Bucks County Free Library has an opening for a part-time Special Services Clerk in the Collection Management Department located in Doylestown, PA.
The Special Services Clerk searches for items and enters data into databases pertaining to incoming or outgoing reserve items and new library material. Materials and requests received are processed using both OCLC Wise and OCLC’s Inter-Library Loan database. Additionally, the Special Services Clerk physically retrieves or receives and processes materials for internal or external loan or library distribution, including updating internal and external library user and bibliographic database records. This position evaluates purchase requests according to department criteria. This position also physically processes materials, including placing stickers and covers on items. It will require ordering materials from and contacting vendors, including handling problems either by phone or the vendors’ websites. The Special Services Clerk maintains reserve and shipping shelves, handles inbound and outbound packages, including unpacking and fully packing mailing bags, calculating postage and metering packages, and delivering materials to an outside shipper as needed.
This is a very physical position, requiring frequent standing, sitting, walking, repetitive hand motion, and lifting up to 25 lbs. This is a non-exempt bargaining unit position.
- Requires a high school diploma or G.E.D. Some college and familiarity with public libraries is a plus.
- Six months related experience
- Applicant must provide on date of hire the following three required clearances: PA State Police Criminal Record Check; PA Child Abuse History Clearance, and FBI fingerprint-based background check.
Schedule: 20 hours per week – Monday through Friday. 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. OR 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. (Either shift available.)
Compensation: $13.14 per hour probationary rate; $13.52 per hour regular rate
Apply by: Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.
To Apply: Links to job description and job application are below. Job application provides opportunity to upload a cover letter and résumé, and complete a supplemental questionnaire and pre-employment testing. Pre-employment testing consists of four tests: basic skills, employee personality profile, attention skills, and computer and Internet knowledge (about 50 minutes for all four).