Part-Time Library Assistant  [PDF]

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The Bloomsburg Public Library is looking for an individual who has the desire and ability to serve the public with enthusiasm, friendliness, tact, and respect. The position provides a great variety of experiences; the job also requires attention to detail and the capability to work as a professional in a team environment. Being an active reader is a plus, but not a requirement.


A Library Assistant performs various public service and some “behind-the-scenes” duties to support the library operation and its activities. Work involves responsibility for a complex set of tasks, which requires exercise of individual judgment, using skills and knowledge gained through training and experience. The work requires that the employee have some knowledge of library functions and training for job-specific responsibilities will be provided. A Library Assistant understands the overall purpose of the Library and its role in the Bloomsburg community. Once trained, the employee will have a thorough working knowledge of the policies and procedures of the Bloomsburg Public Library.


The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to cheerfully and energetically respond to patron requests, to work cooperatively in a team environment, to be flexible as the demands of the job change, to become familiar with the location of library resources, to handle the fast-pace of telephone and in-person interactions, and to assist library patrons with the use of the library. Must be committed to excellent customer service.  Proficiency in the online environment and use of PCs/printing is essential.


The Bloomsburg Public Library is committed to excellent customer service and each staff member is expected to contribute to a positive, supportive, and efficient work culture. This position reports to the Library Director.

COVID Pandemic conditions:  Library Assistants work directly with patrons and visitors. Employees are expected to consistently follow the Library’s COVID mitigation policies.  Until further notice, staff will wear masks properly while working and practice social distancing.


This is a part-time, non-exempt position and will not become full-time. It is anticipated, but not guaranteed, that the average will be 12-20 hours per week. The work schedule will require flexibility to potentially cover day, evening, and some Saturday shifts.

At this time, availability to cover morning slots (8:30 am to 1:00 pm) on weekdays is required. The final schedule will be determined at the time of hire.

COMPENSATION$9.00 per hour, no benefits (This position will not become full-time.)

REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS: The BPL is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Applications will be accepted until March 15, 2021.  Review of applications and interviews will begin immediately.

Please submit a resume of job and volunteer experience plus a cover letter explaining why you would like to work at the BPL and three references. At least one reference should be work-related.  Email submission preferred, but method does not affect candidacy.

Submit by email: (preferred method)

Lydia Kegler, Ph.D., M.L.S.
Library Director
Bloomsburg Public Library
225 Market Street
Bloomsburg, PA 17815