Closing Date: April 3, 2023 - 9:59 p.m.
The Library Associate “At Large” is a paraprofessional position that provides library support services at seven community libraries including the Brier, Edmonds, Lynnwood, Mariner, Mill Creek, Mountlake Terrace, and Mukilteo libraries.
These libraries are characterized by the highest population density, most racially and linguistically diverse population, and are the busiest in the Sno-Isle Libraries District. Located in South Snohomish County bordering the King County line to the south, unincorporated Everett to the north, the Puget Sound to the west, and Mill Creek/unincorporated Bothell to the east, these libraries often share the same customers, share the same school district catchments, and whose proximity require staff to work and collaborate closely together.
To learn more about the community libraries that share the Library Associate At Large position, please visit the Sno-Isle's South District Library Locations.
The position provides skilled paraprofessional library support services that contribute to the Library District's effective operation, providing library services, spaces, and resources that are representative of diverse cultures and perspectives, intentionally inclusive, and accessible to everyone. In providing customer service requiring reference, technology related, and basic circulation work, you may encounter situations that require de-escalation skills requiring assistance from the Library Manager or another Person-In-Charge. Your ability to exercise reasoned, mature judgement in applying and maintaining a safe, respectful, and welcoming environment is paramount. This position may include morning, afternoon, evening, and weekend hours including Sundays. Successful candidate may be required to adapt to future schedule and location changes depending on library needs.
We Value Lived Experience
Sno-Isle Libraries is committed to embedding equity into our organization. As we engage in equity work, it's important to have a good foundation to frame the work and then provide training opportunities to build skills and knowledge.
We value and embrace the unique experiences our staff members bring to the organization and recognize how their experiences improve the service we provide.
As a valued member of Sno-Isle Libraries, the person selected for this position is eligible for sick leave, vacation leave, paid holidays, comprehensive benefits that include medical, dental and vision coverage, retirement savings, life insurance, and flexible healthcare and day care spending accounts. For more information about these benefits, visit our Employment FAQs webpage.
Functions listed are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.
- Provide general, basic reference and information service by assisting customers in the use of library facilities, equipment, resources, and services. Refer complex readers' advisory and reference questions to a Librarian or appropriate staff member.
- Provide courteous and efficient customer service by performing circulation desk tasks.
- Create and present programming for all customer groups as assigned.
- Develop program materials, including reading lists, promotional displays, and presentation materials.
- Provide training to customers in basic library skills including the use of public computers, catalog and reference computers, Internet, and devices.
- Assist customers in resolving technical problems or issues. Maintain and troubleshoot equipment utilized in a community library.
- Perform other library support services including opening and closing buildings and assisting in maintaining the library in neat, clean, and orderly condition.
- Perform collection maintenance activities through the use of reports and data, to include weeding the collection for condition as well as reallocation of library materials.
- May be designated in charge of the community library in the absence of other supervisory staff or building manager.
- Travel from one work site to another as staffing needs require.
Additional Duties and Responsibilities
- Make presentations to the public as assigned.
- Prepare correspondences and reports.
- Train new staff as needed.
- Attend meetings, trainings, and workshops as assigned.
- Assist with special projects as required.
- Participate on committees or teams as assigned.
- May serve as the volunteer coordinator of a community library.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Positions of the class typically report to a Library Manager, Assistant Library Manager, or Library Circulation Supervisor. Although direct supervision is not a normal part of the position's work, incumbents may be designated as lead people to provide work direction to coworkers or volunteers.