Substitute Assistant Information Specialist – South St. Paul Public Library

The South St. Paul Public Library has an opening for a Substitute Assistant Information Specialist.  Because this is a public service desk position, the ideal candidate will possess

  • excellent customer service skills
  • basic computer knowledge
  • a positive attitude
  • the ability to multitask
  • superior communication skills
  • a love of working with people

Basic knowledge of computers in a Microsoft Office environment with the ability to help patrons with general software questions is required. Reference interactions and readers’ advisory queries may occur. The majority of tasks will concern circulation, but other technical and clerical duties may be assigned. Working at the circulation desk/return area includes greeting customers, checking library materials out to the public, collecting fines, issuing library cards to customers, answering customer questions using the Symphony system, checking in returned materials, arranging library materials on book carts for re-shelving, and unpacking library materials delivered by courier service.

This is an on-call position with no guarantee of employment that may involve evening and weekend hours.

As an associate library to the Dakota County Library System, the South St. Paul Public Library is an independent, city-owned library in the Twin Cities metro area that values creativity, flexibility and initiative in its employees where you will find opportunities to share and learn in a team environment. We are focused on our relevance to our community so that our services will have a lasting impact.

Qualifications:  Some college with library experience preferred, but customer service and computer skills are essential
Salary: $13.31 per hour initially ($13.31 – $15.85 range)
Application deadline: By 4:30 pm on Friday, August 19, 2016
Contact: For consideration, email a résumé and cover letter to Kathy M. Halgren, Director, at [email protected].  No phone calls, please.