Employment

Bookmobile & Outreach Services Supervisor

Wood County District Public Library (WCDPL) is seeking a patron-focused, self-motivated person to deliver bookmobile/outreach services throughout the county. The ideal candidate is a team player who can work with a high degree of autonomy while advancing the library’s mission. The successful candidate will bring an energetic and enthusiastic customer service philosophy to the job, can easily handle a multitude of tasks at the same time, will love to engage children in story-times, and will love to work with seniors in nursing facilities.

Minimum Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in related field; 3-years successful customer service experience; 1-year successful public library experience; or other combination of education and/or work experience of equivalent nature. Avid reader that loves to talk about books, movies, and music.

Essential Functions of the position:
1. Provides excellent customer service to library patrons of all ages in our diverse community.
2. Provides prompt and accurate assistance to patrons in locating information resources; promotes reading at all times; and assists patrons in finding their next favorite book. Strong computer, Internet use/searching, and eBook/app skills needed. Ability to successfully lead story-times, library programs & engage youth required.
3. Drives bookmobile, loads and unloads materials, and ensures proper operation of library vehicles, initiating maintenance and repair as needed.
4. Works at Wood County Jail Library as needed.
5. Under direction of supervisor, anticipates and identifies service opportunities and suggests, plans, and implements a schedule of bookmobile stops and outreach visits to schools, day cares, preschools, senior facilities, residential and detention facilities; other institutions, and community locations. Collects statistics and compiles reports as needed.
6. Ensures successful delivery of bookmobile and outreach services to the entire library service district, including participation in parades and community events. Responsible for task-supervision of staff assigned to unit.
7. Develops contacts and maintains relationships with representatives of specific groups and organizations (nursing homes, day cares, etc.) to insure the library meets the needs of constituents.
8. Maintains the library’s outreach collection with assistance from youth and adult services staff.
9. Serves as contact person for services for the visually impaired and for homebound patrons.
10. Maintains safe and careful operation of library motor vehicles for both staff and patrons; establishes clear safety protocols for the bookmobile and other library vehicles.
11. Maintains all required licensures and certifications, insurability, and clean driving record.
12. Demonstrates regular and predictable attendance, including at staff meetings and team meetings. Attends applicable continuing education and community event opportunities.
13. Meets all job safety requirements and all applicable safety standards.
14. Maintains high degree of professionalism as well as confidentiality in accordance with WCDPL policy, applicable laws and regulations.

Minimum acceptable characteristics (*indicates development after employment):

  • Knowledge of: WCDPL policies and procedures*; WCDPL goals and objectives*; driver safety practices; bookmobile practices and procedures*; correct use of grammar, punctuation, and spelling; office practices and procedures; operating, maintenance, and minor repair of vehicles; acquisition, processing, circulation, statistical, and inventory routines*.
  • Skill in: Use of computers; internet searching; modern office equipment, including ability to adapt to changing technology with a positive attitude; operation of fully loaded bookmobile.
  • Ability to: Work independently with appropriate training; communicate interest in and enthusiasm for public service work, demonstrate a positive disposition and sense of humor; prioritize work skillfully and efficiently; carry out detailed written or oral instructions; collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions; arrange items in numerical order; exercise independent judgment and discretion following policies and procedures (and to make own decisions within); communicate effectively; maintain records according to established procedures; handle sensitive inquiries from and contacts with the public; develop and maintain effective working relationships; travel to and gain access to work sites.
  • Requires ability: to stand, sit, bend, kneel, reach, push, pull, and lift up to 50 pounds regularly (more than 50 pounds as required); to work outside in a variety of weather conditions; to access all areas of bookmobile as needed.

Reports to: Deputy Director for Library Services

Pay/Benefits:
A. $16.00 per hour ($31,200 per year) minimum, or more DOE
B. Full-time 37.5 hours per week;
C. OPERS retirement;
D. Single-coverage health; dental insurance available (spouse/family coverage available at employee expense);
E. Optional life and dental insurance;
F. Paid sick, vacation, and personal time;
G. Professional development opportunities available.

To Apply:
Submit all of the following via email to Angie Babcock, Administrative Coordinator, at angiebabcock@wcdpl.org with “Bookmobile Supervisor” in the subject line.
1. A detailed letter of interest stating why you are the best candidate for the job.
2. An updated resume highlighting applicable knowledge, skills, and experience.
3. The names and current contact information for three (3) work-related references.
4. A completed WCDPL Application available at: https://wcdpl.org/Employment.

Review of applications begins immediately.

No calls or inquiries; applicants notified of search status as decisions are made.

Wood County District Public Library is an equal opportunity employer.

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Bookmobile & Outreach Services Assistant

Wood County District Public Library (WCDPL) is seeking a patron-focused, self-motivated person to deliver bookmobile/outreach services throughout the county. The ideal candidate is a team player who can work with a high degree of autonomy while advancing the library’s mission. The successful candidate will bring an energetic and enthusiastic customer service philosophy to the job, can easily handle a multitude of tasks at the same time, will love to engage children in story-times, and will love to work with seniors in nursing facilities.

