Library Page - Bothell (PT12hr/wk)

King County Library System - Bothell, WA4.2

King County Library System (KCLS) is seeking a detail-oriented Library Page to provide service in the Bothell Library. The Bothell Library is located in the North region of King County libraries, which covers the cities and surrounding areas of Kirkland, Bothell and Kenmore.

The Library Page position performs work that involves handling and shelving of library materials in an accurate and timely manner. This position maintains the general order of the library by straightening books and materials on shelves and by keeping floors and tables clean and orderly.

The successful candidate will pay close attention to details, be able to sort in alpha-numeric order, and will be able to effectively manage time to maximize productivity.

The schedule for this 12hr/wk position is as follows:
WEEKS 1 - 4
Sunday, 11am - 3pm
Monday, 1pm - 5pm
Wednesday, 1pm - 5pm
  • All shifts worked at Bothell Library
Note: applicants who are minors must review the above work schedule to ensure compliance with Washington State hour and schedules rules. More information can be found at

About King County Library System:
KCLS has a vision of a world where knowledge allows diverse communities to prosper and grow. In order to support this vision, KCLS creates opportunities through meaningful connections by acting as the knowledge sharing center for over 1.3 million diverse patrons, providing an unparalleled collection of library materials, resources, technology, services, and programs.

Approximately 1,400 engaged and passionate staff provide service in 50 library locations and in community engagement using direct outreach and virtual assistance. The service area of KCLS includes the cities, towns, tribal lands, and unincorporated districts of King County, with the exception of the city of Seattle.

The King County Library System values diverse perspectives, life experiences, and differences. KCLS encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, and veterans. We are committed to being equitable and fair in providing equal access to opportunities for all. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to apply for this position or to perform the essential functions of this position.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:Essential Duties/Major Responsibilities:
Any of the following duties may be performed. These examples are not necessarily performed by all incumbents, however, and do not include all specific tasks an incumbent may be expected to perform.
Shelves and maintains order of materials.
Moves, distributes and assists with processing of incoming and outgoing materials manually and using materials handling equipment.
Assists with opening, maintaining and closing libraries, including equipment and grounds activities.
Prepares rooms for meetings and assures that accessories needed for meetings are available.
Inspects materials for damages and processes accordingly.
Assists with program setup and takedown.
Assists with displays and assigned projects and programs.
Provides minimal directional assistance to patrons. Refers other questions.

Secondary Duties:
Participates in activities such as committee work, training, staff meetings, etc.
Performs other related duties, as assigned.

Any combination of education and experience, which allows the successful performance of the job.

Necessary Knowledge Ability and Skills:
Some knowledge of the organization of library materials.
Some knowledge of computer functions.

Ability to:
Read English and sort in alphanumeric order.
Learn the Dewey Decimal System.
Work independently and take initiative in completing work assignments.
Use interpersonal skills and use common courtesy and tact when dealing with staff members and patrons.
Work accurately and efficiently.
Manage time to maximize productivity.
Handle the physical aspects of the job such as pushing/pulling book carts, lifting and carrying boxes of books, reaching and stooping with several books in hand.
Understand and follow verbal and written instruction.
Communicate effectively with a diverse population.

Skill in:
Organizing and sequencing tasks and projects to maximize efficiency.
Establishing priorities.
Observing or paying attention to details.
Handling library materials properly to minimize damage.

Core Competencies:
Customer Focus - Primarily focused on customer needs, able to deliver high quality, value added services. Constantly strives to find new ways to increase customer satisfaction and understanding, foster equity, and forge meaningful connections.
Valuing Diversity - Manages relationships with all kinds and classes of people inclusively and equitably; respects, values and encourages the unique dimension each employee adds to the organization and each member of the community brings to the whole. Seeks opportunities to learn from differences.
Ethics, Values, and Judgment - Exercises best judgment, trustworthiness, and professional standards of conduct; consistently demonstrates organization values, moral principles, and accountability through behavior, character, and action. Defends intellectual freedom and confidentiality.
Professional and Technical Knowledge - Demonstrates proficiency in professional and technical skills and/or knowledge in position-related areas; purposely keeps up with current developments and trends in areas of expertise, in order to better foster personal success and connections for others.
Approachability - Listens more than they talk; allows appropriate time for interactions; purposely builds rapport, sets positive tone and exhibits confidence by body language and speech. Maintains boundaries.
Work Quality - Inspires and strives for excellence in all aspects of work including setting high standards of performance for self and others; ensures that results are complete and accurate; exhibits attention to detail.
Teamwork - Works cooperatively and productively with others to achieve goals and deliverables. Is aware of, utilizes and celebrates their own and team members' strengths and differences.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is constantly using hands to grasp objects and lift individual books, frequently required to stand and walk and reach at all levels with hands and arms, frequently repetitive to shelve books and up to frequently will bend. The employee will frequently lift/carry 3 pounds, occasionally up to 20 pounds and seldom up to 35 pounds. Will occasionally push/pull carts using moderate force and frequently push/pulls with light force to straighten books.

Work Environment:
Work is performed primarily indoors though the position is required to remove debris from parking or landscaped areas. Almost all tasks involve continuous standing. May encounter situations that involve behavioral issues. Varied work hours, including weekends and evenings, which may change periodically.