers advisory and interlibrary loan services to patrons
    • Assist patrons in using computers and other equipment
    • May be assigned to teach internet classes
    • May represent the library on committees of the library cooperative
  • Other duties as assigned

Skills and Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Strong attention to detail, dependable and flexible work habits
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and technology skills
  • One or more year(s) of customer service, preferably in a library
  • Strong knowledge of library practices and operations
  • Proficient in keyboarding, computers, Internet searching, Microsoft office products, telephone operation
  • Ability to serve patrons with politeness, courtesy and tact
  • Ability to effectively communicate orally or in writing
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships, and use good judgment, initiative
  • Ability to work under stress, frequent interruptions, and changes in work priorities
  • Ability to work a varied schedule including some evenings and weekends
  • Ability to multi-task and manage time

Working Conditions:

  • Work in a very busy library setting directly with the public
  • Able to stand, sit or walk for prolonged periods of time
  • Perform bending, lifting, and pushing
  • Perform repetitive hand and arm motions for prolonged periods of time

To Apply:

All applicants must submit a completed City of Trenton Part Time Employment Application, resume and cover letter in person or via email EChapman@trenton-mi.com.  You can pick up a Part-Time Employment Application at the library.

You can also snail mail your application documents to:

Trenton Veterans Memorial Library
Attn.: Library Director 
2790 Westfield Road
Trenton, MI 48183