Minimum Requirements:
Some college experience; 2-years successful customer service experience; or other combination of education and/or work experience of equivalent nature. Avid reader that loves to talk about books, movies, and music.

Essential Functions of the position:
1. Provides excellent customer service to library patrons of all ages in our diverse community.
2. Provides prompt and accurate assistance to patrons in locating information resources; promotes reading at all times; and assists patrons in finding their next favorite book. Strong computer, Internet use/searching, and eBook/app skills needed. Ability to successfully lead story-times, library programs & engage youth required.
3. Drives bookmobile, loads and unloads materials, and ensures proper operation of library vehicles, initiating maintenance and repair as needed.
4. Works at Wood County Jail Library as needed.
5. Implements a schedule of bookmobile stops and outreach visits to schools, day cares, preschools, senior facilities, residential and detention facilities; other institutions, and community locations. Collects statistics and compiles reports as needed.
6. Delivers bookmobile and outreach services to the entire library service district, including participation in parades and community events.
7. Works with representatives of specific groups and organizations (nursing homes, day cares, etc.) to insure the library meets the needs of constituents.
8. Serves as contact person for services for the visually impaired and for homebound patrons.
9. Maintains safe and careful operation of library motor vehicles for both staff and patrons; establishes clear safety protocols for the bookmobile and other library vehicles.
10. Maintains all required licensures and certifications, insurability, and clean driving record.
11. Demonstrates regular and predictable attendance, including at staff meetings and team meetings. Attends applicable continuing education and community event opportunities.
12. Meets all job safety requirements and all applicable safety standards.
13. Maintains high degree of professionalism as well as confidentiality in accordance with WCDPL policy, applicable laws and regulations.

Minimum acceptable characteristics (*indicates development after employment):

  • Knowledge of: WCDPL policies and procedures*; WCDPL goals and objectives*; driver safety practices; bookmobile practices and procedures*; correct use of grammar, punctuation, and spelling; office practices and procedures; operating, maintenance, and minor repair of vehicles; acquisition, processing, circulation, statistical, and inventory routines*.
  • Skill in: Use of computers; internet searching; modern office equipment, including ability to adapt to changing technology with a positive attitude; operation of fully loaded bookmobile.
  • Ability to: Work independently with appropriate training; communicate interest in and enthusiasm for public service work, demonstrate a positive disposition and sense of humor; prioritize work skillfully and efficiently; carry out detailed written or oral instructions; collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions; arrange items in numerical order; exercise independent judgment and discretion following policies and procedures (and to make own decisions within); communicate effectively; maintain records according to established procedures; handle sensitive inquiries from and contacts with the public; develop and maintain effective working relationships; travel to and gain access to work sites.
  • Requires ability: to stand, sit, bend, kneel, reach, push, pull, and lift up to 50 pounds regularly (more than 50 pounds as required); to work outside in a variety of weather conditions; to access all areas of bookmobile as needed.

Reports to: Bookmobile & Outreach Services Supervisor; Deputy Director for Library Services


Pay/Benefits:
A. $14.00 per hour ($27,300 per year) minimum, or more DOE
B. Full-time 37.5 hours per week;
C. OPERS retirement;
D. Single-coverage health & dental insurance available (spouse/family coverage available at employee expense);
E. Optional life and dental insurance;
F. Paid sick, vacation, and personal time;
G. Professional development opportunities available.


To Apply:
Submit all of the following via email to Angie Babcock, Administrative Coordinator, at angiebabcock@wcdpl.org with “Bookmobile Assistant” in the subject line.
1. A detailed letter of interest stating why you are the best candidate for the job.
2. An updated resume highlighting applicable knowledge, skills, and experience.
3. The names and current contact information for three (3) work-related references.
4. A completed WCDPL Application available at: https://wcdpl.org/Employment.

Review of applications begins immediately.

No calls or inquiries; applicants notified of search status as decisions are made.

Wood County District Public Library is an equal opportunity employer.

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Library Page

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 will:

  • Shelve materials with high degree of accuracy
  • Maintain files
  • Retrieve items from shelves
  • Shift and shelf-read collections to maintain order
  • Pack/unpack Intra-library Loans and boxes of books
  • Perform light clerical & custodial 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.  

$8.80 per hour; 20 hours per week.

Schedule:

  • Working at the Bowling Green location.
  • Flexibility in scheduling is required, including days, nights, and weekends.

To apply, submit completed application via email to Angie Babcock, Administrative Coordinator, at angiebabcock@wcdpl.org.

Review of applications begins immediately.  Open until filled.  No calls, emails, or inquiries, please. 

WCDPL is an 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.


Source URL: https://www.wcdpl.org/Employment