Reference Associate

Job Opportunity at Fairport Harbor Public Library  

Position Title: Reference Associate 

Part-Time: 20 hours per week, afternoons, evenings, and Saturdays, with paid vacation, holidays, sick leave, and meal breaks.  

Position Description: This position requires considerable contact with the public and strong computer skills.  The Reference Associate will aid patrons with computer use, information researching, database use, and with library material needs and choices.  This staff member will share duties at the circulation and reference desks and will assist with the day to day operations of the library.  This current opening is for afternoon/evening/Saturday work hours but the ability to work a flexible schedule with daytime hours is preferred. 

Preferred Qualifications: minimum 2-year college degree / Associates Degree with good knowledge of research methods and library procedures.  Must be skilled in customer service, computer use, software applications, information research, and device troubleshooting.  Experience working in an educational setting and within diverse communities an advantage.   Must have an interest and knowledge in current literature and media for all ages.  Current Public Notary certification and familiarity with the CLEVNET library system a plus.  Must have a valid driver’s license and be able to pass a criminal background check.   

Candidates should  present an upbeat attitude, have a sense of humor, and place a top priority on customer service.  They should have the ability to work collaboratively with others and have an interest in, comfort with, and a genuine desire to serve and engage with people of all abilities and backgrounds.  This person must be able to think creatively, and to improvise in unforeseen or unexpected situations.  Candidates should have excellent oral and written communication skills.     

Application form available on our website  https://fairportlibrary.com/employment/  

Applications received by Monday, March 8, 2021 will be given first consideration.   The position will remain open until filled.   

Please submit your completed application form, resume, and two letters of reference to:   

Kara Cervelli, Director  
Fairport Harbor Public Library  
335 Vine Street  
Fairport Harbor, OH 44077 
kara.cervelli@fairport.lib.oh.us 

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