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Library Assistant Cokato

Great River Regional Library

Location: North Mankato, Minnesota
Type: Part-Time, Non-Remote
Posted on: June 3, 2024
This job is no longer available from the source.
Library Assistant Cokato/Howard Lake,
$18.60 Hourly
Location :
Howard Lake, MN
Job Type
Job Number
Cokato/Howard Lake Public Library
Opening Date
Closing Date
6/13/2024 12:00 AM Central
Bargaining Unit
Total Weekly Hours
Weekly Schedule
Schedule to be determined upon hire. Working in both branches is a possibility. Every other Saturday hours required.____Library hours are between- Monday 1pm-8pm, Tuesday 10am-8pm, Wednesday 10am-8pm, Thursday 1pm-8pm, Friday 10am-5pm, Saturday 10am-1pm
Job Description
The Library Assistant provides friendly and welcoming service to the public and helps patrons use the library.
The following are the regular duties for this position. These duties are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned based on the needs of GRRL.Help patrons borrow library materials.Register patrons for library cards.Take payments from patrons.Help patrons find the library resources they need.Provide trusted and reliable information to patrons.Create displays and conduct programs that reach diverse patron interests.Keep library materials available and refreshed for patron use.Ensure the library is safe and welcoming by managing the public areas.Assist the public in the use of library computers, printers and with other technology needs.Maintain the confidentiality of patron information.
Job Qualifications
Education and Experience:1 year of post secondary education or equivalentLibrary or customer service experienceKnowledge, Skills and Abilities:Excellent interpersonal skills, including building relationships across culturesAbility to manage multiple priorities with frequent interruptionsStrong organizational skillsKnowledge and ability to help others with computers and technology devicesKnowledge of research and information gathering techniquesAbility to respond to emergencies and situations that may be stressful or difficultOur commitment to growth:
GRRL is committed to helping our future and present staff develop preferred knowledge, skills and abilities.
A Successful Candidate Will Have
Positive attitude and strong work ethicEnjoy working with people from diverse backgroundsOrganizational, interpersonal, and time management skillsAbility to self-direct and work as a team memberAbility to meet deadlines and follow instructionsAbility to foster positive working relationships and an inclusive workplaceA desire to learn and develop skills and abilitiesAbility to be flexible and adapt to changesSupplemental Information
GRRL is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment free from discrimination and harassment.
We seek to foster an environment of inclusion where all employees are treated respectfully and are valued for their strengths. Our work is guided by our values of providing exceptional customer service, being forward thinking and having a community focus that serves patrons from all socioeconomic, educational, literacy, and cultural backgrounds.Additional Information
To view complete job description and physical requirements, click on Menu in the upper left corner of the page when applying online.
It is GRRL's policy to provide equal employment opportunity for all, without discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, age, religion, national origin, marital status, disability, sex, sexual orientation, familial status, status with regard to public assistance, local human rights commission activity or any other basis protected by law.
GRRL accommodates qualified persons with disabilities in all aspects of employment, including the application process. If you believe you need a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process, please contact Human Resources at 320-650-2511 or
Benefits Of Working At The Library
Working at a public library is meaningful and directly impacts the lives of people in our community.The library is a trusted place for information at a time when this is hard to find.We actively promote lifelong learning and provide numerous training and development opportunities to develop your skills and interests.You will enjoy 10 paid holidays, 2 personal days, and generous Paid Time Off.If you work 30 hours or more the library pays your premium for Single Medical Coverage.Eligible staff participate in the Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA) defined benefit plan for retirement.We have an engaged and passionate workforce with the opportunity to be part of various teams and work groups.
I understand that any information about myself that I provide during the application process will be used to identify me as an applicant and to assess my qualifications for employment. I am not legally required to provide any of the information on the application. However, I understand my application may not be considered if it is incomplete.Please refer to the Applicant Data Practices Advisory under the Menu in the upper left corner for guidance regarding how your application information will be used, the consequences of providing or not providing your information, and more.I also understand that answers to the supplemental questions will be used to evaluate which applications will be given further consideration in the process. Answers that are incomplete, vague, or not supported by the application may result in an application not being given further consideration.
Are you a high school graduate with one year of post-secondary education or equivalent?
Can you work this position on a year-round basis without any adjustments?
Which statement best describes your customer service experience?
No experienceLess than 6 months6 months to 1 year1 year to 2 years2 years or more
Describe your customer service experience, including the name of the organization, duration of employment and the actual duties you performed. If no experience, type None.
Which of the following describes your experience working or volunteering in a library?
Less than 3 months3 months to 1 year1 year to 2 years2 or more yearsNo experience
Describe your experience working or volunteering in a library including the name of the library and the actual duties you performed. If no experience, type None.
In which of the following areas do you have technology/computer experience (select all that apply)
Internet techniques including email, browsers, downloading, uploading, etc.Assisting others in the use of internet, computers or technology devicesLearning new softwareUsing ebooks or digital audio-booksBasic Microsoft Word - creating documents, entering text, formatting
Please specify the areas in which you have training or experience (select all that apply).
Assisting customers in finding materialsMaking recommendations to connect a customer to a specific good or servicesAssisting customers in the use of the internet, computers, and/or technology devicesMaintaining customer safety and security by enforcing a code of conductCreating and maintaining displaysAssisting customers via telephone or emailUsing ebooks or digital audio-booksProblem solving to address customer complaintsTaking payments and making changeProvide Service to a diverse publicExperience working collaboratively with a team
Referencing jobs listed on your application, please describe when and how you have performed each of the skills you selected in the question above.Please be specific in your answers.
If you are a veteran, do you wish to claim veteran's preference for this recruitment process?Please refer to Claiming Veteran's Preference under the Menu in the upper left corner for guidance.Note: to receive veteran's preference, you must:(1) Respond "Yes" to this question.(2) Meet the requirements specified in Minnesota Statutes(3) Provide documentation before the posting close date and time to verify your eligibility for veteran's preference
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