Public Services Assistant


Sandwich Public Library District
Library Type: 
Public Library

Position Details

Full Time or Part Time: 
Part Time
14 hours/week and alternating Saturdays
Starting $10.00/hour with expectation for minimum wage increases.

The Sandwich Public Library District is looking to hire a part-time Public Services Assistant (PSA) to join our team! Under the supervision of the Head of Circulation, the Public Services Assistant provides high level of service to the public while offering support services to staff.

Essential Duties:
• Performs a full range of circulation desk procedures using an automated circulation system.
• Performs patron registration and maintains records of library patrons.
• Assists the patrons in using library technology, including online databases, e-content, mobile apps, and the internet.
• Assures accurate library shelving of books and periodicals by shelf reading and re-shelving, as necessary.
• Performs routine repairs on books and other holdings.
• Handles routine interactions with the public and answers a variety of questions at the circulation desk.
• Answers telephones and provides routine information or refers and transfers calls.
• Will collaborate with staff in special projects and events.
• Assists with library program preparation and implementation, as directed.
• Participates in professional development and networking activities online and in person.
• Represents the Library in a positive and constructive manner.
• Set up of library facilities for use by staff and patrons; Performs facility opening and closing duties.
• Keeps informed on new PrairieCat practices and procedures and changes in library procedures.
• Will attend one (1) library board meeting a year.
• Assumes other duties and projects as assigned.

A high school diploma or equivalent.
Customer service and cash handling experience is preferred.

Special Requirements:
Ability to push and pull library book trucks weighing 50 lbs.
Carry up to 25 lbs. of books across the library.
Stand for a long time in one area.
Bend and stretch to reach high and low shelves.

To Apply

Application Deadline: 
Open until filled
Application Note: 

Pick up an application at the library's circulation desk or email a resume to the contact below. Return completed application with resume to library or via email to contact below.
Application Contact: Barbara Posinger • • 815-786-8308 x212

Application Contact: 
Barb Posinger
Apply To:
925 S. Main St.
Sandwich , IL 60548
Phone: 8157868308
41° 38' 16.2852" N, 88° 37' 22.7532" W