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OPEN POSITIONS

We have no open positions at this time. 

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 and material recommendations

*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

*Creating item displays and designing program posters

*Assisting the Adult Reference Manager in collection care

Qualifications
*Basic technology skills (Microsoft/Google, typing, formatting, digital file organization)

*Comfortable using and assisting with computer/cellular interfaces

Preferred (Not Required)
*Background in customer service

*Bachelor’s degree in a related field

*Library work experience

Job Details
*Part-time, in person

*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

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

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

Shifts may include 30-60 minutes unpaid lunch. Please inquire during the hiring process with specific scheduling requests and inquiries.

Mondays-Thursdays : 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., or 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Fridays & Saturdays: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sundays: Closed.

The Putnam County Public Library is looking for a part-time Adult Programs Assistant that is eager to organize fun and engaging events for patrons. Programs Assistants enjoy a lot of creative freedom and should be comfortable working independently. On the job training and continued support will be provided. Duties may include:

*Assisting patrons and providing desk coverage 

*Answering general reference questions about the library, community, and resources

*Answering phone and email inquiries

*Assisting the Programs Manager in planning and scheduling events

*Leading, reading, and selecting titles for the Adult Book Club

*Providing assistance to program presenters as needed

*Occasionally attending outreach events, such as First Fridays

*Collaborating with the Marketing Manager to create program posters and schedule social media posts

Qualifications

*A high school diploma or equivalent

*Basic technology skills (Microsoft/Google, typing, formatting, digital file organization)

*Comfortable using and assisting with computer/cellular interfaces

*Strong communication skills (in person/phone/email)

Preferred (Not Required)

*Background in programs/event planning 

*Bachelor’s degree in a related field 

*Editing skills (video, graphic design)

*Social media management skills

*Library work experience 

Job Details

*Part-time, in person

*15 – 21 hours (3-5 days) a week

*Some nights and weekends may be required

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

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

Flexible Schedule

When desk coverage is not needed, scheduling is planned to accommodate personal schedules and maximize task efficiency within the 21 hour work week. 

Example Library Shifts

*Possible shifts based on Library hours, not the actual schedule. Shifts may include 30-60 minutes unpaid lunch. Please inquire during the hiring process with specific scheduling requests and inquiries. 

Mondays-Thursdays : 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., or 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Fridays & Saturdays: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sundays: Closed.

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