Two Positions — Maryland

Position: Circulation Assistant III
Location: Baltimore County Public Library, Pikesville, MD
Salary Range:$30,317 to $39,626

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

About
At Baltimore County Public Library (BCPL), staff members have the opportunity to enrich individual lives and build strong communities by delivering exceptional customer experiences, establishing meaningful partnerships and creating innovative learning spaces. We seek enthusiastic, open-minded, self-motivated individuals who can work well independently and with others. BCPL circulates over 11 million items and provides library services through its 19 branches, four mobile library vehicles and an extensive outreach network. If you are forward thinking and passionate about public service, consider joining BCPL as a full-time Circulation Assistant III.

We offer an excellent benefit package that includes four weeks of vacation and other paid leave, a variety of subsidized health care options, pension eligibility and other related benefits.

Key Responsibilities

  • Performs routine circulation functions such as processing incoming, withdrawn and problem materials, mail, reserves and various reports
  • Assists customers at the public service desk with library card registration, self-service technology, basic catalog searched and computer sign-up and questions
  • Shelves materials and performs shelf reading tasks
  • Assists with opening and closing procedures
  • May handle building and equipment concerns, security issues and emergency situations
  • Prepares cash drawers and may make cash deposits and prepare reports for Fiscal Services

Education/Experience Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED certificate preferred
  • One year of customer service experience in a public library preferred
  • Basic computer skills and the ability to use different technologies to perform work
  • Commitment to internal and external customer service and the ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds
  • Willingness and ability to travel throughout the system, work a variety of schedules that include evenings and weekends and accept system-wide transfers
  • Physical ability to bend, stand for extended periods of time, lift up to 25 pounds and push and pull a wheeled cart weighing up to 100 pounds
  • Must pass a post-offer criminal background check

To Apply
Send an email to humres@bcpl.net and attach the following two documents:

  1. A completed BCPL employment application, which you can find on our website www.bcpl.jobs
  2. Your cover letter and resume as one PDF document

Include your last name in the title of the documents. Indicate the job title Circulation Assistant III—Pikesville in the subject line of your email.

Closing Date: 06/07/2018

Position: Circulation Assistant and Driver 
Location: Baltimore County Public Library, Mobile Services
Salary Range: $30,317 to $39,626

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

About
At Baltimore County Public Library (BCPL), staff members have the opportunity to enrich individual lives and build strong communities by delivering exceptional customer experiences, establishing meaningful partnerships and creating innovative learning spaces. We seek enthusiastic, open-minded, self-motivated individuals who can work well independently and with others. BCPL circulates over 11 million items and provides library services through its 19 branches, four mobile library vehicles and an extensive outreach network. If you are forward thinking and passionate about public service, consider joining BCPL as a full time Circulation Assistant and Driver in the Youth and Family Engagement Department.

We offer an excellent benefit package that includes four weeks of vacation and other paid leave, a variety of subsidized health care options, pension eligibility and other related benefits.

Key Responsibilities

  • Drives the Read Rover bookmobiles to licensed child care centers and homes and other community sites that serve youth and families throughout Baltimore County
  • Checks materials in and out for customers, shelves materials and keeps daily circulation records
  • Explains policies and procedures to customers
  • Provides circulation services to users of varied ages, cultures and skill levels
  • Develops and applies skills in the use of technology to improve personal efficiency
  • Processes, sorts, shelves and maintains library materials on the shelves
  • Maintains records and statistics
  • Responsible for overall vehicle appearance and vehicle maintenance schedule
  • Schedules vehicle maintenance and alerts mechanics to vehicle problems

Education/Experience Requirements

  • High School Graduate or High School equivalency preferred
  • One year of customer service experience
  • Must possess a Maryland drivers’ license in good standing
  • Ability to sort materials in alphabetical and numerical order, process basic math transactions, follow instructions, work effectively under minimal supervision, communicate effectively and exercise sound judgment
  • Basic computer skills demonstrated through use of Microsoft Office applications and email
  • Physical ability to climb in and out of a truck
  • Physical ability to move throughout the truck and to sit and operate a vehicle for up to two hours at a time
  • Must be able to work a variety of shifts that may include evenings and weekends
  • Must pass a post-offer criminal background check

To Apply
Send an email to humres@bcpl.net and attach the following two documents:

  1. A completed BCPL employment application, which you can find on our website www.bcpl.jobs
  2. Your cover letter and resume as one PDF document

Include your last name in the title of the documents. Indicate the job title Circulation Assistant and Driver in the subject line of your email.

Closing Date: 05/21/2018

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