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Thank you for your interest in the Putnam County Public Library. We are excited you are considering joining our team.

PCPL is an equal opportunity employer and considers all individuals without regard to sex, race, color, religion, creed, national origin, age, disability, participation in military service or any other protected status. PCPL will comply with its obligation to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

All open positions are listed below. Please fill out a form online or visit the Circulation Desk for a printed form. 

The Putnam County Public Library is looking for a part-time Reference Desk Assistant who is eager to assist patrons and support the library. Candidates must have strong communication, patience in working with a wide range of patron needs, and a willingness to collaborate both in person, online, and over the phone. They should also be open to learning new skills and tools on the job. Duties include but are not limited to:


  • Answering general reference questions about the library, community, and resources.
  • Answering phone and email inquiries
  • Reader advisory
  • Locating materials in the library and within the digital collection
  • Assisting with printing, copying, scanning, and general computer use
  • Placing holds and Interlibrary Loans for patrons
  • Packing and processing Interlibrary Loans
  • Assisting the Adult Reference Manager in collection care



A high school diploma or equivalent

Interest in furthering literacy via literature or technology

Strong technology skills (as both a user and a support professional)


Preferred (Not Required)

Background in customer service

Bachelor’s degree in a related field

Library work experience

Willing to work evenings


Job Details

Part-time, in person

1.35 hours vacation time / pay period (up to 5 days)

20 – 29 hours (4-5 days) / week

Some nights and weekends will be required

Starting pay $12.00/hr+ depending on education and work experience


Example Library Shifts

*Based on library hours. Not the actual schedule. Please inquire during the hiring process with specific scheduling requests and inquiries. 

Mondays-Thursdays : 9 am to 5 pm OR 12 pm to 8 pm
Fridays & Saturdays: 9 am to 5 pm
Sundays: Always closed.

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