Library Associate I

City of Rapid City - Rapid City, SD3.4

What We Do
The Rapid City Public Library provides library and information services to the citizens of Rapid City and Pennington County through the downtown library, the North library at the General Beadle School, and online through downloadable materials and research databases.

Please visit the Rapid City Public Library's website for additional information.

This position is part of the AFSCME work unit. Applications received within the work unit will be considered first.

Position Details
About Our Job
This position provides a variety of paraprofessional and technical support work of routine to moderate difficulty in all areas of the libraries. Works with the public to provide customer service and assist with reference needs.

This is a part-time, benefited position working 20 hours per week (including evenings and weekends).

Job Duties Include:
Acts as a point of contact for patrons at library service points.
Learns, utilizes, promotes, and troubleshoots existing and emerging technologies and library services.
Teaches the use of technology and library services, and assists with hands-on learning.
Plans and presents programs in coordination with Outreach Services Coordinator as assigned.
Analyzes patron inquiries to provide information and/or materials; assists in the use of the catalog, and other information resources.
Acts as a readers' advisor which includes creating and maintaining displays and writing reviews of library materials.
Under direct supervision, develops and maintains collections in assigned areas.
Maintains a welcoming and well-kept public space.
Uses integrated library system to effectively manage library materials.
Performs acquisitions, processing and cataloging utilizing library databases and software. Performs interlibrary loan activity.
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Additional Information
About You
If you are innovative and visionary in implementing entertaining and educational events and activities, this is the position for you!

Our ideal candidate will have:
Attention to detail, high level of creativity, and the ability to work quickly to accomplish popular activities and events for the public.
Experience providing the highest level of customer service to children and adults in a variety of environments.
Ability to work with a diverse population and effectively promote the library and services.
Flexibility and willingness to adapt and work in a rapidly changing environment.
We understand your time is valuable, so we encourage you to apply if you possess one of the following minimum requirements:
Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or an equivalent combination of education and experience deemed acceptable by the hiring authority.
Application must be received by the Human Resources Department by closing date and time stated above. Applications and information may be obtained from the City website at