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Part-Time Paging Staff Position

 

POSITION: PART-TIME PAGING STAFF

Mill Valley Public Library is looking for an industrious and detail-oriented individual with a flexible schedule to perform part-time paging services. Typical duties may include but are not limited to general paging functions, e.g., shelving books, emptying book drops, keeping the stacks organized and assisting in the routine functions of preparing the library for daily opening and closing.

 

ESTIMATED NUMBER OF HOURS:

3 – 8 hours per week initially. Pages available to work evenings, weekends and cover shifts on short notice will be able to increase their hours. Typically, successful pages are able to pick up additional regular shifts within the first six months.

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Ability to accurately order items alphabetically and numerically
  • Available to work evenings and weekends
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to work cooperatively with library staff
  • Ability to learn new procedures and follow written and oral instructions
  • Lift, push, pull and/or carry boxes of books weighing up to 50 pounds; mobility to stand, stoop, reach and bend to place and remove books from high book shelves up to 80 inches above floor level or from low book shelves up to 2 inches above floor level

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Some knowledge of the Dewey Decimal system
  • An interest in books and libraries 

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Drop off, email, or post a cover letter and resume, or a City of Mill Valley job application to: Shannon Jones, Circulation Supervisor, Mill Valley Public Library, 375 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley, CA 94941 (sjones@cityofmillvalley.org). Only candidates who meet the minimum requirements will receive a reply.

The City of Mill Valley is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, or disability. Accommodations for testing for persons with a disability are available upon request.

 

THE LIBRARY

The Library is nestled among the Redwoods in an award-winning building and reflects the diverse intellectual and recreational interests of the community. Built in 1966, the 27,000 sq. ft. building contains hand-crafted furniture by Art Carpenter and many original works of fine art including oil-on-canvas works by Ray Strong and Ludmilla Welch. The Library has a per capita expenditure of $160.36 and a collection of 115, 500 items. It serves a city population of 14,000 and an unincorporated area of 15,000. There are 11.5 FTE and close to 25 part-time employees. The building features a deck overlooking a park with a creek and redwood groves, a wood-burning fireplace, and floor-to-ceiling windows. In 1998 a 9,000 sq ft. addition allowed expansion of the Children’s Room and Fiction Room. The Library’s History Room houses original source materials on many aspects of life in Mill Valley. The Library is part of the MARINet consortium, sharing an OPAC and other resources with six other library jurisdictions within Marin County. It has an annual budget of nearly $2 million, and receives generous additional support from the Mill Valley Library Foundation & Friends for materials and programming. The Library has an advisory Board of Trustees appointed by the City Council. The Library also works closely with the Mill Valley Historical Society.


Closing date: This position will remain open until filled.

Last updated: 6/7/2013 2:56:14 PM