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OPEN POSITIONS

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. 

Open positions available at this time. 

Job:
Full-time, with benefits
Starting Salary Range:
$18.00-$25.00 per hour
Reports to:
Library Director

Job Summary:
Under the general supervision of the Library Director, this employee is responsible for coordinating administrative, financial, and human resource functions for the Library. The Business/HR Manager supports the Library Director and the Library Board of Trustees in assuring the confidential, timely, accurate, and efficient operation of these functions. Work week is a standard business week, though some evening and weekend hours may be required.

Essential Job Functions
Financial

*Performs routine accounting and data entry duties such as processing accounts payable, invoices, payroll, and general ledger preparation for PCPL and Friends of the Library

*In conjunction with the accounting firm, assures the accurate handling of money, including gathering, counting, depositing, distributing, and maintaining library funds.

*Organizes records in preparation of library audits

*Provides support for contracts, tracks renewal dates, acts as liaison to vendors

*Involved with library grant applications and management

*Responsible for annual budget development, cash flow projections, monitoring, and reporting.

*Prepares financial information and statistics and serves as board treasurer

Human Resources

*Takes a leadership role in implementation of HR policy, personnel records, and job descriptions.

*Tracks employee timesheets, hours, and use of leave

*Responsible for many facets of the hiring process and onboarding of new employees.

*Administers employees’ benefits including but not limited to health, vision, dental, and the Public Employee Retirement Fund.

*Mediates staff issues and interprets personnel policies and procedures

*Advises managers on proper courses of action while keeping the Director apprised of all key personnel issues.

Administrative

*Provides staff support to the Library Board of Trustees, including preparing meeting agendas and packets

*Assists all departments in tracking annual usage statistics

*Tracks usage and purchases library supplies

*Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

*Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, trustees, vendors and the public.

*Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and verbally, and to prepare and present reports and other information in the appropriate format.

*Advanced knowledge of working with spreadsheets and word processors.

*Willingness to learn new skills and procedures; easily adaptable to change.

*Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.

*Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information with discretion and tact

*High level mathematical and computer skills

*Knowledge of current human resources practices and applicable laws.

*Ability to work primarily in a workstation environment requiring extensive periods of sitting, using a computer keyboard and reading a computer monitor.

*Ability to stand, walk, crouch, stoop, squat, twist, push/pull up to 50 lbs, and lift 25 lbs.

Education and Qualifications

*Associate or Bachelor’s degree in a Business, Finance, Accounting, or related field with 2 to 4 years work experience

*Experience in general human resource duties as outlined above preferred.

The above job description is not intended as, nor should it be construed as, exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with this job.

Job Summary: 

The Putnam County Public Library is looking for a part-time Adult Services and Programming Assistant that is eager to organize programs and assist patrons. This position will support library staff by performing general tasks and providing routine assistance to library patrons. Duties include but are not limited to:

Collaborating with other departments to assist patrons and host programs

Creating themed displays

Collaborating with the marketing and programs staff to promote library services

Answering phone and email inquiries

Forging community partnerships

Assisting the Programs Manager in planning, filming, and hosting programs

Assisting patrons with printing, copying, scanning, and general computer use

Providing general reference assistance (locating materials, satisfying inquiries, and guiding patrons toward the use of appropriate tools and the development of essential literacy skills)

Placing holds and Interlibrary Loans for patrons

Packing and processing Interlibrary Loans

Reader Advisory

Candidates must have strong communication and customer service skills, patience in working with a wide range of patron needs, 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:

Providing general reference assistance (locating materials, satisfying inquiries, and guiding patrons toward the use of appropriate tools and the development of essential literacy skills)

Collaborating with other departments to direct patrons as necessary

Assisting with printing, copying, scanning, and general computer use

Creating displays to help circulate materials

Collaborating with the marketing and programs staff to promote library services

Answering phone and email inquiries

Placing holds and Interlibrary Loans for patrons

Packing and processing Interlibrary Loans

Reader Advisory

Candidates must have strong communication and customer service skills, patience in working with a wide range of patron needs, a willingness to collaborate both in person and online, and be open to learning new skills and tools on the job. 

Qualifications:

A high school diploma or equivalent

Interest in reading and current trends

A bachelor’s degree in a related field (preferred) 

Background in programs/event planning (preferred)

Library work experience (preferred)

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

Job Details:

Part-time without benefits

20 – 29 hours

Some nights and weekends will be required

Starting Salary range  $9-$14 per hour

Job Summary

This part-time position performs responsible and varied technical library services in the processing of materials and retention of library books, materials, and supplies; performs general library technical and clerical work as needed.

Duties and Responsibilities

Technical services department’s general operations including physical and electronic materials cataloging checking, printing labels, and materials processing.
Serves as secondary cataloger/ Cataloger checker
Unpack packages, receives, and routes all library materials to appropriate departments.
Withdraws library materials: deletes titles from the database and prepares items for recycling when appropriate.
Mending of all library materials (print & nonprint).
Participates in professional organizations, workshops, and continuing education opportunities for Library Certification
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.
Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

A high school diploma or equivalent 
Library work experience (preferred)
Knowledge of Dewey Decimal System (preferred)
Knowledge on Evergreen Indiana, and OCLC WorldCat (preferred)
Good computer skills; familiar with word processing, spreadsheet software
Good typing skills
Ability to follow oral and written instructions
Good oral and written communication skills
Working knowledge of MARC cataloging. (preferred)
Ability to type accurately.
Ability to maintain accurate files and records.
Strong background in computers, technology, and non-print materials formats
Ability to exhibit good judgment and establish effective working relationships with colleagues 

Job Details:

Part-time without benefits
20 – 25 hours
Day shift will be required starting 9 a.m.
Starting Salary range  $9-$14 per hour

To apply, please fill out the employment form on this page.

Adult Services & Programming Assistant

Job Summary: 

The Putnam County Public Library is looking for a part-time Adult Services and Programming Assistant that is eager to organize programs and assist patrons. This position will support library staff by performing general tasks and providing routine assistance to library patrons. Duties include but are not limited to:

Collaborating with other departments to assist patrons and host programs

Creating themed displays

Collaborating with the marketing and programs staff to promote library services

Answering phone and email inquiries

Forging community partnerships

Assisting the Programs Manager in planning, filming, and hosting programs

Assisting patrons with printing, copying, scanning, and general computer use

Providing general reference assistance (locating materials, satisfying inquiries, and guiding patrons toward the use of appropriate tools and the development of essential literacy skills)

Placing holds and Interlibrary Loans for patrons

Packing and processing Interlibrary Loans

Reader Advisory

Candidates must have strong communication and customer service skills, patience in working with a wide range of patron needs, 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:

Providing general reference assistance (locating materials, satisfying inquiries, and guiding patrons toward the use of appropriate tools and the development of essential literacy skills)

Collaborating with other departments to direct patrons as necessary

Assisting with printing, copying, scanning, and general computer use

Creating displays to help circulate materials

Collaborating with the marketing and programs staff to promote library services

Answering phone and email inquiries

Placing holds and Interlibrary Loans for patrons

Packing and processing Interlibrary Loans

Reader Advisory

Candidates must have strong communication and customer service skills, patience in working with a wide range of patron needs, a willingness to collaborate both in person and online, and be open to learning new skills and tools on the job. 

Qualifications:

A high school diploma or equivalent

Interest in reading and current trends

A bachelor’s degree in a related field (preferred) 

Background in programs/event planning (preferred)

Library work experience (preferred)

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

Job Details:

Part-time without benefits

20 – 29 hours

Some nights and weekends will be required

Starting Salary range  $9-$14 per hour

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