Employment

We’re Hiring!

The library is currently looking to fill the following positions. Full copies of the job descriptions are available at the Circulation Desk and on our website at PCPL21.org

Part-Time Adult Reference Assistant

The Putnam County Public Library is looking for a Part-Time Reference Assistant 1 in the Adult Reference Department to help patrons with a variety of requests. This position will support the library’s Adult Reference Librarian by:

  • Assisting patrons at the reference desk  
  • Providing computer assistance
  • Help patrons with printing and copying
  • Working with the Librarian on collection development
  • Shelve reading the adult collection
  • Shelving Books/DVDS/Audiobooks when needed
  • Assisting with the Adult Literacy Program
  • Working alongside the Librarian with weeding the Books/DVDS/Audiobooks

Qualifications

  • Has experience working in a library setting
  • Has strong customer services skills
  • Basic understanding of computers and general technology
  • Ability to learn new library software
  • Has taken at least 18 hours of MLS courses
  • Worked on collection development
  • Works well with a team

Job Details:

  • Part-time w/out benefits
  • 15-29 hr/wk
  • Some nights and weekends will be required
  • Salary range  $11.00 - $15.00/hour commensurate with experience and/or credential

To apply you may fill out an online application form; download, print, and mail a blank employment application.  You may also email the library at marketing@PCPL21.org; or inquire at the reference or circulation desks.


Part Time Youth Services Assistant

The Putnam County Public Library is looking for a part-time Youth Services Assistant.  Under the direction of the department manager, this position will support the overall mission of the library by effectively providing library services to children, young adults, and their families.

Candidates should possess some knowledge of and enthusiasm for children’s literature, familiarity and comfort with current technology (personal computers, web-based communication and content platforms, mobile devices, etc), the ability and aptitude to teach and educate patrons and staff in one-on-one or group situations, the ability to handle physical materials up to 40lbs, and work rotating shifts within the department.

The Youth Services Assistant will help provide patron-focused reference and reader’s advisory services for children from birth through eighth grade and their caregivers.  Other duties include assisting in the development and implementation of children’s, teen, and family programs and special events, monitoring and maintaining the Youth Services department and its resources, and preparing booklists, web content, and promotional literature as assigned.

Job Details:

  • Part-time without benefits
  • 15-25 hours/week
  • Some nights and weekends may be required
  • Salary:  $9.00 - $14.00 per hour commensurate with experience and/or credentials

To apply you may fill out an online application form; download, print, and mail a blank employment application.  You may also email the library at marketing@PCPL21.org; or inquire at the reference or circulation desks.