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Category: Education and Training

Type: Standard

Location: New Castle

Starts: May. 17, 2021

$ Paid
 Full Time
 Part Time

Description

The New Castle-Henry County Public Library is seeking a (full-time or part-time)  summer intern who
will provide excellent customer service to patrons in the children’s department.  This position requires an individual that is passionate about working with children and exhibits a love for learning.

Responsibilities

•  Assists staff in planning,  preparing and executing summer read programs/events for children and
their caregivers.
•  Assists staff in promoting &  registering patrons in the summer read program.
•  Assists staff in distributing incentives as they are earned by children.
•  Provides assistance to patrons in using and locating materials in the children’s department.
•  Charges and discharges books and other library holdings in and out at the circulation desk and
collects fines using an automated system.
•  Replaces books and other library holdings on shelves according to numbering sequences.
•  Assists in assuring accurate library shelving by shelf-reading and re-shelving of materials as
needed.
•  Answers telephones and provides routine information or refers and transfers calls.
•  Oversees the use of computers in the children’s department.

Qualifications

  • Ability to maintain good relations with library staff members and patrons.
  • Possess a customer service mindset to serve staff and patrons in a professional,  helpful and courteous manner.
  • Ability to communicate with staff and patrons in a cooperative and courteous manner.
  • Strong computer skills including the use of e-mail,  word processing and other basic office software and the Internet.
  • Ability to learn media/computer operations.
  • Ability to learn Dewey Decimal system,  automated circulation system,  and library circulation policies and procedures. 
  • Ability to assist in conducting special craft,  storytime,  and reading programs.
  • Ability to assist in doing book displays and bulletin board displays periodically.

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