Employment

Reference Assistant (part-time)

WCDPL is seeking an outgoing individual to deliver high-quality library services to patrons of all ages and backgrounds. You are skilled in conducting research, and respected for your ability to connect patrons with library services and resources.  You are a natural host and helper, knowledgeable on all library operations:

  • You share your passion for books and reading by recommending the latest books, movies and music.  You are an avid reader who loves to re-read classics, read new titles, and enthusiastically share these reading experiences with patrons.
  • You are an explorer; you are out on the floor with patrons as they journey through the library.  You do not hide behind a desk.
  • You help customers sign up for a library program, find materials, use the 3-D printer, search a reference database, download e-books, and so much more.
  • You are a good listener with lots of patience.
  • You are a team player and think quickly on your feet, juggling multiple tasks at once.
  • You serve as host, role model, and safety monitor – you maintain a safe environment for all those visiting the library. You enforce rules and the Code of Conduct.
  • You are a wizard at teaching patrons how to use technology, from e-books to databases. 
  • You design and implement library events and learning opportunities that create transformative experiences for adults.  You can implement an engaging book discussion, create a new finding tool for the science fiction collection, and deliver an intriguing program for adults – all in record time and while covering a busy service desk.
  • You do the right thing. Every decision made and action taken is an opportunity to demonstrate our collective integrity.
  • You readily advocate for the library’s vision, mission, and core values.
  • In front of a group or working 1-on-1, you are a natural-born teacher.  You are NOT shy.

Requirements: bachelor’s degree; successful customer service experience; strong technology skills; strong research skills, and broad reading knowledge of literature for adults.

  • 20.0 hours per week, including weekday, evening, and weekend shifts.
  • Works at the Information Desk; fills-in at other departments/locations as needed.
  • Negotiable from $15.00/hour. 

To apply: Submit a detailed letter of interest explaining why you are the best candidate to meet the library’s needs, an updated resume, a completed WCDPL application (available at wcdpl.org/employment), and the names/contact information for three work-related references via email to AngieBabcock@wcdpl.org. No phone calls, please.

Comprehensive criminal background check and passage of drug test required for finalist.

Open until filled.  Review of applications begins immediately.  Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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Youth Services Assistant (part-time)

The library is seeking an outgoing individual to deliver high-quality library services to children (ages 0-17), to families and caregivers from a variety of backgrounds, and to patrons of all ages. Developing/leading youth programs is a key component of this position.

  • You share your passion for books and reading by recommending the latest books, movies and music.  You are an avid reader who loves to re-read classics, read new titles, and enthusiastically share these reading experiences with patrons.
  • You are an explorer; you are out on the floor with patrons as they journey through the library.  You do not hide behind a desk.
  • You help customers sign up for a library program, find materials, use the 3-D printer, search a reference database, download e-books and apps, orchestrate the opening and closing of the library, and so much more
  • You are a good listener with lots of patience.
  • You are a team player and think quickly on your feet, juggling multiple tasks at once.
  • You serve as a role model and safety monitor – you maintain a safe environment for all of those visiting the library. You enforce rules and the Code of Conduct.
  • You are a wizard at teaching patrons how to use technology, from e-books to databases. 
  • You design and lead library programs and learning opportunities that create magical, transformative experiences for children and teens.  You can implement an engaging, high-quality storytime as well as an intriguing after-school program for teens – all in record time.
  • You do the right thing. Every decision made and action taken is an opportunity to demonstrate our collective integrity.
  • You readily advocate for the library’s vision, mission and core values.
  • In front of a group or 1-on-1, you are a natural-born teacher.  You are NOT shy.

Requirements: bachelor’s degree; successful customer service experience; strong technology skills; strong and broad knowledge of children’s literature.  Experience in a library or formal classroom/daycare setting preferred.

  • 20.0 hours per week, including weekday, evening, and weekend shifts.
  • Works primarily in Children’s Place; fills-in in other departments/locations as needed.
  • Negotiable from $15.00/hour.  

