There are currently three (3) library positions available:

  • 1) Volunteer and Outreach Assistant
  • 2) Custodian
  • 3) Teen Librarian

 

VOLUNTEER AND OUTREACH ASSISTANT

Part Time:                  20 Hours per week   

Exempt:                     No

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF POSITION

Assist Volunteer and Outreach Services Manager in the day to day activities of the department, to include: Support library outreach programs and special events that mirror the diverse and growing needs of the community, assist with volunteer recruitment and engagement activities, and oversee database management..

All Library positions require customer-focused service to both internal and external customers, flexibility, teamwork, reliable attendance and compliance with all applicable local, state, and federal laws.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Present and assist in development of specialized outreach programming and library special events that promote library use in the community.

2. Recruit volunteers, conduct applicant interviews and background screening, evaluate volunteer placement, and provide exceptional customer service. 

3. Fully process volunteer applications using Raiser's Edge software and maintain database to ensure accurate documentation of volunteer information.

4. Update and maintain volunteer job postings on recruitment and social media sites.

5. Create, update and maintain volunteer job descriptions, when appropriate.

6. Assist with volunteer rewards and recognition programs, including bi-annual appreciation.

7. Develop content for and maintain quarterly volunteer newsletters and volunteer spotlights.

8. Update scheduling information to volunteer calendar, when appropriate.

9. Assist with grant preparation to enhance and expand library outreach services.

10. Participate in meetings and activities of the department and the library.

11. Serve on library committees.

12. Attend professional development workshops, seminars, and webinars.

13. Assist supervisor with departmental projects to ensure the smooth operation of the department.

14. Assume personal responsibility for the building's condition and solve minor issues and problems as they arise.

15. Perform any other related duties as required or assigned.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Broad knowledge of such fields as library services, education, technology, marketing, business administration, etc. Equivalent to four years of college, plus 1 year related experience and/or training. Or equivalent combination of education and experience.

PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES

The following physical activities described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions and expectations.

Moderate diversity, low physical. Work activities which allow for a moderate amount of diversity in the performance of tasks which are not as varied as those positions with high-level diversity and decision-making.

While performing the functions of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, talk or hear; occasionally required to reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds; frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision; and color vision. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Software Skills Required:

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite or equivalent

Other Skills and Abilities:

1.         Ability to work some evenings and weekends.

2.         Strong organizational and time management skills

4.         Work both independently and as an effective and valued team member.

5.         Work under pressure on multiple projects with frequent interruptions and tight deadlines.

Starting Pay: $14.32 per hour (Salary commensurate with experience)

To APPLY, please send completed application, résumé and cover letter to: Lindsi Huffaker, HR Manager, Fayetteville Public Library, 401 W. Mountain St., Fayetteville, AR 72701

Alternatively, you may email completed application, résumé and cover letter to Lindsi at: lhuffaker@faylib.org.

Microsoft Office document iconAPPLICATION Volunteer and Outreach Assistant.doc

 

CUSTODIAN                  

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF POSITION

  • Maintain the library in like-new condition through excellent housekeeping practices. Assist in providing a safe and secure environment for patron and staff.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Clean all public and staff bathrooms, restock supplies, and prep for opening.

2. Sweep and mop all hard surface floors, auto scrub and buff terrazzo, clean conveyor hallway.

3. Check location of cafe tables and return to position as needed.

4. Vacuum all soft surface floors, computers, card catalog, and upholstery.

5. Clean and/or polish all stainless steel including elevators, stairways, glass, doors, wood surfaces and security gates.

6. Take out any recyclables, pick up stray trash in parking deck, empty all parking-deck trash cans, and clean cans as needed.

7. Help keep the library a "green" building by using only approved, "green" products.

8. Collect all office refuse keeping trash separate from recyclables.

9. Maintain all equipment in like new condition.

10. Complete any laundry.

11. Sweep and mop staff kitchen, wash dishes when dishwasher is full, empty dishwasher after clean cycle ends.

12. Respond to staff housekeeping requests as appropriate.

13. Setup meeting rooms and special events.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Equivalent to four years high school or GED, with particular emphasis during high school in office skills, shop skills, or others, plus 2 years related experience and/or training. Or equivalent combination of education and experience.

