Library Assistant - Floating

The Oldham County Public Library is searching for a new Library Assistant!

Library Assistant   –  FLOATING Multiple Locations

Locations: Goshen, LaGrange and South Branches

Type of Position: part-time; non-exempt 

Schedule - 12.0 hours

Thursday Shift  (Location to be determined)

2:15pm – 7:15pm (5.0 hrs.)

Saturday Shift  (Location to be determined)

9:45am – 5:15 pm (7.0 hrs./.50 meal)

Salary: Starting at $12.00

Benefits: Sick and Vacation leave 

Start Date: starting ASAP


Supports the library’s mission by (1) assisting customers in the use of library materials and services; (2) carrying out circulation procedures (3), checking library materials in and out and registering new card holders, and (4) assisting other library staff with variety of library and collection maintenance tasks as assigned. 

Education, Training, and Experience

High school diploma or GED and public service work experience 

Immediate Supervisor:  Assistant Director, Circulation Supervisor or Person-In-Charge

COVID-19 Changes/Additions to Job Description: 

   This position works inside the library building performing circulation functions and assisting patrons. Frequent handwashing is still a great practice and should be continued, especially when handling returns or checkouts. Plexiglass barriers will remain in place for the time being. Maintain a six-foot physical distance from patrons and coworkers. Staff are no longer required to wear a mask if fully vaccinated, but may choose to do so. Please respect your colleagues' choices. If you have not been vaccinated you should continue to wear a mask per CDC recommendations. These may change as the pandemic evolves and new direction is received from state government. This position may be asked to participate in occasional virtual department meetings while at home in lieu of coming into the building. A smartphone or personal computer may be used to participate in these meetings.  

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assists customers in the use of library materials and services, including basic reference and reader’s advisory services, in person and by the phone.
  • Uses the library’s automated system to check materials in/out, process holds and interlibrary loans, register new cardholders, collect fines/fees and answer inquiries.
  • Interprets the library’s mission, policies and procedures in a customer-responsive manner.
  • Carries out opening/closing functions including, but not limited to: entering statistics, “cleaning” computers, emptying the book drop, managing holds, and maintaining the general order and security of the library facility and grounds.
  • Assists patrons with the use of computers, copier, fax and scan.
  • Assists patrons with general technology questions and computer needs.
  • Sorts, organizes, and shelves library materials including books, magazines/newspapers, and media.
  • May assist with library programs and the creation of library displays and in-house marketing. 
  • Performs related work as required and assigned for the efficient and effective operation of the library.

Skills, Knowledge, Abilities:

  • Knowledge of and commitment to excellent customer service
  • General knowledge of MS Office, email, internet searching, and social media
  • Ability to work effectively despite frequent interruptions
  • Ability to maintain composure while handling customer complaints
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills, in person, by phone and online
  • Skilled at working cooperatively and collaboratively with customers and staff to achieve results
  • Ability to learn, implement and communicate library policies and procedures
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions
  • Ability to efficiently and accurately use the computers to carry out job responsibilities
  • Ability to operate and perform routine maintenance on equipment including the copier, laminator, and other office equipment
  • Able to stand, walk, and use hands to perform tasks the majority of the work day
  • Flexible, adaptable, and able to flourish in a changing environment
  • Dependable, motivated self-starter able to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends

Status: This part-time position may require some evening and weekend work.  The Library Assistant generally works an established schedule. Additional hours may be provided on a temporary basis for staff substitution, staff training, and/or special projects.  Additional staff time may be offered at the discretion of the Supervisor.

Application Procedure:

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If you meet the qualifications and would like to apply for one of these positions please submit application, resume and cover letter to:                                          

Ellie Kissel, CIRC Supervisor     

Oldham County Public Library

308 Yager Avenue 

LaGrange, KY 40031