ABOUT

Library Building

The Library was established as a tax-supported municipal library for the City of Bloomer in 1916. Originally, the building was placed in the Bloomer Grade School. The current building was built in 1987 on land donated by the Bleskacek Family Trust.

The mission of the Bloomer Public/G.E Bleskacek Family Memorial Library is to provide resources and services that inspire people to explore, learn and connect.

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Work at the Library!

Part-Time Circulation Assistant

The Bloomer Public Library seeks a detail oriented, outgoing person with excellent customer service skills, who can perform a variety of clerical tasks at our Circulation Desk.  The Library Circulation Assistant charges and discharges books and other materials, registers borrowers, handles funds for overdue and lost materials, shelves books and other materials, and performs a variety of other duties related to the lending and return of library materials.

Applicants must enjoy working with people of all ages, have a desire to serve the reading public, and possess a high school diploma with one year of customer service experience.  Computer literacy with MS-Windows is essential.  Must be able to multi-task, lift and move light to medium weights, and work while standing.  Experience with a library circulation system is desirable. 

This position is 8 hours per week (Mondays & Wednesdays 9:30 am-1:30 pm) plus one Saturday (9:30 am-11:30 am) every other month.

Applications are available at: http://tinyurl.com/BPL-Application   

Please email your resume & your completed application by 5:00 pm on Friday, July 6 to Megan Taylor at: taylor@bloomerpubliclibrary.org

 

Circulation Assistant Full Job Description:

Position Summary:

The Circulation Assistant is responsible for the orderly operation of the circulation desk and general clerical functions in the library. This position is part time hourly that may include nights and weekends.

Qualifications:

Education: High school diploma or equivalent.

 Experience: Prefer previous library experience. Computer skills and ability to use software and systems is required.

Job Responsibilities:

Circulation Tasks

Check materials in and out.

Answer phone and directs calls with proper etiquette.

Register patrons according to library procedure.

Describe library services to patrons.

Maintain and update patron records.

Assist customers with the library catalog.

Assist patrons with computers & copier.

Assist with opening and closing procedures.

Call patrons concerning holds and problem items.

Maintain meeting room calendar and reserves meeting rooms.

Attend staff meetings and actively participate.

Collects materials from book drops.

Assists in training new staff as requested.

Shelving Tasks

Shelves library materials according to library practices.

Shelf-reads the collection for proper arrangement of materials.

Alerts supervisor to problem shelving areas.

Maintains knowledge and skills for completing library services and procedures.

Maintains display items properly.

Customer Service Tasks

Give customers full attention.

Demonstrate a commitment to offer the best customer service.

Be tactful, courteous, honest and diplomatic to all patrons.

Demonstrate a positive public image to patrons and teammates.

Teamwork Tasks

Interact with teammates.

Think creatively and provide ideas on how to better perform tasks.

Speak respectfully and courteously to patrons and teammates.

Asks supervisor when there is a question or concern about library policy or job tasks.

Demonstrate a willingness to learn from teammates and take direction.

 Provide additional assistance and perform additional duties as assigned.

Personal Attributes Required:

Must gain basic knowledge of library services and procedures, related software/systems, policies and procedures.

Must gain detailed knowledge of circulation system, security system and related procedures.

Must be pleasant, helpful, well organized and detail oriented.

Must be patient and able to respond helpfully in situations where patrons may be impatient or exhibit frustration.

Must demonstrate the ability to establish and maintain effective relationships by using appropriate interpersonal skills.

Must understand the need for teamwork, timeliness, accuracy and service.

Must be able to maintain self-control without exhibiting negative behaviors.

Must be able to interact with patrons and officials to accomplish tasks without arousing hostility.

Must be able to assume responsibility and work with a high level of independence.

 Essential Physical/Mental Requirements:

Must be able to stand, kneel and walk for prolonged periods, with or without back support.

Must be able to perform medium work, frequently lifting 30 pounds and infrequently lifting or pushing more than 50 pounds without assistance.

Must be able to communicate effectively with library patrons and employees both in person and over the telephone to provide information and assistance.

Must be able to move throughout the facility.

Must be able to reach in all directions and bend/stoop to use library/office equipment and shelve materials.

Must have dexterity and hand/eye coordination necessary to use keyboard, circulation system, office, and audio/visual equipment.

Visual activity requires the ability to tolerate periods of close paperwork and use of computer screen.

Hearing activity requires the ability to participate in numerous conversations throughout the work day both in person and over the telephone.

Must be able to complete job duties in an environment where some background noise and frequent interruptions are the norms.

Must demonstrate ability to utilize proper grammar, spelling, punctuation and basic math.

Must be able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, follow instructions, and be able to comprehend complex written material or directions.

 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the person assigned to this position. This job description does not state or imply that the above are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to this position. Employees holding this position will be required to perform any other job-related duties as requested by management. All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with a disability.