Library Associate 2

Library Systems & Services Llc - Wildwood, FL

Full-timeEstimated: $27,000 - $38,000 a year
Library Systems & Services, LLC (LS&S) is seeking friendly, enthusiastic, and service oriented Library Associate(s) for the Sumter County Library System located in Central Florida. The five Branch locations are; Bushnell Public Library, E.C. Rowell Public Library, Panasoffkee Community Library, The Villages Public Library at Belvedere, and The Villages Public Library at Pinellas Plaza.

The Library Associate 2 position is an entry level position with both full-time and part-time opportunities. Under direction from management, the Library Associate 2 performs a variety of moderately complex technical and paraprofessional duties in support of various sections/functions of the library; primarily at the circulation desk. Provides customer service to library patrons.

  • Provides customer service by welcoming and registering patrons, issuing library cards, checking out materials and managing patron accounts
  • Assists patrons with locating materials or the reference desk, using computers, or explaining procedures (checking out, logging onto the Internet, making copies, etc.)
  • Checks in and processes library materials as necessary
  • Accepts and processes fines, fees, or other payments
  • Provides information regarding programs, events, conference rooms, etc.
  • Mails library materials as necessary for patron homebound programs
  • Shelves library materials
  • Addresses or escalates patron conduct or safety issues to appropriate management
  • Know and understand the American Library Association’s Library Bill of Rights, Freedom to Read Statement and Freedom to View Statement, recognizing that freedom of access is a fundamental tenet of a public library. In addition to these freedoms, support client discretion of materials available at your local library(ies).
  • Follow all legal and policy requirements related to patron privacy and custodianship of patron records
  • H.S. Diploma or GED
  • Two years of library experience preferred
  • Basic knowledge of library systems and databases preferred
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Multilingual speaking a plus
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule that may include a combination of days, evenings and weekends
LS&S is an EOE; Veterans/Disability