Employment Opportunities

Library Assistant-Part-time


Job Objective:


This position requires a thorough knowledge of library policies and procedures, layout of the library, and circulation procedures.

The Library Assistant must display the ability to interact with staff and public in a cooperative and courteous manner.  


Essential Duties, Tasks & Accountabilities

Working with the Supervisor


  • To inform the supervisor of problems and to offer solutions.

  • To cooperate with all staff to ensure a harmony of purpose for the smooth functioning of the library.

  • To strive for accuracy, thoroughness, and neatness in accomplishing tasks.

Working with the Public


  • To loan materials according to Front Desk procedures.

  • To navigate competently through SPARK and all its circulation functions.

  • To demonstrate courtesy and friendliness, using tact and diplomacy, with patrons and staff.

  • To welcome new patrons and give information about the library, including circulation policies and procedures.

  • To register new users, issue new cards, and renew old registrations.

  • To check in and process all newspapers. 

  • To assist patrons in taking card of overdue or lost materials.

  • To use the credit-card machine, telephone system, cash register, fax, and photocopiers with competence.

  • To assist in other Front Desk duties as needed – putting carts in order, folding and collating, shelving, filing, sorting, or other tasks.



  • Working knowledge of library procedures and policies.

  • Basic knowledge of library equipment (computers, cash register, fax, photocopiers).

  • Ability to interact pleasantly and effectively with people.

  • Ability to use computers.

  • High-school diploma (or equivalent mastery).

  • College degree or experience an asset.

  • Must be able to work well with the public.


Job Hours: Must be available to work evenings and weekends.

Starting Wage: $12/hour. No benefits. 

Contact Stephanie Kratz at skratz@ivpl.org

All library positions require a PA state criminal background check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance and a FBI fingerprint-based federal criminal history background check.