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Interested in being a part of Pequot Library’s dedicated staff? Apply for the following job opening:

Circulation Desk Representative: Weekends

Reports to:  Chief Librarian

Status: Part-time; non-exempt, hourly, Saturdays (10am – 4pm), and occasional evenings and weekdays, as needed.

Salary/compensation: The starting pay rate for this role is $16 per hour.

Overview
The circulation desk staff at Pequot Library serves as welcome ambassadors for the library, from greeting visitors to assisting with library inquiries to helping colleagues in other departments as needed. As such, it is important they project the welcome, helpfulness, and enthusiasm that help make Pequot Library such a unique and valued institution. They create an orderly and workable circulation desk environment that promotes overall materials circulation, program attendance, and membership growth.

They will be requested to be available for some Special Events and Public Programs, as needed. The weekend circulation staff reports to the Chief Librarian, and will staff the front desk 3-4 weekends per month in addition to occasional weekday shift substitution, as needed.

General Responsibilities
Handle operations at the Front Desk on Saturdays to achieve efficiency and warmth associated with Pequot Library.

  • Prepare the building and circulation desk for opening and closing.
  • Check books in and out, process holds and overdue fines, etc. and notify patrons when books arrive.
  • Perform ready reference and readers’ advisory services by helping patrons find the right book or item.
  • Respond to patron inquiries pertaining to library services and programming.
  • Monitor public use of library facilities and assists patrons in location of library materials and use of technology (public computers, printer, etc.)
  • Enforce Patron Code of Conduct.
  • Responsible for changing book displays as well as shelving material.
  • Promote library membership.
  • Perform other library and program tasks as assigned.
  • Availability on Saturdays.
  • Availability to work as needed on short notice.
  • Other duties, as needed.

Required Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree preferred or in progress and some library experience, preferred

  • Strong appreciation for providing customers with high-quality library services.
  • High overall level of computer proficiency & quick at learning new technologies.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, courteously and promote membership growth.
  • Ability and desire to serve the public of all ages.
  • Knowledge of current/popular books for Readers’ Advisory.
  • Ability to work as a team member.
  • Flexibility, sense of humor.
  • Interest in the humanities.
  • Availability for most weekends and some evenings.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

 

Pequot Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer and recruits, hires, and trains without discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, place of birth, gender identity or expression, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

 

Pequot Library is committed to diversity and inclusion in its workplace.

This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and apprenticeship. Pequot Library makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time.

 

About Pequot Library:

Pequot Library’s mission extends far beyond most traditional public libraries. Housed in a historic building, framed by an expansive front lawn, and located on over three acres in the historic village of Southport in Fairfield, CT, Pequot Library is a small gem to be discovered.

For over 130 years, Pequot Library has been a cultural pillar of Fairfield County, providing professional, encouraging library services and diverse programming to our local and regional community. Pequot Library helps children develop a life-long interest in reading and learning through engaging programs and special activities. The library presents concerts, exhibitions, lectures, and a wide range of cultural, educational and community events in both its auditorium/concert hall and the Perkin Gallery. Inspired by its collections, the library engages its audiences with the pressing issues of today. Pequot Library is committed to integrating its unique Special Collections into its day-to-day service to a broad and diverse community through exhibitions, multidisciplinary programs, and hands-on learning opportunities.

To apply, please submit a letter of interest and résumé in one document to jobs@pequotlibrary.org. The position will be open until filled.

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