JOB OPENINGS IN THE 
PIKE-AMITE-WALTHALL LIBRARY SYSTEM

Pike-Amite-Walthall Library System

Job Openings

Only online applications will be considered.

 

As-Needed Position

Substitute Library Clerk for All Counties

Library Substitute

Job Description

The substitute works in place of the branch staff member in his/her absence to provide continuing circulation and reference services to the public. He/she is limited to the boundaries of the position.

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  1. Working knowledge of the principles and practices of library operations

  2. Working knowledge of various types of literature

  3. Working knowledge of databases, eBook platforms, and website navigation

  4. Computer and word processing skills

  5. Ability to assist patrons in making material selections

  6. Ability to deal tactfully and courteously with the general public

  7. Ability to work well with others

  8. Ability to perform work activities including taking payments for fines, copies, and/or printouts, and making change.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  1. High school diploma or GED required

  2. Detailed knowledge of the Dewey Decimal System shelving procedure

  3. Some clerical experience preferred

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Follow instructions to properly circulate materials with the library’s automation system, shelve books, and keep daily records

  2. Assist patrons in locating reference or general interest reading materials

  3. Assist patrons with reference questions, computer issues, and/or printing

  4. Keep the work area clean and organized

  5. Ability to come in to work with little or no notice

  6. Any other duties/responsibilities requested by branch supervisor

This position is as needed and requires good transportation and flexibility. Reoccurring and other unavailable times and/or dates should be discussed with headquarters administrative staff as soon as those dates and times become known.