HOURS

  • Friday 12 – 6 p.m.
  • Saturday 7 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Sunday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Monday 12 – 9 p.m.
  • Tuesday 12 – 9 p.m.

STARTING PAY RANGE

  • $11.02-$12.67/ hour

FULL BENEFITS

To APPLY, please send completed application, résumé and cover letter to: Lindsi Huffaker, HR Manager, Fayetteville Public Library, 401 W. Mountain St., Fayetteville, AR 72701

Alternatively, you may email completed application, résumé and cover letter to Lindsi at: lhuffaker@faylib.org.

Microsoft Office document iconAPPLICATION Custodian.doc

 

TEEN LIBRARIAN

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

  1. Provide advanced research assistance, readers' advisory, technical assistance and excellent frontline customer service.
  2. Create, develop, implement and evaluate multiple high-quality, youth programs for children birth through 18, including a multi-week summer reading program and a literary festival involving community partners. Participate in management of $50,000+ annual departmental programming budget, and with department offer approximately 200 diverse programs annually.  Programming emphasis is for kids ages 11-18 (middle and secondary levels).
  3. Select and purchase materials for assigned library collections. Monitor and manage a print and electronic materials budget of approximately $50,000 annually, ensuring collection areas are balanced, relevant and responsive to community needs.
  4. Evaluate existing collections for relevance and community interests, decommissioning materials on a regular schedule.
  5. Oversee and administer one or more specialized Youth Services work activities, including but not limited to teen lock-ins, workshops or classes with multiple sessions, STEAM programming and technology, and other engaging, creative and relevant programs.
  6. Speak instruct and/or perform in front of library and outreach audiences of all ages (up to 750+ participants). In general, promote library use in the community.
  7. Manage web content proficiently with appropriate tools.
  8. Monitor the work of departmental volunteers. Provide assistance to colleagues.
  9. Pursue professional development, which may include travel, to keep informed of current and emerging library trends.
  10. Serve as manager-in-charge of the Youth Services Department and/or the facilities as necessary.
  1. Staff other public service desks as assigned.
  2. Research and develop grant proposals to enhance and expand library services.
  3. Create print and web bibliographies, user guides and displays spotlighting library collections, services and programs.
  4. Evaluate outreach being offered, prioritizing underserved groups and look for new opportunities to extend library services within the service area.
  5. Maintain connection with schools and specifically middle and high school librarians, seeking to support their work and promote our services within their schools, thus extending the reach of both the school and public library.
  6. Serve on and/or chair library committees.
  7. Assume personal responsibility for the building's condition and solve minor issues and problems as they arise.
  8. Perform any other related duties as required or assigned.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Graduate degree (MLS/ MLIS), plus 3 years related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

REQUIRED CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

Minimum qualifications:

MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited program; or a master's degree in a related field; or a bachelor's degree plus concurrent enrollment in an ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS degree program and at least 1 year experience working directly with children and teens in a library or educational setting; or commensurate education and experience.

PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES

The following physical activities described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions and expectations.

Moderate diversity, low physical. Work activities which allow for a moderate amount of diversity in the performance of tasks which are not as varied as those positions with high-level diversity and decision- making.

While performing the functions of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, talk or hear; frequently required to reach with hands and arms; and occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, climb or balance. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds; frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision; and color vision.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Other Skills and Abilities:

  1. Ability to work some evenings and weekends. Must love working with children.
  2. Creativity and awareness of community needs to design and implement library services for youth.
  3. Strong organizational and time management skills.
  4. Work both independently and as an effective and valued team member.
  5. Work under pressure on multiple projects with frequent interruptions and tight deadlines
  6. Must love children and have knowledge of children’s and teen literature.

Exempt: No

PAY RANGE

$16.50 - $18.97 per hour, commensurate with experience

To APPLY, please send completed application, résumé and cover letter to: Lindsi Huffaker, HR Manager, Fayetteville Public Library, 401 W. Mountain St., Fayetteville, AR 72701

Alternatively, you may email completed application, résumé and cover letter to Lindsi at: lhuffaker@faylib.org.

Microsoft Office document iconAPPLICATION Teen Librarian.doc