To apply: Submit a detailed letter of interest explaining why you are the best candidate to meet the library’s needs, an updated resume, a completed WCDPL application (available at wcdpl.org/employment), and the names/contact information for three work-related references via email to AngieBabcock@wcdpl.org. No phone calls, please.

Comprehensive criminal background check and passage of drug test required for finalist.

Open until filled.  Review of applications begins immediately.  Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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Public Service Assistant (part-time) - 2 positions

The library is seeking an adaptable person to deliver great customer service to library users of all ages and backgrounds.  You will serve as our “host,” helping patrons locate and use library resources, and become knowledgeable of overall library operations.  We need someone to:

·         Share their passion for our product by talking about and offering meaningful recommendations of the latest books, movies and music.

·         Help patrons download apps or use computers.  Register patrons for library cards, help with fees, check items in and out, place items on hold, track down books, help patrons sign up for programs, orchestrate the opening and closing of the library, etc. 

·         Between helping patrons, handle a multitude of clerical and inventory tasks to keep the library running efficiently and effectively, including shelving materials.

·         Do the right thing. Every decision made and action taken is an opportunity to demonstrate our collective integrity.

·         Serve as safety monitor, maintain a safe space for all, and step in when needed.

·         Think quickly on your feet; help your team members.

·         Adapt well to change, are eager to learn new things and share them with others.

·         Love meeting and talking with people.  You are not shy.

·         Advocate for the library’s vision, mission and core values.

 

Requires:

·         High school diploma or GED plus two years of customer service experience (or two years of college completed)

·         Positive customer service experience is essential

·         Solid knowledge of computer and Internet operations, including use of apps

·         Ability to maintain high level of accuracy in tasks and confidentiality of transactions

·         Avid reader that loves to talk about books, movies, or music

 

Details:

ü  $12.50 per hour; 20 hours per week.

ü  Works at every service desk (Check-Out, Children’s, and Information) as needed at the Bowling Green library.  May work at Walbridge a 3-4 times per year. 

ü  Work hours based on library needs, but include morning, afternoon, and evening shifts, as well as working part of a weekend rotation (Saturday 9am-5pm and Sunday 1pm-5pm).

 

To apply: Submit a detailed letter of interest explaining why you are the best candidate to meet the library’s needs, an updated resume, a completed WCDPL application (available at wcdpl.org/employment), and the names/contact information for three work-related references via email to AngieBabcock@wcdpl.orgNo phone calls, please.

 

Comprehensive criminal background check and passage of drug test required for finalist.

Open until filled.  Review of applications begins immediately.  Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Library Page (part-time) - 2 positions

Pages ensure books and media are on the shelves in the correct locations, ready to be picked up by patrons.  As a Page, you are on the move; you lift, stretch, push and pull our collections into order. 

 Pages:

  • Shelve materials with high degree of accuracy
  • Maintain files
  • Retrieve items from shelves
  • Shift and shelf-read collections to maintain order
  • Pack/unpack bags of Intra-library Loans and boxes of books
  • Perform light clerical duties, and all other duties as assigned.

Requires:

  • high school diploma or GED;
  • ability to communicate clearly and effectively (verbally and in writing);
  • high degree of accuracy in performing tasks;
  • ability to stay on task for an entire shift with minimal supervision;
  • positive attitude and team player;
  • ability to push/pull carts of books, lift/carry boxes of books, and to stand, bend, reach for varying periods of time. 

Details:

  • $9.30 per hour; 20 hours per week; works at the Bowling Green location.
  • Hours scheduled to meet library needs, between 9am-8:30pm Mon-Thurs, 9am-6pm Fri, 9am-5pm Sat, and 1pm-5pm Sun.

To apply: Submit a detailed letter of interest explaining why you are the best candidate to meet the library’s needs, an updated resume, a completed WCDPL application (available at wcdpl.org/employment), and the names/contact information for three work-related references via email to AngieBabcock@wcdpl.orgNo phone calls, please.

Comprehensive criminal background check and passage of drug test required for finalist.

Open until filled.  Review of applications begins immediately.  Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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Employment applications may be downloaded from the attachment below.

Applications are kept on file for 6 months and reviewed as openings occur.