The Hennessey Public Library is seeking to hire a Circulation Librarian.

This person will primarily deliver outstanding library service by:

  • Answering requests for information
  • Promoting reading and helping patrons find materials
  • Providing instruction and assistance with computers and other library services
  • Maintaining a clean and welcoming library environment

Other duties include but are not limited to:

  • Assisting patrons with inter-library loan services
  • Reshelving returned items such as books and filing DVDs before returning cases to the shelf
  • Cataloguing library materials in accordance with established local procedures
  • Processing materials for the collection, including typing spine labels, applying label covers, barcodes, accession numbers and other internal documentation, and fitting covering materials to books and book jackets
  • Assisting the library director in weeding of the library collection by utilizing a knowledge of books and the needs of the community, intellectual worth, currency, circulation, and probable usefulness of a book, and suggesting discard of any volume that is obsolete and deemed a liability rather than an asset
  • Anticipating and recommending library materials that will help keep a current and comprehensive collection
  • Preserving and indexing historical documents and memorabilia
  • Helping maintain the history center and assisting with related promotion and programming
  • Performing clerical duties, typing, scanning, emailing, filing, labeling and more
  • Assisting the children’s librarian in children’s programming
  • Assisting the library director and other library staff with other duties as needed

Qualifications required:

  • Experience with collection development and historical preservation
  • Enthusiastic team player
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and have strong math skills
  • Has a good grasp on technology, able to navigate and troubleshoot the Internet, computers, tablets, and smartphones
  • Willingness to attend continuing education and library workshops
  • Must live within 30-mile radius of Hennessey
  • Able to pass a background check
  • Have no misdemeanors or felonies

Preferred but not required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in library science or history
  • Level I certification from the Oklahoma Department of Libraries
  • Bilingual (English and Spanish)

Benefits offered:

  • Full-time, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., with one hour lunch (there will be an occasional night or weekend for special library events)
  • All Federal holidays off
  • Paid health insurance after 60 days
  • Paid sick leave after 90 days
  • Paid dental insurance after 90 days
  • Paid two weeks’ vacation after one year
  • Hourly wage to be determined

To apply for the position, email your cover letter and resume to the Hennessey Public Library at no later than January 17, 2019. Persons being considered for the position will be contacted and invited to an on-site interview.