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Join Our Team


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.

Open positions are listed below. Please fill out the online form to be considered. 

We have no open positions at this time. 

*This position is not suitable for summer-only part-time work due to the 3-month training period. 

The Putnam County Public Library is looking for a permanent part-time Reference Desk Assistant who is excited to assist patrons and support the library! Candidates must have patience in working with a wide range of patron needs, be supportive of the library’s mission, and be open to learning new skills and tools on the job. 

Duties include but are not limited to:

*Daily packing and processing of Interlibrary Loans (ILLs)
*Assisting with printing, copying, scanning to email, and general computer use
*Answering general reference questions about the library, community, and resources
*Assisting patrons learning about technology and literacy
*Answering phone and email inquiries
*Locating materials in the library and within the digital collection
*Creating and managing item displays
*Assisting the Adult Reference Manager in collection care
*Assisting with adult programs on occasion

ILLs are shipped Monday – Friday and require bending and lifting (20-40 lbs), repetitive typing, prolonged screen use, and attention to detail. Collection care requires pushing and pulling carts, repetitive bending, and repetitive reaching.


*A high school diploma or equivalent
*Proficient with Microsoft and Google suites 
*Proficient in typing, document formatting, and digital file organization
*Comfortable using and assisting with various computer/cellular interfaces

Preferred (Not Required)

*Background in customer service or technology service
*Library work experience 
*Librarian Assistant Certification (LC6)
*Bachelor’s degree in a related field

Job Details

*Part-time, in person
*20 – 29 hours (4-5 days)/week
*Paid bi-weekly
*Some nights and weekends will be required
*Starting pay is $13/hour depending on education and work experience
*1.35 hours vacation time/pay period (up to 5 days/year)
*Voluntary supplemental insurance (Aflac)

Growth & Training

This position includes 3 months of on-the-job training and is unsuitable for those seeking short-term employment. Employees should expect lateral growth and skill development as all full-time positions are currently filled. Great for those seeking experience or training needed to obtain librarian certification.

Example Library Shifts

*Possible shifts based on Library hours, not the actual schedule. 

Shifts may include 30-60 minutes of unpaid lunch and two paid 15-minute breaks. 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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